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  • Homeless to be counted tonight

    The next few hours will be critical for the homeless in Campbell County as the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness will conduct the 2009 Point in Time (PIT) Count. Last year the annual (PIT) Count estimated approximately 76 people were homeless in Campbell County.

    This year the homeless will be counted again, as agencies attempt to gather data to try to discover why these people are displaced.

    However, agencies located in counties throughout the United States will conduct the counts for their communities with the help of key individuals.

  • County sued by terminated employee

    A recently terminated county employee has filed suit against her former employer.

    Keysa L. Wihoit is asking to either be reinstated at the finance department or be awarded $75,000.

    The suit was filed last week in circuit court and names Campbell County and its department of finance as defendants.

    In it Wilhoit claims she was victim of sex discrimination in her one year course of employment with the county.

    Her job consisted of preparing reports, requesting checks for insurance benefits along with other bookkeeping duties.

  • LaFollette Police Chief says farewell

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

     

    On Monday night, LaFollette Police Chief Ben Baird announced his retirement at a council workshop.

    While Baird has spent 36 years of his life in law enforcement, this is not his first time retiring from a job. He also spent many years as a special education teacher.

  • Cub Scout Banquet slated for February

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    With a new year comes many changes, but one change in particular will stand out in the memories of young boys in Campbell County- their Cub Scout graduation.

    On Friday, Feb. 6 at Jacksboro Methodist Church, the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet will recognize about 50 boys graduating to new levels of scouting.

    The guest speaker for the ceremony will be retired General Carl Stiner.

  • Two home burglaries led to a double arrest

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

     

    Two Jacksboro residences were allegedly burglarized earlier this month leading to the arrest of two people on Jan. 22.

    Mallory S. Roberson, 20, LaFollette and Brain Thomas Dykes, 20, Jacksboro were arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated burglary and theft last week.

  • Nepotism policy still in question

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    City Administrator David Young revisited the city’s nepotism policy at the Monday night meeting, saying City Attorney Reid Troutman drafted a nepotism ordinance for the council’s approval.

    “The nepotism policy was enacted with an ordinance, so it has to be altered with an ordinance,” said Young. “This is an ordinance that will do what you requested to be done.”

  • Osborne arrested for meth manufacture

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

     

    An anonymous caller reporting possible meth use on the drug hotline led to the arrest of Jason Lee Osborne, 32, from Clairfield.

    Two weeks ago, Jan. 17, Det. Josh Goins and Officer Lindsey Meredith reported to a Roses Creek residence in response to a methamphetamine complaint.

  • LiveWell offers upcoming cooking class

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

     

    Put a little spice in your life and a pep in your step with LiveWell’s upcoming cooking class.

    On Feb. 12 and 19, at 6 p.m., LiveWell and Jellico Community Hospital are offering a cooking class to anyone interested in learning how to cook healthier meals.

    The class will be held at the Jellico Seventh Day Adventist church school gym.

  • Bailey makes two arrests

  • Officers recognized for heroic act