Today's News

  • A neglected garden does not produce

    Did you ever do much garden work? Whether a flower garden or a vegetable garden it takes a great amount of work.
    It means preparing the soil, getting rid of the weeds, as you work with the soil you make it fallow so you can plant.
    It reminds me that we must feed and take care of and give our souls nourishment.

  • LaFollette Council discusses upcoming agenda

    A workshop for the LaFollette City Council uncovered a basket full of items to approve at the next meeting.

    Discussion on the capital outlay note and the library grant took place during the workshop. Acting City Administrator Cade Sexton reported the library grant worth over $200,000 might be awarded to the city. Sexton will be notified by the end of September about the grant.

  • Labor Day is race day in Jellico

    On Monday, the fourth annual Miners Mile will take place at Indian Mountain State Park. The Jellico event will feature a two-mile walk, 5K and 10K races. A total of 14 age groups can participate in the action, making the event a family activity, said spokesperson for the Miner’s Mile Kevin Shelley.

    “There is something for everyone,” said Shelley. “I am always interested to see the places people are coming from.”

  • News Notes for Sept. 2

    The regular meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the Caryville City Hall.

    The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing USDA commodities on Sept. 3 at the community center, old West LaFollette School, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -2 p.m. Please bring a box and someone to carry the food out for you. For more information call ETHRA at 562-2948.

  • Sweet breakfast helps CASA provide services


    A syrupy breakfast was served up to support CASA of Campbell County in their efforts to help abused and neglected children last Saturday.

    The event fed over 150 people and raised over $1,400 for local children in the court system.

    CASA Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Inscho said the event was a huge success, bringing different types of supporters than other fundraisers.

  • Humane society hosting a meet and greet

    On Sept. 11, the Campbell County Human Society will host a meet and greet designed at gaining new members.
    Beginning at 1 p.m., the public, and their pets, can stop by pavilion number one at Cove Lake State Park to enjoy refreshments and learn more about the CCHS, said Elaine Maxwell, humane society member. Entering its 13 th year the humane society currently has around a dozen members. However, it hopes to see that number grow after the meet and greet.
    “We just want people to come and see what we are about,” Maxwell said.

  • Campbell County Indictments

    The following indictments were returned last week. Arraignments are scheduled for Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m.
    Jamie Hembree- theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000.
    Nicholas Valdez- aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000.
    Paul Hubbard- rape.
    Sandra Wilson aka Smiddy- attempted theft of property $60,000 or more, forgery $60,000 or more, criminal simulation $60,000 or more.
    James Leach- simple possession of drug paraphernalia, promotion manufacture of meth (property), promotion manufacture of meth, reckless endangerment-deadly weapon involved.

  • Public Records

    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
    Aug. 23 – Aug. 27

    Dennis Kilgore and Janice Kilgore to Jonathan James Kilgore, Dist. 1, $10,000.
    Claiborne Construction and Supply Com. to Crass Properties LLC, Dist. 3, $55,000.
    THOR Industries LLC to Jerry Faerber and Margaret H. Faerber, Dist. 3, $75,000.
    Thelma Irene Heaton to Brenda Farris, Dist. 5, $15,000.

  • Greyhound bus searched for explosives

    A Greyhound bus was stopped in Campbell County last Friday after a passenger called 911 to report a possible bomb on board, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    The emergency dispatch in Knoxville received a phone call from a passenger about an individual carrying a suspicious package around his waist. The package was allegedly wrapped in duct tape and could possibly be an explosive, according to the report.

  • Wyrick and Marlow wed on McCloud Mountain

    Ashley Wyrick and Ben Marlow were married July 10 at McCloud Mountain Resort, Duff. Rev. Daniel Deck of Knoxville performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Barbara and Brian Ferguson of Madison, AL and Cindy and Tim Wyrick of Sevierville.  The groom is the son of Harrison Marlow and Mary Ledwell, both of Jacksboro.