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Knox, Laurel sheriffs warn of phone scams

Two more scams have hit the Tri-County area, according to the Knox and Laurel Sheriff’s Office. This time they involve the Publisher’s Clearing House and the recurring IRS scam. In Knox County, Sheriff Mike Smith is reporting that an intended victim received a letter from Canada...

My life and times at the Anderson County Jail

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EXTRA CONTENT: Johnson distraught speaking to 911 about dead brother

Recordings of the 911 call to Laurel dispatch, in which 30-year-old Antonio Johnson reports the death of his brother on April 5, indicates that he was in the room where Anthony Johnson was found dead for at least 10 minutes before coming out and calling 911. (Hear the 911...

Man stopped in Corbin driving car taken from girlfriend

A London man was arrested Monday morning in north Corbin after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a stolen vehicle stopped him while allegedly driving under the influence. Fifty-three-year-old Randy Cook was pulled over and arrested on South Stewart Road near the...

W’burg Police warn of resurgence of ‘Flakka’

“Flakka,” mixed with crystal methamphetamine “ICE”, is making its second wave through Whitley County since its first appearance last year, reports the Williamsburg Police Department. Flakka, also known as “Gravel,” is often described as a form of bath salts. According to...

District Court 06-29-16

Editor’s note: The News Journal publishes only the final disposition of district court criminal cases except for those which are waived to a grand jury or dismissed. The following cases were heard by Judge Cathy Prewitt in Whitley County District Court on April 11: Linda Sue...

Circuit Court 06-29-16

Charles Woolum vs. Tiffany Michelle Allen – petition for dissolution of marriage. Anna Davis vs. David Allen Davis, also known as David A. Wallace, Jack Sutton, Mary Sutton, two minor children, Valerie Wilson and Brian Nunn – verified petition for change of custody....

Marriages 06-29-16

Maranda Danyell Blakley, 29, of Corbin, a Colonel’s Market worker, and Nathan Lee Brown, 35, of Corbin, a Colonel’s Market worker. Rebecca Kathleen Branham, 25, of Williamsburg, an advisory director, and Ethan Poe Hamilton, 22, of Corbin, a KCC employee. Rebecca Louise Ridenour,...

Deeds 06-29-16

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Willard Jesse Morton

Willard Jesse Morton,  96, of Maryville, TN and formerly of Williamsburg,  passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Ben Atchley Veterans Nursing Home in Knoxville, TN. All Services are private. Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com Croley Funeral...
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