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  • 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

  • Three arrested in Thanksgiving fight

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  • Three arrested in Thanksgiving fight

    An alleged brawl the day before Thanksgiving soured the holiday spirit for two brothers and a female.

    On Wednesday night LaFollette Police Officer Jason Marlow was dispatched to a West Hemlock address to investigate the report of a fight.

    Upon arriving at the property, Marlow reported hearing “a loud disturbance.”

  • CCSD draws criticism from resident

    County commission meetings are held largely for elected officials to conduct the business of the county.  They also provide a public forum for residents to voice concerns about the county and how local government operates.

    On Monday evening Pinecrest resident Rick Gillium took the opportunity to do just that.

    Gillium began his address to the group by pointing out that the drug activity in his neighborhood, the Pinecrest community, has become a serious problem.