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  • Pregnancy help reaches Campbell County

    In the eyes of a pregnant 16-year-old life can seem very intimidating.

    But with some help from the first Pregnancy Help Center to reach Campbell County, this load can be greatly lightened.

    Since April 6 they’ve been assisting the pregnant, those who are already parents and those who may be pregnant by administering pregnancy tests, diapers, maternity and baby clothes and tons of information.

  • Reading program ends with grins and giggles

    The LaFollette Public Library Summer Reading Program came to an end Tuesday morning with young readers and their families crowded into LaFollette City Hall for one last day of fun.

    Reading or just listening to at least 100 books won 68 children a bright green t-shirt and a certificate.

    In only five short weeks these determined little scholars read a compilation of 8,645 books.  Rachel Branham, the overachiever in the group, had the most reads with 210 books. Thirty- four children who took part didn’t miss one session of the program all summer.

  • Meth lab found in Well Springs area

    An anonymous call led to the discovery of an active meth lab in the Well Springs area.

    Robert Josh Housley, 48, of Jacksboro, and John Emerson Evans, 33, of LaFollette were arrested on June 29 for manufacturing methamphetamine.

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  • Agenda set for meeting- Young’s contract on the line

    On Monday the LaFollette City Council met to set the agenda for next week’s meeting.

    As the workshop progressed it became evident council member Hansford Hatmaker had many items he wanted to see taken care of.

    Among Hatmaker’s business is City Administrator David Young’s contract.

    “He has checked it from one end to the other,” Hatmaker began referring to the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) representative he had sent the contract to for review.

  • Lawuit filed by adult store business owner

    Claiming his constitutional rights are being violated, Steve Hale, president of Adult World, LLC, has sued the town of Caryville.

    Last week, a 45 page complaint filed on Hale’s behalf by attorney Michael Hatmaker alleges Caryville and its officials are trampling Hale’s rights with its municipal code.

    The case was set to be heard Tuesday morning in chancery court. However, late Monday afternoon, Robert Watson, who is representing the town, filed a notice to have the case moved to federal court.