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  • Veterans honored at services around county

    Last Thursday was a busy day for veterans in Campbell County.

    Two services were held in their honor.

    Veterans Affairs Officer Kevin Walden officiated the ceremonies in Jacksboro and Jellico honoring service men and women. The services in Jacksboro started in the late morning with the sun casting deep shadows from the veteran monuments.

    A large crowd gathered at the veteran’s memorial next to the Campbell County Court House for the service. At the close of the program, two local men were honored for their service.

  • Veterans honored at services around county

    Last Thursday was a busy day for veterans in Campbell County.

    Two services were held in their honor.

    Veterans Affairs Officer Kevin Walden officiated the ceremonies in Jacksboro and Jellico honoring service men and women. The services in Jacksboro started in the late morning with the sun casting deep shadows from the veteran monuments.

    A large crowd gathered at the veteran’s memorial next to the Campbell County Court House for the service. At the close of the program, two local men were honored for their service.

  • Public Records Nov. 11

     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

    Nov. 1- Nov. 5

     

    Steven M. Saratori and Paula D. Saratori to Joel Brummett, Dist. 2, $65,000.

    Ernest H. Creekmore Jr. and Jamie N. Ratliff, Dist. 5, $25,000.

    William Tate and Dorothy Tate to Nancy R. Wilson, Dist. 1, $106,060.

  • Liquor is at the forefront of discussion following election

    Everybody is buzzing about liquor in Caryville.

    And for the first time in months the boardroom at town hall was bursting with a crowd. Overwhelmed by the community interest, Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury asked the citizens for patience while the board of aldermen figures out the details.

    “As you all know, last Tuesday, the city voted for liquor by the drink and retail package stores,” said Caryville attorney Reid Troutman Monday night.

  • SRO’s spark discussion at budget and finance meeting

     

     

    School resource officers were a source of discussion during Monday’s budget and finance committee meeting.

    When a budget amendment requiring the realignment of funds in the school department’s budget for the creation of a sixth SRO position was presented, commissioners had questions.

  • Children’s Center sees excavation as new beginning

    The hard work has paid off for staff at the Campbell County Children’s Center. Fundraising efforts and dedicated service to the county has led to this moment- the moment of building a new facility.

    The building site is located next to Roane State Community College in LaFollette. Large tractors smoothed the land moving dirt around during the ceremonial ground breaking on Tuesday.

  • BOE named in lawsuit involving bus crash

     

  • Children’s Center sees excavation as new beginning

    The hard work has paid off for staff at the Campbell County Children’s Center. Fundraising efforts and dedicated service to the county has led to this moment- the moment of building a new facility.

    The building site is located next to Roane State Community College in LaFollette. Large tractors smoothed the land moving dirt around during the ceremonial ground breaking on Tuesday.

  • Four nabbed in string of burglaries

    A string of burglaries in the Windsor Pointe area landed four people in jail last week.

    A traffic stop made by LaFollette Police Officer Bill Owens was the catalyst that led to more arrests by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to Owen’s report, he had prior knowledge that Jonathan Nipper, 19, of 169 Robin Road, had an outstanding arrest warrant and a suspended driver’s license when he conducted a traffic stop last Tuesday.

  • Council says yes to discounts; plans Christmas event

    The LaFollette City Council wrapped up its meeting in record time Monday evening plowing through agenda items in under 15 minutes.

    The group, minus an absent Councilman Hansford Hatmaker, voted unanimously to pass an action creating a discount for early payment of city taxes.  As a result of the vote city residents can receive a 2-percent discount if their taxes are paid by Nov. 25 or a 1-percent discount if they are paid by Dec. 25.

    Gail Herrin and Katie Goins approached the council requesting permission to organize a Christmas in the City event.