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  • Property Assessor’s office appealing over 200 reassessments granted by County Board of Equalizations

    While some citizens may be pinching pennies to pay for property taxes, one property owner just got a big break.

    The Campbell County Board of Equalizations listened to the appeals of about 30 property owners this year, board chairman Jim Slusher said.

    Of the 285 parcels of property the Campbell County Board of Equalizations evaluated in June, 261 were reassessed and 24 received no change to their assessments. Two hundred forty-one of the pieces of property that received reductions in value belonged to one owner, Emerson Properties, LLC.

  • Commission approves budget

    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission approved a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    The budget year began on July 1, but the commission passed a 92-day continuing resolution. The continuing resolution gave the commission until Sept. 30 to pass a budget. On July 24, the budget and finance committee approved resolutions that allowed for a zero tax increase without eliminating positions. The commission approved the resolutions Monday night.

    However, Commissioner Tom Hatmaker made a motion to reopen the budget.

  • Moore pleads no contest, receives probation

    Initially charged with seven counts of child rape, Robert Moore’s charges were reduced Monday.

  • Business Incubator to host networking event

     Campbell County’s Small Business Incubator and County Mayor William Baird will host a networking event at Cove Lake Pavilion on Sept. 13.

    Many clients will showcase their businesses between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Campbell Co. Government website now live

     Campbell County’s government website is now live.

    “It’s a work in progress,” said Billie Russell, from the county mayor’s office. “We will be adding information and features to it as we go along.”

  • Criminal court plea agreements Aug. 23, 2012

     The following cases were resolved on Monday with use of plea agreements:

    Donna Bowman- obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; two years supervised probation, court costs.

    David Ray Hembree- promotion methamphetamine manufacture; two years supervised probation, court costs, $250 fine.

    Cameron Lee Jones- reckless endangerment; two years supervised probation, court costs.

    Amanda Isner- attempted robbery; two years supervised probation, court costs, $10 fine, must complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow all recommendations.

  • Public Records Aug. 23, 2012

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



    AUG. 13  – AUG. 17

    Kathy Bolton to Mark Baker and Theresa Ann Baker, Dist. 5, $54,496.41.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to Claude W Monday, Sr., Dist. 3, $48,000.

    Terry M. Townsend to Mark A. Fischer, Dist. 1, $46,348.08.

    Jeff Miller, Sr. to Warren R. Paulsen, Dist. 1, $69,900.

  • The new alternative school nears completion

     Progress continues on the county’s new alternative school at East LaFollette.

  • Wayne Kitts to resign council seat

     LaFollette City Council member Wayne Kitts will resign his seat to seek a higher office. At the city council meeting last Monday, Kitts expressed his intention to run for mayor.

  • Work continues on sports complex at East LaFollette

     The Volunteer Football Conference waits for a home field as progress continues on the sports complex at East LaFollette. 

    Representatives from the VFC originally asked the LaFollette City Council to approve building the sports complex because they didn’t have a home field.