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Today's News

  • Phillips attempts to get new trial at appellate level

    Jerry Phillips is no stranger to legal wrangling. On Tuesday the convicted pedophile’s attorney Keith Hatfield took another stab at getting him a new trial.

    Standing before a panel in the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals Hatfield’s argument in Phillips’ bid for a new trial hinged on one element- the victim’s testimony was inconsistent.

    “Given the inconsistent nature of the (victim’s) testimony the decision of the jury cannot be sustained and the verdict should be reversed,” Hatfield told the three justice panel.

  • Marlow picks up multiple charges

    An alleged shoplifting incident at a local grocery store resulted in a foot pursuit and laundry list of charges for a LaFollette man.

    On Jan. 21 LaFollette Police Officer Steve Wallen went to Food Lion to investigate reports of a shoplifting incident at the store. Witnesses reported seeing a male wearing jeans and a fleece jacket leave the store with items he did not purchase.

  • Jellico making plans to start summer baseball league

     

     

    Jellico’s leaders have been trying to attract industry to the town, but business isn’t all they want to claim as their own. 

  • Jacksboro man charged with attempted murder

    An ongoing feud between two men reached a boiling point last week. The events that unfolded on Pony Drive nearly cost one his life and sent the other to jail on attempted murder charges.

  • Jesus calls us to forgive

     “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?” (See Matthew 18:21-22, RSV).

    Do you remember the game we played as children – “Rock, Scissors, Paper?” You might recall, “rock beats scissors, scissors cut paper, and paper covers rock”. All three might be dangerous weapons! Have you ever been smashed in the face with a rock? Cut or punctured by scissors? Received a paper cut?

  • When you’re fearful or struggling-get back on course

    “So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (I Kings 19:13).

    As we read about the life of Elijah in I Kings, we read about many miracles of God that came through his service as he went and did according to the word of the Lord.

  • He thrived on helping to develop the next generation

       “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”(2 Corinthians 2:2).

  • Criminal court plea agreements

     The following cases were resolved with plea agreements in criminal court:

    •Randy A. Partin- manufacturing meth; three years judicial diversion, $1,000 fine, $1,500 contribution to LaFollette Police Drug Fund

    •Michael Wayne Miracle- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; three years judicial diversion, three years probation, court costs, $1,500 fine

    •Donald Vaughn- promotion of meth manufacture; sentencing to occur Feb. 6

  • Public Records Jan. 26, 2012

     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

    JAN. 16 – JAN. 20

     Suanne Oliver to Roger Osborne, Dist. 3, $150,000.

    Scottie Sharp and Heather Myers Sharp to Jerry C. Shepherd and Patricia L. Shepherd, Dist. 3, $234,800.

    Joann S. Chapman and Martha S. Smith to Michael Phillips, Dist. 3, $50,000.

    Michael Phillips to Jeanie Rosemary Gorman, Dist. 1, $81,000.

  • Lady Cougars keep on rolling

    Victories keep piling up for the Campbell County High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Cougars won their 12th consecutive game Friday night with a 40-34 district decision over visiting Knox Halls.

    Senior post Shayla Goins turned in a dominating performance with 17 points for Campbell County (8-0 district, 14-4 overall). Goins was so impressive that the Knoxville News-Sentinel nominated her for PrepXtra Girls’ Player of the Week.