Today's News

  • Pleas resolve criminal cases

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    George Alois Hnlica III- theft of property over $500; judicial diversion for two years, two years probation, court costs, $75 to ECF, $500 restitution to victim.

    Jonathan Terry- ten counts fraudulent use of a debit card under $500, fraudulent use of a credit/debit card over $500; eight years judicial diversion, eight years probation, court costs, $825 to ECF, $5,618.38 restitution to victim.

  • Public Records Feb. 10, 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

    Jan. 31- Feb. 4


    Larry E. Gunderson, Judy Gunderson, Paul E. Peters and Kathi L. Peters to Ronald Hostetter, Dist. 2, $12,500.

    John Calvin Ward to Donie Byrge, Dist. 1, $3,500.

    Paul Herron to David Herron, Dist. 3, $47,900.

  • Walleye fishing shows some improvement on Norris Lake

      The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Friday, Feb. 4 was 1,000.28 feet and expected to drop slightly. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Almost time to renew 

    hunting/fishing license

    February 28 marks the expiration of the 2010-11 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses. The expiration of the licenses coincides with the time when most hunting seasons in the state end and interest in fishing begins to increase. 

    New licenses for 2011-12 will be available for purchase beginning Friday, Feb. 18. There are no changes in license costs for 2011-12.

  • Little League sign-ups set in LaFollette

     Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West LaFollette Cafeteria.

    The sign-up fee is $45 per child, which goes toward the purchase of a uniform and insurance.

    There will be divisions for tee-ball, coach pitch, softball and baseball. Girls and boys ages 4-14 are invited to participate.

    For more information, call 423-566-1400 or 423-562-7782.

  • Letner leads Owls to championship

     Area 2 Tournament MVP Roston Letner scored 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Friday night to lead No. 4 seed LaFollette to a 35-33 championship game victory over archrival Jacksboro.

    Austin North, who joined Letner and Jacksboro’s Darin Gillenwater on the all-tournament team, chipped in 11 points for the Owls (15-9 overall). Dakota Dossett and Jake Ivey added 4 points each to LaFollette’s cause.

  • Bound for sectionals

     A record five teams will represent Campbell County this weekend at the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association East Sectional Basketball Championships.

    After finishing first and second, respectively, in the Area 2 Tournament, the boy’s teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro advanced to the sectional tournament being hosted by Sevierville Middle School.

    The Owls were awarded a first-round bye and won’t play until Monday at 6:15 p.m. 

    The Eagles have a first-round sectional game on Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

  • TWRA planning controlled burn

    In just over a week, officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association will be using a time honored practice to usher in new growth.

  • Jury says Thomas committed reckless endangerment

    Criminal trials can become maze of evidence and testimony.

    David Thomas’ trial last week was no exception.

    At the end, Thomas walked away from felony child abuse charges that if convicted of, he would have serve 100- percent of the sentence for. Instead, a six man, six woman jury said Thomas was guilty of reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor crime.

     As attorneys entered items for the jury to see, the testimony in the case wrapped itself in a web of uncertainty.

  • Town of Caryville to vote on liquor ordinance Monday

    The final reading of the liquor by the drink and package store ordinance brings Caryville one-step closer to bringing in new business.

    A public hearing will be held prior to the Feb. 14 meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. for the reading and possible approval of the document.

    But Caryville citizens won’t be toasting just yet.

    Following the monumental vote for the town a detailed process will determine the best two applicants to open liquor stores.