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  • Signatures for liquor petition are openly requested

    Three prominent signs in Caryville are asking for the signatures of residents to place liquor by the drink on the November ballot.
    The signs speculate that if liquor by the drink were voted for in the upcoming election then restaurants would come, creating both jobs and revenue for the town.
    The sign states, “We are asking all registered voters to sign a petition to put liquor by the drink on this November’s ballot,” but the ‘We’ is not the town of Caryville, said City Recorder Cheryl Ivey.

  • Kyle Busch Rules, “Deal With It”

    Harper Stiner, 5, attended her first NASCAR race last weekend in Bristol.
    But she had chosen her favorite driver long before she saw him win.
    Harper had a sign made in support of Kyle Busch before the Stiner family trip to the Bristol Motor Speedway. The sign read ‘Kyle Busch Rules, Deal With IT,” and Stiner was not afraid to flaunt the sign supporting her driver.
    “She was booed and taunted as she carried the sign the whole time,” said Harper Stiner’s mother Missy.

  • Teen struck and killed by train

    A local man died on Wednesday morning after being struck by a CSX train.

  • New chamber member

    The Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Disney Office Supply.  Local owner and resident, Gary Disney and his team of seven Campbell County’s finest provide clients top value in office supplies and responsive, timely delivery.

  • Walden appointed to commission

    Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 135 men and women to serve on 60 state boards and commissions. These Tennesseans represent areas from all across the state. Among the 135 appointees Zachary Ross Walden of LaFollette was appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
    Appointment terms vary based on statutory recommendations or term limits specified by geographic or other qualifications.
     

  • Branam named president of association

    Donald L. “Don” Branam, Pharm.D., BCPS, of Jacksboro was recently installed as the 2010-2011 president of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) at the 123rd Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) held recently in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • State funded paving project to take place in LaFollette

    The long awaited road resurfacing through LaFollette has finally arrived. Crews are milling shoulders and side street entrances while LaFollette Utility works on marking manholes and repairing water mains.
    All this work is in preparation of the paving project that should be completed in about 45 days, said street department director Jim Mullens.

  • State funded paving project to take place in LaFollette

    The long awaited road resurfacing through LaFollette has finally arrived. Crews are milling shoulders and side street entrances while LaFollette Utility works on marking manholes and repairing water mains.

    All this work is in preparation of the paving project that should be completed in about 45 days, said street department director Jim Mullens.

    The Rogers Group has been contracted by the state to complete the resurfacing. It will be comprised of a thin layer of blacktop stretching along East Central Avenue from Indiana Avenue toward the valley ending near Food Lion.

  • Several county schools get facelift

    Students all over the county went back to recently improved schools last week.  And while some of the upgrades were more noticeable than others, Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, said all are part of a plan to make the county’s school buildings the best they can be.

    To that end 10 of the county’s 12 schools underwent improvements of varying degrees from July 2009 to June 2010.  

  • Children’s Center in the hunt for grant monies; needs votes

    The race is on and the Campbell County Children’s Center is gaining ground.  

    With its sights set on a new building that will effectively place the services offered to victims of child abuse under one roof, the county’s child advocacy center is shaking down the community, not for money but for votes.

    After three months of jumping through hoops, the center’s application for the Pepsi Refresh grant program was finally accepted.