Local News

  • Volunteering brings joy to Leach

    The time Judy Leach spends volunteering at LaFollette Medical Center brings as much joy to her as it does the patients.

    “I just think it’s such a blessing to me to (volunteer),” Leach said with a bright smile. “I’ve received more blessings than I’ll ever give those patients.”

    Leach also volunteers at her church, Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

    Leach volunteers with the nursing home patients on Wednesdays. She visits with them and helps with activities such as gospel singings and bingo.

  • w/ pic Ayers feels volunteering is its own reward

    After three years of volunteer service at LaFollette Medical Center, Margaret Ayers feels she is the one benefiting from her work.

    “I feel like I am the winner in the situation,” Ayers said with a smile. “It has helped me so much.

    “I feel like I have been very blessed,” Ayers said. “God has blessed me. I feel like by working here, I can give back. I want to give back because I have been blessed.”

  • Candidates for August election finalize petitions

    The line up for the August is nearly complete.

    Last Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file their petitions. They have until noon today to withdraw from the race.

    This year the county road superintendent, county property assessor, a third district county commission seat, five school board seats and the Tennessee House of Representative 36 th District seat are on the ballot.

    Incumbent road superintendent Dennis Potter will be challenged by James Scott Evans.

  • Chamber and Rotary to host golf tournament

       The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club will host a golf tournament at “The Greens” at Deerfield on May 2.

    “Great opportunity to come out and network and enjoy a spring day on Norris Lake at Deerfield,” chamber director E.L. Morton said. “We got some good golfers playing.”

  • Ride raises money for Evans family

    On Saturday over 100 motorcycles roared to life in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Cody Evans.

    Evans lost his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan last December. The Southern Sons Motorcycle Club decided they wanted to help Evans and his family.

    “We can never give him back what he has lost. But we can do something,” said Steve Turner, club president. At the end of the day that “something” turned out to be a $2,100 donation to the Evans family.

  • Caryville passes ordinance to zone pain clinics

    Following in the footsteps of Jellico and LaFolllette, Caryville’s town leaders passed the final reading of an ordinance on Monday that will zone pain clinics.

    When Caryville’s Planning Commission fashioned this ordinance, it looked at the ordinance Jellico passed last year. Jellico’s pain clinic ordinance established a medical district. In Jellico, pain clinics are only allowed to operate within the medical district. But Jellico has a hospital, and Caryville doesn’t.

  • The new LaFollette Public Library has gone over budget

     As the new library nears completion, it appears it will cost more than the LaFollette City Council allocated for it. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the library’s budget became a talking point when the council was asked to pay more than originally planned for furniture and shelving.

  • Campbell County scheduled to host two races on April 21

     Campbell County will host two races on April 21.

    First Volunteer Bank’s annual five-kilometer race will be held in Jacksboro.

  • New drug scheduling proposed by Powers



    Yesterday, Rep. Dennis Powers took a bill that updates drug scheduling in Tennessee before the House of Representatives. 

  • Man allegedly steals purse from woman’s home

     Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Hicks was called to a residence on Carl Stiner Highway in response to an intruder.

    When Hicks and Sergeant Joe Marlow arrived, the victim told them someone was inside her home.