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  • White arrested on 42 counts


  • Earth Day event slated at LaFollette Middle School

    If you want a hair-raising experience, come to LaFollette Middle School on Friday.

    In an effort to raise awareness about energy consumption and conservation, the 21st Century After-School students will be offering tips on how to save energy tomorrow.

    Awareness isn’t the only thing that will be raised on Friday, according to UT Extension Program Assistant Joyce Soltesz. Soltesz oversees the after school program which is presenting the event.

  • LUB extends manager's contract; adopts approval rate

    A contract extension and rate change topped the agenda at Monday night’s LaFollette Utility Board meeting.

    LaFollette Utilities Manager Kenny Baird received a vote of confidence on Monday night when the board extended his four-year contract by one year.

    “I think he’s doing an excellent job,” said board member James Walker.

  • Henegar facing criminal charges

    After being arrested for a parole violation, a LaFollette man decided he wasn’t going to jail without a fight.

    The violation of parole arrest ended with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges being filed on Dustin M. Henegar, 24, of 135 Christmas Tree Lane, after he attempted to escape from Jacksboro Police.

    On March 23, Henegar was placed in custody for violating his parole, according to the arrest report.

  • Office seekers continue to file petitions as election draws near

    With today being the final day to qualify for the August races, numerous candidates have already finalized their intentions to seek office.

    Incumbent county mayor William Baird now has plenty of competition for his seat. Along with county commissioner Scotty Kitts, Ronnie Murray former sheriff Ron McClellan and previous challenger Fred Cole, another candidate has joined the race, election commission records said. Chair of the county commission and defunct LaFollette City Administrator David Young has filed his petition to run for the county’s top seat.

  • Scrap businesses discussed; Fannon issues apology

    On Monday night, LaFollette City Council members renewed their debate about the location of scrap businesses within the city limits.

    Historically the city has had little success in preventing the recycling businesses from operating in areas zoned as C2.

    During Monday’s workshop meeting Stan Foust, city codes enforcement officer, asked for direction on how to proceed with the case involving Scrappy’s, a scrap metal business located at the Marathon station along Central Avenue.

  • Mayor voices support for proposed lodge and convention center

    After spending some time in relative obscurity the debate over a proposed lodge and convention center in the Norris Dam State Park area is back on the radar.

    Representative Chad Faulkner recently introduced a bill requesting that TVA approve the Lighthouse Lodge and Convention Center at Norris Dam State Park.

    As with most projects of this nature there are groups with polarizing views on the matter.

  • Jury says 'guilty'

    After nearly two years of legal wrangling the first half of the duo charged in Jayne Love’s death faced a jury last week. It took less than two full days of court for a guilty verdict to be returned in the second-degree murder case.

    While prosecutors wrapped up witness testimony on Wednesday afternoon regarding Phillip Pack’s involvement in Love’s murder, jurors expected to hear from defense witnesses first thing Thursday morning.

  • Humane Society receives funds; designates April as pet adoption month

    Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Campbell County Humane Society has received enough funds to spay/neuter approximately 50 animals. This will make it easier and more affordable for those animals to be adopted out, according to Betty Crumley, director of the Campbell County Humane Society.

    With the economy the way it is, these funds are coming just in time, Crumley said.

    She said that as the economy decreased, the number of pets being left at the shelter increased. Many people just could not afford to keep pets any longer.

  • Mother facing attempted murder charge

    Last week, a Campbell County Grand Jury indicted yet another mother for intentionally placing her children at risk.

    This time an attempted second-degree murder charged was levied on Amanda C. Snell. She is also charged with attempted felony murder, attempted aggravated child abuse in a child under 8 years of age and attempted aggravated child abuse.

    Authorities believe that Snell purposely drove her 1996 Honda into the lake in October of last year. Her children, ages 4 and 9 with her at the time, according to police.