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  • Commission finds home for incubator

    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission found a home for the business incubator.

    “They’ve been operating out of McDonald’s and wherever,” County Mayor William Baird said.

    The county found space for the business incubator at the Jacksboro branch of Community Trust Bank.

    Commissioner Rusty Orick asked if the county was going to pay the rent.

  • Public records June 21, 2012

    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

    JUNE 11 – JUNE 15

    MT Cloud Inc. to Dale Clifford Gregory and Dand K. Dale, Dist. 4, $118,000.

    Mavis Joy Crutchfield Bailey to Bobby L. Profitt, Dist. 3, $66,000.

    Parc Properties LLC to Denise Hardin, Dist. 2, $295,000.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to Jeffrey Brown, Dist. 4, $16,000.

  • Businessman Bob Andrews plans to sue city for $24,000

     While the site of Bob Andrew’s business might seem unsightly to some, it currently doesn’t violate any laws or ordinances.

    “I’m still licensed,” Andrews said. “They can’t ever take anybody’s right to do business. As long as they are doing legal business.”

  • Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA explores local trails

     Local hikers are exploring the beauty of Campbell County’s trails. The Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association walks many of the trails in East Tennessee.

  • Newcomb man arrested for narcotics-related charges

     A Newcomb man was arrested on drug related charges last Friday after he allegedly ran a stop sign.

    Tommy G. Worley allegedly failed to halt at the stop sign at the intersection of Dairy Street and Indian Mountain Road last Friday. 

  • LaFollette Methodist Youth to sponsor movie nights

     To reach the community, LaFollotte United Methodist Church’s youth group will sponsor a Summer Movie Night Series on its lawn.

  • Jellico leaders await word from comptroller’s office

     After last week’s censure from the state comptroller’s office, Jellico’s leaders are waiting for an answer about how to fix the problem. 

    Last Monday, Jellico received a letter from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s office that scrutinized the use of its line of credit with First Volunteer Bank.

  • Citizens complain to commission about budget proposal

    Several citizens showed up at the Campbell County Commission workshop Monday to voice concerns about a proposed property tax hike.

    “I’m sick of paying over and over,” county resident Bill Deguire said. “Higher and higher. This and that. We’ve got enough to contend with (in Washington D.C.), without the people that live in the county.”

  • Budget woes for BOE

    Campbell County Schools are looking for a way to operate on $1.4 million less than they had last year.

    But despite the shortfall, the board of education passed the fiscal year 2012-13 budget on Tuesday night.

    “The school budget is a reduced budget compared to the previous year, substantially reduced. We’re still in need of additional funding,” said Jeff Marlow, Campbell County finance director.

  • Local fire department seeks help from commission

    Pine Crest Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer James Gross sought the Campbell County Commission’s help at the workshop Monday night.

    PCVFD has accumulated about $200,000 in debt.

    “That’s why we’re trying to establish the Norris Ridge Volunteer Fire Department,” Gross said.

    PCVFD will “die a corporate death,” and NRVFD will consist of the same members, using the same equipment and stations, and will cover the same area, Gross said.