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  • Owens receives court settlement following GPA related request

    A Campbell County guidance counselor has made a case for mental anguish receiving $22,000 through a court settlement in the process.

    On Monday, Campbell County High School Guidance Counselor Ken Owens’ complaint and agreed settlement were filed in Campbell County Circuit Court.

    The total award granted to Owens by Circuit Court Judge John McAfee was $28,603.74, around $5,700 of that will go to Owens’ attorney, David Dunaway for legal fees, court records said.

  • Movie to premiere on October 24 at Flat Hollow Marina

    Flat Hollow Marina is geared up for its first ever movie premier scheduled for this Saturday.

    Filmed at the marina nearly a year ago, Fish Bait-The Movie stars actors from the Einstein Simplified Comedy Troupe, and other actors from the Knoxville area. The film is a cross between Deliverance and Jaws, with the improvisation acting technique of Blair Witch, said co-director Jeff Joslin.

    Joslin also wrote, co-produced the movie.

  • Jellico Police Captain resigns due to investigation

    Jellico Police Captain Jeff Partin resigned his position with the department on Monday morning.

    Partin’s resignation comes after a month long investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

  • Second part of rate increase to be implemented in Jellico

    The Jellico Utility Board voted to implement the second part of a water/sewer rate increase at last Tuesday night’s meeting.

    The 20-percent increase on water and the 10-percent increase on sewer come as no surprise. The board approved the increases over a year ago when the issue first arose.

    The overall increase plan included a 20-percent increase on water and a 10-percent increase on sewer to be implemented each year for the first two years and a three-percent increase on water and a three-percent increase on sewer each year for next three years after that.

  • Miller arrested on drug charges

     

  • Pair arrested, second time in two weeks

     

  • Healing through Hope

      The upsetting truths of domestic violence can prompt some people to turn away from the realities of the problem. However, for the women who work daily to help the victims of the crime that sees no socio economic or gender divides, averting the facts is not an option. “Some of the people don’t have anybody,” said Melissa Davis, a House of Hope staffer of the people who come to the shelter for support. The House of Hope is Campbell County’s answer when a domestic violence victim doesn’t know where to go after leaving their abuser.

  • Owner of Adult World refiles lawsuit locally

     A lawsuit questioning whether nude dancing is free speech has come back to the local court level. However, this time, there is money involved. In July Steve Hale, president of Adult World, LLC, sued the town of Caryville. Through his attorney Michael Hatmaker, Hale said Caryville and its officials were squashing his constitutional rights with its municipal code. At that time, Hale did not ask to be awarded any damages. Now he wants $10 million.

  • Partin to be resentenced a second time

    For the second time in less than two years, Courtney Partin will be coming back to Campbell County for resentencing on his convictions for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. In July 2008, Partin was in Campbell County Criminal Court after the United States Supreme Court voided the guidelines he had previously been sentenced under.

    During that hearing, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton lowered Partin’s sentence by seven years taking it to 22 years.

  • County earns Three-Star status again

    In a time when there doesn’t seem to be enough good news to go around, Campbell County just got some.

    For the 18th consecutive year Campbell County has achieved certification under the state’s Three-Star program for excellence in economic development.

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matthew Kisber credited the hard work of county and city officials with for the achievement.