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  • Shoplifting call leads to drug arrest in Jacksboro

    A Clinton man was arrested for shoplifting a cell phone charger from a local store on Saturday.

    Archie Powers, 40, of Clinton was charged with theft under $500 and possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

    Jacksboro Police Officer Josh Carroll was dispatched to the Dollar General after an employee reported that Powers had shoplifted a cell phone charger, valued at $7, according to the police report.

  • King arrested on multiple assault charges

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    As sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Myers interviewed a victim of domestic violence at the hospital, a dispatch call to a suspicious person led Myers straight to the woman’s alleged perpetrator.

    On April 4, Myers left the hospital in route to Sugar Hollow Road in response to a suspicious person, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    During Myer’s conversation with Joseph Crockett King, 26, of LaFollette, he realized King was the same person believed to have assaulted the woman at the hospital, he said.

  • The Red Cross continues in Campbell County

    The Red Cross continues in Campbell County, despite a lack of volunteers.

    “Anyone interested in an awesome opportunity to serve the weary?” asked Campbell County Red Cross Representative Derek Brown.

    A Jellico native, Brown took over the duties as the Campbell County representative around a year ago, after long time Red Cross advocate Glen? Petree became ill.

  • LaFollette council debates bridge cost, library hours

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    The LaFollette City Council continued with discussion on the Pleasant Ridge Bridge on Tuesday night. County Road Superintendant Dennis Potter approached the council about the estimated amount of the project. He said a previous bid for the bridge was $108,000, and the county is willing to match the city with half of the cost.

    “The way the economy is right now, every project is coming under what was proposed,” said Potter.

  • Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

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    When Camille Lynn Allen allegedly told Jellico officers the meth in her possession was not hers, that she was simply trafficking the illegal substance, it didn’t help her avoid an arrest. Allen was still arrested and charged with possession on March 27.

    Allen, 23, 232 Fall Creek Lane, Caryville, was observed driving an Oldsmobile at a high rate of speed through Jellico, according to Jellico Police Chief Chris Anderson.

  • Branam to stand trial in September

    Former middle school teacher Dean Branam will strand trial this fall on assault and sexual battery charges.

    After being indicted on March 26 for the 10 combined charges, he was scheduled for arraignment in criminal court.

    On Monday, his attorney, Michael Hatmaker, filed a waiver of appearance on his behalf.

    Once Hatmaker entered a not guilty plea for Branam, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton asked if the possibility existed the case could be settled without a trial.

    “Set it for trial,” Hatmaker responded without hesitation.

  • Great American Cleanup hits Campbell County

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    Another dumpsite in Campbell County is clean thanks to the volunteers with the Great American Cleanup.

    Including environmental officer Glennis Monday, there were 20 volunteers participating in a cleanup at Roses Creek Saturday.

    The volunteers collected enough trash to fill 512 bags. The trash filled six large truckloads with old furniture, bags, building materials and approximately 33 tires.

    Volunteers participating in the cleanup were with the Trail Keepers and Ohio River Four-Wheelers, both Jeep clubs.

  • Baird’s veto of jail project remains in tact

  • Cameras could be installed at dump

  • Former Jellico Electric employee files suit