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  • Vigil highlights domestic violence

    Gretchen Eldridge was abused by an uncle from kindergarten age to middle school. She kept her terrible secret locked inside for 30 years.

    Robin Baird met a boy who became her first boyfriend. Within weeks he started hitting her. She blamed herself, and later married him. She got free only after he beat her badly one cold night on a dark country road, putting her in the hospital.

  • Dance class provides a little 'sunshine' for participants

    Dancing is not just for the fleet of foot. In fact, for the group known as the Sunshine Ambassadors dancing is about much more than the dance itself.

    “Enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities through dance” is the vision Lurley Noe had when she started the program known as Sunshine Ambassadors, Inc. seven years ago.

    Noe said her drive to organize a program to meet some of the physical needs of individuals with disabilities was born out of necessity.

  • Violet arrested on theft charges

    Reports of a stolen trailer sent authorities to an East Elm Street address to investigate the possible crime.

    On Sept. 30 LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen responded to reports of a male stealing a trailer from behind a residence at 203 East Elm St.

    Wallen reported that he spoke to two men at the scene who told him that Freddie D. Violet, 52, of 204 East Elm St., had offered to sell them the trailer for $200.

  • Bowman adds two more arrests to record

    Anthony Meade Bowman appears to be at it again.

    From Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 the one-man crime wave racked up two more arrests bringing his book-in total at the Campbell County jail to 22.

    Friday the Tennessee Highway Patrol was dispatched after a woman called to report Bowman,  24, of 523 Shoreline Circle, was driving recklessly.

    When Troopers Anthony Lay and Dennis Smith located Bowman and stopped him, a search revealed he allegedly had a Roxicodone pill inside a hypodermic needle cap.

  • Two arrested for forgery

    Allegedly altering a prescription earned two men a trip to jail last week.

    On Sept. 27 LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow and Officers Pam Jarrett and Charles Duff responded to a call from the Food City pharmacy reporting an alleged forged prescription.

  • On caught another on the run following pursuit

    One man was arrested and another remains on the lam following a police chase last Thursday.

    On Sept. 29 Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Marlow attempted to stop a truck driven by Joshua D. Taylor, 20, of 6836 Highway 297, Pioneer, for speeding. Ignoring Marlow’s lights and sirens Taylor continue to flee turning onto Elk Fork Road and then onto Sand Gap Road.

  • Public Records Oct. 6, 2011

     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

    Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

     

    Cheer Realty LLC to Wilrite LLC, Dist. 1, $334,966.97.

    Diane B. Creech to Larry G. Creech and Diane B. Creech, Dist. 3.

    Ayers LP to Joe N. Wheeler Betty Lou Wheeler, Dist. 3, $8500.

  • Public Records Oct. 6, 2011

     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

    Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

     

    Cheer Realty LLC to Wilrite LLC, Dist. 1, $334,966.97.

    Diane B. Creech to Larry G. Creech and Diane B. Creech, Dist. 3.

    Ayers LP to Joe N. Wheeler Betty Lou Wheeler, Dist. 3, $8500.

  • County gets grant for lighting and trails

    Campbell County got the green light in the form of a check to move forward with a project that will have long-term impact Jacksboro’s downtown area.

    On Sept. 29 TDOT Commissioner John Schroer was in town to present Campbell County Mayor William Baird with a $250,000 grant to add decorative lighting around the courthouse and construct a biking/walking trail on streets adjacent to the building.

  • Survivor of the troop train wreck returned to Jellico

     Clarence L Eckstine, a passenger of a troop train that wrecked in the Narrows on July 6, 1944, returned to Jellico last week.

    Eckstine, 87, was greeted at Buck’s Hardware Store Friday by Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett, Director for Veteran’s Affairs Kevin Walden, Buck’s Hardware Store owner Ronnie Buck and other locals.

    As he toured the museum, looking at photographs of the wreck, Eckstine recalled some of his experiences.