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  • LMU student organizes lake cleanup

     College student Brittany Goins is doing her part to make Norris Lake a cleaner place.

    Goins, 20, is a sophomore at Lincoln Memorial University. She lives near the Blue Springs Dock, and is organizing a lake clean up there on April 14.

  • Campbell County joins effort to clean Norris Lake

     Saturday, Campbell County is joining a coordinated effort to clean Norris Lake. For the first time, a five-county task force has been assembled to clean the lake.

  • Traffic violations lead to possession charges

     Running a stop sign and failing to signal led to more problems for a LaFollette man Monday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Hopper followed Lonnie Edward Campbell, 31, 125 Gillis Lane, LaFollette, after he allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at Ellis Lane and Melvin Hollow Road. 

  • Kentucky man arrested for alleged kidnapping and assault

     Last Thursday, a Kentucky man allegedly took a female victim and their 17-month-old child for a wild ride that ended in kidnapping charges.

  • Jellico changes beer restrictions

    In a scramble to save revenue, Jellico’s leaders have loosened the town’s restrictions on the sale of beer.

    Monday night, the atmosphere at Jellico’s municipal building was tense. When the board of mayor and aldermen sat for the final reading of two beer ordinances, there was standing room only. Some members of the crowd called for the mayor’s attention while the ordinances were being discussed. They were instructed to be silent.

  • Southern Sons ride for a wounded veteran

      On April 7, local motorcyclists will ride to raise money for a wounded veteran.

    Marine Lance Corporal Cody Evans lost both his legs in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED on Dec. 15, 2011. He is currently undergoing occupational and physical therapy in Bethesda, Md. to learn how to walk with prosthetics. Meanwhile, people from the area have helped his family remodel his house to make it more handicapped accessible. The Southern Sons motorcycle club has also taken up his family’s cause.

  • Community rallies behind wounded Marine and his family

     

    From Maryville to Northern Kentucky, veterans, businesses and churches have rallied behind the family of a Speedwell Marine who lost his legs in Afghanistan.

    Lance Corporal Cody Evans, 27, has been in the Marine Corps for two years. A combat engineer, he was sweeping for IEDs on Dec. 15 2011, when one exploded.

    “He lost both his legs,” Angie Evans, Cody Evans’ aunt, said.

  • Cooper receives jail date

       By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    After exhausting the appeal process Greta Cooper now has a date to report to jail. Cooper, who appeared in criminal court on Monday, will begin her six-month jail sentence on April 20. However, her attorney Brent Gray indicated he might not be finished pleading her case.

    During court he asked Judge Shayne Sexton to allow Cooper 30 days before reporting to jail. He then indicated he might take Cooper’s case to the state supreme court.

  • Candidates for August election file petitions

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

     

    As the county prepares for the general election in August, politicos are already lining up for the paperwork to run for office.

    On the ballot this year are the county road superintendent, county property assessor, a third district county commission seat, five school board seats and the Tennessee House of Representative 36 th District seat.

  • Hatfields sue; allege cover up

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

     

    A LaFollette couple has launched a lawsuit against the county and its top law enforcement agency.

    Last week, Robert and Janice Hatfield filed the suit that alleges negligence, emotional distress and an attempted cover up in Campbell County Circuit Court. Their attorney, Greg Isaacs, had previously said he would file suit in federal court.