Today's News

  • Bald Eagle death arouses suspicion; reward offered

    The death of a Bald Eagle has the Tennessee Wildlife Agency (TWRA) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service suspicious. They are offering a $2,500 reward for information.

    In late February, TWRA Officer Ken Cutsinger found a dead Bald Eagle on the shore of Norris Lake near point 16.

    “A fisherman reported it to me,” Cutsinger said. Upon initial inspection, Cutsinger said he could not determine the cause of death. The bird was missing several body parts, including its talons, which made the death suspicious.

  • Caryville has clean 2007-08 audit report

    In an economy where most financial news is bad, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen were relieved to receive a clean financial audit report at Monday night’s meeting.

    Terry Moats, representing the Brown, Jake and McDaniel auditing firm, reported the 2007-08 financial audit findings to the board.

    “The overall asset balance for the town is pretty strong,” Moats said. He explained the town had experienced some loss due to the economy, but overall the findings were good and he issued a clean audit report.

  • Delap Cemetery hit by vandals for second time

    Cemeteries are supposed to be peaceful resting places for the dead.

    However, there was nothing peaceful at Delap Cemetery when President of the Historical Society Gerald Myers discovered the cemetery had been vandalized once again.

    When Myers visited the cemetery in early April for a routine inspection, he discovered the same five tombstones, which had been vandalized in August of 2006, had been damaged once again.

    “They were broken at the earlier fractures and the bases were upturned this time,” said Myers.

  • Knoxville woman arrested for DUI and drugs

    A Knoxville woman found herself on the wrong side of the law after driving on the wrong side of the road in Jacksboro.

    Miranda Marie Brown, 18, of Knoxville, was arrested on April 6 after she was observed traveling east bound in the westbound lane on 25W in front of Cove Lake State Park, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

    Officer Zachary Graves witnessed the 1998 model Toyota Avalon allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road and initiated the lights and sirens near Eagle Mart. Brown pulled over at the Shell station located by County Lane, according to Graves.

  • Wallace held on drug and theft charges

    A LaFollette man led Jacksboro police on a foot chase after being caught shoplifting.

    Horace Wallace, 31, of 1464 Big Four Road LaFollette, was arrested on April 11 after he was allegedly caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

    Jacksboro Officer Jeremy Goins was dispatched to Wal-Mart on the report that Wallace was fleeing from a Wal-Mart loss prevention agent due to an alleged theft. Goins reported witnessing Wallace fleeing across a field, which was fenced around the perimeter of the property.

  • BreadBox hosts Fill Up for Education program


    A busy day at the gas pumps meant money for LaFollette Middle School last Friday, during the BreadBox’s “Ten Off the Top” program.

    On April 9, all BreadBox locations participated to donate 10 cents for every gallon of gas purchased to area schools.

  • Former utility employee wants conference with board



    Chris Salyers, a former Jellico utility employee who recently filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination, has requested a hearing date with the Jellico Water and Electric Board of Directors.

    Salyers attorney, David Dunaway, said this process is unusual and is being done without his consent.

    Though Salyers lawsuit is still very much going forward in circuit court, Salyers feels an obligation to address the issue with the board.

  • Marburger arrested for burglary


    When the victims of a burglary received a call from the local pawnshop about property recently brought in they immediately called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    Josh William Marburger, 20, of LaFollette, left a trail of evidence after allegedly pawning several stolen items, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    Deputy Mark Bolton investigated the burglary of a vehicle in the county and was able to find the location of Marburger, said Perkins.

  • St. Mary’s wins Top 100 award



    For the second year, St. Mary’s of Campbell County has been named a Top 100 Hospital. This prestigious award, given to only 100 hospitals in the nation, is also a prerequisite for a new award given to St. Mary’s, the Everest Award.

    St. Mary’s CEO Allan Watson was overcome by the honor of winning both awards and spoke of the hard work of all the physicians and hospital associates.

  • Three month long investigation yields arrest, more pending


    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant for suspected drug activity in the Elk Valley area last Thursday.

    Michael Jeffrey Uhlich, 32, of Newcomb was arrested for possession of multiple scheduled narcotics during the search, which resulted from a three month long investigation.