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  • First Lady makes stop in Campbell

    With her days in office ticking down, Tennessee’s First Lady Andre Conte took time to visit Campbell County last week. However, Conte’s visit was more than a social call. It was her final visit to the Campbell County Children’s Center in her official capacity.

    “It was definitely an honor to have her here,” said Tracie Davis, director of the CCCC.

  • School presents a classic education with the classics

    Christian Academy of Campbell County was abuzz with activity Tuesday evening when the school opened its doors to show the community what it has to offer.

    Parents and children jammed the hallways to catch a glimpse of classrooms, meet staff and find out just exactly what the school is all about.

  • Inmate flees jail

    On Friday, a Campbell County inmate who had been given trustee status absconded.

    Fredrick Carl Pierce, who listed a West Chestnut Street address on his intake sheet, now has a status of escaped on that same sheet.

    Pierce had been serving time in the county jail since his arrest in September 2009, jail records said. When he was arrested Pierce had pending charges of evading arrest, auto burglary, vandalism, violation of parole and four counts of theft of property up to $9,999, according to CCSD records.

  • Best of Times III slated for June

    Graduation season is here.  

    And while high school seniors are clamoring to get out of town there is another group of grads that are looking forward to returning.

    Armed with fond memories of their days at LaFollette High School, alumni from the school will soon converge on the city in mass to reminisce about days gone by.

    What started off as a few of the school’s graduating classes coming together to talk about the good old days has grown into a three day celebration for anyone who ever attended LHS.

  • Water rates continue to top the agenda

    The ongoing matter of water and sewer rates resurfaced at Monday’s LaFollette City Council workshop.

    Following the council’s 3-1 vote in favor of allowing the LaFollette Utilities Board to set its own water and sewer rates the resolution moved on to the state level for approval.  And that is where, according to Eddie Troxell, LUB water department superintendent, the resolution remains.

    “It looks like it (water/sewer rate issue) won’t make it to the floor this year,” Troxell said.

  • Who earns more? Men or women?

    How would it feel if for every dollar that you were supposed to make, you were only paid 71cents instead?

    Welcome to a woman’s world.

    Most people work hard for the money they make yet the wage gap between men and women is still so exhaustively large, it takes females an additional four months to make the same their male counterparts will make in a year, according to the state Business and Professional Women’s Organization.

  • Relay for Life slated for Saturday

    It’s time to come out and show support for cancer survivors and the community at the Relay for Life on Saturday.

    A new start day and time, is just one of the new offerings this year.

    The event will start at noon Saturday and continue until 6 a.m. the following day.

    “We want to begin earlier during the day so there will be more fundraising opportunities, but we still plan on having it all night as well,” Relay for Life Committee Member Traci Dower said.

  • Lincoln-Reagan Dinner makes lasting impression for voters

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    A lineup of Republicans and their 2010 candidates made a lasting impression at the Lincoln-Reagan dinner last week.

    The annual event, celebrating true American presidents had Campbell County Mayor and master of ceremonies William Baird proudly claiming his card carrying Republican status. Baird announced local candidates who were among the 225 people enjoying the evening’s festivities.

  • Trespassing incident leads to drug arrest

    A report of a trespasser led to a drug arrest for LaFollette Police.

    On Sunday morning Officer Pam Jarrett was called to a West Chestnut Street address where the victim stated that Jeffery Dewayne Marlow, 38, of 130 Johnny Baird Lane, Jacksboro, was underneath the residence.

    Jarrett reported when she located Marlow behind Eddie’s Body Shop he was disoriented and unsteady on his feet.  A search of Marlow revealed one purple capsule identified as morphine and one used syringe.

  • Jellico man arrested after being found in public bathroom

    Spending more than four hours in a public restroom raised suspicion and led to the arrest of a Jellico man last Monday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker responded to a call at the downtown Shell station where Jeffery M. Davis, 28, of 121 Falls Branch Road, Jellico, allegedly entered the bathroom at 4:30 a.m. and had yet to exit by 8:49 a.m.

    Rucker reported that when Davis was awakened he presented with slurred speech and blood shot eyes.