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  • Couple faces drug charges

     Assistant Chief J.J. Hatmaker and patrolman Jeff Ivey of the Jellico Police Department went to investigate Christina Drury and her husband, Travis Drury at the Jellico Motel last week. The couple had been staying in room 156 for several days, and hotel staff advised Hatmaker that heavy traffic had been going to and from that room, the police report said.

    Hatmaker questioned Christina Drury about the amount of visitors seen coming to the room, and got permission to search it, the report said.

  • Interstate accident has ripple affect on county roadways


    An early morning traffic accident set off a chain of other crashes that left travelers diverted multiple times on Saturday. In all the logjam lasted nearly 12 hours.

  • CCSD makes two raids in two days

    Citizens can make a difference in the war on drugs. And in Campbell County they have assisted the sheriff’s department twice in as many days.

  • State forestry officials to survey county walnut trees

    Campbell County residents may see a green truck moving slowly along the roads here in the coming weeks, occupied with people looking skyward.

    What they are looking for can’t be seen by the average person, because it is microscopic, but it could be deadly for the area’s black walnut trees.

  • LaFollette First Baptist Church begins another chapter

    Dr. Duane Mills may be a new face in town. But it is not his first time around the block.

    Sitting in his office on Tuesday morning the only thing that gave away he is just weeks into his new post as the pastor of First Baptist LaFollette were a few boxes waiting to be unpacked.

    According to the Ringold, Ga native, the easy transition he and his wife Karen have experienced comes from warm reception they have received since their arrival as well as the experience of being in the ministry for nearly 30 years.

  • County hit with lawsuit

    After appearing before the county mayor and commissioners to launch a complaint against his employer a former ambulance service employee took his beef to another level.

    On July 1 David Dunaway filed suit on behalf of his client, Christopher Demott against the Campbell County Government.

  • Commission puts brakes on audit committee

    Commissioners may have made quick work of budget amendments at Monday’s budget and finance meeting. But other issues created substantial debate for the group.

    As a follow-up to Commissioner Beverly Hall’s request for the commission to consider establishing an audit committee, County Mayor William Baird reported he had made some inquiries regarding the issue and had learned from Bryan Burklin of the state audit office that creating such a committee would not eliminate audit findings.

  • Youth group comes to Campbell County on mission trip

     A mission group from St. Laurence Anglican Church in Southlake, Texas will work on various projects in Campbell County from July 17 to July 24.

    The high school youth group from St. Laurence does mission work each year.

    They went to Arizona last year to help a Christian group of Native Americans with construction. They’ve also been to Florida.

  • Parents sue Dollar General over alleged exploding batteries

     Arthur and Julie Daugherty are suing Dollar General after a pack of its batteries allegedly exploded and spewed acid into the eye of their son.

    The complaint was filed in Campbell County Circuit Court on July 7. The complaint asks for $250,000 in damages.

    On July 14, 2010, Arthur and Julie Daugherty bought a set of Dollar General brand AA batteries at the Dollar General Store in Jacksboro, according to information in the complaint. They put the batteries into a battery-operated neck and shoulders massage device.

  • Flaming couch draws CPD attention, police make subsequent arrest

     A burning couch drew police attention last Tuesday. 

    Detective Sergeant Freddy Walker of the Caryville Police Department was on patrol on Loop Road when he heard a noise and found the couch on Shelton Hollower Road.