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  • Motion to override veto on Jellico employee raises voted down 3-2

     Since Jellico’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on July 28, Mayor Les Stiers has exercised his power to veto and vote.

    A three percent raise for town employees was passed at July’s meeting in a last minute motion. 

  • Auction brings in cash for CCSD

    When it comes to funding the war on drugs the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department is taking matters into its own hands.

    Last Saturday Sheriff Robbie Goins and his department raised more than $20,000 to continue efforts to eradicate the county’s seemingly endless drug activity. The funds were generated by the auction of property seized during drug related arrests.

  • Mountain Heritage Festival to be held on Labor Day

     As Labor Day draws near Stinking Creek prepares to host its annual Mountain Heritage Festival.

    People will gather Saturday and Sunday at Mountain Heritage Field for food, fun, and to celebrate the “old ways” for the 42nd annual festival. 

  • Accident leads to drug arrest

    A minor accident turned into a not so minor incident last Wednesday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker responded to an accident in the parking lot of Big Lots at around 8 p.m. Officer Odell Bailey met Baker at the scene. Records indicate Bailey was off duty when he observed Jesse Mark Pinkerton’s, 30, of 1603 Brashaw Garden Road, Knoxville, parked vehicle roll back and strike another parked car.

  • Jellico Community Hospital will sponsor the Miner’s Mile on Labor Day

     This Labor Day, for the fifth year, Jellico Community Hospital will host the Miner’s Mile at Indian Mountain State Park at 9 a.m.

    The Miner’s Mile consists of three separate races, a 10-kilometer run, a five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. These races will begin one after the other, and occur almost simultaneously.

     “I need 500 people,” Hospital Chaplain and Miner’s Mile coordinator Kevin Shelley said.

  • Public Records Aug. 25, 2011

     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 15 – Aug 19

    Adrian D. Robert Christian and Daniel H. Johnson to Clara Elizabeth Atkins Pope, Dist 1, $270,000

    Barbara L. Pelsor to Mark D. Allen and Judy D. Allen, Dist 3, $187,900

    Raymond Scott Fields and Lisa C. Fields to John E. Bond and P. Patricia Bond, Dist 3, $329,000

  • Jellico continues to work out agreement with Montclair Technologies

     Soon after Montclair representatives visited Jellico, the extension request for their use of the Taylor Machine Shop came before the board of mayor and aldermen.

    At the board’s meeting Thursday night, it unanimously approved Montclair’s request for extended use of the building.

    When the current board originally renewed the agreement, it had required Montclair pay $15,000 for use of the building. Montclair has paid $10,000. In lieu of the remaining $5,000, Montclair requested it pay $3,000 in order to renew the agreement through Sept. 30.

  • CHET looks forward to first phase of new building being completed

     Community Health of East Tennessee hopes to move some of its services to a new building by December.

    CHET is building a new facility on Independence Lane. The construction will take place in three phases, CHET CEO Teresa Dabney said. The first phase is almost complete.

    The first phase includes the building’s outer shell and the first floor.

    The total cost of the project will be around $6 million, Dabney said. The first phase alone was around $4 million, she said. CHET received a USDA loan that has funded the first phase, Dabney said.

  • Bargy found guilty

    The deliberation for Loius Bargy lasted all day on Friday.

    But when the jury was finished the young man was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, filing a false report and tampering with  evidence.

    Bargy was allowed to remain free on bond. He will be sentenced later this year.

  • Woman arrested for using bad checks

     Last Monday, Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department arrested Nakita Louise Brown, 19, 180 Lowes Lane, Jacksboro, for using worthless checks and theft of property under $500.

    Around 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 5, Smith took a report based on the victim’s complaint.