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  • Caryville property sold; board pleased with result

    The Campbell County Board of Education closed the books on a piece of school system history on Saturday.

    At 10:30 a.m. the old Caryville Elementary School property was sold in two parcels to the highest bidders. The larger tract sold to Steve Kirkham, president of Rocky Top Market, LLC for $475,000 and the smaller tract to local businessman John Davenport for $90,000 for a total of $565,000.

  • LPD gets two K-9s

    Criminals in LaFollette will soon have two more reasons to think twice before breaking the law. Their names are Dino and Blaz.

    The K-9s are the department’s most recent addition and Chief Jimmy Jeffries is excited about the prospect of a new dimension to LPD’s crime fighting repertoire.

    “They will do a great deal to help with officer safety as well as vehicle and building searches,” Jeffries said explaining during the K-9s initial implementation they will be used to ferret out narcotics.

  • 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 4- July 8

     

    Ayers LP and Indian Gap Investments LLC to Resham Singh Saini and Surendar Kaur Saini, Dist. 2, $69,900.

    Ayers LP and Indian Gap Investments LLC to Michael John Ongkiko and Cynthia Marie Ongkiko, Dist. 2, $59,900.

  • Park to open

    The grand opening Campbell County newest park, The Lonas Young Memorial Park will be held July 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 950 Demory Road, LaFollette. The grand opening ceremony will be held at noon with light refreshments.

    The park will feature a walking path around Norris Lake, playground for children, beach area, little league baseball diamond, soccer field, tennis and basketball courts.

  • Area church builds ramps

    In the hallway of the LaFollette United Methodist Church, a bulletin board is covered with announcements. There are notices of meetings and mission work being done through out the world. However, in the upper right hand corner is a small thank you card with a sizeable message.

    “Without the help of four wonderful guys I would have never have had the joy of getting in our backyard,” Lynda Barnes penned on the inside of the card.

  • SmartSource coupons coming back to the paper

       Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 21, the LaFollette Press will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside the The Press each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at approximately $75 or more in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Chopper crash kills two

    A routine training flight had a tragic end for two Tennessee Army National Guardsmen Saturday evening.

  • Board discusses gym floor repairs

    Reparations to the gym floor at Jellico High School created a complicated discussion at Tuesday’s board of education meeting.

    The group was poised to vote on accepting the bid for repairs and refinishing needed for the gym floor at JHS when board member Rector Miller suggested his colleagues move in a different direction.

     While Miller stated he didn’t have a problem with the work being done at JHS he thought since funding for the job would come from the capital projects budget other schools with similar needs should also be included.

  • Drug arrests in Caryville

     Officer Thomas Gentry and Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department went to a residence in the evening on the fourth of July after learning there was alleged drug use there.

    They found Anna Berry outside the home when they arrived, and got her permission to enter the house, the report said.

  • Back to business in Caryville

     With the budget for the fiscal year in place, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen moved on to regular business Monday night.

    Mayor Robert Stooksbury commended everybody who worked on the accidents on Saturday.

    “It was a very trying day,” Stooksbury said. “

    There was an increase in expenditures because the town had to pay off what was due in June. The total bank balance is around $128,000.