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Today's News

  • Charley's Pizza Parlor to celebrate 33 years

    April 15 may be an unwelcome day for some, but for well known establishment Charley’s Pizza Parlor the 15th will be a happy occasion.

    The long-time restaurant has seen many changes over the years since it opened in 1976. But the good food and family atmosphere remains the same, according to owner Jerry Partin. Though Partin has only owned the establishment for two years, he has been with the business since 1981.

  • Pregnancy Center has grand opening

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    A small office space is all the Catholic Charities Pregnancy Center of Campbell

    County needs to make a big difference for mothers.

    The walls of the office and counseling area are painted a soft green; all the storage space is filled with necessities for pregnant women and new mothers.

  • Bruce killed in I-75 accident

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    A late night accident on Tuesday claimed the life of Ashley K. Bruce, 19, of Jellico.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the accident occurred at 11:19 p.m.

    Traffic was stopped in the right lane of I-75 northbound due to a previous accident just being cleared, according to the THP fatality report.

    Bruce was traveling in the right lane going northbound and did not see the traffic stopped ahead.

  • Deputy follows trail for arrest

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    Forget bread crumbs, an alleged thief recently left a trail of stolen items in his tracks. 

    Building materials stolen from the Shady Cove area were easily traceable when a sheriff’s deputy followed a trail of materials that had fallen off the trailer. It led all the way to the house of the alleged thief.

    On April 4, deputy Darrell Mongar investigated the burglary and theft in the Shady Cove area, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Two dead in separate traffic accidents

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    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) responded to two traffic accidents with fatalities in the past week.

    On April 3, at approximately 4:09 p.m., Edgar E. Kidwell drove off Towe String Road at an excessive speed and died after being ejected from the vehicle, according to the THP fatality report.

    Kidwell, 43, Jacksboro, was negotiating a left hand curve, but due to excessive speed left the road on the right side, the report indicates.

  • CCHS Greenhouse is open for business

    It’s planting time in Campbell County. This year the Campbell County High School Greenhouse is more ready than ever to meet the local gardening demands.

    The greenhouse will officially open for business on Monday, April 13.

    “We moved the date up because of how good the plants have been growing and how large they are,” said CCHS Agriculture Teacher Eric Reynolds.

  • Knoxville man arrested on theft and forgery charges

    A Knoxville man thought he could run, but he couldn’t hide from the long arm of the law.

    Shane Edward Russell, 31, was arrested in late March and charged with theft of property $1,000 to $9,999, fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery and extortion which he allegedly committed in July of 2008, according to a Caryville police report.

    Russell was in a relationship with the victim under false pretenses, according to the report.

  • Fashion show is successful fundraiser

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    Over $2,000 was raised at the LaFollette Middle School Fashion show last Thursday for Relay for Life. The show, sponsored by Judy Gardner of the Silk Purse in Knoxville and the school, had about 150 people in attendance.

  • Shoplifting call leads to drug arrest in Jacksboro

    A Clinton man was arrested for shoplifting a cell phone charger from a local store on Saturday.

    Archie Powers, 40, of Clinton was charged with theft under $500 and possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

    Jacksboro Police Officer Josh Carroll was dispatched to the Dollar General after an employee reported that Powers had shoplifted a cell phone charger, valued at $7, according to the police report.

  • King arrested on multiple assault charges

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    As sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Myers interviewed a victim of domestic violence at the hospital, a dispatch call to a suspicious person led Myers straight to the woman’s alleged perpetrator.

    On April 4, Myers left the hospital in route to Sugar Hollow Road in response to a suspicious person, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    During Myer’s conversation with Joseph Crockett King, 26, of LaFollette, he realized King was the same person believed to have assaulted the woman at the hospital, he said.