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  • FMS drops business license requirement for vendors

    After taking care of some run of the mill bid approvals members of the FMS committee took on a more complicated agenda item.
    When committee members were asked to consider approving the amended business license section of the county’s current purchasing policy Dennis Potter, road superintendent, was the first to speak up in opposition.

  • Jail project stays on track

    Plans for the proposed justice center and jail addition lived to see another day despite attempts by some commissioners to force the exploration of other options for the projects.

  • Perkins pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    It was an emotional proceeding as Mark Perkins pled guilty on two counts of vehicular homicide in court Tuesday.

    Perkins was charged following a fatal accident with another vehicle in June 2010. Aaron Hardwick, 17, and Johnson Khoshaba, 18, were killed in the accident after their car swerved off the road and struck a concrete wall.

    Khoshaba was attempting to pass Perkins when both vehicles exceeded the posted speed limit, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

  • Smith enters plea in abuse case

       

    While the men in Joseph Smith’s troop have continued to fight in the War against Terror, he has continued his own battle.

    As they have worn fatigues each day, Smith has worn a jail jumpsuit.

    However, on Tuesday, Smith waved a white flag, choosing to end his court battle with a plea.

    Initially charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment, he pled guilty to the reduced charge of aggravated assault.

  • Public Records Feb. 24, 2011

     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

    Feb. 14 – Feb. 18

     

    Willie J. Chadwell to Chris Cooper and Sarah Cooper, Dist. 3, $93,000.

    Francis Underwood to Todd Nance and Beverly Nance, Dist. 3, $62,253.37.

  • Jellico moves to abolish utility board

       The first reading of an ordinance to abolish the Jellico municipal board of utilities was approved last Thursday.

    The ordinance says the mayor and aldermen are abolishing the board of utilities in the best interest of the citizens of Jellico and customers of the Jellico electric and water system.

  • East LaFollette demolition begins; remaining building to be put to good use

       

     

    The walls of the building that was home to East LaFollette Elementary School are coming down - some of them anyway. But unlike its Caryville counterpart, some of the decades old building will remain. 

  • Cooper still fighting conviction

    Greta Cooper may be down but she won’t be counted as out.

    With a conviction and six month sentence looming for 22 criminal charges involving theft, Cooper is still waging a legal battle.

    On Tuesday Brent Gray, her attorney, asked Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton for new trial in Cooper’s case. Had the jury been made privy to a tape recording in which the victim said he gave Cooper not only the money but also permission to alter checks he had written to her, a different verdict may have been given, Gray argued.

  • Election commission finds votes; implements new procedures

    An oversight at the county election office is being chalked up to human error.

    As staff at the Campbell County Election Commission began work to archive documents following the November 2010 election, it was determined that nine votes hadn’t been counted. While it had been recorded the nine people had cast their votes, their ballots weren’t found and counted by the absentee board.

  • Phillips wants a new trial; judge says no

    Attempting to have Jerry Phillips’s case delayed for a seventh time Keith Hatfield asked for a continuance in the pedophile’s case on Tuesday.

    It didn’t happen.