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  • Mother accused of harming daughter appears in court

    A LaFollette woman has resolved her pending criminal case by pleading no contest to charges she harmed her child.

    Carol Longmire entered the plea in court on Monday that essentially said she was not admitting guilt but was not contesting the charge.

    Initially charged with child abuse and neglect, Longmire’s charge was reduced to assault by offensive touching, the plea form said.

  • Campbell County Airport wins Front Door Award

    In the world of aviation, quality and community commitment play important roles in the continued existence and success of airports.

    The Campbell County Airport has received its 10th Front Door Award in recognition of its efforts to maintain an airport that reflects both community pride and commitment to quality.  

  • Public hearing on nepotism met by citizen opposition

    Despite opposition to proposed changes in LaFollette’s nepotism policy, the revisions passed when the mayor broke a tie vote.

     “I don’t know what the nepotism law would benefit and how it would benefit the citizens by allowing the hiring (of council and mayor relatives),” said Councilman Bob Fannon.

    Fannon, who has vehemently spoke against the policy since it was first brought up, went on to state in his business the highest area of conflict is where immediate relatives are located under department heads.

  • New flotilla sets sail on Norris Lake

    The 800 miles of shoreline on Norris Lake will have some extra patrol this summer thanks to the addition of the Norris Lake Flotilla.

    Almost 30 people have agreed to devote themselves to the buoyant group of citizens providing boating safety services and monitoring of lake activity.

    On Feb. 24, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) helped initiate several locals into the flotilla.

  • LaFollette Council approves $1,000 donation to festival

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    A swift council meeting held few items for discussion on Tuesday night.

    In response to the request of Louie Bluie Board members for donations, the LaFollette City Council approved a $1,000 donation to the festival. The festival will be held at the Cove Lake State Park on June 13.

  • Counseling services available for homeowners in danger of foreclosure

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    Many families are projected to fall behind on their mortgages over the next two years or undergo costly interest rate increases, according to Housing Counselor with Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development Home Team Susan Eribarne.

  • Newcomb woman is victimized early Monday morning

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

    A call to 911 may have saved the life of a Newcomb woman when two men forced their way into her home and assaulted her.

    Around 4 a.m. on Monday, sheriff’s deputy Jeff Ivey was dispatched to a Newcomb residence in response to an aggravated burglary and assault, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    Two men pounded on the windows and doors of the victim’s residence and looked in windows, according to the victim’s statement. The victim was alarmed and contacted 911 for help, said Ivey.

  • Relay events are on the horizon

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    Starting this weekend and continuing until the Relay for Life event on May 1, Relay teams are hosting fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society.

    On March 7, First Volunteer Bank and the Gilded Gown will host a Prom and Bridal Fashion Show and Expo at Caryville Elementary School starting at 1 p.m.

  • Bridal and Prom Fashion Show is this Saturday

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  • Sheriff’s deputies negotiate man to surrender gun

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    A standoff between sheriff’s deputies and an armed man led to an arrest recently.

    Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 2155 Pinecrest Road in Jacksboro in late February, where Donald Bradley Shown was threatening suicide, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.