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  • Citizen asks town board to stop neighbor from building garage

    A Caryville citizen claims a building permit was mistakenly issued to his neighbor to build a structure on his land.

    “The inspector inspected it and told the guy he was eight feet off the line,” said Wayne Wilson who represented his father at the meeting. “The issue is that it was okay to build, it’s on our property and they gave them a permit to build it.”

    A garage connected to the house is being constructed on the Wilson property, according to the family.

  • Deputies share battlefront backgrounds

    Jimmy Albertini and Tom Richey know the aspects of war all too well. Both men have been deployed to Iraq. Albertini has gone twice.

    While they didn’t serve in the same unit in Iraq, they serve in the same outfit now- the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    And as the holidays approach, they appreciate being able to spend them with loved ones. It is something neither takes for granted after spending a Christmas on the battlefront.

  • Pursuit ends with arrest in Knoxville

    An early morning pursuit kept officers from a number of agencies busy on Monday.

    Jellico Police Officer Adam Jarbow attempted to stop Travis Davis, 29, of 218 Four Mile Road, Kingston, for speeding and suspicion of driving under the influence.

    When Davis refused to stop the pursuit continued onto I-75 south.

    Records indicate Davis allegedly threw several items from his vehicle as he attempted to evade authorities.

  • State of Tennessee files suit against county mayor

    A lawsuit was filed by the state of Tennessee against all area municipalities and county officials on Dec. 9.

    The state is suing in relation to Dan Murray, director of environmental services as of October 2010. Murray was unable to conduct administrative tasks due to alleged interference by county officials, the suit claims.

    In 1992, county commissioners adopted a single-county municipal solid waste management system. A board of 15 members would oversee the activities of the solid waste region as mandated by the state.

  • CCWC makes Christmas happen for area families

    On Saturday morning a group of friends gathered to celebrate the 14th year of a tradition.

    Beginning at 7 a.m. members of the Caryville Civil War Council started preparing food baskets and gift bags. The group’s “Helping Needy Families” program is labor of love. Each year the CCWC members began looking to the holidays when most people are still enjoying summer.

    Gaining funds by holding events such as a motorcycle run the members are able to provide food as well as gifts to families.

  • Ivey arrested during raid

    A drug raid last Thursday netted an arrest for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to Det. Sgt. John Long, CCSD personnel along with members from the Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 435 Waddell Lane in Caryville during the early afternoon hours on Dec. 16.

    Officers were forced to use a ram to make entry to the residence after the homeowner refused to come to the door.

  • A memorable military Christmas

    Some would say 20-years-old is still a child, but it’s different in the military.

    A 20-year-old is expected to be as brave and strong as a person twice his age. At least that’s how it was for LaFollette native Dwight Goodman.

    December 1965 carries lasting memories for Goodman. He turned 20-years-old on the sixth, and left for Germany the next day. He ran a mission down the Adriatic against the former Yugoslavia air defenses, said Goodman.

    His team continued flying into Turkey where they began a series of intelligence gathering missions.

  • Commissioners discuss FMS; Baird and Hatmaker clash

    Christmas cheer was not on the agenda as commissioners met in a marathon session Monday night.

    Jim Slusher, Financial Management System committee member, kicked things off by addressing the commission about concerns with the FMS.

    “The FMS needs to be abolished,” Slusher said noting the committee has been reduced to a body that does little more than approve purchases.

    Slusher pointed to the recent scandal with former board of education employees as an example of the inadequacies in the finance department.

  • Town of Caryville approves employee bonuses

    With several payments being made by the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday night, a suggestion was made to lower the cost of utility bills.

    The athletic lights located in the Asbury Park ball field, have been paid in increments for over 10 years, according to Alderman Wade Lawson. The lights have been paid for but the town continues to make payments toward maintenance.

  • School changes total $98,000

    Foul weather last week forced meeting cancellations and left commissioners playing catch-up with a rescheduled budget and finance committee meeting on Monday night. 

    While there was little discussion about the 16 budget amendments on the agenda, realignments within the school department for salaries generated concern for some members of the group.