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  • Public Records Sept. 1 2011

     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

    Aug 22 – Aug 26

    Frankie Hiatt and Von Sharp to Paul Wilson and Brenda Wilson, Dist. 3, $1500.

    Wesley Lee Asbury Jr, Elizabeth C. Asbury, Robert R. Asbury, and Joan B Asbury to Wanda Shirley Wier, Dist. 3, $159,000.

    George A. Smith and Ruth Smith to State of Tennessee, Dist. 1.

  • LUB pays $1.2 million in lieu of taxes

     LaFollette Utility Board serves LaFollette, Campbell County, and parts of Claiborne County and Union County. In lieu of taxes, LUB gives each local government a payment. The total amount LUB paid to LaFollette and the counties it serves this year was around $1,241,900.

  • Man arrested at Caryville restaurant

     Last Thursday night Officer Thomas Gentry of the Caryville Police Department was on the lookout for a vehicle that had allegedly been involved in a hit and run. When he found the vehicle, he pulled it over at the Shoney’s parking lot at around 7:20 p.m.

  • Jellico to host the Miner’s Mile this Monday

     Runners will gather at Indian Mountain State Park at 9 a.m. Monday for the fifth annual Miner’s Mile. 

    The Miner’s Mile consists of three separate races, a 10-kilometer run, a five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. 

  • Health Management Associates buys Mercy Health Partners’ East Tennessee assets

     In a special called meeting last Thursday, the LaFollette City Council assigned St. Mary’s lease from Mercy Health Partners to Health Management Associates.

    Mercy Health Partners decided to liquidate its holdings in East Tennessee, city attorney Reid Troutman said. This included seven hospitals.

  • Valley View Elementary to honor local heroes

    Next Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the most catastrophic events in United States history.

    While the nation makes preparations to honor the victims and survivors of the World Trade Center bombings one local elementary school is planning its own memorial ceremony.

    On Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Valley View Elementary School will host a program to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the county’s first responders.

  • Man sets up residence in house that isn’t his

    A Jefferson City man proved he had some real nerve when he set up housekeeping in someone else’s home.

    The owners of a Norris Lake vacation home became concerned something was amiss when neighbors contacted them about suspicious activity at their house.

    As a precaution the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was called to go out and check the property.

  • Duo arrested following pursuit

    Alleged drug dealers gave authorities a run for their money last Tuesday.

    A Drug Task Force Agent successfully purchased some pills in the parking lot of a LaFollette business that afternoon.

    When the deal was done Campbell County Sheriff’s Department personnel in unmarked cars were close by waiting to arrest Kenniford Wilson and Mark Wilson, but the two had other plans.

  • CCSD nabs alleged jewel thieves

    A little collaboration went a long way toward catching some alleged thieves last Wednesday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies received a theft of property call from a residence on Queener Road in Jacksboro. At the scene the homeowners reported jewelry had been stolen from the home.

  • Burris arrested for impersonation

    Last week Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to make an arrest in a case that began in July.

    Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar began looking into a complaint made by a female victim and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. As result of his inquiries he learned that on July 26 Donny Ray Burris, 52, of 2796 Highway 116, Caryville, went to the residence of the victim and allegedly told another person who was there at the time that he was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation