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  • Court denies new trial for Phillips

    Denny Phillips will not be getting a new trial.
    This ruling came after a number of legal questions were posed at a Tuesday morning hearing.

  • Marlow undergoing testing

    A man accused of killing his mother with a baseball bat is undergoing a forensic examination.
    In criminal court on Tuesday public defender Charles Herman asked the court to reset James Marlow Jr.’s next court appearance to Sept. 27 so the tests could be completed.
    With no objections raised by prosecutors, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton allowed the postponement.

  • High School seniors get opportunity to win cash

    Social networking sites are all the rage.  And no one seems to know them better than the country’s youth.
    Now this year, thanks to a contest sponsored by the state’s securities division, high school seniors across Tennessee have a chance to earn money by writing about the topic they have achieved a certain degree of expertise in.

  • Subject arrested for alleged burglary

     

    The Caryville Police Department responded to a disturbance call last Saturday, resulting in an arrest for auto burglary and assaulting an officer.

    Caryville Officer Ben Marlow located a male subject waving down vehicles on Bruce Gap Road around 10:50 p.m., according to the arrest report.

  • Public Records Sept. 9

    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. 30 – Nov. 3

    Larry Nidiffer and Sue Ellen Nidiffer to Matthew S. Ogden and Candace S. Ogden, Dist. 3, $128,000.
    Paul Jackson and Wilma Jackson to Sherri S. Powell, Dist. 3, $132,500.
    James B. Sharp and James E. Sharp to David Ray Madron and Jamie Kim Madron, Dist. 1, $9,300.

  • Personal conflict gets air at meeting

    The proposed promotion of three officers took a turn for the worst at the LaFollette Council workshop this week.
    Officers William Owens, Joe Brown and Jason Marlow have been working in the capacity of sergeants and were recommended for a salary increase of $1,500 per person to match their responsibilities.
    “We can only work them so long without compensation for that,” said acting City Administrator Cade Sexton.

  • Outgoing commissioners take final trip

    Last week a contingency of Campbell County commissioners traveled to Nashville for an orientation program for newly elected officials.
    In addition to the 15 commissioners who won seats in the Aug. 5 elections two others were also in attendance at the two-day conference.
    Despite having lost their bids for re-election former commissioners Lynn Letner and David G. Young made the trip to the state’s capital. Once back, they filed expense reimbursement requests with the county.

  • Jellico passes budget, hikes property taxes

    After several months of conversations and meetings, the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved the 2010-11 fiscal year budget in a special call meeting last week.
    While the conversations between the mayor and aldermen have led to a decision to lower property taxes, they have in fact increased taxes without notification, according to Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin.

  • County officials take oath

    The lower courtroom looked more like a sea of humanity as a capacity crowd packed the courthouse on Tuesday afternoon.
    Family, friends and curious onlookers packed the pews and lined the walls to witness newly elected officials and their staff swear to uphold the duties of their offices.

  • Traffic stop leads to alleged marijuana discovery

    The passenger of a car involved in a traffic stop found himself on the wrong side of the law last Thursday.
    When LaFollette Police Officer Michael Sandefur approached the Ford F250 truck to speak with the driver he observed Casey Lynn Lemar, 20, of 104 Highway 25W, allegedly quickly put something in the glove box and try to close it.  Because the compartment did not close the officer was able to see a baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in plain sight.