Press Release

Clays 4 Children

District Attorney General Jared Effler and staff, in partnership with the Children’s Centers of the 8th Judicial District, will be hosting the 6th Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville, Tennessee on Friday, September 24th. Funds raised from this tournament will ensure that our Children’s Centers continue their worthy mission of serving abused and neglected children. This successful fundraiser has grown every year and is now the largest event held at the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club.

Former Fentress County Deputy Finance Director Sentenced To Twelve (12) Years In TDOC Custody

Eighth District Attorney General Jared Effler.

Eighth District Attorney General Jared Effler.

On August 16, 2021, former Fentress County Deputy Finance Director Kellye Rhea Crabtree was sentenced by Fentress County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton to serve twelve (12) years in Tennessee Department of Corrections custody. This sentence follows Ms. Crabtree’s previous guilty pleas to theft of property valued at more than $60,000.00 from the government of Fentress County, theft of property valued at more than $1,000.00 from the Kirby Johnson Memorial Ball Park and official misconduct.

Rep. Dennis Powers announces Speaker Sexton to keynote Campbell Co. Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Aug. 20

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Today, State Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced that House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) is the keynote speaker for this year’s Campbell County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. 

UT Extension Can Help You Plan for Income Loss During the Coronavirus Pandemic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The coronavirus pandemic is causing rapid changes to our daily lives and the economy. Work hours are being reduced and jobs are being cut across many industries. University of Tennessee Extension has released three new publications to help those facing a downturn to their personal finances.

“UT Extension is here to serve Tennesseans, in times of plenty and in times of want,” says Christopher T. Sneed, consumer economics specialist with UT Extension. “These three publications are especially helpful when encountering difficult circumstances.”

8th District Attorney General Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19-25, 2020

Jared Effler

To commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which runs April 19-25, 2020, 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler and his staff had originally planned a week-long “Walk Across the District” with designated walks to be held on each day of the week in each of the five counties within the district, covering Campbell, Claiborne, Union, Scott, and Fentress counties in honor of crime victims; however, in light of current circumstances, General Effler is now asking us all to observe this very important week in a different way, individually.

District attorney general offices to extend suspension of in-office visitation

In an effort to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 and consistent with State of Tennessee Executive Orders by Governor Bill Lee, all offices of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General will be closed to in-office visitors through April 30, 2020. However, all offices will remain staffed and operational during this time. If you need the assistance of any of our offices, please contact us at the appropriate number listed below: