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  • Grand jury returns indictments

     The Campbell County Grand Jury convened Aug. 10 and returned the following indictments:

    Glenn Howard- DUI over .20 BAC, DUI without BAC, violation HMVO, violation registration, and violation light law.

    Willis York- DUI, violation of financial responsibility.

    Linda Ward- possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of open container.

    Kevin Greene- felony possession of drug paraphernalia, initiation of the process to manufacture meth.

    Russell Stothers- DUI.

  • Public records Aug. 16, 2012

    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

    AUG. 6  – AUG. 10

    James Anderson to Randal Butler, Dist. 1, $2,000.

    Bobby Wilson to Bobby Wilson and Amanda Lee Wilson, Dist. 3.

    Donald Ferguson and Kathy V. Ferguson to Angelika Lowery and Kenneth R. Lowery, Dist. 3, $6500.

    Morgan Smith to Regina Blankenship and David Blankenship, Dist. 4, $2,000.

  • Local girl’s family finds support from Oley Foundation

     At 8 years old, Ally Winter has overcome many obstacles.

  • LaFollette Church of God to celebrate 95 year this Sunday

     Sunday, LaFollette Church of God will celebrate its 95th anniversary.

    “It will be a homecoming,” LaFollette Church of God member Hack Ayers said.

  • Council steps back from plan to appoint liaisons to departments

     Monday night, the LaFollette City Council took a step back from a proposed plan to appoint council members as liaisons to departments.

  • Arrest made for streaking

    Oh yes, they call him the streak.

    That was what the Jacksboro Police Department may have been thinking when they arrested Charles Blankenship, 58, of 243 Liberty Street after a year of telephone calls about an allegedly nude man.

    “The first report that we got, that I actually received, it’s been well over a year ago,” said Jacksboro detective Mike Starrett. The first call came in from a clerk in the circuit court clerk’s office.

  • Kitts to run for mayor of LaFollette

     LaFollette City Council member Wayne Kitts has higher political aspirations. On Monday night he expressed his intentions of running for mayor this fall.

    “My council term’s up,” Kitts said after the meeting Monday night. “I was going to have to run for council, I just decided to run for mayor.”

  • Partin scores second term

    When Thursday was over and the votes were counted, Brandon Partin was elected to another term as county property assessor.

    He won the race with 58 percent of the vote.

    After the celebration ended, it was time for Partin to resume his duties.

    Among those duties is the installation of a new computer system. In October the property assessor’s office will convert its appraisal system. “The values of people’s properties will not change,” Partin said. “But it will give more flexibility to the appraisal process.”

  • Newly elected officials comment on next terms

     Wendell Bailey

    Could not be reached for comment

     

    Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson ousted David Lynch for the first district school board seat with 568 votes. Lynch received 397 votes. Wilson is the only new school board member from this election. He will be sworn in at the September school board meeting.

  • Stinking Creek community to host Mountain Heritage festival Labor Day Weekend

     The Mountain Heritage Community Club will host the annual Mountain Heritage Festival in Stinking Creek Sept. 1-2.