Local News

  • Criminal court plea agreements Aug. 23, 2012

     The following cases were resolved on Monday with use of plea agreements:

    Donna Bowman- obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; two years supervised probation, court costs.

    David Ray Hembree- promotion methamphetamine manufacture; two years supervised probation, court costs, $250 fine.

    Cameron Lee Jones- reckless endangerment; two years supervised probation, court costs.

    Amanda Isner- attempted robbery; two years supervised probation, court costs, $10 fine, must complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow all recommendations.

  • Public Records Aug. 23, 2012

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



    AUG. 13  – AUG. 17

    Kathy Bolton to Mark Baker and Theresa Ann Baker, Dist. 5, $54,496.41.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to Claude W Monday, Sr., Dist. 3, $48,000.

    Terry M. Townsend to Mark A. Fischer, Dist. 1, $46,348.08.

    Jeff Miller, Sr. to Warren R. Paulsen, Dist. 1, $69,900.

  • The new alternative school nears completion

     Progress continues on the county’s new alternative school at East LaFollette.

  • Wayne Kitts to resign council seat

     LaFollette City Council member Wayne Kitts will resign his seat to seek a higher office. At the city council meeting last Monday, Kitts expressed his intention to run for mayor.

  • Work continues on sports complex at East LaFollette

     The Volunteer Football Conference waits for a home field as progress continues on the sports complex at East LaFollette. 

    Representatives from the VFC originally asked the LaFollette City Council to approve building the sports complex because they didn’t have a home field. 

  • Mountain Heritage Festival to be held Labor Day Weekend

     The Stinking Creek community will celebrate mountain culture with music, food and old-fashioned traditions on Labor Day weekend at the Mountain Heritage Festival.

  • Campbell County Youth Alliance to host fifth quarter at LUMC this Friday

     This Friday, Campbell County Youth Leaders Alliance will host a fifth quarter at LaFollette United Methodist Church. The fifth quarter will begin after the Campbell County High School football game against Seymore.

  • Shepherd’s Home to host an evening of Southern Gospel music

     The Shepherd’s Home will host a Southern Gospel Concert at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro Saturday evening.

    Three local Southern Gospel groups, God’s Three, the Victorymen Quartet and Tribute, have donated their time to the concert. 

  • County budget could get second look

    At Monday’s workshop, Campbell County commissioners responded to county resident Jim Slusher, who voiced concerns about the proposed budget.

    “I want to talk to you tonight about the budget,” Slusher said. “Many critical decisions for funding of projects were discarded.”

    On July 24, the budget and finance committee approved a budget that included no property tax increases. But in order to accomplish this, some requests for funding were eliminated.

  • Man claiming to be sober arrested for DUI

    A LaFollette man was arrested for driving under the influence on Aug. 7 despite claims he was sober.

    Cameron Lee Jones, 708 E. Beech Street, LaFollette, was allegedly spotted with a burned out left headlight. Campbell County Sherriff’s Office Deputy Josh Vann then reportedly watched Jones travel half in the turning lane and then swerve between the left and right lanes.

    Jones allegedly then turned on his right turn signal and directed his car to the side of the road and reportedly almost struck two vehicles.