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  • Grimm and Bolinger best opponents in LaFollette race

    The LaFollette City Council may see a change in dynamic as it adds one new face to its membership.

    Political newcomer Stephanie Grimm bested all of her opponents after garnering a convincing 759 votes. 

    Now veteran councilman Joe Bolinger narrowly edged out former city employee Wayne Gregg in a 591 to 526 vote for the second open seat on the council.

    Jay Huddleston and Scott Kitts finished in a dead heat receiving 284 and 261 votes respectively.

  • Public Records Nov. 4

     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

    Oct. 25- Oct. 29

     

    Eagle Enterprises LLC to Robert M. Lee and Deborah M. Lee, Dist. 3, $640,000.

    Adam J. Lowe and Shannon Lowe to Boyd Morgan and Tammy Morgan, Dist. 1, $5,000.

  • Carroll and Wilson arrested again

    Some folks will never learn.  At least that seems to be the case for a couple that arrested for a second time in as many weeks.

    Adam Wayne Carroll, 37, of 183 Lakeshore Lane and Brandy Wilson, 28, of 1586 Lake Wood Road, Jacksboro were arrested on Oct. 15 in connection with a meth lab and counterfeiting operation on Lakeshore Lane.

  • Incredible baby shower gives to young mothers

    Pastel pinks and greens decorated the Dewey Hunter building in LaFollette for the Campbell County incredible baby shower on Monday.

    The event sponsored by the Campbell County Health Council and TENNderCARE was provided to teen mothers and moms-to-be for the second year.

  • Three nabbed in Shanghai burglaries; one juvenile cited

    Three men were arrested and a juvenile cited in connection with burglaries at Shanghai Marina.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Brandon Elkins, Justin Blake Adkins, 18, of 1153 Bruce Gap Road, Caryville, Bobby Joe Boshears, 21, 273 Longmire Lane and Adam Lee Muse, 18, of 483 Hollifield Drive, Jacksboro, allegedly broke into approximately 70 boats at the dock near the end of October.

    The thefts were discovered when two of the boat owners filed reports with the CCSD.

  • Campbell County schools continue to see changes

    It has been just under a month since Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren left the Campbell County school system under a cloud of suspicion that has resulted in the discovery of forged transcripts and a TBI investigation. 

    And in the wake of this bombshell Sharon Ridenour, former career and technical education supervisor, has been charged by the board with the daunting task of redirecting the focus of system employees and the community from the seemingly growing scandal to making a plan for continuing to improve education for the county’s students.

  • Shepherd’s Home to celebrate one-year anniversary

    The Shepherd’s Home has reached a milestone.  And to celebrate residents and volunteers are throwing a party of sorts.

    On Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. a dinner will be held in the family life center at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, to reflect on the strides made by the women participating in the transitional living program and to make the community aware of the continuing needs of the home.

  • Deputies injured in brawl

    A domestic violence call turned dangerous for the responding officers on Saturday.

    When Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies Josh Vann and Franklin Ayers confronted Steven Hobert Rose, 35, of 209 East Field Lane, about assaulting a female victim he had no intention of going to jail, Vann reported.

    According to Vann, Rose admitted he had assaulted a female and when the deputies attempted to place him under arrest a fight ensued.

  • Theft calls keep officer busy

    Alleged thieves kept authorities busy last week when they made off with cash and merchandise.

    Last Monday LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker was called to Walker’s Grocery to investigate reports of a theft.  At the scene the victim stated that he had given Roy Lee Farmer, 39, of 104 Gamble Lane, a ride to the store.  According to the victim, when they arrived at the store Farmer took $380 out of the victim’s wallet and ran into a residence at 704 South Cumberland Avenue.

  • Caryville citizens approve liquor referendums

    The mid-term elections marked a legendary change in one of Campbell County’s smallest towns.

    The town of Caryville passed both liquor by the drink and package store referendums.

    Approximately 356 citizens voted in favor of the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption (liquor by the drink) on the premises. There were 269 citizens in opposition to the referendum.