Today's News

  • Four apply for LaFollette City Administrator position

    At the Feb. 5 meeting, the LaFollette City Council voted to advertise for a full-time city administrator.

    The city administrator position was left vacant when former interim city administrator Cade Sexton resigned in January. B. Shane Burris, Jack E. Miller, Billie Jean Russell and James “Andy” Wallace had applied for the position as of Monday.


    Burris currently works as a machinist and inspector for Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. in Clinton.

  • Board of Ed members could be required to have post-high school education

    A bill sponsored by district 36 state Rep. Dennis Powers could require school board members to have at least an associate’s degree in order to serve on a board.

    The move would require “members of boards of education to have at least two years of postsecondary education, provided, however, that current members may fulfill their terms,” according to the Tennessee legislature website. Powers sponsors the bill for the house while state Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson sponsors the bill for the senate.

  • Tickets still available for rotary club fundraiser roast

    It’s not too late to purchase tickets for “This is your life, Tom Stiner,” a fundraiser for the South Campbell County Rotary Club.

    “It’s a roast of Tom, but also a toast to him,” said Jim Dossett, SCC rotary club secretary and one of the event organizers. Stiner was chosen because of his contributions to the community.

  • Commission approves BOE solar panels; tables county panels

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the county commission narrowly approved a Campbell County Board of Education project involving the installation of solar panels at three schools.

    The commission might also have barely avoided a lawsuit, according to comments made by commissioner Rusty Orick and Campbell County Finance Director Jeff Marlow at last week’s budget and finance committee meeting.

  • Three left to select from for chancellor's position

    The governor now has a field of three candidates to choose from to fill the Eighth Judicial District Chancellor’s seat. The position became open when Chancellor Billy Joe White died in November 2012. He had served as chancellor for more than 30 years.

    Following a public hearing in February, Scott County General Sessions Judge Jamie Cotton, Charles Sexton, a private practice attorney, and Andrew Tillman, a senior law clerk at the Tennessee Court of Appeals are the final three contenders.

    Charles P. Sexton

  • Church News for week of February 21, 2013

    God's Helping Hands Ladies Auxiliary Meeting for 2013 will be Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at The House of Prayer and Praise Church.

  • Spiritually Speaking for week of February 21, 2013

     Do we pray and show forgiveness and mercy



    I have been studying about the importance of prayer. When the disciples realized they needed more strength to do their work, they knew Jesus spent much time in prayer. One of the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord teach us to pray.”

    Matt. 6:9-13 gives this model prayer, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy name

    Thy kingdom come.

    They will be done in earth as it is in heaven.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

     The Campbell County Grand Jury handed down the following indictments on Friday:

    •Matthew Veach- evading arrest, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, no driver’s license, resisting arrest.

    •Kurt Veach and Matthew Veach- aggravated assault.

    •Jeffery Thomas Sills- two counts rape of a child, casual exchange (to a minor), six counts aggravated sexual battery.

    •James M. Rich- five counts rape of a child, two counts rape, four counts aggravated sexual battery, four counts incest.

  • Public Records -Feb. 21, 2013

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


    FEB. 11 – FEB. 15

    Nina D. Reineri to Jerry Finley, Dist. 3, $57,500.

    Paradigm Ministries to Benjamin Howard and Loralyn Howard, Dist. 1, $26,000.

    Millie T. Diaz and James Diaz to Malicote Family LP, Dist. 1, $61,500.

    Jellico City to James Hatmaker, Dist. 5, $31,900.

  • CCHS cleared of bomb threat

    After a sweep of Campbell County High School that yielded no explosives, the school has been reopened.

    A bomb sniffing dog discovered no explosives. It is expected the games will start soon.