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  • Pyro Shows to light up the Cuban sky

    When America celebrates her independence this year, a local company will be on Communist soil for the event.

    Pyro Shows will be shooting fireworks at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For Lansden Hill, the man at the head of the company, this is chance to thank the military men and women stationed at the base.

    “The men and women who are serving there are in a hostile environment. What they are doing lets us live the lives we want to live,” Hill said.

  • CCHS hosts career fair

    With graduation only about a month away, the reality of the real world is bearing down on members of the Class of 2011.

    And while the decision to fill out a college application or a job application is cut and dried for some soon to be graduates, for others the decision isn’t so simple.

    In an effort to give this year's senior class a clearer picture of the options, besides a four year college or university, that are available in their own community the Campbell County High School vocational department sponsored its first career fair.

  • Keith to speak at Children’s Center luncheon

       

    With its new building well underway the Campbell County Children’s Center plans to do a little multi-tasking.

    On Friday the organization, that provides invaluable resources and services for child victims of abuse, is hosting a luncheon that will not only raise awareness about child abuse and ways it can be prevented but also much needed funds for the new two story, 4,000 square foot facility located behind CVS Pharmacy.

  • Council to consider police hires

    LaFollette Police Department hires and bid changes for the city’s new library topped Monday night’s council meeting workshop agenda.

    Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries appeared before the group to get the green light to place part-time officer Brian Tiller into an open full- time position.

  • Council to consider police hires

    LaFollette Police Department hires and bid changes for the city’s new library topped Monday night’s council meeting workshop agenda.

    Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries appeared before the group to get the green light to place part-time officer Brian Tiller into an open full- time position.

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    •Rebecca Leigh Lorenz- two counts reckless aggravated assault; judicial diversion for six years, six years supervised probation, court costs, restitution to victims to be determined on Sept. 26.

    •Samantha D. Hargis- three counts theft over $500, three counts aggravated criminal trespassing; judicial diversion for three years, three years supervised probation, restitution to victims to be determined on May 2, court costs, $225 to ECF.

  • Public Records

    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

    April 11 – April 15

     

    TN Land Partners LLC to Jeffrey Powers and Kathi Powers, Dist. 1, $82,000.

    Phyllis Wilder and Anthony Wilder to Aaron Bass and Keisha Lynn Bass, Dist. 3, $144,000.

  • JMS named among top schools in the state for value-added achievement

    Jacksboro Middle School is making a name for itself across the state.

    Jamie Wheeler, JMS principal, was recently notified by the Education Consumers Foundation that her school has been recognized as one of the most effective schools in Tennessee. The award is based on value-added achievement. According to Wheeler, value-added scores are based on the gains students make on the TCAP test from one year to the next.

  • Poston begins work as the new director of schools

    April 15 is traditionally tax day. But this year it marked a different milestone for Donnie Poston.

    It was his first day at a new job. Last Thursday, Poston got the collective nod to become the next director of schools for Campbell County.

    This was his second attempt at obtaining the position. 

  • People's hit by robber Monday

    It was not just another Monday morning at People's Bank of the South.

    According to information released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Knoxville office, a man wearing a hooded camouflage jacket with a dark colored baseball cap, black pants, boots and jacket entered the bank's 2300 Jacksboro Pike branch at around 9:30 a.m. and demanded an undisclosed sum of money.

    The white male, who is described to be approximately six feet tall and 150 pounds displayed a black semi-automatic pistol as he verbally demanded staff turn over cash.