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  • BOE evaluates Poston

    On Aug. 23, the Campbell County Board of Education evaluated Director of Schools Donnie Poston. Poston’s mean score of 2.609, was slightly lower than his score on the mid-year evaluation, 2.683.

    “It’s very close to where it was mid-year,” BOE Chairman Mike Orick said.

  • Campbell County veterans fought in the War of 1812

    Among the Tennessean Patriots who fought in the War of 1812 were Campbell County residents.

    Peter Cooper was one of the early setters to Campbell County, Jane Ayers, one of his descendants said. Cooper was born in North Carolina in 1786, according to the National Society of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812 membership soldier rosters.

    Cooper’s father, Thomas Cooper, was a British soldier in the Revolutionary War who stayed behind and became a citizen, according to Trowbridges in America by Patricia Trowbridge Matthews.

  • Campbell County Youth Football Association to play games at LMS

     As work continues on the sports complex at East LaFollette, the Campbell County Youth Football Association will play home games at LaFollette Middle School.

  • During the War of 1812, Tennessee became the “Volunteer State”

    Two hundred years ago, America was engaged in the War of 1812. From the “Star Spangled Banner” to Andrew Jackson’s leadership in the Battle of New Orleans, much of America’s proud history occurred during the War of 1812. It was also during this war that Tennessee received the nickname, “the Volunteer State.”

  • Mountain Heritage Festival this weekend

    This weekend, the Mountain Heritage Festival is coming to Stinking Creek.

    The festivities will begin at 10 on Saturday morning.

    “Delmus Bruce will start us off with a word of prayer,” said Bruce Harris, from the Mountain Heritage Community Club.

    Kendra Reese will sing the national anthem.

    “We’re going to have more music than we’ve ever had,” Harris said. “We found quite a few groups to come this time.”

  • County commission appoints members to board of health

     The Campbell County Commission approved six new members to the Campbell County Board of Health at its Aug. 20 meeting.

    The commission approved Dr. Michael Nichols, Dr. Richard Burdeaux, Dr. Charles Wilkens, Dr. Mark Garrett, Sharon Shepherd, RN and Heather Jordan as new members on Aug. 20.

  • Troxell sentence stands

    Twenty- one months after a jury found James Troxell guilty of two counts of child rape and aggravated sexual battery, the court of criminal appeals has agreed the group of 12 was right.

    On Monday, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals issued the opinion that solidified Troxell’s verdict and 56 year sentence.

    He was convicted in 2011 of raping his step-granddaughter when she was six years old. By the time she came forward and the trial began the girl was 17 years old.

  • Search warrants to be obtained for suspected DUI drivers

    Those who choose to drink and drive this holiday weekend need to beware.

    In conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, local authorities and judiciary officials are teaming up for a no refusal weekend.

    Essentially, those suspected of driving under the influence will not be able to say no to a blood alcohol test.

  • LUB declares Red Hill Property surplus

     LaFollette Utilities Board declared 2.83 acres of Red Hill property, located in Claiborne County, as surplus. 

  • Public Records Aug. 30, 2012



    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    AUGUST 20 – AUGUST 27

    Herbert Tamer, Beverly Loy and Mitchell Loy to Carl W. Stiner and Tommy C. Stiner, Dist. 1, $32,000.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to Rodney L. Carter, Dist. 3, $22,000.

    J. Clavin Ward to Christopher C Santiago and Katie J. Santiago, Dist. 3, $119,000.