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Lafollette Council wrap-up

As we told you Wednesday, the Lafollette City Council this week passed its budget for the upcoming fiscal year on first reading. The no-tax-increase budget will be considered on second and final reading on June 27th. Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the Council voted to hire Stan Foust as the city’s …

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Knox men charged in Oak Ridge drive-by

Two Knoxville men are facing charges in Oak Ridge in connection to a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night. No injuries were reported, according to Oak Ridge Police. Officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 9:30 pm Tuesday on West Outer Drive and were told by witnesses that …

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Update: No ID on body found in Campbell search

Lafollette Police said earlier this week that the body discovered during the search for a missing man late last month has still not been positively identified. As we reported last week, police searching for 41-year-old Bill Adkins discovered human remains in a wooded area just north of the city limits. …

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Tennessee to be namesake of new element

Tennessee could soon be represented on the periodic table of elements. Wednesday, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry presented its recommendations for the names of four recently discovered elements. The IUPAC proposed the name Tennessine for element 117 and the symbol Ts. The name is in recognition of …

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Campbell man pleads in fatal 2015 crash

A Campbell County man pleaded guilty this week to charges connected to a traffic accident in 2015 that killed his girlfriend and injured another person. Michael Kidd pleaded guilty Monday in Criminal Court to one count of vehicular homicide by intoxication and one count of vehicular assault. In exchange for …

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Barbara Inman, 66, of Heiskell

Barbara Inman, 66, of Heiskell passed away Tuesday June 7 at her home…Her family will receive friends Friday June 10 from 12 noon to 2 pm at Jones Mortuary in Clinton…Her funeral service will be held at 2 pm in the chapel with graveside services to follow at the Wolf …

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Norris Council to consider 7-cent tax increase

The Norris City Council will meet Monday June 13th to discuss and vote on the second and final reading of the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. The Council voted 3-2 last month on first reading to approve a 7-cent property tax rate increase in anticipation of …

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Man receives 15 years in Campbell abuse case

Monday, a Campbell County man pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse of a child under eight years old and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. As part of his plea, Eric Morton will serve 100% of the sentence. Morton pleaded guilty to holding his then-three-year-old stepson under scalding hot …

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