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Today's News

  • Citizens gather to protest taxes and government

    It was cold and windy as citizens gathered with posters and pitchforks at the Campbell County Court House last week.

    Two hundred and thirty-six years after the original Boston Tea Party, the message was the same-change and freedom from unfair taxes or revolution.

    Around 220 people gathered near the Veteran’s Memorial at the courthouse to show their disfavor of recent political actions and especially new tax policies.

  • Jellico does business; sets budget workshop

    Business of all aspects was discussed at Thursday night’s mayor and aldermen meeting in Jellico.

    Aldermen Alvin Evans began the meeting by reporting on the status of the sidewalk cave-in and the prospect of repairs to it.

    “Hopefully by next week Mitch Loomis and the engineer will get started,” Evans said.

    Evans also asked the board ask for bids on the Walker Road and Green Lee Lane paving project. “Those places are in rough shape,” Evans said.

  • Cove Lake continues to have stream of visitors

    Despite an unsure economy and consumers tightening their financial belts, Cove Lake State Park reports that visitors continue to camp and take advantage of park facilities.

    When high gas prices had many vacationing close to home or not at all, East Tennessee’s State Parks continued to maintain a steady number of visitors, with numbers dropping only slightly, according to Murray Crow, Regional Manager for Tennessee State Parks.

  • Council has interviews with police chief applicants

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    From over 25 applicants to six interviews, the LaFollette City Council is narrowing down the list of possible police chiefs.

    Each councilman and mayor drafted a list of seven names from the many applicants. From those names the most popular six were chosen for interviews.

    In an informal setting the mayor, four councilmen and city administrator conducted interviews with the selected applicants on Tuesday.

  • Lions Club essay contest yields winners

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    After many months of writing and judging, the Lions Club of Campbell County has chosen winners from the Diabetes awareness essay contest.

  • Earth Day celebrations slated

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    Multiple Earth Day celebrations are slated for this week and next.

    The nationally celebrated holiday was April 22, but schools and agencies have scheduled alternative dates to bring recognition to the day.

    This Saturday, the Clearfork Community Institute will hold its annual Earth Day celebration in Eagan. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can enjoy the day by the river with a picnic, kite flying and fishing.

  • Valley View Nature Center vandalized

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    Public access to a fitness park, nature center, playground and trails could come to an end because of continued vandalism at the property.

    With construction taking place at the school, gates are left open in the evenings, according to Valley View Elementary School Principal Steve Rutherford.

    The most recent act of vandals was benches and a filing cabinet being destroyed at the nature center pavilion.

  • Mock traffic accident sends loud message to students

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    Even with multiple emergency service personnel on scene, Campbell County High School student Olivia Hembree still “died” in the mock traffic accident held at the high school last week.

    The cooperative effort of CCHS and local rescue agencies was aimed at reaching juniors and seniors on a personal level before prom, warning them of the dangers associated with drinking and driving.

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  • Drug court saving lives and families

    For Wesley Willoughby the Eighth Judicial Drug court was more than a way to avoid prison.

    It was his last hope to get his life and son back.

    On Thursday night, Willoughby was among three graduates who had recently completed the program.

    Willoughby was also the one with the most seniority.

    “He’s an old timer,” Judge Shayne Sexton announced as he introduced the unassuming 32- year- old. For most participants the program requires 18 to 24 months to complete.

    Willoughby began in 2006, according to Sexton.