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  • Relay raises money and spirits

    Fireworks lit up the sky at the Relay for Life event last Friday. Though the rain came and went throughout the evening, the blazing lights were still ignited, as if to symbolize the triumph of the survivors present.

    The Relay for Life event raised $58,600 for the American Cancer Society this year. Though co-chairs Ali Dower and Tracy Powers wanted to raise $70,000, they were very pleased with the amount raised, said Dower.

    About 27 teams turned in money for the event and more will be raised this month.

  • Appeals court denies new trial for Bartley

    After years of legal wrangling, the fight might be over for Kenneth S. Bartley.

    On Friday, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals denied Bartley’s request to set aside his 2007 guilty plea for the shooting at Campbell County High School. In April 2007, Bartley plead guilty to second degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder for the events that transpired on November 8, 2005.

  • Drug raid in Caryville nets eight arrests

    A drug raid on the Eagles’s Nest in Caryville stopped eight people from flying high on Friday.

    Members of the Caryville Police Department had executed an undercover operation at the tavern, located at 312 John McGhee Boulevard, prior to going in on Friday, according to Caryville Police Chief Bill Widener.

    After several weeks of the ongoing investigation passed officials felt it was time to act.  Caryville Police, in conjunction with the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force were able to obtain warrants and execute a raid at the establishment.  

  • LaFollette Council chooses new police chief

    The group decided to nominate applicants and vote during the meeting on Tuesday.

    After a lengthy process of narrowing down the nominations, longtime LaFollette officer James Lynch was voted in as the new police chief when a tie breaking vote was cast.

    After a quick roll call to conduct the hiring process in the meeting, that Councilman Hansford Hatmaker voted in opposition to, Councilman Bob Fannon made the first nomination to hire Bill Roehl as chief.

  • White addresses grievance at city meeting

    Near the end of the LaFollette City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Mike Stanfield introduced a grievance against City Administrator David Young. City Recorder Linda White had filed the complaint.

    “I have spent many nights, sleepless nights, debating on this, but today I found peace and I know I am making the right decision,” said White as she stood and passed around a 12-page document to the council, city attorney and Young.

  • Community Health Foundation holds reception to raise funds

    Citizens gathered at the LaFollette Church of God Friday with one thought on their minds-the betterment of the community through two organizations.

    Though Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington was the guest speaker, there wasn’t much football talk going on at the Community Health Foundation reception. Instead, Pennington spoke of the importance of giving back to the community.

  • Jellico Municipal Court nearly established

    The Jellico Mayor and Aldermen met once again on Tuesday night in order to continue the process of establishing a municipal court system. At the last meeting, a judge’s salary was set at $1,000 dollars a month. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Vice Mayor Mike Johnson asked if that salary could be amended to something less.

  • Wrap World business ready to wrap up new designs

    There’s a new vinyl and sign business open in town. However, Wrap World is much more than that, according to owner, Justin Hofmann.

    “We do anything to do with signs and graphics,” Hofmann said.

    From vehicle wraps, yard signs, banners, as well as business cards, flyers and even post cards, Wrap World does it all.