Local News

  • Property Assessor’s office is expanding

    The Campbell County Property Assessor’s office is growing.

    On May 5, Property Assessor Brandon Partin will open a second office in Jellico. “We will be open on Thursdays only from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.” said Partin. The office will be located in the same building as the county clerk and offer the same services as the Jacksboro office with the exception of mapping. Some issues may still require a trip to the Jacksboro office, he said.

  • LaFollette City council approves a new tractor

    At Tuesday night’s LaFollette City Council meeting the council seemed to be in agreement on every item.

  • County gets money for archives


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    Campbell County’s archive program now has a little more money to work with.

  • Former commissioner dies Tuesday



    It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end”.


    No one can deny that Adrion (“Adron”) Baird’s journey mattered—to many people.

    The 78 year- old “Renaissance Man” died on April 5, after a valiant battle with acute leukemia.

  • Missions group reaches milestones


  • Scott County Homeless Shelter available to four-county area

    It’s a sobering realization that a homeless shelter may be needed by Campbell Countians. But at the same time it’s reassuring to know there is a place to go for those in need.

    Ray Perry, case manager with Scott County Homeless Shelter, attended the LaFollette City Council workshop last Monday to tell people about the resources available.

    Up to 180 families utilized the homeless shelter last year; about 25 percent were from Campbell County, according to Perry.

  • Indictments returned


    The Campbell County grand jury returned 34 indictments on March 25.

    Those indictments were: *Howard S. King, Matthew E. Hamblin and Charles F. Pittman, Jr.- aggravated criminal trespass, theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000

    *Adam W. Carroll and Brandy M. Wilson- initiation of the process to meth manufacture, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful entering quarantined property, resisting arrest; *Adam W. Steakley- aggravated burglary, theft over $500

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    Tabitha Dawn Wilhoit Holstein- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; probation, court costs, $1,500 fine.

    Wesley L. Powers- theft over $1,000, felony FTA; split confinement of nine months with a jail credit from July 4, 2010, court costs, $75 to ECF, restitution to victim.

    Alice L. Chambers- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; two years probation, court costs, $500 to LPD drug fund.

  • 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

    March 21- March 25


    Franklin R. Riley to Jack R. Varnadoe and Colleen Varnadoe, Dist. 3, $325,000.

    Ayers LP to Charles Edward Morgan and Shirley Ann Morgan, Dist. 1, $18,000.

    TN Land Partners LLC to William W. Riley and Carolyn D. Riley, Dist. 1, $17,900.

  • Roadblock takes impaired drivers off the road

    Some folks learned the hard way on Friday night that drinking and driving doesn’t mix well.

    Just ask the people arrested on Friday night during a Governor’s Highway Safety Roadblock.

    Beginning at 9 p.m. officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department along with officers from LaFollette, Caryville and Jacksboro were joined by their counterparts from Cumberland County, Oneida, Roane County and Oak Ridge for the three-hour event.