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  • Pair arrested in a local store parking lot

     

  • Medical foundation will continue to oversee sale dollars

    In a court battle that has persisted for 10 years, seen lawyers replaced and had filings entered on the heels of each other, another opinion has been handed down. This one came last week from the state court of appeals.

    For the LaFollette Medical Foundation the decision means it will retain control of the financial proceeds from the sale of the former LaFollette Medical Center. At one time those proceeds were estimated to be around $9 million. Under the rules governing the foundation, the money is to be used for the best interest of the public and its health.

  • Court send Young back to work

    David G. Young may have technically gotten his job back, but that doesn’t mean he will be at work today.

    On Wednesday morning Young made an appearance in chancery court to find out whether or not he would be reinstated in the job he was terminated from on Sept. 1.

    In asking to be reinstated, Young was claiming city officials violated their own procedures when they placed him on administrative leave and subsequently fired him.

    He had filed a petition in chancery court asking Chancellor Billy Joe White to return him to his position as city administrator.

  • Pig roast scheduled for next week

    Fall is in the air which can only mean one thing, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce’s pig roast is just days away.

    Next Thursday at 6 p.m. doors will open on the 15th annual event that was created to raise money for the operational needs of the local chamber.

    According to E.L. Morton, chamber director, the evening will be filled with a variety of entertainment sure to please everyone.

    Groups slated to perform at this year’s event include the Campbell County High School show choir as well as up and coming musical group Just Krossing.

  • Rumors dispelled about LaFollette city employee’s payroll problems

    Rumors abound in small towns and when several city employees noticed their money had not been deposited last week, the rumors certainly flew in LaFollette.

    Some of these rumors were that the city was having financial problems or possibly there was not any money in the accounts.

    LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield and interim LaFollette City Administrator Terry Sweat dispelled these rumors, after Tuesday night’s LaFollette City Council Meeting.

  • Arson trio nets probation

    Three men will serve a combined nine years on probation after pleading guilty to burning a Jacksboro home in August.

    Jody W. Webb, Travis Prater and Cory S. Gibson agreed they were guilty of arson last week in front of Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton.

    Prater and Gibson plead guilty to additional charges.

    Gibson said he was guilty of evading police and not having driver’s license while Prater agreed he had illegally had a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Rumors dispelled about LaFollette city employee’s payroll problems

    Rumors abound in small towns and when several city employees noticed their money had not been deposited last week, the rumors certainly flew in LaFollette.

    Some of these rumors were that the city was having financial problems or possibly there was not any money in the accounts.

    LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield and interim LaFollette City Administrator Terry Sweat dispelled these rumors, after Tuesday night’s LaFollette City Council Meeting.

  • Dumping fee settle; recycling discussed

    Despite lengthy discussions regarding commercial garbage fees assessed to several local businesses at two previous meetings, the environmental committee had little to say about the matter on Monday evening.

    Commissioner Whit Goins, committee chairman, asked what if any action needed to be taken by the committee concerning the $31 per ton fee that had been discussed for Flat Hollow Marina, Waste Connections, Fast Freddie’s, Whitman Hollow Boat Dock, Springs Dock and several others.

  • Passenger on wrong side of the law

    A traffic stop proved to be problematic for the passenger of the vehicle.

    On Sept. 29 Brian Krag McAllister, 41, of 238 Easter Lane, was riding in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation.

    When the driver of the car gave LaFollette Police Officers Jason Marlow, Susan Sowder, Joe Brown and Lt. Jeff Allen permission to search the Pontiac McAllister was asked to exit the vehicle.

  • Riggs arrested on meth charges

    LaFollette Police discovered the components of a sizable meth operation during a traffic stop on Saturday.

    Office Bill Owens reported observing a vehicle traveling on East Central Avenue with no lights on after dark.  

    After pulling the vehicle over Owens saw the driver, Darryl Willard Riggs, 51, of 111 McKinney Road, allegedly reach for and hide something between his legs as the officer approached, records indicate.