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  • Student Council To Host Annual Community Meal 11/21/2017 Last Thanksgiving week the Campbell County Student Council hosted its first ever community meal. Now they are ready to do so again. ON Wednesday November 22nd. The event will be in the cafeteria/commons area at CCHS from 11-2. Everyone is invited to share this meal. It will feature soups, breads, ...
  • Common Ground Open After Fire 11/21/2017 Yesterday morning the LaFollette Fire Department was called to one of downtown LaFollette’s newest businesses, Common Ground. Fortunately it was a small fire in the back area that is still under renovation. This morning at 7 AM Common Ground opened to server its wide variety delicious beverages to the public as the main coffer shop ...
  • Jellico Official Arrested As Part Of Operation Thanksgiving Harvest 11/20/2017 The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department kicked off Operation Thanksgiving Harvest this morning. It is part of a year long mission of investigation and gathering evidence ondrug offenders throughout the county. One of the early arrests was Robert Dewayne Rookard, 53 years of age of Jellico. Rockard is both a fireman and a police dispatcher ...
  • LES Teacher Arrested During School 11/20/2017 Last week something happened that you rarely hear of. A teacher was arrested at school. Stephanie Goins,age 49 of LaFollette, was suspected pf being intoxicated in her first grade classroom at LaFollette Elementary. Her state was noted by one of the assistant principals as they stopped by the room to give a message ...
  • Stabbing Leaves One In Hospital, Another In Jail 11/10/2017 Pine Park is known for it’s great little league baseball action. On Thursday it was the home of action of an unsavory type. According to the report LaFollette police were dispatched to West Prospect Street around 5 PM. Police found Shawn Morris with multiple stab wounds. The crew on the ambulance found that the ...
  • Comptroller’s Report On LaFollette Elementary PTO Case 11/10/2017
  • Sheriff’s Department Offering Church Security Seminar 11/09/2017 Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins announced Wednesday a free and available service to all area churches and congregations. This church safety and security seminar is aimed at educating pastors, deacons and church members of all denominations on ways to better prepare their church and how to react in a violent situation to save lives. ...
  • Multiple Criminal Cases End In Pleas 11/08/2017 The following criminal court cases were resolved last week with plea agreements: Kimberly Nicole Hubbard- possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell; 30 days to serve with credit for time served, three years supervised probation, court costs, $2,000 fine Samantha Dockery- attempted aggravated burglary, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of ...
  • Couple Steals From Lafollette Elementary School PTO 11/07/2017 The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released an investigation which has resulted in the indictment of Matthew and Heather Brooks. Investigators determined the couple misappropriated at least $8,286 from the Lafollette Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. The Comptroller’s Office began the investigation after Campbell County Schools reported questionable transactions in the PTO bank records. Investigators determined that Matthew Brooks, the former ...
  • Five People Have Probation Violated 11/06/2017 On Monday, Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody: Westley Scott Market, of La Follette, had previously pleaded guilty to Sale of a Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine), and received a suspended sentence of 3 years ...
  • Cordell Arrested On Multiple Charges 11/01/2017 Isaac Phillips was on patrol on Long Hollow Road when he noticed Allen Cordell, 33 of LaFollette, hiding behind a vehicle. Phillips attempted to initiate contact with Cordell due to active warrants. Reports indicate that Cordell fled into the woods but was captured and taken into custody a short time later. Phillips ...
  • O’Dell Enters Plea 10/31/2017 On Monday Tommy O’Dell entered a guilty plea on charges of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and reckless endangerment. The victim of the voluntary manslaughter and kidnapping was Wanda O’dell. The victim of the aggravated assault and reckless endangerment was Jody Ray Byrge. Tommy O’Dell was sentenced to serve 20 years in the custody ...
  • Sheriff Goins Announces Corporal Promotions 10/31/2017 Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins announces another milestone in the history of the office this morning. Today Sheriff Goins announced the creation and promotion of road and school operations corporals for the first time in the history of the office. Corporals will operate and supervise their respective shift or personnel in the absence of ...
  • Common Ground Serves Up Coffee And Community 10/30/2017 If you have been to downtown LaFollette lately you have likely noticed new things popping up in long abandoned store fronts. One of the new kids on the block is Common Ground Coffee Shop. This new gathering place is part traditional coffee shop, part gathering place, and part of giving back to the ...
  • Mondays Are Murder At The LaFollette Public Library 10/26/2017 Nothing brings folks together like a good murder mystery, in this case it is not someone gunned down in the streets but someone murdered in the pages of a book. The murder mystery is then investigated by lovers of literature at the LaFollette Public Library. October 23rd saw the first ever meeting of the ...
  • Claiborne County Man Arrested At Middle School Playoff Game 10/25/2017 Last week the Eagles of Jacksboro and the Bulldogs of Claiborne County were involved in a pitched battle on the gridiron for a spot in the TMSAA title game. One Claiborne County fan left in handcuffs before the game was decided. Officer Stoney Love was performing his routine duties of keeping spectators safe and order maintained ...
  • LaFollette Library Starts Lego Club 10/24/2017 Looking for something for your young one to do after school. Look no further than the LaFollette Public Library. Every Wednesday at 330 the LaFollette Library Lego Club meets for a fun and creative time. LaFollette Librarian Nancy Green started the club to keep children interested in the library. Green pointed ...
  • Kentucky Authorities Arrest Jacksboro Man For Soliciting Minor 10/23/2017 According to reports from the office of Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear an arrest was made on Billie Gene Spears, 45 of Jacksboro, for allegedly soliciting a minor for sex. Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit made the case for the arrest following a two week investigation. Spears is accused of ...
  • Wrestling With Ghosts Tag Teaming With Allan Miller’s Ghost Walk LaFollette For Special Event 10/20/2017 Last year a new paranormal investigation television show was shooting at locations around East Tennessee. After contacting local media member Patrick Pebley and local artist, historian, and story teller Allan Miller they knew they had to come investigate LaFollette. Their first trip to town saw them join Pebley and Keith Sweat to investigate Merry Death ...
  • Campbell County Earns Governor’s Three Star Award 10/17/2017 Recently State Senator Ken Yager, State Representative Dennis Powers and County Mayor E.L. Morton were together at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The trio of local leaders were there in part because Campbell County had earned one of the highest honors in the state, The Governor’s Three Star Award. he ThreeStar program is designed ...
  • Miller Wows Caryville Library Patrons With Ghostly Tales 10/17/2017 Allan Miller revolutionized the Halloween experience a few years ago when he started his walking ghost tour of downtown LaFollette. The local artist, historian, and story teller spent countless hours at the historical society and talking to local residents researching LaFollette’s horrific and haunted history. But he also ended up with several stories ...
  • McCullah Voted ETSU Homecoming Princess 10/13/2017 Many Cougar fans remember Victoria McCullah as the bubbly cheerleader that spent her four years at CCHS cheering on Cougar football and basketball. Others remember her as the girl with the angelic voice that often teamed with Lauren Roberts to sing our national anthem at various sporting and other events throughout the county. Now Victoria ...
  • Jerry Cross: Leader and Legend 10/12/2017 It is always tough receiving that phone call. You know the call I mean, the one where someone you know has departed their earthly shell. That was an understatement Tuesday night as I was preparing to eat my weight in tacos. I looked down and saw an old friend calling, I ...
  • Jellico Welcome Center Receives Honor 10/10/2017 Over the weekend tourism in Campbell County received a special honor at an event at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Welcome Center at the Campbell County/Kentucky border on I-75 was named Welcome Center of the Year. The Jellico based center is the front door to Tennessee by people traveling south on 75. ...
  • Comer Enters Plea Deal 09/28/2017 Three years ago Josh Comer was arrested in the death of his girlfriend’s, Amber Orton,child Gabriella Orton. Now after multiple court appearances he has entered a plea in the case. Comer entered guilty pleas on the charges of second degree murder and two charges of child abuse. Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton sentenced Comer ...
  • Deputies Capture Parker 09/27/2017 Earlier this week Charles Austin Parker, 32 of LaFollette, was the subject of a county wide manhunt. On Tuesday night the manhunt came to an end when deputies arrested Parker in the Valley View region of the county. No details are currently available on the capture of Parker as of this writing. Parker was ...
  • Sheriff’s Department Seeking Man On Multiple Charges 09/25/2017
  • Jellico Hit And Run Leads To Charges In Kentucky 09/21/2017 Tuesday evening a Jellico Police responded to a hit and run. He called it in and shortly thereafter Kentucky State Police made a stop around Williamsburg’s Exit 15. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement stopped the roll back style tow truck that was described as towing a vehicle that was over its capacity. John Hollen, 64 of ...
  • LaFollette Police Hosting Citizen’s Police Academy 09/14/2017 City of LaFollette police chief Bill Roehl addresses the first inaugural Citizens Police Academy class Tuesday evening at LaFollette City Hall. The group of selected men and women in the community will meet for a six week period and cover various topix associated with the local police department. Chief Roehl hopes this public relations outreach ...
  • Sheriff’s Department Seeking Fugitive 09/12/2017 The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the fugitive Anthony Dale Roberts. He is wanted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Probation. The original charge for probation was “Sell of Schedule II Controlled Substance” in criminal court. Roberts, 49 years of age, is 5’10”, 200 pounds, blue ...