Local News

  • Officers arrest man on number of charges

    Officers arrived to find a gruesome scene when they responded to a call Saturday night.

    Upon entering the North 13th Street residence LaFollette Police Officer Robert Foxx along with Chief Jimmie Jeffries, Lt. Monty Miller, Sgt. William Owens and Officer James Farmer found blood all over the floor as well as on the walls. A television screen was smashed and James Rich, 37, of 411 North 14th Street, was sitting on the couch allegedly holding an empty vodka bottle and covered with blood. Records indicate Rich’s two young sons were also present in the home.

  • Drugs and gun found during search

    Handguns and felons don’t mix.

    This combination landed a South Carolina man in the county jail last Wednesday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Justin Parrott went to Walgreens on May 11 to look into reports of a dispute involving an off duty Jacksboro Police Officer and Jerry Christophe Davis, 44, of 220 Cedar Lane Circle, Central, S.C.

    A check of Davis’ license allegedly revealed he was wanted in Georgia and is also a convicted felon.

  • Child found wandering at festival; mother arrested

       Supertwang may have been a bust. But one festivalgoer had enough fun to allegedly forget about her child and get herself arrested.

    On Friday evening around 6 p.m. Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Freddie White along with Det. Lt. Brandon Elkins and Det. Sgt. John Long went to the festival grounds to investigate reports of a small child wandering around the festival unsupervised.

  • Supertwang employees "will be paid"

    It was suppose to be one of the best country music festivals around.

    What it turned into was an event cut short because of  low ticket sales and rampant concern nobody was going to be paid.

    These two factors working with in tandem with the beer distributor pulling its support contributed to the demise of Supertwang, according to its promoter.

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    May 2- May 6



    James T. Perkins and Martha J. Perkins to Michael W. Perkins, Dist. 5, $55,000.

    Michael Copeland and Kathy Copeland to Joel G. Clark TR, Dist. 3, $136,000.

    Ed Bruce and Sharon Bruce to Michael Reid and Cynthia Reid, Dist. 2, $29,000.

  • Caryville announce festival plans

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen began its meeting Monday night with Alderman Mike Miller revealing more details of an upcoming festival to be held July 15,16 and 17.

    He requested permission to close Main Street off to traffic from the Caryville Surplus Building moving up the street . Miller said the city wouldn’t incur any cost for the festival.

  • Bolton arrested on theft charges

     A domestic dispute leads to theft charges for a Jacksboro man.

    On April 23, Officer Jim Wilson of the Caryville Police Department received a call from an individual stating she had loaned her 1995 Ford Taurus to Jennifer Bolton. The individual told Wilson that Bolton’s husband, Ezekiel Bolton had taken the vehicle after he and his wife had gotten into an argument, according to the police report. During the argument he had taken the keys to the vehicle without her permission or permission of the owner of the vehicle and left in the vehicle.

  • Relay for Life event sees success

    When it comes to fighting cancer Campbell County has proven it doesn't mess around.

    On Friday night area residents poured onto the Jacksboro Middle School football field to celebrate the culmination of months of hard work.

    In the county's ninth year of hosting a Relay for Life event the evening's activities embodied the slogan Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.

  • 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.