Local News

  • 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.

  • Carroll and Wilson arrested again

    Some folks will never learn.  At least that seems to be the case for a couple that arrested for a second time in as many weeks.

    Adam Wayne Carroll, 37, of 183 Lakeshore Lane and Brandy Wilson, 28, of 1586 Lake Wood Road, Jacksboro were arrested on Oct. 15 in connection with a meth lab and counterfeiting operation on Lakeshore Lane.

  • Incredible baby shower gives to young mothers

    Pastel pinks and greens decorated the Dewey Hunter building in LaFollette for the Campbell County incredible baby shower on Monday.

    The event sponsored by the Campbell County Health Council and TENNderCARE was provided to teen mothers and moms-to-be for the second year.

  • Three nabbed in Shanghai burglaries; one juvenile cited

    Three men were arrested and a juvenile cited in connection with burglaries at Shanghai Marina.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Brandon Elkins, Justin Blake Adkins, 18, of 1153 Bruce Gap Road, Caryville, Bobby Joe Boshears, 21, 273 Longmire Lane and Adam Lee Muse, 18, of 483 Hollifield Drive, Jacksboro, allegedly broke into approximately 70 boats at the dock near the end of October.

    The thefts were discovered when two of the boat owners filed reports with the CCSD.

  • Campbell County schools continue to see changes

    It has been just under a month since Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren left the Campbell County school system under a cloud of suspicion that has resulted in the discovery of forged transcripts and a TBI investigation. 

    And in the wake of this bombshell Sharon Ridenour, former career and technical education supervisor, has been charged by the board with the daunting task of redirecting the focus of system employees and the community from the seemingly growing scandal to making a plan for continuing to improve education for the county’s students.

  • Shepherd’s Home to celebrate one-year anniversary

    The Shepherd’s Home has reached a milestone.  And to celebrate residents and volunteers are throwing a party of sorts.

    On Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. a dinner will be held in the family life center at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, to reflect on the strides made by the women participating in the transitional living program and to make the community aware of the continuing needs of the home.