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  • Snell sentenced for attempted child abuse

     By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

     

    A woman who drove into Cove Lake with her children strapped in the backseat of her car has pled guilty to felony charges.

    On Monday Amanda Snell agreed that in October 2009, she committed attempted aggravated child abuse and attempted aggravated child abuse with a child less than eight years of age.

  • Public Records Nov. 18

     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

    Nov. 8 – Nov. 12

     

    Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Elizabeth Chapman to JR Kitts and J R Kitts, Dist. 1, $58,300.

    David Escalante and Regina Escalante to John W. Leach, Dist. 5, $8,000.

  • Pill bottles spark investigation

    Caryville Police Department responded to a report about several trash bags full of pill bottles last Friday.

    Police Chief Johnny Jones went to the Holiday Inn in response to the complaint about the suspicious items.

    The hotel manager advised Jones t an employee was weed eating the property and discovered a garbage bag. The bag allegedly contained an abundance of pill bottles, according to the report.

    “I observed the garbage bag containing several pull bottles,” said Jones.

  • Inmate transfered to face charges in Campbell

    Arrested in Jackson, Amy L. Bothe, 27, was transferred to the Campbell County Jail on Sunday to face outstanding charges.

    Bothe was being sought for the illegal tattooing of a minor in February. Bothe and another suspect were gone when officers went to arrest them, according to the report filed by Caryville Police Lt. Stephanie Smith.

    A warrant was filed for Bothe for child abuse and neglect. Based on the original report, the minor received a two-inch tattoo of a cross on his upper back thigh.

  • Caryville hosts Christmas lights contest for residents

    The holidays have arrived.

    The recent cold weather has most people anticipating Christmas. But in Caryville, the Christmas season starts early with a contest for the best home decoration.

    “We have people down here that do a fantastic job decorating,” said alderman and tourism director Chris Stanley. “They really embrace the holidays.”

    Starting this week and continuing through Dec. 13, citizens of Caryville are being encouraged to decorate their homes for Christmas.

  • Veterans honored at services around county

    Last Thursday was a busy day for veterans in Campbell County.

    Two services were held in their honor.

    Veterans Affairs Officer Kevin Walden officiated the ceremonies in Jacksboro and Jellico honoring service men and women. The services in Jacksboro started in the late morning with the sun casting deep shadows from the veteran monuments.

    A large crowd gathered at the veteran’s memorial next to the Campbell County Court House for the service. At the close of the program, two local men were honored for their service.

  • Veterans honored at services around county

    Last Thursday was a busy day for veterans in Campbell County.

    Two services were held in their honor.

    Veterans Affairs Officer Kevin Walden officiated the ceremonies in Jacksboro and Jellico honoring service men and women. The services in Jacksboro started in the late morning with the sun casting deep shadows from the veteran monuments.

    A large crowd gathered at the veteran’s memorial next to the Campbell County Court House for the service. At the close of the program, two local men were honored for their service.

  • Public Records Nov. 11

     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

    Nov. 1- Nov. 5

     

    Steven M. Saratori and Paula D. Saratori to Joel Brummett, Dist. 2, $65,000.

    Ernest H. Creekmore Jr. and Jamie N. Ratliff, Dist. 5, $25,000.

    William Tate and Dorothy Tate to Nancy R. Wilson, Dist. 1, $106,060.

  • Liquor is at the forefront of discussion following election

    Everybody is buzzing about liquor in Caryville.

    And for the first time in months the boardroom at town hall was bursting with a crowd. Overwhelmed by the community interest, Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury asked the citizens for patience while the board of aldermen figures out the details.

    “As you all know, last Tuesday, the city voted for liquor by the drink and retail package stores,” said Caryville attorney Reid Troutman Monday night.

  • SRO’s spark discussion at budget and finance meeting

     

     

    School resource officers were a source of discussion during Monday’s budget and finance committee meeting.

    When a budget amendment requiring the realignment of funds in the school department’s budget for the creation of a sixth SRO position was presented, commissioners had questions.