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Local News

  • Poston announces new staff; board votes to spend money

    Donnie Poston has been on the job for just under a month as the county's new director of schools. But that has been enough time for him to put together the team of experts he hopes will help propel area schools forward in the future.

  • Commissioners say yes to jail project at budget and finance meeting

    The county's 96 bed jail facility reached a staggering inmate population of 265 last week. But relief may be in sight.

    On Monday night commissioners voted 9-4 in favor of awarding the bid to Merit Construction for the justice center that will provide approximately 150 beds for prisoner housing as well as a north jail addition to accommodate approximately 100 more inmates.

  • Supertwang hits town

    With a musical line up that ranges from acoustic to today’s country Supertwang has hit Campbell County.

    But before the gates could swing open welcoming music lovers from across the country, a small city was constructed on the Mountain Creek Farm facility.

  • Norris Lake levels still fluctuating

  • Eighteen years after transplant, Adkins leading full life

     Taylor Adkins is graduating from high school this month.

    While many consider that an accomplishment in itself, the young lady has even bigger success.

    As an infant, Taylor Adkins had a heart transplant. In April 1993 Taylor’s parents, Tommy and Teresa, brought home a seemingly perfect baby girl.

  • Area churches ban together to help storm victims

    Not ones to sit idly by while others are in need, members of New Life Ministries circled the wagons after tornadoes ripped through the south two weeks ago.

    However, it wasn’t really a wagon- it was a tractor-trailer loaded with 91,000 pounds of goods and another trailer packed to capacity.

  • Jacksboro conducts ceremony; has moment of silence

    Prior to its meeting the Jacksboro Board of Aldermen held a swearing- in ceremony.

    Mayor Jack Cannon swore in Alderwomen Mattie Lou Nance and Aldermen Ray Green following their reelection to the board last month.

  • Citizen time back before commission

       

     

     

    Robert Henson has become a familiar face at for members of the county commission.

    In recent months he has appeared before the group in vehement opposition to the county powers act that was passed in December of last year.

    But on Monday night, Henson used his time to debate a different subject.

    As he began his comments Henson said he wanted to discuss what he called “the 10 commandments for addressing the commission.”

  • Lemarr arrested after alleged domestic incident

      What started as a family feud ended with a trip to jail and a list of charges for Gregory Lemarr.

    On May 4 LaFollette Police Officer Brian Tiller was called to 516 North 15th Street to check out reports of a domestic disturbance. At the residence the victim stated her son was drunk and had been physically aggressive. Records indicate the victim stated she and her husband had to fight with Lemarr, 38, of 114 South 27th Street, to get him out of the home.

  • Drug arrests keep officers busy

       

     

    Reports of a man sleeping in his vehicle led to an arrest early Sunday morning.

    LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow went to the Midway Car Wash to investigate reports of a male who was allegedly slumped over the steering wheel of his car.

    According to Marlow's report, he could easily see through the passenger side window that Jerry W. Hutson, II, 28, of 408 Myers Street, Jacksboro, allegedly had a pill bottle in his right hand and some white pills in his left had.