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  • Public Records May 10, 2012

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



    APRIL 30 – MAY 4

    Frankie McCurry to Jr. Kitts, Dist. 1, $48,500.

    Daniel J. Anderson and Mary Ann Anderson to Jerome T. Thole and Denise A. Thole, Dist. 2, $180,000.

    E. G. Cline to E. G. Cline and Sarah Cline, Dist. 1, $0.

  • Jellico police arrest man for burglary

     The Jellico Police Department arrested Eddie Joe Bowlin, 42, 916 Plum Street, Jellico, for aggravated burglary on April 24.

    Assistant Chief J. J. Hatmaker went to a residence on 5th Street to investigate a burglary, when he noticed sounds inside, Hatmaker said in a report. 

  • Fallen tree traps man in home

     high winds from a storm caused a tree to fall on a home, trapping a bedridden man inside.

  • Storms blew through Campbell County Thursday morning

     Last Thursday, employees from LaFollette Utilities Board and Jellico Electric and Water System worked to restore power after high winds downed tree limbs and broke a few poles.

    Storms came through around 7 a.m., LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said.

  • LaFollette resident complains about conditions of local street

     At LaFollette’s City Council meeting Tuesday night, David Wilson told the council he was having problems on East Memorial Drive, where he lives.

  • Construction on sports complex progresses



    Much has happened to the field at East LaFollette since the LaFollette City Council approved $64,000 for improvements on March 7.

  • LUB gives Kenny Baird a 5-year contract

     At Monday’s meeting, members of the LaFollette Utilities Board voted to grant Kenny Baird a five-year contract.

    “I have no problem with the contract,” LUB chairman James Walker said. “Me personally, I’m for it, and I’m for you (Baird).”

  • Thomas wins Tennessee History Day Competition

     Jonathan Thomas represented Jellico in the Tennessee History Day competition in Nashville on April 21. He won first place.

    “We’re very proud of him,” said Ronnie Buck, owner of Buck’s Hardware. “And he’s a fine young man.”

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Tomorrow night, seventeen teams will gather at Jacksboro Middle School for Relay for Life.

    Campbell County has participated in Relay for Life for about nine years, said Cynthia Russell, media chair for the Relay committee.

    At 6 p.m., the event will kickoff with the opening Survivor Ceremony. Cancer survivors, wearing purple T-shirts, will be presented with medallions, and will take the first lap around the track after each one is announced over the loudspeaker.

  • Cold case gets another look

    It has been 27 years since an unnamed female was found alongside Interstate 75.

    The records from that day are few but detailed.

    A truck driver called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department on a CB radio. He said a motorist had discovered a body at the 148 1/2 mile marker.

    When police responded they found a female about 15 feet from the guardrail, according to then Capt. Lynn Murphy’s report.

    “It was an unidentified body,” said CCSD Capt. Brandon Elkins. “We still don’t know who she is.”