Local News

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    Shane Alan Trombley- three counts theft of property under $10,000, two counts desecration of venerated objects, auto burglary, domestic assault; split confinement of time served since Oct. 5 to Nov. 15, seven years probation, court costs, $750 to ECF, $16,020 restitution to victims.

    Randy Alan Wilson- sexual exploitation of a minor; eight years TDOC, court costs.

  • Disgruntled employee found lingering after termination

    Travis D. Williams, 27, was observed outside his prior place of business last week after being told not to return by his previous employers.

    Caryville Sgt. Freddy Walker was on patrol when he observed a 1992 black Chevy truck. The vacant vehicle was parked at the cul-de-sac of McGhee Lane with the windows down, said Walker.

    Walker called for back up as he began looking for the driver, he said.

    “At this time a white male walks up the bank,” said Walker.

  • New mayor and aldermen take over Jellico

    Jellico voters have called for new faces and ideas. Among those new faces is Mayor-elect Les Stiers. The retired CSX worker and football coach beat out his five opponents with over 50 -percent of the vote, according to election commission records.

    Approximately 402 Jellico citizens voted for Stiers. His closest competition was Tim Huckaby with 114 votes.

    “I wanted the job,” said Stiers early Wednesday morning. “And the people wanted change.”

  • CCSD finds two labs last Thursday

    Five people had an unexpected wake up call last Thursday.

    At 8 a.m. officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s office used a halligan tool to announce their arrival. When the group went through the door of the 151 Bowman Drive trailer, they found two people attempting to flee out the backdoor, according Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

  • Dude will look like a lady

    If beautiful women dressed in designer gowns are what makes for a good Saturday night- then don’t look for that at the Ball Farm on Nov 6.

    Community of Health of East Tennessee is holding its first womanless beauty pageant at the farm on Saturday at 6 p.m.

    The event is designed to raise awareness and funds for CHET’s domestic violence program, according to Melanie Cordell, director of the shelter. Contestants were encouraged to find sponsors to help them offset the cost of the entry fee and supplies for the pageant.

  • Troutman wants over $1 million in damages

    A county employee is claiming her recent termination was without cause and carried out by the wrong person.

  • Nolan arrested following brawl

    A brawl on South 8th Street sent one man to the hospital and another to jail.

    On Saturday night LaFollette Police Officer Justin Parrott was dispatched to 509 South 8th Street after receiving a reports of a fight involving multiple parties.

    While questioning witnesses Parrott learned that J.B. Nolan, Jr., 47, of 509 South 8th Street had become angry because he wanted some individuals to get off of his porch.

  • Caryville election makes change outside of board members

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a new face at its next meeting.

    The only contested race in Caryville was for ward two, where Michael Miller and Eric Smith faced off.  Miller brought in 272 votes while Smith garnered 203.

    Late election night, Miller said he was exited about being elected. He was also looking forward to working with the Caryville board, he said.

    For Caryville ward one, Chris Stanley received 439 unopposed votes. Mark Stanley and Vickie Heatherly were also re-elected to the board.

  • Grimm and Bolinger best opponents in LaFollette race

    The LaFollette City Council may see a change in dynamic as it adds one new face to its membership.

    Political newcomer Stephanie Grimm bested all of her opponents after garnering a convincing 759 votes. 

    Now veteran councilman Joe Bolinger narrowly edged out former city employee Wayne Gregg in a 591 to 526 vote for the second open seat on the council.

    Jay Huddleston and Scott Kitts finished in a dead heat receiving 284 and 261 votes respectively.

  • Public Records Nov. 4

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Oct. 25- Oct. 29


    Eagle Enterprises LLC to Robert M. Lee and Deborah M. Lee, Dist. 3, $640,000.

    Adam J. Lowe and Shannon Lowe to Boyd Morgan and Tammy Morgan, Dist. 1, $5,000.