Today's News

  • Car accident on I-75 claims life, leaves others injured

    A fatal car crash on I-75 outside of Jellico left one child dead and several others injured last Thursday.

    Crystal P. Smith, 38, of Atlanta, Ga., was traveling on I-75 North, in the left lane, near mile marker 159 when the vehicle traveled sharply to the right, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) report.

    Smith allegedly overcorrected, causing the 1996 Isuzu Rodeo SUV to overturn and strike the median barrier wall, according to THP Trooper Mathew Chitwood’s report.

  • Fourth annual tractor and engine show returns to Jellico

    It’s time once again for the fourth annual tractor and engine show in Jellico.

    The show starts at 10 a.m., this Saturday in the grass parking area at the stage in Veteran’s Park in downtown Jellico.

    People are invited to bring any unit that may be of interest to spectators, according to Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett.

    “It doesn’t have to be an old unit, just something interesting. If you’ve got one (tractor or engine) at home that you’re proud of then bring it on down,” Bennett said.

  • Jacksboro man arrested twice in one week

    One trip to jail apparently wasn’t enough for a Jacksboro man who was arrested twice in a week on unrelated incidents.

    Granville Joseph Day, 20, of 187 School Street, Jacksboro, was arrested on Aug. 11 by Campbell County Sheriff’s Officer Jaymi Sammons for possession of schedule VI controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s report.

  • Weavers donated winch to aid in county cleanup efforts

    Mike and Jody Weaver, owners of the White Oak rock racing course and Rocky Top OHV Park, donated a winch to the county in an effort to aid Environmental Officers Glennis Monday and Roger Byrge in cleaning the area up.

    “We’ve been to 49 of the states and this is probably the most beautiful area of them all; anything we can do to help keep it beautiful is worth the effort,” Mike Weaver said.

    He, along with his wife, have assisted Monday in the past on some of his county cleanups so they knew just how much the county needed a winch.

  • Jellico Utilities discussed security deposits and payment arrangements

    With a tough economy, unpaid bills have been a concern for many utilities and Jellico is no exception.

    At the Jellico Utilities meeting last week, board members discussed security deposits and payment arrangements, though no major decisions were made.

    The main topic was security deposits and the utilities problem with unpaid and seemingly uncollectable bills.

  • Trio arrested and charged


    For most people a family gathering is done around a table, but for three men it involved going to jail. Edward J. Robinson, 24, of 209 Cherry Street, LaFollette, Daniel Lee Robinson, 22, of 195 Hill Lane, Caryville and Brandon Albert Robinson, 28, of 209 Cherry Street, LaFollette are charged with theft over $1,000 last week

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