Local News

  • Davis and Rice case settled with plea agreements

    A case involving a slew of boat and lakefront burglaries that took place around mid September has finally come to a close.

    Teddy Ray Rice, Jr. and Joshua R. Davis pled guilty to 29 counts of theft and burglary each, on Monday. The long list of crimes which Rice Jr. and Davis pled guilty to involved the theft of multiple fishing poles, boat radios and speakers from over 15 victims, court records said.

  • Austin arrested for autoburglary and other charges

    A short crime spree landed one man in jail and led to theft charges for a Caryville juvenile.

    The theft of a 2003 BMW on Nov. 10, sparked a two-agency investigation, which led to the arrest of Austin Norman, 18, believed to be of Georgia. Norman allegedly had a 17-year-old female as an accomplice, Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Detective Brandon Elkins said.

    The theft of the BMW, which was allegedly stolen from a Caryville residence, led to a tip, which gave Elkins and Caryville Detective Stephanie Smith a lead on suspects, Elkins said.

  • Teague charged with multiple drug offenses

    The report of an alleged assault landed a LaFollette woman in jail on Sunday.

    On Nov. 15, Christy Lea Teague, 21, of East Wooland Court, LaFollette, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and multiple drug charges, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

  • ATV recovered after new owner sought repairs


  • Domestic dispute leads to arrest


  • Meth labs found

    What appeared to be a routine clean-up effort at the intersection of Highway 25W and Austin Powder Lane for Environmental Services officer Glennis Monday and crew on Monday turned into much more of an effort than they originally planned.

  • Tip leads to arrest


  • Jellico tree lighting to be held

    The city of Jellico will host its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 18. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the Veteran's Park. The event will offer hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas carols will be led by Carbide Warman. The ceremony will be concluded in time for church service.

  • Mother of abused child remains in jail on $250,000 bond


    Last week, Joseph Smith faced a judge accused of severely abusing Peyton Douglas.

    On Tuesday, Michelle Ann Mae Douglas, Peyton’s mother, appeared in court under the same cloud of suspicion.

    But she didn’t opt for General Sessions Judge Joe Ayers to weigh the evidence in her case. Instead 23-year-old Douglas waived her preliminary hearing sending her case straight to the grand jury. However she did have one request.

  • CCHS gets second SRO

    On the heels of a gun related incident at Campbell County High School board members took action to provide an extra measure of security for students.

    Asking for an amendment to the evening’s agenda Board Member Johnny Byrge asked for the addition of a School Resource Officer position to the staff at CCHS.  With no opposition to the measure, Byrge took the opportunity to state his reasoning for the request.

    “I think it’s something everybody knows we need,” Byge said candidly regarding his motion to hire another SRO.