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  • McKinney and Patterson arrested on theft charges

    Leaving evidence lying about after a robbery landed two men in jail on Sunday.

    On May 2, Campbell County Sheriff’s Officer Matt Wasson was dispatched to Chadwell’s Market and Deli on Long Hollow Road to find the front glass door completely busted out, according to the arrest warrant. The only item missing from the store was the cash register with approximately $12 in change, the police report said.

  • Pair arrested on drug, prostitution charges

    The watchful eye of a citizen led to an arrest for prostitution last week.

    On April 26, LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was dispatched to Byrge Screen Printing on the report of possible prostitution, the arrest report said. After arriving, Farmer spoke with an eyewitness who told him he had seen a man and woman who appeared to be engaging in sexual behaviors in exchange for drugs, according to the report.

  • Council discusses department vacancies; LPD comes under fire

    What started out as a discussion about the need for a workshop to discuss the upcoming budget led to a heated discussion about staffing and personnel issues at Monday’s LaFollette City Council workshop.

    When Cade Sexton, interim city administrator, suggested the council meet soon to start work on the 2010-11 budget he also pointed out several of the city’s departments were operating with a number of vacancies.

  • 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.