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  • Signs and roads get batted around at meeting

    Monday night’s county commission meeting had the group debating roads and signs.

    When Commissioner Bobby White made a motion to have Coolidge, Old Long Hollow and College Hill Roads repaired, Commissioner Bass Bolton quickly made a motion to amend it. Bolton wanted to include Duff Road and Stinking Creek Road to White’s motion.

  • Disclosures show where the money has gone

    On Monday, it was time for candidates to put their financial cards on the table.

    With July 12 being the deadline to submit second quarter campaign financial disclosures, nearly all of the 100 plus candidates filed their forms on time.

  • Early voting begins

    Friday is the start of early voting. With a two week time span to cast their vote, Administrator of Elections Dean Sexton is hopeful many voters will take advantage of this option.

    Polls will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the election commission and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Jellico at the municipal building five days a week along with Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in both locations. On Fridays polling hours will be extended until 7 p.m.  

  • Marijuana plants plucked in Caryville

    Response to a noise complaint led Caryville Police Department Officers to pluck an early harvest of marijuana plants from a residence on Park Place Road.

    On Monday afternoon, Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones was assisting a citizen with a complaint when he received a tip about a nearby resident allegedly growing several illegal plants.

    Jones and Sergeant Freddy Walker went to the house to investigate and were surprised to find over 20 plants growing next to the front door, said Jones.

  • Portrait draws attention to history of LaFollette

    A spray painted sketch on the wall of a downtown LaFollette building quickly took form to resemble the city’s founder on Thursday. Each black line created the full beard and soft eyes of Harvey M. LaFollette.

    The resemblance, taken from a newspaper clipping from the late 1800s, to LaFollette is unmistakable,. However, the portrait is more than simple artistic ability. It is Curtis Wilson’s attempt to bring life back to the city by recognizing the extensive history born here.

  • LPD finds ‘excessive amount of meth components’

    Tuesday afternoon may have been the ride of Mark Longmire’s life.

    Too bad it ended with 11 criminal charges and trip to jail.

    During mid afternoon calls started coming into 911 of a reckless driver on a motorcycle. It was also reported that Longmire had allegedly thrown an object at an off- duty police officer, said LPD Chief James Lynch.

  • Marlow indicted for murder

    A man charged with murdering his mother last month has been formally indicted for her death.

    On Tuesday, a newly seated Campbell County Grand Jury heard the grisly details of Gloria Marlow’s death, allegedly at the hands of her son, Richard Marlow, Jr.

    Afterwards it returned an indictment for first degree murder, first degree felony murder and especially aggravated burglary, according to court records.

    Marlow has been held in jail since his arrest on June 3.

  • Town board weighs in on codes violations

    The recent citations sent to the owner of Family Inn were discussed with attorney Reid Troutman at the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday.

    Troutman confirmed that the town does have building and electrical codes in place and well as other codes for sanitation and standing water.

    But the more important issue set before the board was the expectation of where the legal process will take them.

  • McClellan, Scott dismissed from Siler action

    A judge’s move to “breathe life back into a case” now means two men can give a sigh of relief.

  • Commission set to discuss signs, road repairs

    Roads and signs were on everyone’s minds at Monday’s county commission workshop.

    With the election three weeks away Commissioner Rusty Orick asked that his time at next week’s meeting be allocated for the presentation of an ordinance regarding signs. In his door- to- door campaigning Orick said he had repeatedly been told that citizens are “tired of these signs.”

    When Commission Lynn Letner asked Orick to expound on what he was being told, Orick put it back in Letner’s lap asking what he had heard from constituents about the signs.