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  • Police chase leads to wreck, arrest of driver

     

    A Clinton man was jailed after a pre-dawn police chase Tuesday morning. 

  • Mobile Hotspots: A look at accessibility in the county for those with mobility impairments

     By PETER SAWYER 
    psawyer@lafollettepress.com

    Patricia Myers is a temporary resident at Cumberland Village — a short- and long-term care facility for seniors in LaFollette—where she’s been undergoing physical and occupational rehabilitation for the past month.

  • Budget workshop scheduled for Tuesday

    LaFOLLETTE—Following the regular meeting Tuesday night 6 p.m., the city council will have a budget workshop.

  • State to pave 4-lane Friday

    LaFOLLETTE—Friday night, the state will pave a portion of the westbound lanes of Jacksboro Pike (US 25W) —from around IGA to the Episcopal Church. The state will use leftover money it had budgeted for salting roads during the winter.

  • CELEBRATE RECOVERY TO HOST RALLY

    The second annual Celebrate Recovery Rally will be in downtown LaFollette, behind city hall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is called the “Celebration of Hope.”
    “The reason for that is because we want to create a positive atmosphere at the rally that will show people that there is hope,” said Stacy Bosch, from Celebrate Recovery.
    The rally aims to bring people in the community together so they can have a good time and learn about Celebrate Recovery, Bosch said.

  • SR. CITIZEN CENTER TO HOST PROM

    School is now out, and local teenagers have already had their prom. Now it’s the senior citizens’ turn. The Campbell County Senior Citizens Center will host a Senior Prom 6 p.m. Saturday.
    “Some of these seniors have never been to a prom,” Delight said.
    Woodsmen of the World is sponsoring the prom, which is free for everyone. Close to 100 people are signed up.
    “It’ll be dressy,” Delight said.
    The men will dress up in tuxes and suits, and the women in gowns.

  • CELEBRATE RECOVERY TO HOST RALLY

    The second annual Celebrate Recovery Rally will be in downtown LaFollette, behind city hall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is called the “Celebration of Hope.”
    “The reason for that is because we want to create a positive atmosphere at the rally that will show people that there is hope,” said Stacy Bosch, from Celebrate Recovery.
    The rally aims to bring people in the community together so they can have a good time and learn about Celebrate Recovery, Bosch said.

  • Jellico chooses finance auditor

    JELLICO – The board of mayor and aldermen unanimously approved Daniels, Uselton and Clay to be the town’s auditor for the next three years.
    It will cost $14,500 per year for the services.
    Previously, the town used Craine, Thompson and Jones for auditing services, but it was reportedly discovered the firm was helping former town recorder Linda Douglas maintain the books and then auditing its own work at the end of the year. By auditing its own work, the firm was unable to provide proper checks and balances for public fund oversight.

  • Commission renews health insurance for county workers

    CAMPBELL COUNTY—The County Commission renewed a policy with Blue Cross Blue Shield for employee health insurance at a six percent cost increase.
    Campbell County employees experienced an increase in medical insurance claims, which made it hard to get competitive health insurance quotes, according to Debi Samples.
    “Because your claims have gone up so drastically, none of (the) other carriers were willing to quote you this year,” Samples said. “I have no competitive bids to bring you.”

  • Gov.Haslams signs Lynn's Law in Caryville

     By PETER SAWYER

    psawyer@lafollettepress.com

    CARYVILLE — On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Haslam appeared briefly at the Caryville Municipal Building to sign Lynn’s Law — which provides greater power to prosecute those who abandon the disabled. The signing of the law occurred just over one mile from the site of its tragic inspiration.