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  • School board to go paperless

    School board members took a step to going paperless at Tuesday’s meeting.

    In an effort to streamline operations and save on paper and postage the board voted to purchase iPads for use in its official capacity.

    Board member Josh Parker made the motion to move forward with the purchase of the technology that will allow the group to send and receive documents electronically rather than through more traditional methods.

  • Free workshop offered for small business owners

    The job of a small business owner is often a tough one. But help is on the way.

    On Sept. 21 the Campbell County Mayor’s office will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

    Small business coach Robert Staub will be conducting the workshop that is on TSBDC Grow Your Business Tour.

  • CCHS kitchen project underway; nutritious lunches still available

    The Campbell County High School cafeteria may continues to be under construction. But lunch is still being served.

    The project aimed at adding more square footage and upgraded equipment to CCHS’s outdated kitchen facilities began soon after school was dismissed for the summer. And although it has taken a little longer than originally projected, Rector Miller, school board member and building committee chairman, said the renovation looks to be on target for a completion date in October.

  • Goins holds conference

    In an afternoon press conference Sheriff Robbie Goins said he has released his Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley and a detective in the department, Jason Henegar, due to "policy violations." The violations stem from an auto accident Henegar was allegedly involved on on Sept. 6 around midnight.

    The crash appears to have been "alcohol related," Goins said. He also said he wanted to stress Henegar's accident occurred when he was "off-duty."

  • Chief Deputy terminated

    Following an auto accident and the dismissal of of a Campbell County Detective, Sheriff Robbie Goins has let his second in command go.

    Late Wednesday Goins terminated his Chief Deputy Jonathan Finely.

    Earlier in the day, Det. Sgt. Jason Henegar was terminated from his position with the department. These firings came after an auto accident on Monday when Henegr was alleged to have driven his pick up truck into a home in LaFollette.

    The incident is under investigation with the TBI and the THP.

  • CCSD detective terminated

    An off duty Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective has been terminated following an off- duty auto accident.

    Jason Henegar, a law enforcement veteran, is alleged to have been involved in a crash that resulted in injury and property damage on Monday evening. He was driving his private vehicle at the time.

    “The TBI and THP (Tennessee Highway Patrol) are investigating this incident and our department is cooperating with them,” said CCSD Sheriff Robbie Goins.

  • Campbell County Remembers

    Our world changed 10 years ago.

    Most people remember where they were when they found out about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Gen. Carl Stiner, retired from the Army as a four star general in 1993, was up before the sun that day.

    “Everyday I get up early and watch the weather forecast,” Stiner said. “I had pulled in to cut a hay field, and was ready to start mowing when I got a call on the cell phone.”

    The call was from his brother, who wanted to know if he had seen the television.

  • Baird sees progress in last year

    The past year was not William Baird’s first in the county mayor’s office.

    But the August 2010 election did mark the beginning of Baird’s first full term in the seat.

    In his office on Tuesday morning Baird said he could see a number of tangible ways the county has improved over the course of the last year.

  • Campbell County Chamber of Commerce prepares for visit from State tourism commissioner

    Tomorrow State Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker will visit Campbell County.

    Executive Director for the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce E.L. Morton hopes to show her how the mountain and lake attractions are growing, and to illicit her help in helping them grow.

    “Our intent is to familiarize her with some of these attractions,” Morton said. “We are going to use our time wisely, and teach her a little more than she may know about our local attractions.”

  • Traffic stop leads to five arrests

     What started out as a routine traffic stop led to a meth bust involving five suspects on Aug. 31.

    Around 2:30 p.m., Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department was traveling on Park Road when she noticed the driver, Tonya Lawson, and front passenger, Betty Cummings, of a gray Toyota Sequoia weren’t wearing seatbelts, her report said. Turning to follow, she turned on her siren and lights.