Local News

  • Pair arrested, second time in two weeks


  • Healing through Hope

      The upsetting truths of domestic violence can prompt some people to turn away from the realities of the problem. However, for the women who work daily to help the victims of the crime that sees no socio economic or gender divides, averting the facts is not an option. “Some of the people don’t have anybody,” said Melissa Davis, a House of Hope staffer of the people who come to the shelter for support. The House of Hope is Campbell County’s answer when a domestic violence victim doesn’t know where to go after leaving their abuser.

  • Owner of Adult World refiles lawsuit locally

     A lawsuit questioning whether nude dancing is free speech has come back to the local court level. However, this time, there is money involved. In July Steve Hale, president of Adult World, LLC, sued the town of Caryville. Through his attorney Michael Hatmaker, Hale said Caryville and its officials were squashing his constitutional rights with its municipal code. At that time, Hale did not ask to be awarded any damages. Now he wants $10 million.

  • Partin to be resentenced a second time

    For the second time in less than two years, Courtney Partin will be coming back to Campbell County for resentencing on his convictions for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. In July 2008, Partin was in Campbell County Criminal Court after the United States Supreme Court voided the guidelines he had previously been sentenced under.

    During that hearing, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton lowered Partin’s sentence by seven years taking it to 22 years.

  • County earns Three-Star status again

    In a time when there doesn’t seem to be enough good news to go around, Campbell County just got some.

    For the 18th consecutive year Campbell County has achieved certification under the state’s Three-Star program for excellence in economic development.

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matthew Kisber credited the hard work of county and city officials with for the achievement.

  • Chancellor rules against former attorney

      A civil judgment has been entered against Tim Webb, an attorney who previously practiced law in Campbell County. Last week Chancellor Billy Joe White cited Webb’s lack of response to a $4 million lawsuit filed against him as the first reason he was ruling in favor Billy and Shirley Powell, the plaintiffs. In June, the Powells filed the lawsuit against Webb and his now defunct legal practice. The couple had alleged Webb engaged in “unfair and deceptive” actions in his dealings with them, according to their lawsuit.

  • Civil War Council holding toy run- come rain or shine

    Even as rain drenches the area, the Caryville Civil War Council (CCWC) is still planning its annual toy run to benefit needy families during the holiday season. “If it rains that means we will have a two hour delay,” said Larry Collier a founding member of the CCWC. For riders this means registration will begin at 11 a.m. and riders will take off at 1 p.m.

    For the group it is the eighth time this endeavor has been embarked on. For them, it never gets old.

    It is all about helping others, said Collier.

  • Snell Arrested on child abuse charges


  • 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.