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Red Cross helps family after fire

The Red Cross helped a family of six after a fire forced them from their home.

The fire happened Monday on Beach Street in LaFollette. The Red Cross provided infant supplies and food and shelter for the family, which includes four children.

The Red Cross is looking for additional volunteers in Campbell County. If you would like to help, please call (865) 584-2999.

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Campbell parents pleased with increased patrol presence in schools

The Friday deadly school shooting in Connecticut was the reason Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins called for an increase in security for the area's 14 public and private schools.

"To make sure that parents take their kids to school in a safe environment, and teachers have a safe environment to teach," Sheriff Goins explained on Monday.

On Sunday, he announced plans to add at least one school resource officer, or SRO, to every campus in the county. Normally, SROs patrol Campbell County High School, Jellico High School, and the county's three middle schools.

Campbell church meets again, one week since arson fire

One week since an intentionally set fire at the Lafollette Fincastle Church of God, members have found a new, temporary home a few hundred yards away.

Campbell Co. recalls 2005 school shooting

The scenes from the Connecticut school shooting Friday brought up memories of a tragic event that hits so close to us in East Tennessee.

On November 8, 2005, then 14-year-old Kenneth Bartley was accused in a shooting at Campbell County High School that killed Vice Principal Ken Bruce and injured principal Gary Seale and assistant principal Jim Pierce.

"Planning a party when my mom gets a call that the school is on lockdown," recalled Campbell County High School alumna Brittany Wright. Her 16th birthday was the same day as the shooting.

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Mission of Hope delivers Christmas to rural Appalachia

Christmas has come early for some children in East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky, and generosity from many strangers helped make it happen.

On Friday, Mission of Hope volunteers delivered items to Burchfield Elementary School in Oneida in Scott County. This holiday celebration was one of many happening in rural Appalachia during the season of giving.

Joy filled the school gym with both sounds and smiles as hundreds of students sang a pop version of "Joy to the World" to kick off the program.

Reward offered for information about church fire

Update 12/14/12 12:08 p.m.

The Campbell County Sheriff and the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section are jointly offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fire at Findale Church of God.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 423-562-7446 or the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section at 615-741-3030.

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Damaged Lafollette church moves forward after fire

More than 40 youths from the Fincastle Church of God wanted to forget a weekend fire that damaged their place of worship. Doing so, they also tried to spread some Christmas cheer in Campbell County.

"I was heartbroken. This kind of gets my mind off everything with what's happened," said Caitlyn Ivey, a member of the church who helped lead caroling Wednesday night.