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Local News

  • LaFollette City Council looks to repair roofs

     At Monday’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council had roofs on its mind.

  • Jellico women collect coats for less fortunate

     As cold weather begins to set in, Doris Stiers, Sandy Bowlin and Sue Leach are gathering coats to help people keep warm. They call this program Coats for the Cold.

    “I think it’s just a small thing that we can do to help other people,” Stiers said.

  • Albert Kidwell joins the Caryville Police Department

     Albert Kidwell is excited about joining the Caryville Police Department.

    “I love it,” Kidwell said. “So far, it’s a very good department to work for.”

  • New hospital administrator hopes to serve community

     LaFollette Medical Center’s new CEO Mark Cain sees himself as a servant leader. His hope is to diminish the need for people to leave Campbell County for medical care.

  • Meth lab found during domestic call

    A domestic situation led to the discovery of a meth lab on Claiborne Road.

    LaFollette Police Officers Joe Brown and James Farmer responded to a domestic complaint allegedly related to a meth lab at 103 Claiborne Road, Apt. 115 on Oct. 23.

    While at the home officers asked James Daniel Carroll, 34, and Judy Bohrer, 33, both of 103 Claiborne Road, Apt. 115, if there was a meth lab inside.

  • Shepherd’s Home hosts annual celebration banquet

     On Nov. 8, the Shepherd’s Home will host its second annual celebration banquet.

    The Shepherd’s Home is a non-profit ministry supported by a variety of community churches and some individuals.

  • CCSD makes arrest in White Oak fire cases

    One arrest has been made in connection with a rash of fires located in the White Oak area.

    Christopher Travis Dobson, 18, of 245 Travillion Lane Duff, was arrested on Oct. 21 on three counts of arson.

    The charges stem from a series of brush, structural and abandoned home fires in the White Oak community that occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 19.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Adam Hopper was patrolling in the White Oak area when he stopped a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse that had been spotted around one of the fires.

  • CCSD makes 10 drug arrests in three days

    Ten people were arrested on drug charges in a three-day period beginning on Oct. 21.

    During the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department’s sobriety check point on General Carl Stiner Highway Misty Dawn Anderson, 29, of 208 North 23rd Street, and her passenger, Christopher Brian Perkins, 30, also of 208 North 23rd Street, were stopped for a broken headlight. A search of the vehicle revealed a hypodermic needle and a spoon under the back seat. Both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Boshears busted for burglaries

    A LaFollette man allegedly told a fish tale to unload some stolen property last month.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Freddie White began investigating a case involving the apparent burglary of a boat storage unit located on Old Middlesboro Highway on two separate dates in September.

    During White’s inquiries the victim reported when he went to get his boat out of storage when he noticed he was missing eight rods and reels valued at approximately $1,831 as well as a tackle box filled with items totaling about $300.

  • CASA to host telethon on Saturday

    An organization made up almost entirely of volunteers that work to represent the best interest of children in abuse and neglect situations is looking for an advocate of its own.

    CASA of Campbell County depends largely on the support of the community and grant funding to keep its doors open. While annual events like the Bluegrass Breakdown and No Go Gala go a long way toward generating cash for the program David Ayers, CASA director, said they are always looking for new ways to bring in money needed to fund the $64,000 budget.