Local News

  • Partin to be resentenced a second time

    For the second time in less than two years, Courtney Partin will be coming back to Campbell County for resentencing on his convictions for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. In July 2008, Partin was in Campbell County Criminal Court after the United States Supreme Court voided the guidelines he had previously been sentenced under.

    During that hearing, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton lowered Partin’s sentence by seven years taking it to 22 years.

  • County earns Three-Star status again

    In a time when there doesn’t seem to be enough good news to go around, Campbell County just got some.

    For the 18th consecutive year Campbell County has achieved certification under the state’s Three-Star program for excellence in economic development.

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matthew Kisber credited the hard work of county and city officials with for the achievement.

  • Chancellor rules against former attorney

      A civil judgment has been entered against Tim Webb, an attorney who previously practiced law in Campbell County. Last week Chancellor Billy Joe White cited Webb’s lack of response to a $4 million lawsuit filed against him as the first reason he was ruling in favor Billy and Shirley Powell, the plaintiffs. In June, the Powells filed the lawsuit against Webb and his now defunct legal practice. The couple had alleged Webb engaged in “unfair and deceptive” actions in his dealings with them, according to their lawsuit.

  • Civil War Council holding toy run- come rain or shine

    Even as rain drenches the area, the Caryville Civil War Council (CCWC) is still planning its annual toy run to benefit needy families during the holiday season. “If it rains that means we will have a two hour delay,” said Larry Collier a founding member of the CCWC. For riders this means registration will begin at 11 a.m. and riders will take off at 1 p.m.

    For the group it is the eighth time this endeavor has been embarked on. For them, it never gets old.

    It is all about helping others, said Collier.

  • Snell Arrested on child abuse charges


  • Pair arrested in a local store parking lot


  • Medical foundation will continue to oversee sale dollars

    In a court battle that has persisted for 10 years, seen lawyers replaced and had filings entered on the heels of each other, another opinion has been handed down. This one came last week from the state court of appeals.

    For the LaFollette Medical Foundation the decision means it will retain control of the financial proceeds from the sale of the former LaFollette Medical Center. At one time those proceeds were estimated to be around $9 million. Under the rules governing the foundation, the money is to be used for the best interest of the public and its health.

  • Court send Young back to work

    David G. Young may have technically gotten his job back, but that doesn’t mean he will be at work today.

    On Wednesday morning Young made an appearance in chancery court to find out whether or not he would be reinstated in the job he was terminated from on Sept. 1.

    In asking to be reinstated, Young was claiming city officials violated their own procedures when they placed him on administrative leave and subsequently fired him.

    He had filed a petition in chancery court asking Chancellor Billy Joe White to return him to his position as city administrator.

  • Pig roast scheduled for next week

    Fall is in the air which can only mean one thing, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce’s pig roast is just days away.

    Next Thursday at 6 p.m. doors will open on the 15th annual event that was created to raise money for the operational needs of the local chamber.

    According to E.L. Morton, chamber director, the evening will be filled with a variety of entertainment sure to please everyone.

    Groups slated to perform at this year’s event include the Campbell County High School show choir as well as up and coming musical group Just Krossing.

  • Rumors dispelled about LaFollette city employee’s payroll problems

    Rumors abound in small towns and when several city employees noticed their money had not been deposited last week, the rumors certainly flew in LaFollette.

    Some of these rumors were that the city was having financial problems or possibly there was not any money in the accounts.

    LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield and interim LaFollette City Administrator Terry Sweat dispelled these rumors, after Tuesday night’s LaFollette City Council Meeting.