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  • Citizen time back before commission




    Robert Henson has become a familiar face at for members of the county commission.

    In recent months he has appeared before the group in vehement opposition to the county powers act that was passed in December of last year.

    But on Monday night, Henson used his time to debate a different subject.

    As he began his comments Henson said he wanted to discuss what he called “the 10 commandments for addressing the commission.”

  • Lemarr arrested after alleged domestic incident

      What started as a family feud ended with a trip to jail and a list of charges for Gregory Lemarr.

    On May 4 LaFollette Police Officer Brian Tiller was called to 516 North 15th Street to check out reports of a domestic disturbance. At the residence the victim stated her son was drunk and had been physically aggressive. Records indicate the victim stated she and her husband had to fight with Lemarr, 38, of 114 South 27th Street, to get him out of the home.

  • Drug arrests keep officers busy



    Reports of a man sleeping in his vehicle led to an arrest early Sunday morning.

    LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow went to the Midway Car Wash to investigate reports of a male who was allegedly slumped over the steering wheel of his car.

    According to Marlow's report, he could easily see through the passenger side window that Jerry W. Hutson, II, 28, of 408 Myers Street, Jacksboro, allegedly had a pill bottle in his right hand and some white pills in his left had.

  • Arrest made in boat burglaries; warrant issued

       The art of being inconspicuous escaped Joseph K. Harp.

    On Tuesday around 4 a.m. Campbell County Sheriff's Deputies Cody Chapman and Jimmie Albertini went to Anchor Marine to look into reports of suspicious activity in the area.

    As Chapman was sitting in his patrol car watching he allegedly saw a male jump into a car and leave the scene.

  • Aviation camp slated for June




    Visions of summer camp likely include rustic cabins, crafting leather belts and catching a raging case of poison ivy. But Mid-Heaven Missions Aviation Camp isn't the average summer camp.

    For the second year the Jacksboro Airport will open its facilities to the ministry that is based at Second Baptist Church Clinton.

  • Public Records

    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

    April 25 to April 29


    Seibert LLC to Andrew Beckman and Beverly Beckman, Dist. 2, $159,900.

    Peggy Ivey, Ernie Ivey, Tonya Poole and Michael Poole to Bradley L. Utley and Cristie Utley, Dist. 3, $305,000.

  • Jail addition one step closer

    After years of visiting and revisiting the notion of adding additional space to the county's current 96 bed jail facility it seems as if the stars may just be aligning for the project to get underway.

    Bids for the facility came in last Thursday putting the decision on which proposal to accept squarely in the commission's lap.

  • Lunch raises funds and awareness

     David Keith is a man of many roles- actor, director, singer, even composer. Ironically, with around 100 film/television credits to his name, Keith has found the role of a lifetime-child advocate. On April 29, Keith was the keynote speaker at the Campbell County Children’s Center’s Second Annual Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon, held at the LaFollette Church of God.             

  • Relay for Life scheduled for Friday night

    Walkers are likely lacing up their walking shoes in anticipation of this year's Relay for Life event.

    On Friday evening the community will unite with the common goal of remembering those who have succumbed to cancer, honoring those that have survived and raising money to battle the disease that has affected the majority in one way or another.

    According to Cindy Russell, who has worked to organize this year's festivities, approximately 24 teams have been feverishly collecting cash in an effort to meet the county's goal of $50,000.

  • Press staff captures awards on Friday night

    On Friday night members of the LaFollette Press Staff were honored by their journalism peers.

    During the annual East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalist awards ceremony the Press staff was recognized with 11 awards for the work they did in 2010.

    Among those honors was a first place award in the investigative journalism category.

    Editor Susan Sharp, Jennifer Caldwell, reporter and former reporter Natasha Colbaugh were given the top honor for a story they investigated and reported on in Dec. 2010.