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  • Meth lab discovered; children removed

    Complaints of possible drug activity led to the discovery of a meth lab and the placement of two juveniles in protective custody last Wednesday.
    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Richey went to 238 River Road, Jacksboro to investigate reports narcotics activity at the residence. After receiving permission from  Jessica Gibson, 32, of 238 River Road, to search the exterior of the home Richey reported seeing partially burned remnants of a methamphetamine lab.  Following this discovery Richey contacted Det. Sgt. John Long for assistance.

  • Count reveals county residents need shelter

    Braving bitter temperatures volunteers fanned out across the county last Thursday to assess the homeless situation in Campbell County.
    The day marked continued participation for Campbell County in the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness’ Point In Time Count. According to Debi Mikesell, of the county mayor’s office, a total of 10 teams, two for each municipality, were dispatched to look for signs and make contact with residents who have found themselves without a home.

  • Five nabbed in Little White Oak meth lab

    Reports of a possible meth lab led deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to a Little White Oak Road home last week.
    On Friday night Deputies Freddie White and Johnny Blankenship went to 270 Little White Oak Road to investigate the possibility of a methamphetamine lab on the premises.

  • LaFollette firefighter loses life in crash

    The city of LaFollette tragically lost one of its public servants last Thursday evening.
    LaFollette fireman Larry Jarrett, 40, was driving on Old Middlesboro Highway just before 7 p.m. near Stonecrest Lane when the Ford Focus he was driving left the right side of the road and struck a power pole.

  • Meth Rally sends strong message to locals

    A man shackled, wearing a red jumpsuit sent a strong message to the adults and youth attending the anti-meth rally Friday.

    Escorted from the Campbell County Jail to Campbell County High School by corrections officers, Adam Carroll told the audience he was looking at 18 years behind bars for cooking methamphetamine.

    Jacksboro Detective Mike Starrett held the microphone for the shackled man as he explained Carroll was chosen from several inmates at the county jail arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Meth Rally sends strong message to locals

    A man shackled, wearing a red jumpsuit sent a strong message to the adults and youth attending the anti-meth rally Friday.

    Escorted from the Campbell County Jail to Campbell County High School by corrections officers, Adam Carroll told the audience he was looking at 18 years behind bars for cooking methamphetamine.

    Jacksboro Detective Mike Starrett held the microphone for the shackled man as he explained Carroll was chosen from several inmates at the county jail arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • BOE and Gearing hit with lawsuit

    A former Jacksboro Middle School detention teacher is now a party to litigation, according to a filing in Campbell County Circuit Court last week.
    According to the complaint filed by David Dunaway on behalf of a JMS student and his mother, Charlene Maria Vanover, the student was assaulted by Paul “Dan” Gearing while in a detention class.

  • A movement for the heart

    When Doris Stiers discovered Feb. 4 was National Wear Red Day, she was determined to get involved. The nationally celebrated event is being held to recognize heart disease in women.

    It could be said the date inspired her- it was her younger sister’s birthday. Stiers’ sister died at 51 from a heart attack.

    According to Stiers, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, even larger than cancer.

    Tearfully, Stiers said if she could educate one woman, then hosting an event in Jellico would be well worth the effort.

  • Legal woes continue for Martin and Bundren

    As if being indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury in December wasn’t enough, the alleged transgressions of Dr. Michael Martin, former director of schools and Karen Bundren, have now made them party to lawsuit brought by the board of education.
    Acting in his capacity as board attorney on Monday Dail Cantrell filed a complaint in Campbell County Circuit Court naming Martin and Bundren as well as Two Rivers, LLC and Rhino, Inc, both companies with ties to Bundren’s husband, as defendants in the suit.

  • Public Records Feb. 3, 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

    Jan. 24- Jan. 28

     

    Walter E. Moses III to Robert E. Angel and Shanna B. Angel, Dist. 3, $20,000.

    Walter E. Moses III to Robert K. Goins and Janice S. Goins, Dist. 3, $37,500.

    THOR Industries LLC to Charles E. Martin and Phyllis M. Martin, Dist. 3, $75,000.