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  • Commission approves project, rejects its funding source, then reconsiders both

    Tuesday, the county commission had to reconsider two of its actions after approving a board of education project and then voting down its funding source.

  • Boats at Whitman Hollow Dock burn in blaze

    A morning marina fire has caused nearly $100,000 in damages.

    But it could have been worse, according to Chuck Samples, owner of Whitman Hollow Marina in LaFollette.

  • Pleas settled with criminal court cases

     The following cases were resolved in criminal court with the use of plea agreements:

    Matthew Mills – assault, theft of property under $500; time served, relieved of paying obligations.

    Chester B. Toler – theft over $60,000; supervised eight years probation upon release from custody, court costs, ECF of $75, restitution of $18,004.

    Sam Morris – DUI, violation of Tennessee financial responsibility, simple possession of schedule II; split confinement of 83 days, unsupervised probation, fine of $1200, court costs.

  • Public Records -Jan. 24, 2013


    JAN. 14 – JAN. 18

    United States Housing and Urban Development, Housing and Urban Development, HUD to Benjamin Spry and Bohdana Spry; Dist. 3, $63,000.

    C. E. Jack Gray and Alma Gray to Ray Bolton and Elizabeth Bolton; Dist. 1, $9,489.78.

    Misty Evans to Faron Dwayen Allen; Dist. 3, $5,000.

    Veltina Tackett Phillips to Don Phillips and Don Anthony Phillips; Dist. 6, $1,000.

    Cindi Lee Bowers to Cynthia L. Bowers TR. and Cynthia L. Bowers Living Trust; Dist. 2, $0.

  • Construction causes brief power outage Monday

    Due to some work at the site of the new justice center, the power at the Campbell County courthouse had to be temporarily shut down Monday afternoon.
     “They’ve got to cut the power off,” Deputy Mayor David Young said Monday afternoon. “They told us 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., but it may not take that long.”
    While county employees were initially told the power would be out for two hours, it was only out for a matter of a few minutes.

  • Commission to consider agreement with Montclair

    At Monday’s meeting, the county commission will decide whether to approve an agreement with Montclair Technologies.

  • Grant to help the chronically homeless in LaFollette

    A Department of Housing and Urban Development grant will offer help to the chronically homeless in LaFollette.
    “We just have some serious needs in this community,” said Phyllis Clinger, from Community Health of East Tennessee.
    “People get stuck in situations they didn’t plan on getting into,” said Pastor Anthony Gibson, from Word of Life Church. “I don’t know any homeless person who planned on being homeless. Things just happen.”

  • Commemorative wall to be dedicated Tuesday

    The Educator Commemorative Wall will be dedicated at Campbell County High School Tuesday night. The dedication will take place at halftime of the Campbell County High School boys basketball game against Powell High School.
    The wall is located outside the gym, and is part of a Campbell County High School Relief Fund campaign to raise money for scholarships, CCHSRF president Logan Hickman said. Lindsay’s Carpet donated the installation of the materials and labor of the wall for free, Hickman said.

  • LPD and JPD arrest forgery suspects

    Last Thursday, Jacksboro Police Department arrested two Knoxville men for attempting to cash forged checks.
    Around 4:30 p.m., Chief Danny Chapman, Detective Mike Starrett and Officer Mike Caudill responded to a call about two men who had attempted to cash forged checks. Edward McGee, 40, 39, 418 N. Broadway St. / 1100 Town View Dr. 8114, Knoxville, was spotted in the McDonalds parking lot, Starrett said.

  • Relay for Life committee to host kick off dinner for team captains

    Relay for Life team captains have been invited to a kickoff event at Roane State Community College tonight at 6 p.m.
    “Any team who is not signed up already, we can do that there,” said Lindsey Lawson, publicity chair for the Relay for Life committee. “We will also be discussing the event.”
    The purpose of the event is to provide captains with information. Any group such as a church, business, or organization can form a team.
    “We’re going to be serving dinner for everyone who comes,” Lawson said.