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  • City of LaFollette placed under restraining order

    A court of law seems to be where LaFollette City Council members are heading to settle internal disputes.

    For the second time in less than two years, Councilman Bob Fannon has sought and received a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against his fellow council members.

  • Inmate dies following incarceration

    A county inmate has died after being found unconscious in her cell.

    On Wednesday, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Tuesday morning Sheila Jean Riggs, 40, of LaFollette was found and appeared to be suffering from cardiac arrest. She had been incarcerated less than 24 hours

    In a press release Sheriff Gary Perkins said corrections officers found Riggs at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and immediately began administering CPR.

  • Fire marshal visit leaves board of education with work to do

    A recent visit from the state fire marshal has proven to be quite costly for the Campbell County Board of Education.

    During Tuesday evening’s board meeting Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, informed board members of the news the evaluation completed by the fire marshal didn’t bode well.

     Of the county’s school facilities, the fire marshal found a number of violations that will require attention- some immediately.

  • House of Hope among those asking for funds

    The commission’s budget and finance committee was able to pass February’s budget amendments with relative ease Monday night.

    Deciding which community groups are worthy of the county’s financial support will likely prove to be more of a challenge.

    During the hour long meeting representatives from two separate groups appeared before commissioners to appeal for funding for their causes.

  • Jennings sues LaFollette; wants $1.3 million

    Not being in an elected office isn’t keeping one time Mayor Cliff Jennings out of the spotlight.

    Last week he filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against his former employer, the city of LaFollette.

    In the complaint, Jennings alleged that in January his pension and health benefits were terminated by the city and those acting on its behalf. He was not given forewarning of this nor was he allowed to be heard on the matter, the lawsuit said.

  • Louie Bluie Festival board seeks sponsors

    Several volunteers with the Louie Bluie Festival planning board addressed the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday seeking support for this year’s festival.

     “We are going to be back again this year and we are going to be bigger than we’ve been so far,” said festival board member Jocelyn Griffo. “I don’t think there is any argument that Caryville gets the biggest benefit out of this festival.”

  • Meth lab component found at White Bridge

    Meth lab components were discovered at the Campbell County White Bridge over the weekend.

    A call alerted police to the remnants of a lab on the far end of the park area on Sunday, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins,

    The find was considered a dumpsite of the complete lab components. Detective Jimmy Jeffries and officer Jason Heatherly reported to the scene prior to the clean up.

    The clean up of the bottles and tubes took about four hours, said Detective Josh Goins,