Today's News

  • County commission appoints members to board of health

     The Campbell County Commission approved six new members to the Campbell County Board of Health at its Aug. 20 meeting.

    The commission approved Dr. Michael Nichols, Dr. Richard Burdeaux, Dr. Charles Wilkens, Dr. Mark Garrett, Sharon Shepherd, RN and Heather Jordan as new members on Aug. 20.

  • Troxell sentence stands

    Twenty- one months after a jury found James Troxell guilty of two counts of child rape and aggravated sexual battery, the court of criminal appeals has agreed the group of 12 was right.

    On Monday, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals issued the opinion that solidified Troxell’s verdict and 56 year sentence.

    He was convicted in 2011 of raping his step-granddaughter when she was six years old. By the time she came forward and the trial began the girl was 17 years old.

  • Search warrants to be obtained for suspected DUI drivers

    Those who choose to drink and drive this holiday weekend need to beware.

    In conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, local authorities and judiciary officials are teaming up for a no refusal weekend.

    Essentially, those suspected of driving under the influence will not be able to say no to a blood alcohol test.

  • LUB declares Red Hill Property surplus

     LaFollette Utilities Board declared 2.83 acres of Red Hill property, located in Claiborne County, as surplus. 

  • Public Records Aug. 30, 2012



    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    AUGUST 20 – AUGUST 27

    Herbert Tamer, Beverly Loy and Mitchell Loy to Carl W. Stiner and Tommy C. Stiner, Dist. 1, $32,000.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to Rodney L. Carter, Dist. 3, $22,000.

    J. Clavin Ward to Christopher C Santiago and Katie J. Santiago, Dist. 3, $119,000.

  • LaFollette City Council discusses removing fountain at Freemen Park

     At Monday’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council discussed making efforts to restore the appearance of Freemen Park.

    Sexton recommended taking the fountain out.

  • Property Assessor’s office appealing over 200 reassessments granted by County Board of Equalizations

    While some citizens may be pinching pennies to pay for property taxes, one property owner just got a big break.

    The Campbell County Board of Equalizations listened to the appeals of about 30 property owners this year, board chairman Jim Slusher said.

    Of the 285 parcels of property the Campbell County Board of Equalizations evaluated in June, 261 were reassessed and 24 received no change to their assessments. Two hundred forty-one of the pieces of property that received reductions in value belonged to one owner, Emerson Properties, LLC.

  • Commission approves budget

    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission approved a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    The budget year began on July 1, but the commission passed a 92-day continuing resolution. The continuing resolution gave the commission until Sept. 30 to pass a budget. On July 24, the budget and finance committee approved resolutions that allowed for a zero tax increase without eliminating positions. The commission approved the resolutions Monday night.

    However, Commissioner Tom Hatmaker made a motion to reopen the budget.

  • Moore pleads no contest, receives probation

    Initially charged with seven counts of child rape, Robert Moore’s charges were reduced Monday.

  • Kitts shoots for Knoxville Open

    For most, they’ll never have the opportunity. To one, it was the best learning opportunity he could have.

    Greg “Pooh” Kitts of Campbell County recently tried his had in qualifying for the Web.com Knoxville Open to begin today. Kitts shot one under at Willow Creek Golf Course on Monday morning.

    “It was just good to be out there and walk with those players,” Kitts said. “That’s all it is: a good learning experience for when I turn pro and do what I want to do after I get out of college.”