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  • Farewell to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins

    After four years in office, Sheriff Gary W. Perkins is saying goodbye. At least for now.

    After a long campaign to continue his duties overseeing the sheriff’s office, Perkins said he is surprised by the outcome where he received 3, 046 votes.

    Coming in second with a difference of over 2,400 votes, Perkins still garnered more support than the four other candidates vying for the office.

  • There is a new sheriff in town

    In a race where Robbie Goins led from the start, being elected as the county’s next sheriff seemed to happen quickly.

    With voters able to chose between six candidates, Goins still earned over 50 percent of the vote. The other nearly 48 percent was split between the other five candidates.

    Out of 10,717 voters, Goins earned 5,452 votes.

  • Local candidates face off in House of Representatives race

    While last week’s election put an end to the campaigning for most, it only marked the beginning for two Campbell County men.

    Keith Clotfelter won the Democratic nomination for the Tennessee House of Representatives 36th District. Dennis Powers is his Republican counterpart after receiving the bulk of votes in his bid for that party’s nomination.

  • Caryville Board postpones returning hours to employees

    The discussion of employee work hours listed on the agenda of the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday was a highly anticipated subject, but was quickly diverted with comments from alderman Chris Stanley.

    Stanley looked back at the records from the April 12 meeting and stated concerns about the way cuts in employee work hours were done and how they would need to be restored.

  • Cougar Day wraps up, students prepared for new school year

    Cougar Day was successful, according to Campbell County High School Principal Robbie Heatherly.

    With almost 1,500 students attending CCHS this year, faculty felt it was necessary to begin the process of preparation early. Though not every student attended the Cougar Day activities, those who did will be prepared on the first day of classes beginning Aug. 11.

  • Jellico Police Department makes arrest for child abuse

    Charges of child abuse and assault on a minor have been filed against a Jellico man after officers responded to a domestic complaint last Wednesday.

    Lewis John Story, 43, of Woolridge, was arrested for allegedly striking two underage children in a Jellico residence.

  • Veterans Affairs Office ranks first in state for benefits

    Continued service to the veterans of Campbell County has recently paid off.

    Last month, the local veteran’s affairs office was ranked number one in the state for providing the most benefits per recipient.

  • Community driven women show dedication to life long work

    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.

  • Election unseats several incumbents

    The 2010 election winners will not only be claiming offices following the results.

    Some will also be able to claim they had large margins of victory.

  • List of candidates for municipal offices continue to grow

    With one week left to qualify to run in a municipal race, petitions are being distributed to political hopefuls.

    The city of LaFollette will elect two new council members in November.