Local News

  • Campbell County’s Boys and Girls Club is now official

  • Jellico High is eligible for $500,000 in grants


  • Phillips advocates for new justice center



    County Mayor William Baird’s recent decision to halt construction of the new $7.2 million justice center has not set well with some people. Among those is Paul Phillips, the attorney general for the eighth judicial district.

    “There is a public safety issue,” Phillips said on Monday.

  • Bar brawl and chase led to arrest

    The Caryville Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to the Eagle’s Nest Bar and Grill in response to fight call last Thursday.

    When officers arrived the victim was lying in the parking lot with a bloody head and the suspect, Anthony David Herron, 31, of Jacksboro, had left the scene on foot, said Caryville Officer Freddie Stagnolia.

  • LaFollette November meeting is the last for Jennings

    LaFollette Mayor Cliff Jennings said goodbye to the community last Thursday at the November council meeting.

    The meeting was the last to be held with Jennings as mayor and Shirley Rogers on the council, although Rogers did not attend the final meeting.

    The meeting’s agenda was small with the decision to appeal the LaFollette Medical Foundation Board ruling quickly approved by Councilmen Bob Fannon and Hansford Hatmaker.

  • Stanfield discusses plan as mayor, views on the city

    Mayor-elect Mike Stanfield chose to leave the LaFollette Council and campaign against incumbent Mayor Cliff Jennings- the decision paid off. Stanfield is now preparing to take his seat as LaFollette Mayor.

    Stanfield expressed his satisfaction with the election on Tuesday.

  • Alleged shoplifter arrested for meth

    Jacksboro Det. Mike Starrett found a person in possession of much more than stolen property when dispatched to a large retail store last Tuesday.

    Around 11 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Starrett responded to a call in reference to a shoplifter, according to the complaint report.

    The defendant, Dustin Lee Wallace, 20, of LaFollette, was detained and searched upon the detective’s arrival, said Starrett.

  • McGhee pleads guilty

    A 65-year-old man originally charged with sexual battery has seen a reduction in charges.

    Last week Bobby McGhee plead guilty to assault by offensive touching. He was ordered to pay court costs and to have no contact with the victim, the plea agreement said.

    McGhee stood accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in November 2007, according to the arrest warrant.

    It said McGhee allegedly assaulted the girl from behind, telling her he wanted to marry her.