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  • Mayor’s office to host seminar on census information

    Information from the most recent census is filtering in.

    While this data is useful and often integral to making application for state and federal grants, finding how and where to access it can be difficult.

    In an effort to help local agencies learn the ins and outs of navigating the census information with ease County Mayor William Baird’s office is hosting a free workshop on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Roane State Community College.

  • Bag full of drug paraphernalia seized

    It was a startling discovery when officers looked inside a black bag under the passenger seat during a traffic stop two weeks ago.

    Officer Ben Marlow with Caryville Police Department conducted a traffic stop at around 2 a.m. on March 20, only to find the passenger, David Wayne Williams, was allegedly concealing a variety of paraphernalia under the seat.

  • Gem City Trading Day slated for Saturday

    “One man’s trash is another person’s treasure,” said Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett about a special chance to get a bargain this weekend.

    Every year during the spring, Jellico opens up Veterans Memorial Park downtown to let people try to sell anything and everything cluttering up their homes. The first event this spring will be held Saturday, April 2.

  • Prayer and dedication mark completion of Habitat house

     For the last six months volunteers have been laboring to complete the 27th Habitat for Humanity house in Campbell County. Last week the finishing touches were completed and Tina and Lonnie White signed the papers to make themselves new homeowners.

  • Operation Clean Streets puts offenders behind bars

    The energy was contagious on Tuesday morning in the conference room of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. As officers assembled in the room for a tactical meeting there were occasional good-natured jabs, side conversations and talk about the night’s arrests.

    When Detective John Long started the briefing, the energy remained but the focus shifted. It became clear the men were there for one reason- to plan how they were going to execute a number of arrests.

  • CCSD rounding up wanted persons

    Beginning early this morning the Campbell County Sheriff's Department started rounding up people who were wanted on outstanding warrants. The CCSD had assistance from the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshal's Service. The ACSD brought its "paddy wagon" in order to transport some of the arrestees back to the Anderson County Jail, according to CCSD Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

    By the end of the round up nine people who woke up this morning free found themselves in jail.

  • Three arrested for home invasion

    Three men were arrested this morning for home invasion that occurred just after 9:30 on Thursday night.

    The men, Mark Bull, 1685 Rocky Valley Road, New Market, James M. Breeden, 107 Chad Road, Jefferson City and Samuel L. Large, 701 Pedigo Road Knoxville are thought to be the men who broke into the Back Valley residence, according to Campbell County Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

  • Thomas will serve sentence in endangerment conviction

    When David Thomas took his chances with a jury earlier this year he was convicted of reckless endangerment not child abuse.

    On Monday, he was sentenced on the lesser charge. Thomas was also sentenced for multiple thefts in an unrelated case at the same time.

  • Habitat for Humanity dedicating house

    Tonight members of the Davis Chapel community will welcome some new neighbors.

    Tina and Lonnie White, along with their four children, will move into their new home at 768 Coolidge Road.

    While the move is momentous for the family, another group is also excited about it. The White home marks the 27th house Campbell County Habitat for Humanity has completed.

  • Williamson case still in court system

    A question of technicality took Joann Williamson’s case to the state appeals court. A question of technicality also got it kicked back to the Campbell County Criminal Court.

    And in the process Williamson found herself back in jail.

    After the state appeals court denied her case because it hadn’t been filed properly, the justices also set a new $6,500 bond for her. “I think that speaks for itself,” Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton said.

    Appearing in court on Monday Williamson was already in police custody.