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  • CASA requests support from commission

    When CASA representatives made an appeal for funds at the commission workshop their request was met with unexpected opposition.

    During her presentation Renee Tackett, CASA director, informed the group a pot of money known as the victim’s assistance assessment, which is made up of specific fines collected through the circuit court clerk’s office, is currently being divided between the Campbell County Children’s Center and CHET’s domestic violence shelter.

  • Free batteries available for home smoke detectors

      Free nine- volt batteries will be distributed by the Campbell County Rural Fire Service tomorrow evening.




    While the recent time change means less daylight hours, it also signifies something else. It is a reminder to change the batteries in home smoke detectors.

    The Campbell County Rural Fire Service is prepared to help homeowners with the task by providing free nine-volt batteries.

  • Jellico alternative school location creates debate


  • Two arrested following attack

    Mary Sue Smith, 31, was charged with domestic assault after allegedly attacking her uncle on Oct. 25.

    At approximately 7:30 p.m. Caryville Police Department dispatched Sgt. Stephanie Smith to the victim’s residence in reference to a domestic dispute.

    Upon Stephanie Smith’s arrival she spoke with the victim who was bleeding from his head, according to the report.

    “Victim stated that he had come back to his residence and observed that Stephen Austin was at his home and Stephen is a meth cook,” said Sgt. Stephanie Smith.

  • Caryville aldermen are sworn in, dive into business

    Four aldermen took the oath of office Monday night in front of a standing room only crowd.

    Raising their right hands they promised to uphold the constitution and the interest of Caryville citizens.

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen promptly discussed business following the swearing in ceremony of retuning aldermen Vickie Heatherly, Chris Stanley and Mark Stanley. New board member Mike Miller eagerly repeated the oath then claimed his seat at the table.

  • 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.