Local News

  • Siler defense team moves for recusal and dismissal; both denied

    When Jenny Siler’s trial starts, she can’t say her lawyers didn’t try to get it postponed.

    Because try they did on Monday.

    Taking nearly two hours to argue a myriad of motions, Herb Moncier flanked by Kristi Anderson, attempted to not only postpone the narcotics trial but also have the charges dismissed altogether.

    However, before he made that move, Moncier wanted to know exactly what cards prosecutors were holding and how they intended to play them.

  • Wilson arrested for stealing gas

    Earning repeat business is the mark of success for most businesses.

    But Marsha L. Wilson allegedly proved to be the kind of return customer a local gas station didn’t want.

    After managing to escape arrest for several months Wilson, 44, of 602A East 8th Street,  was arrested on Jan. 10 for driving off without paying for gas at the Murphy Express gas station on seven different occasions.

  • Commission debates agenda order; hears from citizen

    Commissioners kicked off Monday’s workshop by hearing complaints from a citizen about road maintenance during last Thursday’s winter storm.

    Jerry Moat, Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department chief, approached the body requesting that the highway department rethink its handling of treacherous road conditions often created by ice and snow.

    “The storm started at 4 p.m. and the first trucks didn’t roll out until 9 p.m.,” Moat said adding that members of the PVFD worked into the night aiding stranded travelers during the storm.

  • An attempted scare turns real


  • Powers arrested for allegedly stealing furniture


  • Weather means change of plans for county entities

    Frigid temperatures make burrowing deeper under covers a great alternative to bounding out of bed at the early sound of an alarm clock. And this week that has been a reality for Campbell County students.

    With temperatures dipping below the freezing mark, school officials have made the call to operate schools on a delayed schedule.

  • August election already drawing interest

    The first Monday of the new year officially kicked off election season in Campbell County.  

    Despite the April 1 qualifying deadline still being months away a number of candidates got a jump start on the competition by picking up petitions on the first day they were available.

    With nearly every elected county position up for grabs area residents can expect to be greeted by some old and new faces as well as a fresh round of campaign promises over the next the next eight months.

  • Former deputy indicted for sex crimes

    As an officer Daniel Ward swore to uphold the law, but on Tuesday the former Campbell County Sheriff’s Department deputy found himself on the wrong side of it.

    Ward, 36, of 596 Chambers Road, was arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents after being indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury on Monday for numerous sex charges involving a minor.

  • Local girl hits ABC show

    Campbell County has a reason to gather around the television on Monday night.

    Ella Nolan, a 1998 graduate of Campbell County High School and LaFollette native, is competing to win the man of dreams on ABC’s reality series The Bachelor.

    On Monday night, Nolan was among the first of the 25 hopefuls to emerge from a limousine to meet Jake Pavelka, this season’s sweetheart. Pavelka is a 31- year -old Texan who makes his living as an airline pilot.

  • Bond reduced for duo accused of abuse

    A couple arrested Christmas day for child abuse made an appearance in general sessions court Tuesday.

    Suzanne Douglas and Adam Hayes had plead not guilty to charges they abused Douglas’ daughter.

    After Tuesday’s hearing the pair’s initial charge of aggravated child abuse and neglect was reduced to child abuse. Their bond was also lowered from $100,000 to $50,000.

    Authorities in Jellico were notified of the abuse on Dec. 24.