Local News

  • Jellico discusses debt management

     Monday night, Jellico’s leaders met in a workshop to discuss a debt management policy the state has mandated it adopt by the year’s end.

    The board of mayor and aldermen had a first reading of this policy at its Nov. 17 meeting, and will vote whether to pass it on a second reading on Dec. 15.

  • Councilmen talk about candy at LaFollette’s workshop

     A thin agenda and an upcoming Christmas parade created a lighthearted atmosphere at the LaFollette City Council Workshop Monday night.

  • Public Records for week of November 23, 2011

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


  • Plea Agreements for week of November 23, 2011

      The following cases were resolved in criminal court by using plea agreements:

    Christopher M Daughtery – sale counterfeit controlled substance; sale schedule II; court cost, three years supervised probation.

  • Gov. Haslam visits Caryville

     To show his commitment to expanding job opportunities in rural communities, Gov. Bill Haslam delivered a $468,420 Community Development Block Grant to Caryville.

    Local leaders including State Representative Dennis Powers, County Mayor William Baird, Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury, Jacksboro Caryville Utilities General Manager Frank Wallace and the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Director E. L. Morton gathered at the Caryville Municipal Building to receive Haslam Tuesday morning.

  • Retailers ready for Black Friday

     As Black Friday approaches, local stores are preparing for shoppers.

    The day after Thanksgiving is known for large crowds flocking to stores at early hours searching for good sales.

    Radio Shack will open at 5:30 a.m., four hours early, and will be open until 8 p.m., an hour and a half later than usual.

    “We expect a big turnout,” part-owner Eddie Wiggins said. “Every year, no matter how bad the economy is, every year that Friday after Thanksgiving is always busy.”

  • Elegant Junk gets scrapped

    Sometimes it is all in a name.

    “I buy junk and sell antiques,” Bob Andrews, owner of Bob and Liz’s Elegant Junk, said last week. “They become antiques after I buy them.”

    Whatever one chooses to call it, much of Andrew’s property was cleared out last Wednesday after he failed to comply with an order to remove a number of code violations from his property.

    Bob and Liz’s Elegant Junk is the first thing people see crossing the bridge, LaFollette Codes Enforcement Officer Stan Foust said.

  • County attempts to bring in new industry

     Lease agreements, a sales tax referendum and filling a vacant commission seat topped the agenda at Monday’s commission meeting.

    With the constant push to attract industry to the county it seemed surprising there was so much debate over leasing the county owned J Sports building located in the John McGhee Industrial Park.

  • CCSD holds ethics class

     On Monday, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department hosted a class in ethics.

    “This is a class we have had planned to conduct for several months,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins. “This is part of our on going training initiative.”

    With officers seated around a table at the Campbell County Career Center, Mike Miller, 33 year law enforcement veteran, said the class was a “good refresher.”

  • Storage wars hits local level

    In a case of life imitating art, a TV show has sparked an interest in storage locker auctions.

    The A&E series Storage Wars follows a group of treasure hunters as they make their way through locker auctions in Southern California. Now in its second season the show has spurred on others to play the storage auction game.