Local News

  • Po Boy Deli reopens; same name new faces

  • Couple charged with identity theft and other charges

  • Guy arrested on drug charges

  • LPD catches up with Wilson

  • Gateway scores are something to celebrate

    Christmas came early for the board of education and Campbell County High School along with Jellico High School staff.

    Last Thursday a group of teachers and administrators gathered at the central office to celebrate the first in a series of hurdles the schools needed to clear in order to be in good standing with the state.

    Scores are in from the first semester Gateway exams, and the results are something to cheer about.

  • Courtroom disturbance leads to arrest

    A disturbance in a local courtroom sent one man to jail.

    Last Tuesday Larry Truman Kitts, Jr., 28, of 147 Davenport Road, allegedly became agitated during general sessions court.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Pam Jarrett’s report, when Kitts’ voice became loud he was asked by the bailiff to stand.  As the bailiff approached Kitts allegedly stood up and “with both hands pushed the victim (bailiff) in the chest causing the victim to fall backwards and almost lose his balance.”

  • CCWC spreads holiday cheer

    Despite the cold of Saturday morning, there was an underlying warmth in the air.

    Volunteers with the Caryville Civil War Council (CCWC) were busy spreading Christmas cheer. The council’s yearlong efforts meant many people who otherwise would not have Christmas now could.

    Early Saturday morning the group began handing out toys and food baskets.

    “We have watched some of the kids grow up,” CCWC founding member Larry Collier said.

  • Broken tail light leads to meth charges

    A traffic stop for a broken tail light led to bigger charges for the  a group arrested by the LaFollette Police Department.

    On Saturday night Officer Jason Marlow stopped Richard Thomas Morrison, 36, of 403 College Hill Road, on Central Avenue for operating a vehicle with a broken tail light.

    A check of Morrison’s license revealed that it had been suspended.

  • Driver discovered unconscious

    A woman who was allegedly unconscious while behind the wheel of her car raised eyebrows last Saturday.

    When Lafollette Police Officer Pam Jarrett arrived in the parking lot of a local grocery store she discovered Carol Sue Marlow, 44, of 704 East Beech Street, sitting unconscious in the driver’s seat of a car with the engine idling, Jarrett’s report said.

    According to the arrest warrant, when Jarrett roused Marlow she had “bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.”

  • The true story of a mountain girl continues

    The mysterious mist-filled Smoky Mountains hold onto tales and traditions that have long been forgotten elsewhere.

    These oral traditions are often passed from family member to family member and on occasion someone will write the story out and capture a moment in time.

    The story of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith, recorded by Mary Ina Carr, is a piece of history experienced in the late 1800,s yet recounted and brought to life as if it were only yesterday.  This story lay dormant for many years before being submitted by Carr’s granddaughter Mary L. Johnson.