Local News

  • Detour floods Campbell County with out of town traffic; local businesses reap sales

    Campbell County businesses saw increased business this weekend, after a rockslide rerouted traffic from Interstate 75.

    Weary travelers sought refuge at West End BP Station and Woodson’s Rocky Top Shell Station following their long trek over Pine Mountain. Many simply needed to use the restroom or wanted to know how much farther they needed to go before reaching I-75.

    “I think everybody who (came in) had to use the restroom,” West End manager James Allen said.

  • LaFollette City Council approves Sports Complex at East LaFollette

    Cheers filled LaFollette city hall last Wednesday night. The crowd was responding to the LaFollette City Council approving $64,000 for work on a sports complex.

    “People, enjoy your ball field,” Mayor Mike Stanfield said.

    Members of the Volunteer Football Conference who attended the meeting were delighted.

    “This is a great thing for our kids,” VFC Vice President Brent Lester said. “Back when I played, we had to borrow a field. Now we got a home. Hope it will grow the program.”

  • Youth rally will emphasis service

    In just a few weeks the youth of Campbell County will come together for a weekend of work and worship.

    DNow 2012 is being hosted by Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and sponsored by the Campbell County Youth Leader Alliance March 23 and 24.

    “This is the biggest thing we have ever done. We have 12 churches coming together,” said Joey St. John, youth minister at the LaFollette Church of God.

  • CASA hosting concert

    As the weekend approaches, staff at CASA are making final preparations for its largest fundraiser.

    The Bluegrass Breakdown is Saturday. The money raised at the annual event helps offset the cost of the agency that advocates for abused and neglected children.

    Last year the event raised $10,000, according to Christine O’Dell, administrative assistant for CASA.

  • Public Records March 15, 2012

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



    MARCH 5 – MARCH 9


    Larry E. Becker and Shirley K. Becker to James Gwin, Dist. 1, $22,500.

    Sallie Wilhoit, Sara Ruth Paxton, Dennis Wilhoit, David Wilhoit, and Danny Wilhoit to Craig Mancini, Dist. 3, $15,500.

    James McCarter to James McCarter and Mona McCarter, Dist. 3.

  • Public Records March 8, 2012

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



    FEB. 27 – MARCH 2

    Kimberly Dawn Leach to Woody Jackson and Nona Jackson, Dist. 5, $15,000.

    Herbert McGhee and Bonnie McGhee to M C Sampsel and June Sampsel, Dist. 3, $25,000.

    Charlie Woods to Scott Lindsay and Chase Lindsay, Dist. 1, $22,000.

  • Senior Citizen Center will host St. Patrick’s Day event

     Campbell County seniors will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a chili dinner, a live band and an auction.

    David Longmire, who owns Longmire Realty and Auction in Jacksboro, will auction off the cakes and pies.

  • Nurses from Vanderbilt visit the town of Jellico

     From Celebrate Recovery to Zumba, a group of nurses from Vanderbilt University plans to serve people in Jellico in various ways during a visit this week.

    This is the third year Jennifer Hicks is bringing nurses to Jellico. 

  • School project saves taxpayers money and provides students with experience

     The building and trade class at Campbell County High School takes students outside the classroom. It puts them on real construction sites. This semester, students are wearing hardhats and renovating Campbell County’s new alternative school at the old East LaFollette Elementary School.

  • County looks at damage after Friday’s storms



    Friday’s storms brought Campbell County tornado warnings, power outages, rain, hail, high winds and a mudslide.