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  • Domestic call leads to drug charges

    A domestic disturbance led to meth charges for a Jacksboro man last week.

    On Oct. 5 LaFollette Police Officers Charles Duff, Brian Tiller and Police Chief Jimmy Jeffries were dispatched to East Fir Street on reports of an escalating domestic situation.

    At the scene Clyde Dwane Turner, 43, of 641 Elkins Road, was allegedly outside a residence arguing with a female who had an active restraining order against him.

  • Federal indictment issued for Osborne

    A man who caused the evacuation of a neighborhood in August has since been indicted by a federal grand jury.

    Randel Lynn Osborne was indicted on the sole count of possessing stolen explosives. This included commercial blasting caps and blasting wire, according to federal court records. At the time, Osborne told police he intended to remove tree stumps from his property on 445 Miller Fork Lane with the explosives.

  • Cox arrested for evading officers

    Officers got a little more than they bargained for when they stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

    On Oct. 4 LaFollette Police Officer Joshua Hill noticed a car sitting in the parking lot of Terry’s Pharmacy with three men standing around it at around 9:45 p.m.

    The group allegedly reported they were talking when one of them had walked up to ask for a ride.

    Records indicate Hill took the names of the males including Alberto W. Cox, 22, of 212 Giles Lane, who allegedly told the officer his name was Albert Wilkins.

  • October Indictments

    The following indictments were returned last week by the Campbell County Grand Jury:

    Stacy I. Paul – two counts promotion meth manufacture

    Kennifer Wilson Smith and Mark Anthony Smith – sale of schedule II in drug free zone, delivery of schedule II in drug free zone, felony evading arrest, two counts aggravated assault, felony possession drug paraphernalia (Kennifer Wilson Smith), mitigates criminal littering (Kennifer).

  • Public Records Oct. 13, 2011

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


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Oct 3 – Oct 7


    Tammy Sheridan to Jimmy Shade Snodgrass and Wendy Ann Snodgrass, Dist. 1, $63,000.

    Darrell Hicks and Flora Mae Hicks to Timothy D. Hembree, Dist. 3, $122,000. 

    Tiffany Depellegrini to Mark A. Fosnight, Dist. 5, $79,900.

  • Phillips says investigation will wrap up 'in near future'

    The investigation into the actions of two former sheriff’s department employees  should be completed in the near future.

  • Louie Bluie’s Economic Impact

    For the first time in the Louie Bluie Music and Art Festival’s five-year history, sales tax forms were distributed to vendors at the festival grounds.

    The Campbell Culture Coalition was contacted by the Knoxville office for the Tennessee Department of Revenue prior to the event, and asked to submit the names and addresses of arts and crafts as well as food vendors.

    Because the TDR has no employees available to work on the weekends, the CCC, who organized the festival, was asked to pass out the forms.

  • Louie Blue comes to town again

    Despite unseasonably cold weather, the Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival drew a crowd to Cove Lake State Park this past Saturday.

    The festival was held in the fall this year as opposed to June, as in the past.

    Changing the month for the festival caused the event to take a hit because of the cold weather, festival organizer Jocelyn Griffo said.

    The date for the festival has to be selected a year in advance, Griffo said. This makes planning for weather hard.

  • Evans assumes new role

    Being selected as Sheriff Robbie Goins’ second in command wasn’t a complete a surprise for Aaron Evans. However, he wasn’t hanging his hat on it either.

    “I thought there might be a chance,” Evans said on his second day on the job. “But I was going to be fine with it if the sheriff chose someone else.”

    “It was an easy decision,” Goins said. “I know Aaron. I know his morals, his character, his work ethic. This was a simple decision.”

  • Pack denied new trial

    Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton ruled last week on convicted murderer Phillip Pack’s request for new trial.

    And the news wasn’t good for Pack.

    In his order, Sexton repeatedly said the evidence in the case along with the law that applied to it supported the guilty verdict handed down by a jury last year. He also noted the arguments presented by Greg Isaacs, Pack’s new attorney, were “non-persuasive.”