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  • CCHS Agriculture students to receive certificate of merit

    Students in Campbell County High School (CCHS) Agriculture classes have been taught the importance of agriculture and conservation and have reflected those teachings onto those around them.  

    As a result, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has recognized the CCHS Agriculture students and their efforts.

    Corker’s representative David Leaberton will be at CCHS March 17 at 10.a.m., to award the agriculture students with a certificate of merit recognizing their efforts to educate others in agriculture and conservation.

  • Meth lab dumpsite found in Caryville

    Though the number of active meth labs in Caryville is down from last month, the problem is not gone.

    A meth lab dumpsite was found on the side of Bruce’s Gap Road on Feb. 18.

    Caryville Detective Stephanie Smith was dispatched to the fire department in reference to the possible dumpsite.

  • LMS to host second annual fashion show for Relay

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    A night out with fashion and food will benefit the American Cancer Society on April 2.

  • Q-County makes improvements to better the area

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     Cindi and Jeff Alpert can be seen around Campbell County taking part in the South Campbell County Rotary, Relay for Life and even singing the national anthem at Cougars basketball games.

    However, the couple considers the WTNQ radio station their greatest connection with the community.

    The Alperts purchased the FM station last May. They have been working to make the station better since the purchase and shared some of their accomplishments thus far.

  • After two nights, Shoupes taken into custody on multiple charges

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    Multiple alleged crimes in the Pinecrest area led to the arrest of Terry Lee Shoupes, 32, of Jacksboro on Monday.

    Shoupes had allegedly gone door-to-door in the Glade Springs and Pinecrest areas terrorizing residents, according to Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy Dustin Hatfield.

  • Traffic lights debated at Jacksboro board meeting

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    In the absence of Mayor Jack Cannon and Vice-Mayor Ray Green, the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting was quick as Alderwoman June Fornster led the proceedings.

    With no comments from the citizens or board members, Fornster took the opportunity to discuss a continuous issue with the streetlights.

  • Lamb arrest for simple possession after alleged assault on mother

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    A domestic violence call led officers to find a bag of a green leafy substance and pipe last week.

    Jellico Police Officer Wayne Conrad reported to the Jellico residence on Sunset Trail in response to a domestic violence call.

  • Hometown Pools and Spas prepares to open for business

    With the swimming season just around the bend, Hometown Pools and Spas is opening just in time to help with the summer heat.

    Charles Willoughby and Lisa Taylor have partnered together to open their pool and spa store in Woodson’s Mall.

    With 27-years of combined experience in the pool and spa business, Willoughby and

    Taylor are realizing their dream by opening the business.

    It was their many years of friendship that played an important role into their decision to become business partners.

  • Lynch Hollow Deli is open for business

    People living in the Lynch Hollow and Norris Point communities now have a place to go eat without making the 30- minute drive into town.

    Richard Marlow and his family opened Lynch Hollow Deli on Feb. 2.

    “We just hope to make a living, while providing something for the area folks,” said Marlow.

    “It’s so far away from everything that we thought it would be good so people wouldn’t have to drive so far to get something to eat,” said Marlow’s daughter Sharon Bolton.

  • Commissioners spar at committee meeting; find common ground

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