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Sex offender nabbed on registry violation charges

A Morgan County man wanted for violating the sex offender registry laws was arrested Tuesday after a citizen spotted him and alerted the authorities. 27-year-old Matthew Ryan Humfleet pleaded guilty in 2016 to two charges of statutory rape involving two 15-year-old girls–one in Morgan and one in Loudon County–and received …

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CCSO warns of scam calls

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a phone scam. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Sheriff Robbie Goins said that the CCSO’s number has apparently been cloned, which means when the scam artist calls, that is the number that appears on the recipient’s caller ID. The caller claims …

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Details on three LaFollette police raids

Following up on a story we brought you Tuesday, LaFollette Police and other agencies raided not one, but three homes as search warrants were served. The first one occurred early Tuesday morning at a home on East Hemlock Street and authorities say the raid stemmed from an investigation into alleged …

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Ex Campbell minister pleads guilty to sex crimes

A former minister in Campbell County pleaded guilty this week to charges of statutory rape and sexual battery. Jimmy Orick was indicted on charges in 2017 related to a sexual relationship he was having with a 16-year-old girl. The inappropriate relationship took place between October and December of 2016. Monday, …

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Oak Ridge fire damages home Monday

Oak Ridge firefighters were called to a house fire Monday night in the 100 block of Gorgas Lane. The fire was reported shortly before 8:30 pm by a neighbor and crews responded within minutes, reporting that flames were visible from the rear and from the attic of the house. Crews …

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Margaret “Loretta” Farmer-Johnson, of Clinton

Margaret “Loretta” Farmer-Johnson, a lifelong resident of Clinton, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2018 at the age of 94 while surrounded by her indebted family and friends by her bedside. Born March 22, 1924, Mrs. Johnson was a devoted Christian who raised her family in …

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Wilhelmine Sophie Chapman, age 86 of Lake City

Wilhelmine Sophie Chapman, age 86 of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her residence. Wilhelmine was born on September 4, 1931 in Oberkirchberg, Germany to the late Franz Urban and Wilhelmine Beuter Urban. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Clinton. Wilhelmine is …

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