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  • Memorial Day celebrations slated for this weekend

    The phrase, Never to be forgotten, means spending a little time remembering our nation’s veterans.

    For that reason several events on Memorial Day weekend will honor the soldiers who have lost their lives.

    On Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. at the Veteran’s Park in downtown Jellico, a celebratory service will be held for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States-their lives.

  • Baird to be added to county memorial

    It has been eight months since PFC. Claude Leon Baird was remembered in a memorial service and given a final resting place in Campbell County.

    Family and friends shared memories of the young man who went away to serve his country in the second Taiwan Crisis over 50 years ago, during a ceremony at Campbell County Memorial Gardens in October 2008. A headstone with Baird’s name reads, “Missing in action.”

  • CCHS Auto mechanics class completes project

    Students in Campbell County High School’s Auto Mechanics class got their hands dirty and had a good time, while learning lifelong skills building the class’s most recent project.

    It’s a GMC/ Chevy Blazer hybrid with a veritable cocktail mix of parts resulting in what instructor Dwayne Lee calls a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

    “I wanted it to look like a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a regular Blazer, but not at the same time,” said Lee.

  • LaFollette council sets chief’s salary

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    A special called meeting by the LaFollette City Council set the salary and starting date for three promoted people in the public works department and the new chief of police.

    James Lynch, recently promoted into the police chief position, was given the top amount allotted after a lengthy debate by the council.

    The council first clarified the salary range for the position and then began a discussion on the proper amount to pay the newly sworn in chief of police.

  • In time of economic uncertainty, The Villages move forward

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    At a time when real estate and the economy seem to have an uncertain future, new owners of The Villages at Norris Lake have announced its persistence to achieve growth and stability.

    To announce the official re-opening of The Villages and invite the contributors of the development’s new goals, a ceremonial groundbreaking presentation was held Friday.

  • CASA takes time to celebrate families

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    It is so fun to be young.

    Well at least the children at CASA’s celebrate families’ event thought so as they climbed the rock wall, played Frisbee and got their faces and arms painted with fun designs.

    CASA has been working tirelessly to recruit volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system, but they took a break from day to day operations in order to celebrate with the community on Saturday.

  • Theft leads to public intoxication and drug charges

    Two related individuals shared more in common than DNA last week.

  • Investigation led to arrest

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    A month long investigation, which started with a citizen complaint, led to the arrest of Jimmy Lee Gibson, 57, and Christopher David Gibson, 34, last week.

    Complaints from neighbors in the Old Ivey Hollow Road area about high traffic led officers to begin an investigation in April, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    Sheriff’s department detectives executed a search warrant at the Gibson residence on May 11, around 2:30 p.m.

  • Two arrested for meth manufacture

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    An anonymous complaint led Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives to make two arrests on Monday for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Detectives Brandon Elkins and Josh Goins responded to the complaint within minutes, which proved to be profitable since they found several bags of meth and witnessed more in the making, said Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    When detectives knocked on the shed door, announcing who they were, a woman’s voice invited them in by saying the door was open, said Goins.

  • The Villages slated to reopen under new management

    After a lengthy battle to organize the once defunct property at the Norris Lake Villages, new owners of the development MIROBO has announced the continuation of the project.

    “It has been a long and exhausting couple of months and with the help of the Campbell County Planning Commission, First Trust and Savings, Spath Bros. LLC., the Villages HOA and lot owners, we are excited to announce that the vision that once was The Villages at Norris Lake will now become a reality,” said MIROBO partner Boog Potter.