Local News

  • Traffic issue reaches agreement

    On Thursday night the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen began its meeting on a somber note. Mayor Jack Cannon opened the meeting with a moment of silence for Ronnie Weaver a former planning commission member with the town.

  • Hubbard receives new court date

    After being indicted for one count of rape in late August, Paul K. Hubbard appeared in criminal court on Tuesday.
    Appearing in shackles wearing a jail jumpsuit, Hubbard was instructed by Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton to return on Sept. 27 with an attorney to represent him.
    Hubbard’s crime allegedly occurred in June at a Caryville home, according to police reports. It was then that he allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year old female. According to her, she was on the back porch of the home when Hubbard allegedly committed the crime.

  • Bazan gets 90 days for actions

    Less than a month after fleeing from police leaving a trail of items in his wake, Robert F. Bazan resolved his case on Tuesday.
    Appearing in criminal court Bazan agreed he was guilty of reckless endangerment, evading arrest, aggravated assault and vandalism.
    As a result of his plea, Bazan was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for time served. After serving his sentence, he will spend six years on probation, according to court records. Bazan is also responsible for reimbursing the Jacksboro Police Department for damage he caused to a patrol car as he fled.

  • Byrge charged with burglary

    An investigation into a recent burglary led to the arrest of a Scott County man last week.
    Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Brandon Elkins was called to investigate a theft and burglary case at a Clinchmore Road address in Caryville.
    Elkins was informed by the victim that Joby Ray Byrge, 26, of 111Virgil Cecil Road, Helenwood, had allegedly come into his home without permission and took firearms and a wood splitter valued at $4,600.

  • Escapee appears in court

    After escaping the long arm of the law, Adam Wayne Steakley now knows it has a hold on him.
    In December 2009, Steakley was arrested for allegedly stealing a variety of items that included guns and a gaming system. Once in police custody he confessed to his crimes, even taking police to the home where he had stashed the stolen items, police reports said.
    Then he escaped.
    However, on Tuesday Steakley appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court. He was shackled and pleading guilty.

  • Dillard arrested for disorderly conduct

    Pam Dillard gave new meaning to the phrase waking up the neighborhood on Sunday.
    At around 11 p.m. that evening officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department responded to a second 911 call related to a disturbance involving Dillard, 51, of 714 Queener Road, Apartment E-7, Jacksboro, and her son.
    At the scene Deputy Dustin Hatfield and Sgt. Pete Hatfield spoke with several neighbors who reported Dillard had been pounding on their doors demanding to know who had called authorities.

  • Miner's Mile sees many race finishers

    Both the young and young at heart tied up their running shoes for the Labor Day Miners Mile in Jellico.

    The event had about 290 participants, including 90-year-old Betty Hausman who finished the 5K with her son.

    The relief of crossing the finish line was evident on each face as they pushed forward just a little bit more. The cool clear morning was the perfect temperature for racers as they started off at Indian Mountain State Park and continued through town to complete the 10K race.

  • Court denies new trial for Phillips

    Denny Phillips will not be getting a new trial.
    This ruling came after a number of legal questions were posed at a Tuesday morning hearing.

  • Marlow undergoing testing

    A man accused of killing his mother with a baseball bat is undergoing a forensic examination.
    In criminal court on Tuesday public defender Charles Herman asked the court to reset James Marlow Jr.’s next court appearance to Sept. 27 so the tests could be completed.
    With no objections raised by prosecutors, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton allowed the postponement.

  • High School seniors get opportunity to win cash

    Social networking sites are all the rage.  And no one seems to know them better than the country’s youth.
    Now this year, thanks to a contest sponsored by the state’s securities division, high school seniors across Tennessee have a chance to earn money by writing about the topic they have achieved a certain degree of expertise in.