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  • Two arrested for forgery

    Allegedly altering a prescription earned two men a trip to jail last week.

    On Sept. 27 LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow and Officers Pam Jarrett and Charles Duff responded to a call from the Food City pharmacy reporting an alleged forged prescription.

  • On caught another on the run following pursuit

    One man was arrested and another remains on the lam following a police chase last Thursday.

    On Sept. 29 Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Marlow attempted to stop a truck driven by Joshua D. Taylor, 20, of 6836 Highway 297, Pioneer, for speeding. Ignoring Marlow’s lights and sirens Taylor continue to flee turning onto Elk Fork Road and then onto Sand Gap Road.

  • Public Records Oct. 6, 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

    Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

     

    Cheer Realty LLC to Wilrite LLC, Dist. 1, $334,966.97.

    Diane B. Creech to Larry G. Creech and Diane B. Creech, Dist. 3.

    Ayers LP to Joe N. Wheeler Betty Lou Wheeler, Dist. 3, $8500.

  • Public Records Oct. 6, 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

    Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

     

    Cheer Realty LLC to Wilrite LLC, Dist. 1, $334,966.97.

    Diane B. Creech to Larry G. Creech and Diane B. Creech, Dist. 3.

    Ayers LP to Joe N. Wheeler Betty Lou Wheeler, Dist. 3, $8500.

  • County gets grant for lighting and trails

    Campbell County got the green light in the form of a check to move forward with a project that will have long-term impact Jacksboro’s downtown area.

    On Sept. 29 TDOT Commissioner John Schroer was in town to present Campbell County Mayor William Baird with a $250,000 grant to add decorative lighting around the courthouse and construct a biking/walking trail on streets adjacent to the building.

  • Survivor of the troop train wreck returned to Jellico

     Clarence L Eckstine, a passenger of a troop train that wrecked in the Narrows on July 6, 1944, returned to Jellico last week.

    Eckstine, 87, was greeted at Buck’s Hardware Store Friday by Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett, Director for Veteran’s Affairs Kevin Walden, Buck’s Hardware Store owner Ronnie Buck and other locals.

    As he toured the museum, looking at photographs of the wreck, Eckstine recalled some of his experiences.

  • Martin and Bundren accept plea agreements

     Nearly one year after Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren vacated their posts with the board of education the pair opted for a plea agreement instead of facing a Campbell County jury.

    On Monday the former director of schools and former federal programs director faced Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton in a line up of offenders prepared to enter pleas.

  • Campbell Culture Coalition hosts fifth annual Louie Bluie Festival

      

    • No admission charge but people are encouraged to donate $2 per person or $5 per family.
    • No parking fee.
    • Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.
    • Arts, crafts and food vendors
    • Kids’ fun zone

    Looking for a day of fun? This Saturday go to Cove Lake for a day of music, arts and culture because the Louie Bluie Festival is back for the fifth year.

  • Ward gets 54 years

     A one- time sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 54 years in prison on Monday.

    After being found guilty of 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery by a jury in June of this year, Daniel Ward’s bail was revoked.

    On Monday, he learned he would remain behind bars for presumably the rest of his life.

  • Public Records Sept. 29, 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

    Sept 19 – Sept 23

     

    Charles W. Woods to Gary L. Williams, Dist. 1, $58,500.

    William Lowe and Rita Ann Lowe to James Day and Shelby Day, Dist. 4, $20,000.

    Stephen Young and Mike Maxey to Jamie Ratliff, Dist. 5, $500.