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Today's News

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Over 30 BUI arrests made during holiday

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that officers made 31 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests and cited 16 operators for reckless/negligent operation statewide during the 2011 Fourth of July holiday period.

    There were no reported fatalities from boating accidents, however TWRA officers statewide responded to several drowning calls that were found to be swimming-related. 

  • Chopper crash kills two

    A routine training flight had a tragic end for two Tennessee Army National Guardsmen Saturday evening.

  • Board discusses gym floor repairs

    Reparations to the gym floor at Jellico High School created a complicated discussion at Tuesday’s board of education meeting.

    The group was poised to vote on accepting the bid for repairs and refinishing needed for the gym floor at JHS when board member Rector Miller suggested his colleagues move in a different direction.

     While Miller stated he didn’t have a problem with the work being done at JHS he thought since funding for the job would come from the capital projects budget other schools with similar needs should also be included.

  • Drug arrests in Caryville

     Officer Thomas Gentry and Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department went to a residence in the evening on the fourth of July after learning there was alleged drug use there.

    They found Anna Berry outside the home when they arrived, and got her permission to enter the house, the report said.

  • Back to business in Caryville

     With the budget for the fiscal year in place, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen moved on to regular business Monday night.

    Mayor Robert Stooksbury commended everybody who worked on the accidents on Saturday.

    “It was a very trying day,” Stooksbury said. “

    There was an increase in expenditures because the town had to pay off what was due in June. The total bank balance is around $128,000.

  • Couple faces drug charges

     Assistant Chief J.J. Hatmaker and patrolman Jeff Ivey of the Jellico Police Department went to investigate Christina Drury and her husband, Travis Drury at the Jellico Motel last week. The couple had been staying in room 156 for several days, and hotel staff advised Hatmaker that heavy traffic had been going to and from that room, the police report said.

    Hatmaker questioned Christina Drury about the amount of visitors seen coming to the room, and got permission to search it, the report said.

  • Interstate accident has ripple affect on county roadways


    An early morning traffic accident set off a chain of other crashes that left travelers diverted multiple times on Saturday. In all the logjam lasted nearly 12 hours.

  • CCSD makes two raids in two days

    Citizens can make a difference in the war on drugs. And in Campbell County they have assisted the sheriff’s department twice in as many days.

  • State forestry officials to survey county walnut trees

    Campbell County residents may see a green truck moving slowly along the roads here in the coming weeks, occupied with people looking skyward.

    What they are looking for can’t be seen by the average person, because it is microscopic, but it could be deadly for the area’s black walnut trees.

  • LaFollette First Baptist Church begins another chapter

    Dr. Duane Mills may be a new face in town. But it is not his first time around the block.

    Sitting in his office on Tuesday morning the only thing that gave away he is just weeks into his new post as the pastor of First Baptist LaFollette were a few boxes waiting to be unpacked.

    According to the Ringold, Ga native, the easy transition he and his wife Karen have experienced comes from warm reception they have received since their arrival as well as the experience of being in the ministry for nearly 30 years.