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Today's News

  • Duff woman jailed after police find her passed out in park

    LaFOLLETTE—On Sept. 7, officer Cody Douglas with the LaFollette Police Department was dispatched to Dr. Lee J. Seargeant Park in reference to a possibly intoxicated female.
    Upon arrival Douglas allegedly found Donna McCall, 37, 185 W. Cotula Lane, Duff, sitting on the ground passed out.
    McCall allegedly had trouble balancing and standing after Douglas reportedly attempted to wake her up.
    Douglas reported McCall appeared to have slurred speech, dilated pupils, and had difficulty understanding instruction.

  • Parents charged after smuggling drugs to inmate son via road crew

    CARYVILLE—A monitored phone conversation between a jail inmate and his parents lead to drug charges against all three.
    At the end of August, county jail inmate Dallas Wilson told his parents to place narcotics inside a rubber glove, place the glove inside a cigarette carton and throw the carton into the bed of the work crew’s pickup while they were stopped at the Qwik Mart in Caryville, according to reports from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. A member of the work crew was allegedly then supposed to take the narcotics to Wilson in jail.

  • Allegedly drunken man arrested while skinny dipping

    JACKSBORO—Around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy James McCall was dispatched to an area of Norris Lake near Indian River Boat Dock.
    Upon arrival and after several minutes of searching, officers found David Charles Dockery, 60, 4236 Conner Drive, Pigeon Forge, swimming.
    After pulling Dockery from the water, officers found him to be naked and unclothed, records indicated.
    McCall also reported a strong smell of alcohol coming from Dockery.
    According to reports, Dockery became very belligerent and irate with officers.

  • Stolen, vandalized property lands LaFollette man in jail

    RED ASH—A months-long investigation has landed Bryan Keith Ivey, 505 Knox Hollow Rd., LaFollette, in the Campbell County Jail for the fourth time.
    A thick packet of warrants outlines Ivey’s offenses beginning last August.

  • COLD CASES: Unsolved mysteries examined

    CAMPBELL COUNTY—Cold cases.
    Unsolved mysteries.
    Murder.
    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Captain Brandon Elkins has cleared almost all the cold cases in his time as a detective with the sheriff’s department, but the four bodies that remain have investigators stumped.
    Three involve women discarded near I-75 at Stinking Creek. Two of the victims are unidentified. One has a name, but there are few clues as to who killed her — or why.

  • Former cop charged with child sex abuse loses appeal

    CAMPBELL COUNTY—Disgraced former Campbell County Deputy Daniel Ward saw one of his child-sex charges dropped, but his 54-year sentence remained unchanged.
    The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals released a 15-page opinion last week after reviewing Ward’s appeal for crimes he pleaded guilty to in 2011. At that time, he was sentenced on 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery for his abuse of a juvenile female family member.

  • Ash me no questions: Few answers given about proposed ash fly dumping site

    George Hyfantis

  • Burns, Wasps and Hummingbirds

    Last week, in a rare shopping excursion with only one of the three gremlins (I mean, children) we stumbled upon a small hummingbird feeder on clearance for only $2.
    Anytime I see those red stickers in sight, it excites me from the inside out. I mean, why don’t I need tons of off-season flip flops in various summer colors for only a fraction of the price?
    But that day, I kept my head on straight, and thought that a purchase such as this would do our little crazy home school souls well.
    It definitely was not the smartest of choices.
    Here is why:

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