Today's News

  • Fire ends with severe injuries for a LaFollette man

    A morning fire at a LaFollette residence has left a man without life altering injuries.

    Just before 11 a.m. last Thursday, Darryl Kennedy said he was outside his 513 East Central Avenue home when he noticed smoke coming from the area around the roof of the home.

    “I went in a dead run,” Kennedy said, who was less than 150 feet away from the front door of the home. Aside from concern for his home, Kennedy was worried about a 60-year-old family member still inside the home.

  • Public intoxication leads to drug arrest

    Being publicly intoxicated at the Cash Express didn’t pay off for a LaFollette man.

    On Feb. 8, Jacksboro Police Detective Mike Starrett was dispatched to the Cash Express on the report of an intoxicated man, the arrest report said. After arriving, Starrett found James Kenneth Bale II, to allegedly be under the influence of an unknown drug.

  • County pays out thousands to settle two-year old law suit

    A lawsuit filed by a one time county employee has been settled ending with an award for him of over $85,000.

    In April 2008 Richard Cox, an ambulance service employee, lodged a suit against the county. In the federal court, filing Cox claimed he had been deprived of compensation during his tenure with the ambulance service.

    Cox alleged that he had worked 2,700 hours of overtime in a three-year time span and hadn’t been paid for any of it, the lawsuit said.

  • Mansour hit with malpractice suit

    A Campbell County doctor recently found himself accused of malpractice, according to a suit filed last Wednesday in circuit court.

    In the complaint filed by Susan K. Johnson, she alleges that Dr. Ellie Mansour was negligent when he failed to diagnose her condition of “severely active chronic hepatitis.”

    According to the filing, Johnson began seeing Mansour as her personal physician in 2004 and remained under his care until 2008. In October 2008 Johnson’s condition was discovered by another physician.

  • West found sleeping in car; arrested on drug charges

    A report of a suspicious vehicle led to an arrest last Friday afternoon.

    After observing a vehicle sitting at the intersection of North 12th Street and East Central Avenue for approximately half an hour, LaFollette Police Officer Dallas Frazier stopped to investigate.

    Upon approaching the car Frazier found the driver Samuel Kenton West, Jr., 38 of 125 Perry Smith Lane, Caryville, allegedly passed out inside the vehicle.

  • Wrong way driver goes to jail

    Traveling in the wrong lane landed two men in jail over the weekend.

  • Disturbance call leads to arrest

    A disturbance call and complaints from the drug hotline led to the arrest of a Jacksboro resident over the weekend.

    On Feb. 13, Jacksboro Police Officer Jeremy Goins was dispatched to 229 Water Street on the report of a disturbance, the arrest report said. After arriving, Goins spoke with the homeowner, Jamshid Wayne Nikzad, 27, of Jacksboro.

  • Reckless driving leads to drug arrest in Caryville

    Reckless driving without a license, tags or registration landed a LaFollette man in jail on Saturday.

    On Feb. 13, Caryville Police Officer Freddy Walker responded to a reckless driver call on Veteran’s Memorial Highway, the Caryville Police report said.

  • CCSD inmate escapes into ceiling duct at hospital

    A Campbell County Sheriff’s Department inmate enjoyed some freedom last week, albeit short lived.

    Inmate Christopher Wilhoit was taken to St. Mary’s of Campbell County for treatment on Feb. 7, when he allegedly used a trip to the bathroom as means to orchestrate an escape from custody.

    According to LaFollette Police spokesperson Det. Lt. Jeff Allen, Officer William Owens was called to the hospital on a report of the inmate attempting to leave the scene.

  • IMPACT Baseball and Softball Ministries takes America’s favorite pastime on a mission

    IMPACT Baseball and Softball Ministries uses donated baseball and softball equipment to impact the world for Christ. The organization combines athletic and Christian principles to encourage positive youth development in areas of need.

    Brian Miracle, East Tennessee native and Tennessee Wesleyan College baseball player, began IMPACT Ministries in July 2009 after returning from an international summer internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.