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  • Floating homeowners to see property taxes in 2013

    Following a mandate from the Tennessee General Assembly and the office of the Attorney General, Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin broke some news to the county commission at its Monday meeting.
    Beginning in 2013 floating homes would be subject to a property tax, he said.

  • Family opens heart and home to little ones

    Saying no would have been easy.
    But it would not have been right.
     When Tabitha Metcalf was called by the Department of Children’s Services in November there wasn’t a doubt in her mind about doing the right thing.
    It was family DCS was calling about.

  • Relay for Life set for May 4

    On May 4, different teams from Campbell County will assemble at Jacksboro Middle School’s track for the annual Relay for Life event.
    Relay for Life is a national event, and Campbell County has participated for about nine years, said Cynthia Russell, media chair for the Relay committee.
    About 17 teams have agreed to participate in Relay for Life this year. There were 19 teams last year.
    “We’re a couple teams down this year,” Russell said.

  • Library gets another $37k


    The LaFollette City Council approved spending $37,000 to finish the library.
    “We’re going to finish this, and we’re going to finish this tonight,” Mayor Mike Stanfield said.

  • Taking stock: Area thrift stores promote higher purposes along with low costs

    Shoppers search for the best deals when they make purchases.
    Yard sales sprout up all over Campbell County. Stores try to offer good prices to customers.
    Some of the second hand stores that offer low prices support organizations with goals to help make the community a better place.
    The Shepherd’s Home and Habitat for Humanity operate stores at Woodson’s Mall.

  • Public Records for week of April 12, 2012

    Records

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

  • Company hopes to hire 100

    A local company is expanding and they want Campbell County’s help.

    SL America, an auto parts manufacturer with three locations and over 6,000 employees, is expanding its Clinton operation.

    The company will be filling an additional 100 jobs for assembly, production, management, and team leads, Sharon Tackett with SL said on Tuesday.

    The company manufactures shift levers, park brake levers, and lighting assembly.

    The base pay is $8.50 an hour, plus a shift premium for second and third shift.

  • Youth Art program builds up children’s self-esteem

     Finishing a work of art can instill a sense of pride in a child. This is the goal Youth Outreach Director Manuel Mesa has for the Campbell Culture Coalition’s Youth Art Program.

    “Art to me is a vehicle to accomplish that end goal,” Mesa said.

    When people “ooh” and “ah,” admiring a child’s artwork, it helps build a child’s self-esteem, Mesa said. This is the mission for the art program.

  • Greenhouse management offers different type of education to CCHS students

    Some students at Campbell County High School are exchanging pens and paper for seeds and dirt.

    The vocational courses at CCHS offer students opportunities to gain real world experience in the classroom. In John Rhea’s and Eric Reynolds’ greenhouse management classes, students have the opportunity to grow different plants in two greenhouses that sit beside the school.

    Students at CCHS have been learning to grow plants in the greenhouse for over 30 years, Rhea said.

  • Volunteering brings joy to Leach

    The time Judy Leach spends volunteering at LaFollette Medical Center brings as much joy to her as it does the patients.

    “I just think it’s such a blessing to me to (volunteer),” Leach said with a bright smile. “I’ve received more blessings than I’ll ever give those patients.”

    Leach also volunteers at her church, Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

    Leach volunteers with the nursing home patients on Wednesdays. She visits with them and helps with activities such as gospel singings and bingo.