Local News

  • Library gets another $37k

    The LaFollette City Council approved spending $37,000 to finish the library.
    “We’re going to finish this, and we’re going to finish this tonight,” Mayor Mike Stanfield said.

  • Taking stock: Area thrift stores promote higher purposes along with low costs

    Shoppers search for the best deals when they make purchases.
    Yard sales sprout up all over Campbell County. Stores try to offer good prices to customers.
    Some of the second hand stores that offer low prices support organizations with goals to help make the community a better place.
    The Shepherd’s Home and Habitat for Humanity operate stores at Woodson’s Mall.

  • Public Records for week of April 12, 2012


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

  • Company hopes to hire 100

    A local company is expanding and they want Campbell County’s help.

    SL America, an auto parts manufacturer with three locations and over 6,000 employees, is expanding its Clinton operation.

    The company will be filling an additional 100 jobs for assembly, production, management, and team leads, Sharon Tackett with SL said on Tuesday.

    The company manufactures shift levers, park brake levers, and lighting assembly.

    The base pay is $8.50 an hour, plus a shift premium for second and third shift.

  • Youth Art program builds up children’s self-esteem

     Finishing a work of art can instill a sense of pride in a child. This is the goal Youth Outreach Director Manuel Mesa has for the Campbell Culture Coalition’s Youth Art Program.

    “Art to me is a vehicle to accomplish that end goal,” Mesa said.

    When people “ooh” and “ah,” admiring a child’s artwork, it helps build a child’s self-esteem, Mesa said. This is the mission for the art program.

  • Greenhouse management offers different type of education to CCHS students

    Some students at Campbell County High School are exchanging pens and paper for seeds and dirt.

    The vocational courses at CCHS offer students opportunities to gain real world experience in the classroom. In John Rhea’s and Eric Reynolds’ greenhouse management classes, students have the opportunity to grow different plants in two greenhouses that sit beside the school.

    Students at CCHS have been learning to grow plants in the greenhouse for over 30 years, Rhea said.

  • 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.”