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  • Irwin arrested on meth charges

    A case that began in Scott County resulted in an arrest for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department on Monday.

    Detective Lt. Brandon Elkins and Detective Sgt. John Long went to 110 Fellowship Lane, Caryville to assist Scott County detectives in an ongoing investigation into a meth lab allegedly located in the Stoney Fork community.

    After it was determined the lab was located inside Campbell County Elkins and Long located the basic items needed to manufacture meth outside the house. A child was also found at the residence.

  • Jellico employees given a 3-percent raise

     Towards the end of Jellico’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, as board members were giving their reports, a motion was passed to give employees of Jellico a three percent raise.

    As the meeting was drawing to an end, Vice Mayor Cissco Johnson recommended giving the town’s employees a raise.

    This started a discussion, because there are stipulations about the process involved in giving raises in the personnel policy the board had passed earlier in the meeting.

  • Alleged extortion scheme unraveled

    A local man learned the hard way that things are not always as they seem.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Brandon Elkins began investigating a case in January 2010 in which a Caryville man was allegedly being bilked out of thousands of dollars under the pretense the money was going to aid an FBI investigation.

    While conducting his investigation Elkins learned from the victim he had been contacted hundreds of times a woman who identified herself as FBI special agent Shelia Wilkins.

  • Campbell County celebrates the history of two union companies

     This week marked the 150th anniversary of the formation of Companies A and B of the First Tennessee Infantry. These companies, formed in Campbell County, were the first federal units organized in Tennessee during the civil war. There were no confederate units formed in Campbell County.

    Southern pride lies deep in the roots of people born south of the Mason Dixon line. This pride still exists for those in East Tennessee whose ancestors fought for the union, but not as confederate pride, Campbell County Historical Society researcher Joe Stephens said.

  • Tip leads to meth lab discovery

    The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department continued to make headway in the fight against meth with an arrest last Friday.

    Detective Lt. Brandon Elkins, Detective Sgt. John Long and Deputies Cody Chapman and David Wormsley went to 258 Hatmaker Lane to follow up on a tip.

    After receiving consent to search the area the officers found a “one pot” meth lab in a shed.

  • Jellico will host a workshop next Thursday

     Members of the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will host a workshop emphasizing historic preservation at Jellico’s municipal building next Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

    “This workshop is to bring the business leaders together to inform them,” Mayor Les Stiers.

  • New city workweek approved

     Monday night, the LaFollette City Council passed a resolution, which amended the workweek for certain city employees.

  • 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

    July 18 – July 22

     

    James A. Judd and Elizabeth Judd to Roger Rickel and Sharon Rickel, Dist. 2, $85,000.

    Barry W. King and Sharon Kay King to Stephen Frederick and Mary Jo Frederick, Dist. 2, $32,500.

  • Storm hits Jellico

     On July 12, a quick but violent thunderstorm pounded through Jellico, causing power outages and damage to a few homes and businesses downtown.

    Jellico Public Library director Mark Tidwell said he was expecting hot weather and no rain.

    That morning Jellico was instead surprised with a heavy thunderstorm.

    “I think it pretty much took everybody by surprise,” Tidwell said.

    “When I was going out the door at 9:20, the sky looked really dark,” Tidwell said. “It looked like night outside”

  • Skateboard competition coming to skate park in Jellico in September

     Just a Skate Team will put on a skateboard competition in Jellico at the skate park next to Indian Mountain Park on Sept. 17 at 3 p.m.

    It was scheduled for earlier, but event coordinator Jean Moses rescheduled it for a time when teens would be back in school.

    “I thought it would be a good thing to get more skateboarders here in Jellico,” Moses said. “I want to make sure we have a really good turn out.”

    Moses wants to see people come from Corbin Ky., London Ky., LaFollette and Knoxville come to this competition.