Today's News

  • Owens arrested for burglary and theft

    An alleged would be burglar was caught in the act thanks to the help of concerned citizens.

    When witnesses observed a man enter a Loop Road address they were suspicious.  The suspicions were based on the resident’s request to watch the home while she was gone for the day, according to LaFollette John Baker’s report.

    As Baker and Officers Daniel Terry and Pamela Jarrett responded to the burglary in progress call they observed David W. Owens, 29, of 1308 Loop Road, Apartment 139, exit through the front door.  

  • More Kmart money spent; Parrott gets raise

    School board members and commissioners met in separate meetings Tuesday evening to tie up loose ends on the last day of the 2008-09 budget cycle.

    While board of education members managed to resolve their four budget amendments in short order, commissioners locked horns on a couple of  issues.

    Despite voting to give themselves an additional 92 days to adopt a budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year during a June 11 Budget and Finance committee meeting, commissioners were forced to make a decision about one item immediately.

  • Phillips takes police on chase

    An alleged drunk driver dug a deeper hole when he made the decision to run from the law last week.

    While on patrol last Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker was advised to be on the look out for a possible drunk driver.

    When Rucker spotted the vehicle driven by Marvin Wayne Phillips, 53, of 405 North 9th Street, traveling west in the east bound lane of West Iron Street he activated his lights and siren in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop.

  • Pleas settle criminal cases

    The following cases were resolved in criminal court last week with use of plea agreements:

        Patrick L. Anderson- felony failure to appear, felony evading arrest;  upon successful completion of rehab at Buffalo Valley the remaining two year sentence will be served under supervised probation, court costs.

        Jonathan L. Ausmus- simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance; $750 fine, court costs.

        Lalena Caputo- attempted reckless endangerment; court costs.

  • Martin announces personnel changes

    Dr. Michael Martin is no stranger to implementing personnel changes.  

    In his first days on the job as Campbell County’s director of schools, Martin was forced to make some tough reassignments in administration.  

    Now with just a little more than a month before the start of school Martin is once again faced with making changes in leadership he feels is best for individual schools and the system as a whole.

  • Rarity Mountain facing lawsuit

    Herz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC), based out of New Jersey, has filed a lien on part of the Rarity Mountain Golf Course property in an attempt to recoup money owed to them by Rarity Mountain LLC.  

  • Relay for Life luncheon held at Roane State

    This year’s Relay for Life was a huge success, with teams meeting the American Cancer Association’s fundraising goal.

    The 28 teams, which participated in Campbell County, actually exceeded that goal by $13, raising a total of $63,013, according to co-chair Tracy Powers.

    “We were real pleased with the overall event; we had a great turnout and the weather wasn’t too bad either,” Powers said.

  • Shoplifting call led to meth lab arrest in Jacksboro

    When Jacksboro Chief Danny Chapman responded to a shoplifting call, he didn’t expect to uncover a mobile meth lab in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

    Around 7:30 p.m., Monday night, Chapman responded to a shoplifting call and found Dennis Carl Rosenbalm, 37, of Clinton to allegdly be in possession of stolen Coleman fuel, which is a common component used in the manufacture of meth, according to Chapman.  

  • Attorney Webb named as defendant in lawsuit

    Timothy Webb may have the spent the last few years asking the courts to grant judgments on behalf of his clients, but that is not the case currently.

    Webb has now found himself named as a defendant in a $4 million lawsuit that is alleging he intentionally deceived clients.

    In June, Billy and Shirley Powell filed the lawsuit against Webb and his now defunct legal practice.

    Earlier this year, the Tennessee Supreme Court placed Webb on disability inactive status, halting him from practicing law.

  • Now on stands

    The latest edition of Norris Life, a magazine highlighting Norris Lake and its people is now on news stands. Also, The Best Mountain and Lake Real Estate guide is available. Both publications can be viewed under the Special Sections tab of www.lafollettepress.com