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  • 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.

  • Block scheduling discussed at meeting

    Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, has had his work cut out for him since arriving to head Campbell County’s schools in June.

    Improving lagging ACT and Gateway test scores at the county’s two high schools has been a priority on Martin’s to do list from the beginning.

    During Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Martin took the opportunity to share the second in his three pronged argument for reverting from the current block scheduling method to period scheduling.

  • Harvey participates in robbery

    On Oct. 26 a male victim told LaFollette Police Officer John Baker that he was with friends at a Claiborne Road apartment when he was approached by a man who “threw a towel over his head and forced him to the ground on his stomach and began punching him.”

  • Harmon arrested for pills

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