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  • Jellico Police arrest alleged drug dealer in Veterans’ Park

     Last Thursday, Jellico Assistant Police Chief J. J. Hatmaker took Jerry Wayne Bryant into custody in Veterans’ Park.

    Bryant was transported to the Campbell County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond, Hatmaker said.

  • Tennessee offers tax break to back to school shoppers

     This weekend, The Tennessee Department of Revenue will offer back to school shoppers a Sales Tax Holiday. The Sales Tax Holiday begins 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ends 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. During the Sales Tax Holiday, any person purchasing clothing items $100 or less, computers $1,500 or less and school supplies $100 or less in the state of Tennessee will be exempt from state and local sales taxes, according to tnsalestaxholiday.com.

  • Tabernacle Church of God practices snake handling

    When Andrew Hamblin came to LaFollette he sough to incorporate snake handling into the worship services of a local church. He believes snake handling is a sign of the Gospel. Last fall, he became pastor at Tabernacle Church of God and introduced the congregation to serpent handling, along with other practices he believes are directed in Scripture. Tabernacle Church of God gathers for worship Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

  • Election day is here

    Today is the last chance to cast a vote in the 2011 state primary and county general election.

    “Like to encourage everyone who didn’t early vote to go out to the polls and cast a vote,” Campbell County Administrator of Election Ann Ayers-Colvin said.

    In Campbell County’s 21 precincts, polls open at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

  • Court order sends Lynn Cameron home to Illinois

    Lynn Cameron is back in her home state.

    A July 25 hearing in Campbell County Chancery Court authorized the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to transport Lynn Cameron to a facility in Illinois.

    Cameron, 19, was left at the Big Orange Bar in Caryville on June 28. Since then, the developmentally disabled woman has been at the Michael Dunn Facility in Roane County.

  • Christian Women's Connection to host free luncheon

    They’ll be clowning around at the Christian Women’s Connection outreach event on Aug. 8.

    Patches the Clown will be on hand to entertain women and their children or grandchildren from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church

    “We’re trying to reach people who would not normally come,” said Annette Lang, one of the event’s organizers.

  • CHET to celebrate 30th anniversary, grand opening of health clinic

     Community Health of East Tennessee will mark its 30-year anniversary of serving Campbell County on Aug. 10. The celebration will take place at the new clinic.

    In the CHET has operated in its new building, physicians and nurse practitioners have increased services by 16 percent as compared to last year.

    “We are a medically underserved community and that’s why we have a community health center,” said Jo Anne McCloud Myers, CHET board director and secretary.

  • National Nights Out set for Tuesday

    Campbell County will join the rest of America in celebrating National Night Out on Aug. 7. In LaFollette, the celebration will take place in Seargeant’s Park. In Jellico, the event will take place at Veteran’s Park.

    “We are in Campbell County, but we’re 30 miles away and we need to concentrate on our own area that we live in for the crime prevention and the drug abuse,” said Doris Stiers, one of National Night Out’s organizers in Jellico.

  • Progress on I-75 faster than expected

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation intends to open Interstate 75 to normal traffic volume sooner than expected.

  • Public Records Aug. 2, 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

    JULY 23 – JULY 27

    John D. Fitzgerald and Janice A. Fitzgerald to William Todd McDonald and Cathy Ann McDonald, Dist. 2, $55,000.

    Mark Pack and Jo Ella Pack to David J. Gaillard and Judith Gaillard, Dist. 3, $387,000.

    Paul J. Heatherly to Campbell County Board of Education, Dist. 1, $0.