Local News

  • Local man spots storms for Knoxville TV station

     When a storm comes through Campbell County, WVLT in Knoxville calls one man. Scott Smith is Channel 8’s storm spotter in Campbell County.

    “Basically we’re (storm spotters) eyes on the ground for TV and national weather services,” Smith said. “They need somebody to report it to them.”

  • Crash on Interstate 75 leaves one man dead on Monday

     Monday afternoon, southbound traffic on Interstate 75 was stopped after a tractor-trailer truck crashed.

  • Vanderbilt nursing staff to host story time in Jellico

     Nurses from Vanderbilt University will bring Zumba and story time to the Jellico Public Library in March.

    On March 9 and 12, at 3:30 p.m., these nurses will host a story time for children in the library, and Zumba across the hall in the conference room.

  • Pileup closes Interstate 75 on Sunday afternoon

     Winter weather caused eight crashes and a 20-car pileup on Interstate 75 Sunday afternoon. Traffic was stopped in the northbound lane for around three hours.

    The crashes occurred a little before 2 p.m. at the Rarity Mountain Exit, Sergeant Stacey Heatherly of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. 

  • Wilson says ‘no’ to selling state building permits at office

     Wilson said maybe Ayers’ should consider selling the permits herself. When Ayers’ asked Wilson why she was so opposed to selling the permits she did not hesitate to offer a response.

    “Because I don’t want people to be mad at me when they find out they have to buy it (the state permit), “Wilson said.

  • Decision time

     Less than two weeks remain until the March 6 election. 

    And Campbell County residents remain divided about how they will respond to the sales tax referendum question on the general election ballot.

  • Rite of the season:Wednesday marked start of the holiest of seasons

     In churches all over the world on Wednesday, faithful parishioners had their foreheads marked with ashes.

    “To remind us that God made us from dust and to dust we will return,” Father Joe Campbell, the priest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in LaFollette said.

  • Two arrested following traffic stop

    Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies netted two arrests after a car failed to stop at a red light on Saturday.

    Deputy Chad Hicks was dispatched to the intersection on Highway 25W and Dogwood Lane to assist Deputy Adam Hopper with a traffic stop. Hopper had allegedly stopped Jessica Starr Davis, 21, 0f 1109 South Highway 25W for running a red light.

  • Lloyd arrested for credit fraud

    Going on a personal shopping spree on the company’s dime is usually frowned upon by management.

    At least that is what a Jacksboro woman found out recently.

    On Feb. 3, Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Captain Brandon Elkins met with the owner of Fire Stop Technologies regarding an alleged internal theft.

    The victim reported former employee Dana Dower Lloyd, 38, 0f 114 Satellite Lane, Jacksboro had allegedly used a company credit card to withdraw nearly $4,000 at ATMs across the county from Nov. 16, 2011 to Jan. 23.

  • Davis arrested for DUI

    Alleged erratic driving led to a DUI arrest on Sunday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy Joshua Humphrey was on patrol at around 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 when he noticed a vehicle turn onto Eagle Bluff Road from Jacksboro Pike and run off the road.

    Humphrey reported the driver was slow to react to the emergency lights and she drove off the road several more times before coming to a stop in the intersection of Eagle Bluff Road and Starz Lane.