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  • Confrontation led to charges

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    A confrontation at a local apartment complex netted two charges of reckless endangerment for a Caryville woman.

  • Jacksboro board takes care of business

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    A discussion regarding Christmas bonuses for Jacksboro employees led to budget discussions at the board of mayor and alderman meeting.

    “We cut out the Christmas and longevities based on what kind of revenues we have,” said Mayor Jack Cannon about the budget prepared earlier in the year. “We can afford to give full time employees $100 bonus for Christmas and put the longevity pay back in like it was for this past year.”

  • Food pantry shelves full with a little help

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    Thanks to the efforts of a group of co-workers, Food Life Services has a fuller pantry this holiday season.

    Employees at Terry’s Pharmacy have worked throughout the month requesting customers bring in canned food to be donated to Food Life Services.

    However, that was only one part of the charitable idea. Store Owner Rissa Tamer promised to match the cans brought in by customers.

    As of Tuesday morning, the end of the drive, 2021 cans and 73 hams had been donated.

  • Local man continues campaign for harsher penalties for meth-crimes

    Caryville resident Ronnie Daugherty is continuing his crusade against meth by asking the public for support in the eradication of meth and meth-related problems.

    Around two months ago, Daugherty approached the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen with his concerns about the county-wide problem.  At that meeting, he requested the town of Caryville send a letter to the state requesting harsher punishment for meth-related crimes.

    The Caryville board agreed and made a motion to write the letter.

  • Pleas resolve outstanding cases

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week by utilizing plea agreements:

    •Michael Christopher Savage- burglary, simple possession schedule Vi controlled substance; 30 days to serve with credit for time served, four years supervised probation, court costs, $75 to the Economic Crime Fund (ECF), $200 fine, $200 restitution

    •Robert M. Kennedy- criminally negligent homicide; court costs, sentencing set for Jan. 12, 2009

  • Civil rights suit denied by state court

     The state appeals court has told a Campbell County man he has now exhausted all avenues in his attempt to sue for an alleged civil rights violation.

    It also agreed with the lower court’s decision that Denzil Russ Partin and his wife, Mary Partin’s, rights were not violated in January 2002 when they were arrested.

    The state court further said when the lower court rejected the Partin’s claim as a matter of law, it was accurate in the ruling.

  • Caryville Alderman remembered fondly

    Devoted husband, alderman, community asset, avid Tennessee fan, talented woodworker, call him what you will, Joe Heatherly will be dearly missed.

    Heatherly passed away Saturday due to complications from his long-time battle against cancer.

    “It was a shock and a blow; I lost a real good and dear friend and the town of Caryville lost a friend as well,” said Caryville Mayor Bobby Stooksbury.

  • Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism in employee

    Naomi Robbins, a Campbell County native, has been recognized for her charitable efforts by Food City’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition program.

    Each year Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates. Special committees are established to review associate volunteer activities and individuals are selected based upon volunteer achievements in the areas of health, education, environment, cultural arts, recreational, heritage/history, and public service.  

  • Christmas shopping spree ends with jail

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Christmas shopping has already started.

    But when a woman was observed leaving a local store without paying for some items an arrest came much quicker than the anticipated holiday.

  • Shoe box collection marks another successful year