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  • Domestic complaint leads to stand-off

     

    A Jacksboro man kept authorities busy Tuesday night when he barricaded himself in his home following a domestic situation.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Richey responded to Jane Way Lane in Jacksboro to investigate reports of a domestic altercation.

    At the scene Richey and Jacksboro Police Officer Josh Carroll saw Kevin Lynn Wilson, 33, of 512 Jane Way Lane, Jacksboro, allegedly engaged in a verbal argument with the victim in the driveway.

  • LPD nets arrests in raids

    Last week local law enforcement put the skids on some drug activity in LaFollette.

    On Aug. 31 members of the LaFollette Police Department Narcotics Strike Force simultaneously conducted several raids for illegal drugs. Thanks to information acquired from citizen complaints as well as anonymous tips on the department’s drug hotline this effort was deemed a success.

    According to Chief Jimmie Jeffries, the raids netted a range of narcotics including marijuana plants, pills, drug paraphernalia and a meth lab.

  • Caryville waits to see how much revenue taxes from liquor will generate

    Mayor Robert Stooksbury feels it will take time to determine how much revenue the new liquor industry will generate for Caryville.

  • The one year mark for Goins

    Three hundred sixty five days.

    Fifty two weeks.

    One thousand three hundred sixty four arrests.

    No matter how you slice, it all equals a year for Sheriff Robbie Goins.

    While Goins isn’t relying solely on statistics to measure his work in the last year, he is using them as a yardstick to gauge how far his department has come.

  • Pyro will light the sky

    Fall in East Tennessee is a busy time.

    But none of the activities can start until the bright lights of Boomsday have been lit.

    And without the vision of a local company the skies over Knoxville would remain dark during the Labor Day weekend.

    When the fireworks are ignited this year it will be the 24th time LaFollette based Pyro Shows has lit the fuse.

  • Mountain Heritage Community Club holds its 42nd Festival

    This coming weekend, the Stinking Creek community will welcome people to celebrate the 42nd Mountain Heritage Festival.

    The Mountain Heritage Community Club’s goal for the festival is to provide enough money to maintain its facilities at the field, but also to provide some other services to the community throughout the year.

    Throughout the year there are horse shows, trade days, reunions, church gatherings and sometimes rodeos at Mountain Heritage Field.

  • LaFollette High School alumni plan mini reunion in conjunction with the Louie Bluie Festival

     On Oct. 1, LaFollette High School alumni will gather at the Louie Bluie Festival for a mini-reunion.

    “We usually meet every five years,” LHS alumna Charlene Oliver Williams said.

    These reunions are called the “Best of Times” reunions. Last year, the LHS alumni hosted the “Best of Times III.”

  • August 2011 indictments

    The following cases had indictments returned when the grand jury convened last week:

    Diana L. Boston – forgery, theft under $500.

    Michael C. Pebley – two counts promotion of meth manufacture, initiation process to manufacture meth.

    Kristy S. Adkins – vandalism, theft over $500.

    Michael C. Pebley – 12 counts of theft $1000 -$10,000.

    Donald Vaughn Jr. – promotion meth manufacture.

    Charles A. Partin – initiation process of manufacture meth, simple possession schedule II.

  • LaFollette City Council considers purchases for Public Works at next meeting

     Next week the LaFollette City Council will decide what to purchase for the public works department. Public works department head Jim Mullens requested a new street sweeper and backhoe, but the decision was put off at the last regular meeting.

    These items were again discussed at Monday night’s workshop as Mullens presented figures for how much they would cost the city.

    “I feel like they’re needed,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “But that’s not my decision.”

  • Public Records Sept. 1 2011

     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

    Aug 22 – Aug 26

    Frankie Hiatt and Von Sharp to Paul Wilson and Brenda Wilson, Dist. 3, $1500.

    Wesley Lee Asbury Jr, Elizabeth C. Asbury, Robert R. Asbury, and Joan B Asbury to Wanda Shirley Wier, Dist. 3, $159,000.

    George A. Smith and Ruth Smith to State of Tennessee, Dist. 1.