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  • Nance sentenced to more time

    What began as a suspected arson case that evolved into child rape has now ended.

    Appearing older and gaunt Joseph Nance pled guilty to sexual battery on Monday. It was one of three charges still outstanding in the case. For the final count he was sentenced to two additional years in prison. Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton said Nance would serve these years concurrent to the 64 years he was sentenced to in October 2009.

    The remaining two counts were dropped.

  • Murray and Bowman arrested on theft charges

    Answering a call to give a friend a ride turned out to be quite costly for a LaFollette man that was already on parole.

    Detective Lt. Brandon Elkins of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the burglary of a storage building on South Chapman Road that happened on April 1 when he learned that Anthony Meade Bowman, 23, of 523 Shoreline Circle, had allegedly been the individual that broke into the building.

  • Williams headed to prison

    A man accused of igniting a fire that destroyed an apartment complex is going to prison.

    But not for that crime.

    David Williams appeared in criminal court on Monday to answer to other charges. Facing two violations of probation charges, promotion of meth manufacture and felony possession of meth Williams had his probation revoked. This resulted in a five-year prison sentence.

    However, his legal woes may be far from over.

  • McGhee arrested on drug charges

    On April 4, Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department came in contact with Don Curtis McGhee at 140 John McGhee Blvd, Caryville. Having prior knowledge of an active warrant for McGhee, Marlow approached McGhee who was around a 2000 Chevy Malibu. McGhee allegedly told the officer he was homeless and living out of his vehicle, according to the report.

  • Jacksboro board handles monthly business

    Spring was the topic on the minds of the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen last Thursday night.

    Mayor Jack Cannon brought a roofing bid before the board for the building located next to the municipal building. The bid was $3,646 for a shingle roof and $4,372 for a metal roof.

  • Widow sues ambulance company for husband’s death

    The family of a man who died days after allegedly being run over by an ambulance charged with transporting safely to his home has filed suit against the company.

    The complaint against Vital Care Medical Transportation, LLC was filed in Campbell County Circuit Court on April 5 by Bruce Hill, attorney for Tammy Hill.

  • Traffic stop leads to arrest

    A broken tail light led to a trip to jail for Heather Graves last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Wasson was on routine patrol last Wednesday when he spotted Graves, 25, of  166 Sawmill Cirlce, Jacksboro, driving west on East Central Avenue with a broken driver’s side tail light.

  • Caryville board has busy night

    On Monday night the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen were anxious to start the task at hand.

    Mayor Robert Stooksbury started the meeting with relatively good news. He shared with the board the town was operating at 72- percent expenditures and the normal should be 75- percent. Stooksbury commended them for a job well done. Last year the town was forced to furlough employees because of financial issues.

  • Carroll arrested for harassment

    On April 4, the Caryville Police Department was dispatched to a home where a group of people said they were in fear for their lives.

    The victims told Sgt. Freddy Walker Chief Johnny Jones has been there earlier in the day on the same complaint.

    The people alleged Timothy Carroll, 38, 192 Cherry Lane, Jacksboro  would not stop harassing them, the report said.

  • Board members take issue with supervisors not attending meetings

    School board members kicked off Tuesday’s meeting by recognizing a number of individuals and groups for their accomplishments.