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Today's News

  • Debate on new justice center continues

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    To build or not to build- that remains the question for Campbell County officials who continue to debate the possible construction of justice center.

    While the project has been halted and restarted several times, it is currently at a standstill. This is despite a meeting with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) held Tuesday afternoon.

  • Group planning Best of Times III

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    It may be over a year away but plans are in the works for the Best of Times 2010.

    “We are really excited about it,” said Gail Stout Herrin one of the event’s organizers.

    What began in 1998 as a dream to have a large scale class reunion has been realized and relived every five years for graduates of LaFollette High School (LHS).

    The first Best of Times was held in 2000. “It went so well we all decided to do it again,” Herrin said.

  • Ward arrested by TWRA

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    A LaFollette man is facing multiple charges after agents with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) arrested him on Saturday.

  • McCoys truly are coming home for Christmas

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    With Christmas just days away, one family is getting a gift that is sure not to fit in their stockings.

    Alishia McCoy and her four children are getting a home.

    They are the 24 th family in Campbell County to benefit not only from their own hard work but also from the Campbell County Habitat for Humanity chapter (CCHH.)

    The home was started this fall and thanks to help from many people the McCoys will awake in it next Thursday morning.

  • Family sues for $3.5 million after son dies

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

    The father of the boy who died in accident this past summer has filed suit against two people and the city of LaFollette.

    Garry Goins filed the suit last week in Campbell County Circuit Court asking for $3.5 million in damages.

    In it, he names Charles L. Hutson, Charles Eldridge and the city of LaFollette as defendants.

    In July Goins’ son, Garry White was riding his bicycle in LaFollette when he collided with Hutson’s vehicle, police reports from the incident said at the time.

  • Four net aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Four men are facing charges of aggravated kidnapping among other allegations for an incident on Dec. 5.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff's Department warrants, Det. Brandon Elkins learned the four men had entered into the victim's home, tied up the victim and locked him in a closet.

    The warrant further indicates the men allegedly took medication and money from the victim's house.

  • Two young men involved in single car accident, one killed

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    On Sunday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) responded to the scene of a one-car accident on Highway 90 in Claifield.

  • Family sues school for 700K over heavy door

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE Natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Joshua and Alicia Harding, the parents of a minor child, have filed a lawsuit against the Campbell County Board of Education for an alleged negligent act on its behalf, court records report.

    According to Campbell County Circuit Court records, the Hardings are seeking damages in the amount of $700,000 for injuries their son allegedly sustained while opening a heavy door at Caryville Elementary.

  • Traffic stop led to mobile meth lab find

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    During a traffic stop last week, Jacksboro Police Officer Jeremy Goins recovered several meth-making items, charging two with meth manufacturing, according to the Jacksboro Police Department arrest report.

    Goins was given information about two people making methamphetamine related  purchases from a large retail store.

    “I was given the vehicle description,” said Goins of the gray Buick he identified and later stopped on Appalachian Highway in Jacksboro.

  • Missing camera led to aggravated burglary charge

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    The Campbell County Sheriff's Department recently made an arrest for a stolen video camera.

    On Dec. 11, Charles Andrew Chapman, 18, from 126 Tyson Lane in LaFollette was charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property $500 to $999.

    According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department arrest report, officer James Elkins investigated a burglary and theft at a LaFollette residence.