Local News

  • Teague charged with multiple drug offenses

    The report of an alleged assault landed a LaFollette woman in jail on Sunday.

    On Nov. 15, Christy Lea Teague, 21, of East Wooland Court, LaFollette, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and multiple drug charges, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

  • ATV recovered after new owner sought repairs


  • Domestic dispute leads to arrest


  • Meth labs found

    What appeared to be a routine clean-up effort at the intersection of Highway 25W and Austin Powder Lane for Environmental Services officer Glennis Monday and crew on Monday turned into much more of an effort than they originally planned.

  • Tip leads to arrest


  • Jellico tree lighting to be held

    The city of Jellico will host its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 18. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the Veteran's Park. The event will offer hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas carols will be led by Carbide Warman. The ceremony will be concluded in time for church service.

  • Mother of abused child remains in jail on $250,000 bond


    Last week, Joseph Smith faced a judge accused of severely abusing Peyton Douglas.

    On Tuesday, Michelle Ann Mae Douglas, Peyton’s mother, appeared in court under the same cloud of suspicion.

    But she didn’t opt for General Sessions Judge Joe Ayers to weigh the evidence in her case. Instead 23-year-old Douglas waived her preliminary hearing sending her case straight to the grand jury. However she did have one request.

  • CCHS gets second SRO

    On the heels of a gun related incident at Campbell County High School board members took action to provide an extra measure of security for students.

    Asking for an amendment to the evening’s agenda Board Member Johnny Byrge asked for the addition of a School Resource Officer position to the staff at CCHS.  With no opposition to the measure, Byrge took the opportunity to state his reasoning for the request.

    “I think it’s something everybody knows we need,” Byge said candidly regarding his motion to hire another SRO.

  • Martin stands by decisions made in gun incident

    In the days following Nov. 3 school officials and law enforcement have taken a hard look at the procedures in place for a gun being discovered on school property.

    Last week’s incident at Campbell County High School left one student in custody.

    And while Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, believes there were parts of the plan that needed clarification, the response of administrators and law enforcement is to be commended.

  • Lack of quorum hinders business

    You can’t conduct business if you’re not there; that’s the conundrum that the Jellico Mayor and Aldermen have found themselves in.

    The Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen have held 10 meetings since mid August, with seven of those meetings being specially called.  Of those seven, there have been six meetings where a quorum was not met due to lack of attendance.

    Specifically, the last three meetings that have been special called by Mayor Forrester Baird have not taken place.