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  • Thomas Charged with 7 Counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape Against 16 year Old Minor 07/02/2020
    Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips announced today the charges and arrest of 34 year old Casey Michelle Thomas of Oneida. Thomas is charged with 7 counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape after sheriff’s Detective Abby Duncan, alleged through her investigation, Thomas had sexual contact with a 16 year old male minor on at least 7 different ...
  • Jellico Welcomes New Business in Summer Heat 06/30/2020
    With over 1,000 members in the Facebook group ‘Rae’s Snoball Shack’ – Jellico native, Raeanne Barton, has finally announced the long-awaited Grand Opening for her sno-cone stand. The Grand Opening of Rae’s Snoball Shack will be Saturday, July 4 from 12 to 8:30p.m. Snow-cone lovers can satisfy their sweet tooth by visiting the stand just in ...
  • Director Of Schools Fields Issues Statement On Reopening Plans For County Schools 06/30/2020
    With Governor Bill Lee’s latest executive order extending the state of emergency many citizens have been wondering how said order will affect the reopening of the Campbell County School System. The Times reached out to Director of Campbell County Schools Jennifer Fields who said, “I don’t think it will affect it at all. We will have ...
  • Dust Of Hope Food Drive Feeds Multiple Families Across Campbell And Anderson Counties 06/29/2020
    Much like the Wine Fairies grew out of the COVID 19 pandemic the Dust of Hope Mission Grew out of the Wine Fairies. Shortly after the original group started the founders of the Wine Fairies saw that they could serve a greater purpose. This recently led to a friendly competition between the group members that lived ...
  • Huntsville Car Wash Vandal Arrested 06/26/2020
    Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips says the Huntsville Car Wash Vandal has been arrested on allegations he vandalized the Peavyhouse Car Wash in Huntsville at an amount over $1,000. On June 23rd Detective Lisa Anderson was assigned the case to investigate the vandalism.Within a few hours, suspect Charles D. Jeffers was identified by way of ...
  • Scott County Authorities Recover Stolen Property. 06/26/2020
    It was a busy time for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department this week. They made several arrests in large stolen property cases, with thefts working their way over 100,000 dollars in two separate cases. From the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Investigators Solve Big Time Crime Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips announced this week the charges and ...
  • County Emergency To Expire, Courthouse To Reopen 06/25/2020
    After months of a change in the way county business has been done due to the COVID 19 Pandemic things are set to return to normal. The state of emergency that was declared by County Mayor E.L. Morton is set to expire at midnight on Friday June 26th. As of Friday morning the Campbell County Courthouse ...
  • Grabow Arrested Again As Narcotics Unit Executes Additional Search Warrants 06/25/2020
    On June 23, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a second narcotics search warrant at the residence of Kevin Alan Grabow, DOB 06/18/1985, located at 274 Clear Lake Drive in Jacksboro. The investigation into narcotic activity at this residence has been ongoing for six months following citizen complaints and repeated calls for overdosing individuals. ...
  • Caryville Man Pleads Guilty For Illegal Killing Of Elk On North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area 06/24/2020
    Sean Doney, 33, of Caryville, plead guilty for illegally killing a cow elk on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (NCWMA) in Campbell County on Dec. 30. The deceased elk was found in a food plot in the Red Ash area of NCWMA on Dec. 23. The cow elk was wearing a GPS collar as part ...
  • Two Suspects in Park Smash and Grabs Caught by Jacksboro Police Department. 06/19/2020
    A local man, 27 year old Craig Mitchell Feazell, of Jacksboro, and 33 year old Anica Marie Santiago, of Lexington, KY were apprehended yesterday afternoon after Jacksboro police chased their gray SUV from the Walmart area to Towe String road and Mt Paran after the woman attempted to cash a stolen check at Home Federal ...
  • Local Practical Nursing Program Receives Recognition 06/19/2020
    President Dr. Debbie Petree of Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro is pleased to announce that the school’s Practical Nursing Program has been ranked 4th in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac for 2020. The Appalachian Regional Practical Nursing Program, which is in a consortium with Tennessee College of Applied Technology- Oneida/Huntsville’s nursing program, received ...
  • Valley View Elementary Gets New Playground 06/18/2020
    Wednesday morning saw the culmination of a labor of love. Valley View Elementary School got their new playground, The Bobcat Den. The new addition was the brainchild of 1st District School Board Member Jeffery Miller. Miller and a coalition of the Valley View faculty and staff, the community, and local businesses moved ...
  • Financial Assistance Available For Families That Qualify For Free And Reduced School Lunches 06/16/2020
    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children’s nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Under the new P-EBT program, families of children who receive free ...
  • Lowe Refuses to Learn Lesson 06/15/2020
    On June 12, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a second narcotics search warrant at the residence of Randy Douglas Lowe, DOB 03/02/1959, located at 410 Pleasant Drive in Lafollette. A citizen complaint sparked a months long investigation that resulted in securing the initial search warrant executed on May 26, 2020. Following the first ...
  • Leach Arrested On Theft And Burglary Charges 06/15/2020
    On May 14, 2020 the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of theft in the Coolidge area. Deputy Jonathon Bruce arrived at the residence of Patricia Swinski at 1015 Coolidge Rd. At this time, Deputy Bruce took a report from Wilma Turner regarding the theft of several items from the victim’s garage, ...
  • Covid-19 Cases Begin to Rise in Campbell. 06/13/2020
    For several weeks Campbell County held steady with no known active cases of Covid-19 and total case count in the high teens. Now 22 people have tested positive in the county for Covid-19, right now 21 of those cases have ran their course with one death and 20 recoveries. One person has an active case currently. However ...
  • City of Jellico honors Memory of Gary “Boo” Leach 06/13/2020
    The City of Jellico along with the American Legion Honor Guard Post #154 held a memorial service in honor of Gary “Boo” Leach on Saturday morning, June 13 in Veterans Park. Many friends and family of Boo sat in attendance as they listened to the National Anthem, observed a 21 gun salute, and reminisced on memories ...
  • Common Ground To Host Block Party 06/12/2020
    One of the most frequent complaints heard locally is “there is nothing to do in LaFollette”. The folks at Common Ground Coffee Shop have decided to be proactive in battling that complaint. On June 26th from 5-8pm they will be hosting The Downtown Block Party in Freeman Park. There will be music, games, and family ...
  • Postmark LaFollette’s Art Camp 2020 – Cultural Crafting 06/11/2020
    Postmark LaFollette will host an Art Camp for youth 10-18, this is a free program. All supplies will be provided for the youth to learn about ‘crafting in art’ and design and create a variety of projects. Coronavirus Social Distancing will be adhered to. The teachers for the sessions will be ...
  • Manage Mowing to Benefit Wildlife: Advice from TWRA and UT Extension 06/11/2020
    Mowing or bush hogging can be devastating to many Tennessee wildlife species that nest in fields at this time of year, which include white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbits, wild turkey, and ground-nesting songbirds, such as eastern meadowlark. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says waiting until after mid-August greatly reduces the chance of killing ...
  • Claiborne County Sheriff Raids Home for the second Time in 2020. 06/11/2020
    Claiborne Co Sheriff Raids Home for the second Time in 2020. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s department has had a busy 2020 at Lillie Lane in Tazewell. On June 8th they served their second warrant of the year at the residence as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. Apparently serving the initial warrant in January didn’t give ...
  • Seven Individuals Remanded To TDOC Custody 06/11/2020
    On June 1st and 2nd, 2020 Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individual in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody: Casey Dewayne Bledsoe, of LaFollette, had previously plead guilty to Aggravated Burglary, and was required to serve 9 days prior to being placed ...
  • District Attorney General Effler Recognizes Victim Coordinators 06/10/2020
    On June 9, 2020, District Attorney General Jared Effler recognized Victim Witness Coordinators, (l to r) Daniel Barnett, Ashton Rector, Lana Frogge, Jaclyn Wright and Jessica Cain, for their completion of the Victim Witness Certification Program through the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. This certification required each coordinator to complete intensive training in the areas ...
  • Mother Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Stab Son 06/09/2020
    Last Friday Deputy William Bumgardner was dispatched to Overlook Lane in Caryville in response to a call about a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival Deputy Bumgardner made contact with the victim, Gabriel Verge. The victim stated that his mother had attempted to stab him and that then she exited the residence through the back door. Deputy Bumgardner ...
  • Mentors Needed for TN Promise 06/09/2020
    tnAchieves has begun its effort to recruit 9,000 volunteer mentors to meet the goal of providing a local support system to every TN Promise applicant in the Class of 2021. Although TN Promise is a financial aid program, a critical component and often the difference maker for many students is the volunteer mentor. Mentors work ...
  • Campbell And Claiborne Counties eligible For Disaster Relief 06/09/2020
    In February East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky faces a number of weather related disasters. severe storms, flooding, flash flooding, landslides and mudslides occurred throoughout the region. Now U.S. Small Business Administration is here to assist businesses of all sizes, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and small agricultural cooperatives, homeowners and renters via low-interest disaster loans with ...
  • Campbell County Animal Shelter Now Back In Full Operation 06/09/2020
    In July of 2015 the FCCA (Friends of Campbell County Animals) took over management of the local animal shelter from the county. Since then, there have been a number of programs added to the shelter’s functions including: animal control, vaccination programs, transport programs, a pet food pantry, and even spay and neuter services. The FCCA ...
  • Jellico High School Recognizes Future Military Participants 06/09/2020
    Jellico High School recognized 2020 Seniors David Cross (United States Army), William Day (United States Army), and Jesse Richards-Kemplen (United States Marines) at the Military Participant Ceremony in the JHS Auditorium on Friday, June 5. “On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff, we want to thank each of you as you begin your service to ...
  • Guest Restrictions Lifted For CCHS Graduation 06/09/2020
    With the delayed graduation date of June 20th rapidly approaching a new development has occurred. According to a statement on social media Director of Schools Jennifer Fields has lifted the four guests per graduate limit has been lifted. Social distancing is still encouraged.
  • Cumberland Gap Park Smash and Grab Suspects Sought 06/09/2020
    The recent string of smash and grab burglaries in Cumberland Gap National Park and Harrogate city park in Claiborne Co has produced suspects and park rangers are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. It’s not clear if these are the same persons suspected in the Cove Lake break-ins but the m.o. and timeframe ...