Local News

  • In-house complaints dominate Jellico Utilities agenda

     The agenda isn’t always the rudder that drives meetings. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Jellico’s utility board members spent quite a bit of time addressing complaints from employees.

  • Volunteer state taking steps to honor local volunteers

     Volunteers go unpaid, and often unnoticed, for the work they contribute to their communities.

    Tennessee hopes to encourage “volunteerism” at the local level by honoring those who participate in it, Volunteer Tennessee Executive Director Jim Snell said.

  • Historic Speedwell Academy to host Christmas event

     Christmas is coming to the Speedwell Academy this weekend.

    Hostesses decorated the academy last Saturday and Wednesday in preparation for the crowds that will visit.

  • Nationwide talent search takes online submissions

     Books. Radio. Television Shows. Reality T.V. Hulu. Youtube. Technology continues to change the way people access entertainment and interact with one another.

     In keeping with the changing times, two production companies are using the Internet as the format for a new reality talent show.

  • Local officers recognized

    Three local law enforcement officers were recently recognized by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office for their accomplishments.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Cody Chapman was named the East Tennessee Region Officer of the Year. The award was based on Chapman’s overall activity and service with the department in 2011.

  • Crash leaves three injured

    An accident on Towe String Road sent three people to the hospital last Saturday.

    The crash happened near Wood Lane around 9:40 p.m.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Aaron Evans said Anthony Wayne White, 37, of 121 Dogwood Road, was driving his 2005 Dodge Stratus east on Towe String Road when it left the roadway and centered a utility pole.

  • Airport awarded grant funds

    The Campbell County Airport will be able to make some needed improvements with the help of a grant.

    Last week, Senator Ken Yager announced the airport will receive $287,100 in grant monies to update the facility’s layout plan and to install runway pavement drains.

    Heavy rains cause water to collect under the runway and seep up onto the runway creating a hazard, according to County Mayor William Baird. Money from the grant will be used to install drains to prevent water from standing on the runway.

  • Osborne’s trial reset for February 2012

    A man who was arrested for having a cache of dynamite at his Miller Fork Lane home in August was set to appear in federal court on Dec. 12. But his attorney, Jonathan Moffat asked for more time.

    On Dec. 2, Moffat filed a motion in the United States District Court asking for a continuance in Randel Lynn Osborne’s case.  According to information in the motion, the parties in the case had failed to negotiate an agreement leaving Osborne torequest a jury trial.

  • Chapman arrested on drug related charges

    On Dec. 10 just after 11 p.m. LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to 307 South Ave. to investigate reports of a disturbance.

    At the scene Baker reported finding Keith A. Chapman, 25, of 160 Russell Lane, Caryville, to be unsteady on his feet.

    After placing Chapman under arrest for his safety, Baker allegedly found a small bottle in Chapman’s pocket, which he reported to be synthetic marijuana, records indicate.

  • Public Records for week of December 8, 2011

      Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.