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Today's News

  • Nephew facing murder after uncle starves to death

    A man believed to have starved his uncle to death has been charged with murder.

    John Lowe,40, 455 Meredith Road, Caryville, was indicted for felony murder, second-degree murder, gross negligence of an impaired adult and theft over $10,000 on Friday.

    On Monday he was arrested at his home, said Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Brandon Elkins.

  • Robbery creates havoc at local pharmacy

    Flashing lights from a fleet of law enforcement and emergency vehicles lit up the rainy afternoon on Tuesday.

    The congregation of police at Walgreens on Jacksboro Pike and the surrounding area was caused by a robbery and bomb threat where the suspect remained at large after fleeing the scene on foot.

    According to reports from the LaFollette Police Department, officers responded to a call of an armed robbery at the pharmacy.

  • Jacksboro meeting brings about questions

    What is usually a straightforward meeting turned out to be a question and answer session at Jacksboro last week.

  • Jacksboro fire department requests items

    Firemen respond when people need help.

    But the Jacksboro Fire Department is the one asking for help.

    Last Thursday auxiliary firemen Chris Wallen presented the board of mayor and aldermen with a two-page list of items the fire department needs.

    The list consisted of 146 items.

  • News Notes

    The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building. The group will be discussing the coming Art in the Park set for Oct. 16. For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468.

     

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 14 – Oct. 23

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken and dumplings

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving chicken and dumplings and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission

     

    Friday

    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice     

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

  • Church News

    Indiana Avenue Baptist Church will continue revival services through Oct. 17 with David Ford of Globe, Az. Service times are 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, 6 p.m. Sunday night and 7 p.m. weeknights, nursery provided.

     

    Faith Tabernacle will hold revival services on Oct . 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and homecoming services on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.

     

  • School menu's

     

    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 18 – Oct. 22

     

    No School

    Fall Break

     

  • Elderly man beaten Saturday

    Jellico Police Department arrested two suspects over the weekend after an elderly man was severely beaten and stabbed in a parking lot.

    At 6:19 a.m. on Oct. 9 Jellico Police Chief Chris Anderson responded to the parking lot of Bakers Street where two people were allegedly seen beating an elderly man, said Anderson.

    The victim, 61, was found lying on the ground severely beaten with two stab wounds to the lower part of his body and leg, said Anderson.

  • Questions continue regarding director of schools resignation

    Last week Dr. Michael Martin, director of Campbell County schools abruptly resigned from his position. Since that time many questions have begun to surface about practices he and Dr. Karen Bundren, director of federal programs, employed regarding construction contracts.

    For more information see the Oct. 14 edition of the LaFollette Press.