Local News

  • Trio arrested on 74 count theft indictment

    Three women have been arrested on a combined 74 counts following the grand jury returning a sealed indictment.

    LaFollette Police initially arrested Bonnie Cooper at her home on a sealed indictment last week. When Greta Cooper came to the jail, to post bond for Bonnie Cooper, her mother, she was arrested.

    Tamara Harness, who rounds out the trio, was also arrested at her home. The group was taken into custody on multiple counts of theft and forgery, according to court records.

  • Canine competes; walks away a winner

    Summer vacation can be spent in a variety of different ways. Some people opt for a beachside resort while others have the increasingly popular staycation.

    However, Darrell Mongar didn’t do either of those.

    Instead, Mongar, a sheriff’s deputy, and his former partner, Rooke, took part in the United States Police Canine Association (U.S.P.C.A.), Region Eight competition in Loudon.

    After competing in a myriad of events Mongar and his Dutch Shepard dog took 10th overall in the competition.

  • Shoplifting calls led to drug arrests in Jacksboro

    Shoplifting reports led to two separate drug arrests in Jacksboro this past week.

    On July 9, around 7:20 p.m., Jacksboro Police Officer Josh Carroll was dispatched to Wal-Mart on the report an individual was concealing merchandise and allegedly had a handgun tucked in the waistband of his jeans, according to the Jacksboro Police report.

  • Yager visits Campbell County; tours museum

    State Senator Ken Yager paid a visit to the Campbell County Museum on Tuesday. He said he wasnted to learn more about the history of the area he represents in the state senate.

    “I’m excited that he came,” said Museum Curator Jerry Sharp. He said he feels that history is important to the county and Sharp was glad to see Yager acknowledge that with his presence.

    Yager agreed about the importance of history to the community and said he felt it was key to building a better future.

  • Pastor completes bike trip across the state

    He began the journey last September, embarking from the North Carolina border in the drizzling rain. He has ridden in snow, sleet, rain and the hot summer sun. Now, nearly a year later, local Pastor Bill Horner has finally completed his ride across Tennessee.

    “This endeavor is my hurdle over the midlife crisis, an attempt to ward off old age for at least a couple more months,” said Horner, at the beginning of his journey.

  • Citizens voice concerns about park

    Several concerned citizens attended the Monday night Caryville Mayor and Aldermen meeting in order to voice their concerns. The group was worried about night activities at Asbury Park.

    Resident Tim Mefford was the first to address the board about the various problems being faced by himself and his neighbors.

    “During the day, Asbury Park is just one of the best things Caryville’s got, but after dark it turns into a different place,” Mefford said.

  • Caryville applies for grant; purchases radar guns

    At the Monday night Caryville Mayor and Aldermen meeting, safety was on the minds of board members as they discussed and voted on the application for a safety grant.

    “We apply for this every year,” said Mayor Bobby Stooksbury of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) Safety Partners Matching Grant program. The grant maximum is $2,000, which if received would be matched by the town. The grant funding would be used to purchase safety equipment and supplies.

  • Domestic violence call led to drug arrest in Jacksboro

    Crystal Michelle King, 26, of Butter and Egg Road, Caryville, was arrested on public intoxication and drug charges on July 10. Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman was on patrol when he observed a disturbance at Eagle Bluff Road, according to the police report. Upon investigating the incident, Chapman learned that King, who is eight months pregnant, had allegedly been assaulted by her boyfriend Kenny Lee Kidwell.

  • Campbell arrested for DUI

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