Today's News

  • August 2011 indictments

    The following cases had indictments returned when the grand jury convened last week:

    Diana L. Boston – forgery, theft under $500.

    Michael C. Pebley – two counts promotion of meth manufacture, initiation process to manufacture meth.

    Kristy S. Adkins – vandalism, theft over $500.

    Michael C. Pebley – 12 counts of theft $1000 -$10,000.

    Donald Vaughn Jr. – promotion meth manufacture.

    Charles A. Partin – initiation process of manufacture meth, simple possession schedule II.

  • LaFollette City Council considers purchases for Public Works at next meeting

     Next week the LaFollette City Council will decide what to purchase for the public works department. Public works department head Jim Mullens requested a new street sweeper and backhoe, but the decision was put off at the last regular meeting.

    These items were again discussed at Monday night’s workshop as Mullens presented figures for how much they would cost the city.

    “I feel like they’re needed,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “But that’s not my decision.”

  • Public Records Sept. 1 2011

     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

    Aug 22 – Aug 26

    Frankie Hiatt and Von Sharp to Paul Wilson and Brenda Wilson, Dist. 3, $1500.

    Wesley Lee Asbury Jr, Elizabeth C. Asbury, Robert R. Asbury, and Joan B Asbury to Wanda Shirley Wier, Dist. 3, $159,000.

    George A. Smith and Ruth Smith to State of Tennessee, Dist. 1.

  • LUB pays $1.2 million in lieu of taxes

     LaFollette Utility Board serves LaFollette, Campbell County, and parts of Claiborne County and Union County. In lieu of taxes, LUB gives each local government a payment. The total amount LUB paid to LaFollette and the counties it serves this year was around $1,241,900.

  • Man arrested at Caryville restaurant

     Last Thursday night Officer Thomas Gentry of the Caryville Police Department was on the lookout for a vehicle that had allegedly been involved in a hit and run. When he found the vehicle, he pulled it over at the Shoney’s parking lot at around 7:20 p.m.

  • Eagles blank Lakers, 20-0

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team posted a 20-0 season opening win Thursday night over visiting Lake City.

    Jacob Bunch, Austin Raines and Koji Urcino each scored a touchdown for the Eagles.

    Tonight (Thurs.), the Eagles will travel to Norris, which beat LaFollette 44-0 last week. The Owls will try and rebound from that loss during a game tonight at Soldiers Memorial in Tazewell.

  • Scouting Report — AC at Campbell County

    High school football games don’t get much bigger than AC vs. Campbell County.

    The rivalry has added drama this year since the Price brothers returned to coach the Cougars after leading Anderson County to back-to-back trips to the Class 5A state quarterfinals.

    Campbell County quarterback Tuffy Shoupe had a breakout game last week with 374 yards of total offense and 3 touchdowns in a win over Cumberland County. 

  • Jellico to host the Miner’s Mile this Monday

     Runners will gather at Indian Mountain State Park at 9 a.m. Monday for the fifth annual Miner’s Mile. 

    The Miner’s Mile consists of three separate races, a 10-kilometer run, a five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. 

  • Blue Devils drop home opener to North Greene

    They’re few in number, but Jellico High School football players have plenty of spirit.

    After dropping their second consecutive game this season — 46-0 Friday night to visiting North Greene — the Blue Devils were eager to get back to practice to try and improve themselves during this week’s open date.

    “We looked better all around. We were more intense and had a lot better effort,” said Jellico coach Brad Lawson.

  • Health Management Associates buys Mercy Health Partners’ East Tennessee assets

     In a special called meeting last Thursday, the LaFollette City Council assigned St. Mary’s lease from Mercy Health Partners to Health Management Associates.

    Mercy Health Partners decided to liquidate its holdings in East Tennessee, city attorney Reid Troutman said. This included seven hospitals.