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Today's News

  • CCSD arrests alleged child pornographer

    A computer program designed to track child pornography led investigators to a Jacksboro home.

    It also led them to Blaine Steven Covert, 21, 151 Mercury Lane, Jacksboro.

    On Monday afternoon Covert was among the first of several suspects arrested in a warrants round up being conducted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department this week.

    He is facing 24 counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

  • Prosecutors appealing Bartley ruling

    In what has become a legal version of one upsmanship prosecutors are hoping to undo the ruling that wiped the slate clean for Kenneth S. Bartley.

    Last week, Senior Assistant District Attorney General Mike Ripley filed a notice of appeal on the last legal move that occurred in the case. The hope is to have Judge Jon K. Blackwood’s verdict that set aside Bartley’s 2007 guilty plea reversed. This would leave the now 19-year-old man to serve out his 45-year prison sentence. Currently he has reverted back to pre trial status.

  • Troxell given 56 years in rape case

    Following a May conviction for rape and aggravated sexual battery, James Troxell was wheeled into the courtroom for sentencing on Monday.

    Spilling out of his red metal wheelchair Troxell never glanced at his accuser and former step granddaughter who sat just feet from him.

  • Three arrested on meth charges

    Stopping a car in the middle of the road proved to be costly for a trio last Thursday morning.

    Around 8 a.m. LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur reported seeing Charles Franklin Pittman, Jr., 27, of 103 East Central Avenue, Apt. 205, stop in the middle of Cherry Street after traveling for some distance on the roadway.

    While in the process of issuing a citation Sandefur determined that a passenger in Pittman’s vehicle, Samantha Kathleen Rogers, 22, of 612 Cherry Street, had outstanding warrants,

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • ‘Bubbling’ lab discovered

    Officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department discovered an active meth lab on Monday night.

    Responding to a tip that meth was being made at a Sugar Hollow home officers went there just before 7 p.m.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    God is great, Satan is a liar

     

    As the enemy of our soul’s reaks havoc on people lives, as often as he can, it makes me want to write about the hope we have. You see, Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, is the chief opponent of God. He is a liar and deceiver.

  • vacation bible school news

    Braden's Chapel Kids Crusade will be July 25 - July 29 7 - 9 p.m. For directions or more information contact Nick Goins (423) 871-0068 or Tiffany Medley (423)871-0614. 

     

    New Freedom Community Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 25-29 at 7 p.m. Bus will run nightly. Call 562-6829 to arrange ride.

     

    Fincastle Church of God vacation bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.