Local News

  • Alleged DUI in Caryville

     Caryville Police Officer Jim Wilson arrested Roger Derrick Byrge, 32, 286 Woodvine Street, Jacksboro, for driving under the influence, on Black Friday.

    Around 5 p.m., Wilson went to Veteran’s Memorial Drive in response to a complaint about a drunk driver. Once there, he allegedly saw a gray Chevrolet Tahoe leave the road several times before stopping it.

  • Alleged drunk driver sends himself and another to the hospital

     Monday night, a drunk driver’s blood alcohol level was allegedly high enough to send him and another person to the hospital.

    Around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Lonnie Joe Worley, 48, 150 School Street, Jacksboro, allegedly struck the rear of a car that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Jacksboro Pike and Paris Nance Street. The victim allegedly suffered severe injuries when his car was pushed about 100 feet. Worley injured his mouth in the accident, the report said.

  • Children’s Center taking donations for Christmas

     This Christmas season, the Campbell County Children’s Center is allowing people to give two gifts with one donation.

    Last year, the children’s center began a program that allowed people to donate to the center in someone else’s name.

    This is a present when you don’t know what to get somebody, Children’s Center Executive Director Tracy Davis said.

    “We had a good response last year,” Davis said.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church prepares for Miracle Day

     Cedar Hill Baptist Church will celebrate “Miracle Day” as they worship in their new sanctuary for the first time on Dec. 18.

    “We’re celebrating being able to use our new sanctuary for the first time,” CHBC secretary Jan Chadwick said. “We feel it was a miracle we were able to accomplish this with the Lord’s help.”

    On Miracle Day, members of Cedar Hill will celebrate many things.

    They will celebrate the completion of four years of work.

  • 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.”