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Jellico plans Rockin' New Year's Eve Party

By Natasha Colbaugh

The town of Jellico is celebrating the New Year in style with the first ever Jellico New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Party.

On Friday, the town of Jellico will be open late as they gather in front of the stage at Veterans Memorial Park. From 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., a DJ will be playing music for partygoers to listen, visit or dance to, said Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett

Hats and noisemakers will be abundant while a balloon slowly drops on the midnight hour.

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City of LaFollette plans to demolish 20 houses

By Natasha Colbaugh

During discussion on projects for the city, Mullens announced the street departments plans to demolish almost 20 dilapidated houses.

In order to demolish the burned and severely damaged houses, the street department has to rent a track hoe. Mullens said approximately $15,000 is in the budget for city sidewalks. The money can’t all be used for sidewalk concrete during the budget cycle and could be re-budgeted toward renting equipment for demolition.

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ATV accident claims life over holiday

By Natasha Colbaugh

On the day after Christmas, slippery snow-covered roadways were a dangerous factor for holiday travelers. David Leonard, 38, of Duff fell victim to the inclement conditions when he lost control of his ATV while negotiating a curve in the road.

Leonard was pronounced dead at the scene after he left the roadway and traveled 70 feet over an embankment, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Driving a red 2008 Arctic CAT 400 ATV southbound on Hwy 25W near the intersection of Dripping Rock, Leonard lost control of the vehicle, according to the THP report.

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Wells gets reprieve in sexual harassment suit

By Jennifer Caldwell

 

Christmas came early for former school member Mark A. Wells this year.  Last week the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee dismissed from a lawsuit in which he was accused of sexually harassing a board of education employee.

In March Alexis R. Keiser filed a federal suit in which she accused Wells of creating a hostile work environment in which she was subjected to sex discrimination on a “weekly if not daily basis.”

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Tiller drops suit against city of LaFollette

By Jennifer Caldwell

Just 10 days after Brian Tiller was hired on as a part-time officer for the LaFollette Police Department he made the decision to voluntarily dismiss his pending lawsuit against the city.


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Supreme Court awards Fannon discretionary costs; says no to attorney’s fees

By Jennifer Caldwell

After three years of making its way through reams of legal red tape former LaFollette city councilman Bob Fannon finally received an answer from Tennessee’s highest court.


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Pair arrested on meth charges

By Jennifer Caldwell

Reports of a trio walking around with flashlights raised suspicions last week.


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Environmental Services committee looks at cuts

By Jennifer Caldwell

 


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Council discusses interim police chief, recent meetings

By Natasha Colbaugh

With LaFollette Police Chief James Lynch stepping down to a Lieutenant position, acting city administrator Cade Sexton said Jack Widener would temporarily fill the position.

But Sexton was faced with a dilemma after announcing the appointment since Widener plans to retire next month.

“My intention is to retire in the next few months, but I will stay until you get somebody,” said Widener.

Sexton wanted Widener to work with the new chief before he leaves the police department.

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Public Records as of Dec. 30.

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

 

 

Campbell County Property Transfers

Dec. 20 – Dec. 24

 

Linda Sue Lay to Janet Honeycutt, Dist. 5, $4,500.

Robert L. Morris to Robert W. Kreitzer, Dist. 2, $8,100.

BC Arnold to Luxus S. Alderman and Lauren W. Alderman, Dist. 1, $9,000.

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