Local News

  • Jacksboro man jailed after auto accident

    A Jacksboro man was jailed for the seventh time following an early-morning car accident on Indian River Boat Dock Road on Nov. 12.

    Officers reportedly arrived on the scene and found a 2006 white Suzuki crashed into a tree with “moderate damage.”

    Sgt. Josh Carroll of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department reportedly found the vehicle unoccupied, but the vehicle was allegedly registered to Gregory Wayne Bailey, 45, 121 Cherokee Trail, Jacksboro.

  • Public records for the week of Nov. 15, 2012


    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    James R. Wells and Daina D. Wells to Paul M. Kruth and Catherine M. Kruth, Dist. 2, $147,000.

    Donald K. Beverly and Karla Beverly to David Maurer and Linda M. Maurer, Dist. 2, $23,000.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to One Tenn LTD, Dist. 3, $94,000.

  • Shepherd’s Home to host 3rd annual banquet

     Tuesday night, the Shepherd’s Home will host its 3rd annual banquet at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro. It will be held in the Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • LaFollette sets 20 MPH speed limit on Mullis Trail and Jane Way

     Monday night, the LaFollette City Council voted to set a 20-mile per hour speed limit for Mullis Trail and Jane Way.

    Before the members of the council voted to set a new speed limit for those streets, they listened to the concerns of four citizens from Mullis Trail about work that is currently underway.

  • Jellico woman behind bars on drug indictment

    A Jellico woman was arrested after police questioned her for prostitution and found she was wanted on an outstanding drug related indictment.

    Once officers identified the woman as Margaret A. “Paco” Hicks, 35, she was arrested on an indictment warrant handed down by the Campbell County Grand Jury.

    During the booking process, Hicks allegedly admitted to having “intimate knowledge” of a Jellico prostitution ring and reportedly admitted to taking part in illegal acts in the park.

  • Jellico to give away coats on Saturday

    Jellico’s residents could find themselves a little warmer thanks to the kindness of fellow citizens.

    On Saturday, children, teens and adults in need of a coat can go to Veterans Park between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up a free coat in Jellico’s third annual Coats for the Cold.

    “We’ve got a room full of coats,” said Doris Stiers, one of the event organizers. “I bet we’ve got 800 coats.” Last year, 500 coats were collected.

  • No word on closing of Jacksboro driver's station

    Community concerns that the Jacksboro driver’s services location will close could be premature.

    “I can tell you that we are considering merging various driving service centers across the state,” said Dalya Qualls, public information officer with the Tennessee Department of Safety in Nashville.

    Local supervisor Barbara Turitt said she has no knowledge of any potential closures at the Jacksboro office.

  • CC veterans discuss importance of military service

     Campbell County is preparing to honor its veterans with several events this weekend as Veteran’s Day approaches. 

    “I’ve always honored Veterans’ Day,” retired Army Colonel Tom Stiner said. “For the sacrifices of those who have particularly given their all and for all those who have served.”

  • Pioneer post office to change hours of service

     The Pioneer Post Office will begin to operate under reduced hours at the start of 2013. 

    “We’re not closing,” said Angie Householder, the U. S. Postal Service’s officer in charge at the Pioneer Post Office. “We’re just reducing the hours to run more efficiently.”

  • Voters choose Hatmaker and Fannon to fill council seats

    LaFollette’s residents chose Hansford Hatmaker and Bob Fannon to fill two council seats. The seats became open when Hatmaker was up for reelection, and former council member Wayne Kitts vacated his seat in August to run for mayor.

    Perpetual candidate Virgil Kidwell ran against Fannon and Hatmaker. Voters could select two candidates. The two receiving the most votes, Fannon and Hatmaker, won the seats. Fannon led the group with 1,043 votes, Hatmaker received 1,034 and Kidwell had 706 votes, losing the seat.