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  • 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.

  • Brutal slaying of neighborhood dog witnessed by many

    Last week the Caryville Police Department responded to a call where a witness stated that Gary Lynn Phillips, 39, had killed his dog.

    Phillips, amid a group of onlookers grabbed a large stick and began to allegedly beat the small dog to death, police said.

    Phillips then dragged the dying dog to the owner’s property, allegedly leaving it in the grass, according to Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones.

    When questioned, Phillips said the dog was after his daughter and that was why he killed it, the arrest report said.

  • Jellico board debates budget

     The current budget cycle has already begun.

    But Jellico lags behind other municipalities as it continue to debate expenses.

    Last Thursday, the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen should have passed the budget in the second and final reading for the 2010-11 fiscal year beginning July 1. But the board again debated the budget, deciding to meet in a workshop and special call meeting on Wednesday to at last finalize the revenues and expenditures.

  • Every piece of equipment has a story

    The puffing of engines and camaraderie of fellow tractor owners all contributed to the successful tractor/engine show in Jellico on Saturday.

    About 28 machines were lined up next to the stage at Veterans Memorial Park in Jellico. They have tilled lands both large and small and were purchased this year or over 90 years ago.

    The difference in the individual tractors at the show can be equated to those that own them today, some are still used for mowing or tilling but others are just for show.

  • The community shares history of Jellico

    Ronnie Buck has been collecting historic memorabilia for over five years.

    License plates and glass bottles line the shelves above the tools and materials he sells at Buck’s Hardware in Jellico. While Buck has always been a collector of local history, the entire community is now sharing in his passion by contributing to a downtown museum next to the hardware store.