Local News

  • LaFollette highway business district up for amendment

     The LaFollette City Council is in the process of passing an ordinance that will amend the highway business district. At the Sept. 4 meeting, the city council voted to pass the ordinance on a first reading.

  • LaFollette to pass parks ordinance at meeting

     The LaFollette City Council is in the process of passing an ordinance to regulate the city’s parks. At the meeting Sept. 4, the council passed the ordinance on a first reading.

  • Business Incubator to host networking event

     Tonight, the Campbell County Small Business Incubator and Tech 20-20 will host a networking event at Cove Lake Pavilion.

  • FCA and CCYLA to host 2nd annual Fields of Faith event

     The Bible talks about faith that can move mountains. Last year, Campbell County saw denominational barriers removed as hundreds of people gathered at Jacksboro Middle School for Fields of Faith.

  • Holiday toy run set to roll

    With just a slight drop in  temperatures, the Caryville Civil War Council is gearing up for its annual toy run.

    The toy run, conducted by the all volunteer group, benefits needy families during the holiday season.

    This year marks the 11th run conducted by the CCWC in order to raise money for families in need of assistance at the holidays.

    It is all about helping others, said Larry Collier a founding member of the CCWC.

  • Plea agreements close criminal cases in September

     The following cases were resolved in criminal court this week with plea agreements:

    David Allen Jones II- aggravated burglary; three years supervised probation, judicial diversion, court costs, $75 to the ECF, $1,535 restitution.

    Cassondra Marlow- promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, reckless endangerment; six years supervised probation, court costs, indigent of fine.

  • Public Records Sept. 13, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    June Sampsel to Mary Sams, Dist. 3, $155,000.

    Kenneth R. Arendt to Allen F. Leising and Kristina M. Leising, Dist. 2, $125,000.

    Shirley Weaver, Melinda Hall, Glen Hall to Leaona Velvet Carr and Velvet Shelley, Dist. 5, $26,500.

    Elizabeth Dennis to Teddy Eugene Forrester, Dist. 1, $4,000.

  • Henegar succumbs to injuries

    The halls of Campbell County High School were full as students returned from a long weekend. Despite the crowds there was still a hole among the student body.

    One of their own died Sunday evening.

    Three weeks after falling from a utility vehicle, Trinity Henegar died. On Aug. 13 the teen fell striking his head on the pavement. He never regained consciousness.

    Weeks of prayer have now given way to mourning.

    “There is a huge gap that nobody can ever fill,” said Chris Bolton, JROTC cadet and Henegar’s friend.

  • Foundation helps replace local woman’s home

    Friday morning, Jacksboro resident Reba Wilson opened the door to her new home.

    Wilson’s former residence had fallen into disrepair. There was exposed electrical wiring, the roof leaked and mold was growing in the bedroom. Wilson’s son-in-law, Doug Kibbler, had attempted to maintain the home. When he brought some members from his church, First Baptist Church of LaFollette, to evaluate the situation, they told him there was nothing he could do.

    That’s when Kibbler went to his pastor, Dr. Duane Mills.

  • Local church to erect flag in honor of veterans

    Veterans and their families are invited to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sept. 7 to a ceremony to dedicate a new flagpole.

    “It’s a 35-foot flagpole, and it’s going to be dedicated in honor of the veterans of this area,” said Gerri Hinton, one of the event’s organizers.