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Grand jury indicts Perkins

By Jennifer Caldwell

Four months after two local teens were killed in a drag racing incident the driver of the other vehicle has been indicted on criminal charges.


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Commission moves ahead with budget; discusses hiring of environmental services director

By Jennifer Caldwell

With only one item on the agenda Monday evening’s budget and finance committee meeting went off without much fanfare.


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Had been in quarantined home

Two arrest for meth manufacture

By Susan Sharp

Activity at a quarantined home on West Walden Street led police to a meth lab last Thursday.


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Caryville aldermen approve $20k in expenses

By Natasha Colbaugh

 Over $20,000 in purchases was approved by the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night.

Caryville Street Department Director David Muse addressed the board concerning purchases of road salt and a leaf box. The approval to bid for both items last month led to the receipt of several quotes.

The board approved the purchase of 48 tons of salt at about $76 a ton for the street department. They also approved the purchase of a leaf box to be bought from the state street aid fund for $4,658.

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Police say they stole from the dead

Duo facing over 50 criminal counts

By Susan Sharp

Dead men may tell no tales but police still found out who stole from two cemeteries.


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Budget crisis forces layoffs in Jellico

By Natasha Colbaugh

 Jellico Mayor Forster Baird made the call to layoff three officers in the Jellico Police Department earlier this month.

Budget concerns forced the layoffs, according to Baird.

“I was able to make the decision for the city without any politics,” said Baird.

The three officers let go were the last three hired. John Blankenship and Wayne Martin were both removed from full-time positions. Part-time officer Mike Perkins was also terminated.

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Mothers of preschoolers hold bimonthly meetings

MOPS meetings are off to a good start

By Natasha Colbaugh

Meeting other mothers is the first step to creating relationships and answering questions about rearing small children.

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That‘s why MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are forming in LaFollette.

Despite the different emotions of mothers, the local group is putting mothering into perspective with bi-monthly gatherings.

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CCSD working to rebuild drug fund

By Susan Sharp

When Sheriff Robbie Goins took office in September he knew cleaning up Campbell County’s crime would be a tough job. He didn’t know there wasn’t any money to do it with.


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Public Records Oct. 14

 Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

 


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Icicles lined the halls at Jacksboro Middle

By Natasha Colbaugh

Suspense had been building for students at Jacksboro Middle School. They anticipated snowfall last week. Daily announcements told students to dress warmly on Oct. 7 because it was going to be cold.

And it was cold as faculty and staff turned down their thermostats for the secret snow day in connection with Read for the Record, a national campaign to promote reading.

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