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Today's News

  • Cooper continues to fight for new trial

    The fate of Greta Cooper is now in the hands of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

    On Tuesday morning Cooper’s attorney Brent Gray appeared before three justices to argue the merits of giving his client a new trial.

    In November 2010 Cooper was sentenced to six months of jail time for bilking thousands from an elderly man she was charged with caring for. While initially facing over 65 counts of theft and forgery, Cooper was only convicted on 24 of them.

  • Montclair having trouble coming up with money

     Montclair Technologies, who has been working with the county and Jellico to put an oil refinery in the Taylor Machine Shop, is being delayed by problems raising money.

  • Public Records for the week of OCtober 27, 2011

      Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

  • Chamber of Commerce to host annual pig roast si

    Tonight the chamber will host a night of food, music and fun at its annual community pig roast.

    The chamber has already sold 200 tickets and had 50 commitments to come to the door, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce director E. L. Morton said.

    “The crowd’s building, so is our momentum,” Morton said.

    The pig roast is one of two fundraisers the chamber conducts throughout the year. Morton described it as a chamber team effort with all of the chamber members invited.

  • Elk Valley Elementary School basketball program hosts turkey shoot

     In efforts to raise funds, Elk Valley Elementary School’s basketball program will host a turkey shoot on Nov. 5.

    Louie Vaughn and his wife Melinda are coaching the team for the first time. They are trying to earn money to cover various expenses including travel arrangements.

    “We’ve had a good start for pooling money,” said Kelly Minton, who has a daughter on the team. “Money makes it go around I suppose.”

    The team’s fundraising efforts include a volleyball tournament held on Oct. 15.

  • Shoupe leads 49-35 rout of Knox Halls

    Tuffy Shoupe’s final football game at L. Hope Dossett Stadium was one for the ages.

    Campbell County High School’s senior quarterback shredded District 3 rival Knox Halls Friday night with seven total touchdowns, 260 yards passing and 215 rushing in a record-setting 49-35 rout of the Red Devils.

  • Jellico Utilities accepts bid for CDBG

     Jellico Electric and Water System has begun work on the Oswego tank and sewer rehabilitation projects using grant money.

    The system had hired Gary McGill of McGill and Associates for the engineering and financial planning for the projects. At the regular scheduled meeting on Oct. 11, McGill requested getting an early start on the projects in order to finish before cold weather set in. The Jellico Utility Board approved accepting bids between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and awarding the contracts at a special called meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.

  • Kitts to serve nine years in prison

    With an agreement that nine years would be sufficient time for Joe Ted Kitts’ crimes, the only question left was how to serve it?

    In August Kitts plead guilty to aggravated burglary, theft over $60,000, criminal simulation, possession of meth and oxycontin for resale and possession of weapon in the commission of a dangerous felony.

  • LaFollette City Council looks to repair roofs

     At Monday’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council had roofs on its mind.

  • Jellico women collect coats for less fortunate

     As cold weather begins to set in, Doris Stiers, Sandy Bowlin and Sue Leach are gathering coats to help people keep warm. They call this program Coats for the Cold.

    “I think it’s just a small thing that we can do to help other people,” Stiers said.