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  • LaFollette Council discusses upcoming agenda

    A workshop for the LaFollette City Council uncovered a basket full of items to approve at the next meeting.

    Discussion on the capital outlay note and the library grant took place during the workshop. Acting City Administrator Cade Sexton reported the library grant worth over $200,000 might be awarded to the city. Sexton will be notified by the end of September about the grant.

  • Labor Day is race day in Jellico

    On Monday, the fourth annual Miners Mile will take place at Indian Mountain State Park. The Jellico event will feature a two-mile walk, 5K and 10K races. A total of 14 age groups can participate in the action, making the event a family activity, said spokesperson for the Miner’s Mile Kevin Shelley.

    “There is something for everyone,” said Shelley. “I am always interested to see the places people are coming from.”

  • Sweet breakfast helps CASA provide services

     

    A syrupy breakfast was served up to support CASA of Campbell County in their efforts to help abused and neglected children last Saturday.

    The event fed over 150 people and raised over $1,400 for local children in the court system.

    CASA Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Inscho said the event was a huge success, bringing different types of supporters than other fundraisers.

  • Campbell County Indictments

    The following indictments were returned last week. Arraignments are scheduled for Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m.
    Jamie Hembree- theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000.
    Nicholas Valdez- aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000.
    Paul Hubbard- rape.
    Sandra Wilson aka Smiddy- attempted theft of property $60,000 or more, forgery $60,000 or more, criminal simulation $60,000 or more.
    James Leach- simple possession of drug paraphernalia, promotion manufacture of meth (property), promotion manufacture of meth, reckless endangerment-deadly weapon involved.

  • 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
    Aug. 23 – Aug. 27

    Dennis Kilgore and Janice Kilgore to Jonathan James Kilgore, Dist. 1, $10,000.
    Claiborne Construction and Supply Com. to Crass Properties LLC, Dist. 3, $55,000.
    THOR Industries LLC to Jerry Faerber and Margaret H. Faerber, Dist. 3, $75,000.
    Thelma Irene Heaton to Brenda Farris, Dist. 5, $15,000.

  • Greyhound bus searched for explosives

    A Greyhound bus was stopped in Campbell County last Friday after a passenger called 911 to report a possible bomb on board, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    The emergency dispatch in Knoxville received a phone call from a passenger about an individual carrying a suspicious package around his waist. The package was allegedly wrapped in duct tape and could possibly be an explosive, according to the report.

  • Board green lights teacher raises; money yet to be designated

    It may have been the last meeting for four school board members, but that didn’t stop the group from carrying on with business as usual.
    When an agenda item dealing with raises for all certified employees came up for discussion outgoing board member Mark A. Wells wasted no time in making a motion in favor of the action.

  • Three women dedicate their lives to their jobs

    How many employers can say they have a staff member that has been with them 50 plus years? At least three in Campbell County can.
    China Willoughby with the Department of Children’s Services, Ruby Childress with Valley View Elementary School and Mildred Asbury with Peoples Bank of the South share over 150 years of hard work toward their chosen professions.
    Starting as a junior stenographer in September 1952, Willoughby has worked 58 years for the department of social services.

  • Public Records for Aug. 16- Aug. 23

    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
    Aug. 16 – Aug. 20

    Catherine V. Faust to Frank A. Macierjewski and Heidi L. Macierjewski, Dist. 1, $16,000.
    P Mark Hope to Tara Goins, Dist. 3, $120,000.
    Robert Lynn Fannon to Scott Laxton and Laura Christina Laxton, Dist. 1, $352,000.
    Mary Frances Steely to Georgia Pruitt, Dist. 5, $70,000.

  • Indiana woman dies in fatal accident

    Inclement weather has been named as the reason for a fatal accident on Interstate 75, last Wednesday.

    Rochelle Kay Lee, 22, of Plainfield, IN., was driving south on I-75 when she allegedly lost control of her 1999 Ford Mustang near mile marker 144.

    Just after 1 p.m. Lee lost control of her vehicle during heavy rain on the interstate near Stinking Creek, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Skeen.