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  • Results in; high number of county early votes

    Almost half of the Campbell County residents who cast votes in the state primary and county general election did so during early voting.

    “People took advantage of early voting,” Administrator of Elections Ann Ayers-Colvin said.

    Not counting provisional ballots, the unofficial count for votes in the election is 6,680, Ayer-Colvins said. About 3,000 of these votes were cast during early voting.

    But voting during Election Day went smoothly, Ayers-Colvin said.

  • Sinkhole reduces traffic volume on Interstate 75

     Tuesday, a sinkhole caused the right lane of southbound traffic on Interstate 75 to be shut down at mile marker 126.

    The hole was four feet wide, and workers had to dig to the bedrock, 22 feet down to assess how deep the hole was.

  • Jacksboro man drowns

    A Jacksboro man drowned Monday evening while tubing in Norris Lake.

    Robert Thomas, III, 47, of Jacksboro was alone in the Shady Cove area of Norris Lake when it appears he slipped off the intertube he was floating on, according to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Brandon Elkins.

    Police reports indicate Thomas’ wife had dropped him off earlier in the day.

    “He regularly swims in that area,” Elkins said.

  • Public records Aug. 9, 2012


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



    JULY 30  – AUGUST 3

    Harrison R. Boston Jr. and Katherine P. Boston to Rebecca Lynn Bolton, Dist. 1, $119,000.

    S. C. Meates to Fred Bayani and Ladan, Dist. 2, $120,000.

    Carol J Masur to Stuart G Smith, Dist. 2, $62,000.

    Ayers LP to Derrick N. Goins and Sibyl D. Goins, Dist. 3, $11,900.

  • Campbell County General Election unofficial finals

    9:50 p.m.

    All 21 precincts have reported their numbers in the 2012 Campbell County General Election. Unofficial winners are denoted with an asterisk. Be sure and check out next week's issue of the LaFollette Press to see complete election coverage. The following numbers reflect the 21 precincts plus early voting.

    County Commission

    Third District

                *Wendell Bailey: 683

  • Volunteer Football Conference to participate in jamboree in Scott County

     This Saturday, Campbell County will take part in the Volunteer Football Conference Jamboree at Scott County High School.

  • Hatmaker suggests appointing LaFollette city council members as departmental liaisons

     At Monday’s workshop, council member Hansford Hatmaker presented an idea to the LaFollette City Council for managing departmental problems.

  • Senate, Congressional candidates meet with veterans

     Candidates gathered in the lower courtroom of the Campbell County Courthouse Friday to speak to Campbell County’s veterans.

    Kevin Walden, director of Campbell County Veteran’s Affairs Office was the moderator for the forum, and retired Gen. Carl Stiner introduced the candidates.

  • Jellico Police arrest alleged drug dealer in Veterans’ Park

     Last Thursday, Jellico Assistant Police Chief J. J. Hatmaker took Jerry Wayne Bryant into custody in Veterans’ Park.

    Bryant was transported to the Campbell County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond, Hatmaker said.

  • Tennessee offers tax break to back to school shoppers

     This weekend, The Tennessee Department of Revenue will offer back to school shoppers a Sales Tax Holiday. The Sales Tax Holiday begins 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ends 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. During the Sales Tax Holiday, any person purchasing clothing items $100 or less, computers $1,500 or less and school supplies $100 or less in the state of Tennessee will be exempt from state and local sales taxes, according to tnsalestaxholiday.com.