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Federal court says no to Jennings; suit back in circuit court

By Jennifer Caldwell

After nearly two years of wading through legal channels former LaFollette mayor Cliff Jennings got an answer from federal court in his $1.3 million suit against the city.


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Burned out headlight leads to arrest

By Jennifer Caldwell

A simple traffic infraction led to more serious charges for a LaFollette woman last Thursday.


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Caryville sets the rules for liquor sales

By Natasha Colbaugh

A lengthy workshop gave way to progress Monday night as the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen hammered out the details of a new liquor ordinance.


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Baird brothers to be honored with Good Scout award

By Jennifer Caldwell

Outstanding citizens abound in Campbell County.  And while the good deeds of these often unsung heroes are sometimes overshadowed by reports of high crime and other unsettling news the local


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McAffee sets trial date for county’s suit

By Susan Sharp

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Court orders dog be euthanized

By Susan Sharp

A dog accused of attacking an 8-year-old girl has been given a death sentence.


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Utility companies approve wholesale rate change

By Natasha Colbaugh

LaFollette Utilities has little control over the TVA rate change effective April 1. The nearly flat time-of-use wholesale rate change will replace the end use rate structure used since 1992.

“This is not a local decision,” said LaFollette Utilities General Manager Kenny Baird. “This is TVA generated.”

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Country music festival headed this way

By Natasha Colbaugh

A festival drawing a possible crowd of over 10,000 people is coming to the shores of Norris Lake this May.

SuperTwang is a festival with southern personality, according to its producers.

Festival Producer of United Festival Company Hal Royce has been searching for a venue in Tennessee to plan a large rustic style country music festival for over 20 years.

His search finally ended in Claiborne County.

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Advertising starts for police chief; city makes plans to demolish houses

By Natasha Colbaugh

At the end of the LaFollette Council meeting Tuesday night, interim city administrator Cade Sexton said advertising for a new police chief begins this week.

The city will accept applications for the position for two weeks, starting immediately and continuing through Jan. 21.

Also in the police department the council approved to increase interim Police Chief Jack Widener’s salary by $500 per month for two months.

The council also addressed plans to demolish dilapidated houses.

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City presses forward with plans for a new library, other projects

By Natasha Colbaugh

Proposals for a new LaFollette Public Library have had their ups and downs. The council’s plans to construct a new library over the past few years have been recycled and reworked. Though USDA grant money was offered with steep stipulations, the council presses forward to renovate the recreation center with city employees doing the work.

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