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  • Tag sale of historical significance to take place on Saturday

    The attempt to close a chapter in the Saulsberry family’s life means more than moving forward for them.

    It is a chance for others to purchase pieces of local history.

    “I was just so tired of it setting empty,” said Sylvia Saulsberry Charton.

    Charton is organizing the tag sale for her mother, Helen Margaret Carr Saulsberry.

    The Saulsberry family of LaFollette was among some of its early settlers.

  • Crabtree to speak at Lincoln Memorial in DC

    A local woman will soon be speaking at the same podium as Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Gayle D'Ambrosio Crabtree will be delivering the opening invocation at an event organized by the foundation of Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. this Saturday.

    The FACSA event also includes other participating organizations, such as Hope for Healing.Org. Speaking Out Against Child Abuse, and Stop the Silence.

  • CCHS grad crowned UT queen

    A Campbell County native is proving that a small town education can lead to big city excellence.

    Courtney Holder, a graduate of Campbell County High School, was crowned the 93rd homecoming queen of the University of Tennessee on Saturday.

    But being honored with such a prestigious title at a university with over 25,000 students was not easy.

    “It was a process,” said Holder, emphasizing the effort it took. “It's based on campus involvement, as well as your community involvement.”

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  • Burns and bruises lead to child abuse charges for solider

    When Joseph Smith joined the Army, he promised to protect America and the people who live here.

    Now he stands accused of severely abusing one of the country’s littlest citizens.

    Late Tuesday evening Smith, 23, 6763 Desert Storm Avenue, Fort Campbell, Ky., was bound over to the grand jury on the sole count of aggravated child abuse. The child at the center of the case is 22-month-old Peyton Douglas, the son of Smith’s one time girlfriend, Michelle Douglas.

  • ‘He didn’t deserve this’- Peyton’s grandmother comes forward

    As the testimony in Joseph Smith’s aggravated child abuse hearing ensued, an auburn haired woman stifled her tears.

    When the extent of Peyton Douglas’ injuries was divulged, the tears grew audible.

    For Sharon Douglas, the toddler’s maternal grandmother, hearing that her then 18-month-old grandson had been subjected to bone breaking force was almost unbearable.

  • Gun discovered on CCHS campus

    The discovery of a loaded gun on Campbell County High School’s campus harkened back to the hauntingly vivid events of November 8, 2005 when shots rang out killing Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and wounding Assistant Principal Jim Pierce and then Principal Gary Seale.

    While both days ended with a student in custody, Tuesday’s arrest took place without incident.