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Today's News

  • Plea agreements close criminal cases

    The following cases were resolved in criminal court on Monday with the use of plea agreements:

    Sean Allen Smith- felony evading arrest, DSL (first offense); two years supervised probation, judicial diversion, court costs.

    Wendy M. Long- theft of property $1,000 - $10,000; four years supervised probation, judicial diversion, court costs, $75 to ECF, $3,351.14 restitution.

    Robbie Sue Roberts- forgery; two years with credit for time served, court costs, $1,340 restitution.

  • Public Records March 29, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    MARCH 19 – MARCH 23

    Owen Irwin to Owen Irwin and Glenna R. Irwin, Dist. 1, $0.

    David Taylor to Zachary Benshoff, Dist. 3, $73,900.

    Odeva Bailey, Jr. TR, Bertha Elizabeth Bailey RTR, Odeva Bailey, Jr. EX, Bertha Elizabeth Bailey Estate, to Barry Nelson and Debra Nelson, Dist. 3, $20,000.

  • Campbell County baseball off to fast start

    If not for a 6-4 loss in the first game of a home doubleheader with Knoxville Central on Saturday, the Campbell County High School varsity baseball would’ve been unbeaten heading into Monday’s big district showdown against rival Anderson County.

    Nevertheless, the Cougars are off to their best start in recent memory following a 6-5 victory over Central in Saturday’s nightcap.

    Andy Hickman (2-0) got the win for Campbell County. He struck out seven batters in six innings on the mound.

  • Town leaders in Jellico divided over packaged beer

    Jellico’s town leaders were divided this week over changing an ordinance regulating who can sell beer.

    Last Thursday the board passed the first reading of an amendment to a 1968 ordinance that would ease some of the restrictions for businesses that sell beer in Jellico. The current ordinance prohibits businesses within 2,000 feet of churches or schools from selling beer. The proposed amendment would reduce this restriction to 300 feet. The changes won’t take affect until a second reading is passed.

  • From a Mothers Heart for the week of March 22, 2012

     Bea Wallen

    From a Mothers Heart

    God intended the Christian to have a heart for serving

     

             For you brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another (Galatians 5:13).

  • From a Mothers Heart for the week of March 22, 2012

     Bea Wallen

    From a Mothers Heart

    God intended the Christian to have a heart for serving

     

             For you brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another (Galatians 5:13).

  • Construction on new jail facility moves ahead

    Overcrowding has been an issue at the Campbell County Jail.

    The 230 extra beds the justice center will offer the county are desperately needed. The current facility only has 92 beds, but Campbell County often houses around 200 inmates there, Jail Committee Chairperson Rusty Orick said. Campbell County’s Jail, built in 2007, is even more overcrowded than the former facility, which had 42 beds, Orick said.

    “We haven’t fixed the problem we was told to fix by the federal judge,” Orick said.

  • Church News for week of March 22, 2012

     The Valley Fellowship Church of God will hold Revival with the Rev. Terry Ayers on March 18 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and March 19 through March 21 starting at 7 p.m. each night along with special singing each night.

      

    Campbell County Christians United for Change prayer services will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the West LaFollette Community Center cafeteria. All Campbell County pastors and congregations are encouraged to attend.

  • Spring cleaning comes to Jellico on Saturday

     Volunteers will spend a day on spring cleaning in Jellico. Jellico’s Tourism Office and Beatification Committee are hosting the second annual “Spring Clean Fling” on Saturday.

    “It’s a city-wide cleanup,” Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett said. “It’s just a community thing.”

    On Saturday, volunteers from the community will pick up trash off all the streets in Jellico.

    “We have somebody on every street that day,” Bennett said. “They just go out and do it.”

  • Faithful Words for week of March 22, 2012

      Nathaniel: What you see is what you get

     

    “Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and said, ‘Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!’” (See John 1:45-51, RSV).

    One writer has described Nathaniel as “the absent-minded professor among the 12 . . . the mystic, the other-worldly man….”