Local News

  • Jellico continues to work out agreement with Montclair Technologies

     Soon after Montclair representatives visited Jellico, the extension request for their use of the Taylor Machine Shop came before the board of mayor and aldermen.

    At the board’s meeting Thursday night, it unanimously approved Montclair’s request for extended use of the building.

    When the current board originally renewed the agreement, it had required Montclair pay $15,000 for use of the building. Montclair has paid $10,000. In lieu of the remaining $5,000, Montclair requested it pay $3,000 in order to renew the agreement through Sept. 30.

  • CHET looks forward to first phase of new building being completed

     Community Health of East Tennessee hopes to move some of its services to a new building by December.

    CHET is building a new facility on Independence Lane. The construction will take place in three phases, CHET CEO Teresa Dabney said. The first phase is almost complete.

    The first phase includes the building’s outer shell and the first floor.

    The total cost of the project will be around $6 million, Dabney said. The first phase alone was around $4 million, she said. CHET received a USDA loan that has funded the first phase, Dabney said.

  • Bargy found guilty

    The deliberation for Loius Bargy lasted all day on Friday.

    But when the jury was finished the young man was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, filing a false report and tampering with  evidence.

    Bargy was allowed to remain free on bond. He will be sentenced later this year.

  • Woman arrested for using bad checks

     Last Monday, Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department arrested Nakita Louise Brown, 19, 180 Lowes Lane, Jacksboro, for using worthless checks and theft of property under $500.

    Around 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 5, Smith took a report based on the victim’s complaint.

  • Seatbelt stop leads to other violations

     Sunday, Officer Thomas Gentry with the Caryville Police Department stopped Pedro Ruiz. Ruiz was traveling on Veterans Memorial Highway and allegedly not wearing a seatbelt.

    Ruiz told Gentry he did not have the required paperwork, Gentry’s report said.

  • Phillips arrested on meth charges

    Some Cherry Street residents had an uninvited guest last week.

    Early Friday morning LaFollette Police received reports of a possible drug overdose at 610 Cherry Street. When officers arrived at the residence the victim could not be located.

    While at the house next door Officer Pam Jarrett reported seeing a bicycle with a bag attached to the front. The bag allegedly smelled strongly of chemicals and had tubing on the top.

  • Campbell Culture Coalition hopeful about youth arts program

     As school starts, many children will begin involvement in extra-curricular activities. 

    Students at LaFollette Middle School will have the opportunity to try their hand at art in the new youth arts program.

  • Pair arrested for theft

    With friends like Ernest Allen Uhlman and Rebecca June McNeely who needs enemies? That is what the man the pair gave a ride to work likely thought after they allegedly took off with his belongings while he was inside a store grabbing something to drink.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Steve Wallen’s report, the victim had gotten a ride to work with his co-worker Uhlman, 47, of 510 North 19th Street, and McNeely also of 510 North 19thStreet, last Wednesday.

  • King charged with leaving the scene

    Leaving the scene of an accident did not bode well for a Clairfield woman.

    On Aug. 11 Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar was dispatched to Duff Road to investigate a two-car accident.

    At the scene the victim of the crash said the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Amanda Lyke King, 30, of 330 Archer Center Lane, Clairfield, had left the scene in a burgundy truck carrying a baby in a car seat, records indicate.

  • Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

    A traffic stop for alleged erratic driving led the discovery of a number of pills on Saturday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wallen was on patrol just after 3 p.m. on Saturday at the traffic light at the intersection of North Cumberland Avenue and East Central Avenue when he observed Roger Lee Wilson, 21, of  801 South 8th Street, Apartment 4, cross the double yellow line. Due to this observation Wallen turned around and activated his emergency lights while following Wilson.