Local News

  • EMS station in LaFollette resumes around the clock operation

     After reviewing population statistics, the 911 board decided to resume around the clock operation at the EMS station in LaFollette.

    For the past few years, this station hadn’t been operating from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

  • Public Records for week of April 26, 2012


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

  • Little Theatre aims to provide teenagers with positive outlet

     On May 19, the Little Theatre will host a play, “A Wish for Campbell County,” at the Community Center at West LaFollette at 7 p.m.

    The 25 Campbell County High School students in the junior chamber who prepared the play will perform it on the Dottie Roger’s stage.

  • Children’s Center to host abuse awareness luncheon

     Friday at the LaFollette Church of God, the Campbell County Children’c Center will host a child abuse awareness luncheon.

  • Lawson reflects on her battle with cancer

    Ovarian cancer has no symptoms.

    “It’s called the silent killer,” Debbie Ayers Lawson said.

    Lawson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the fall of 2010. She has been in remission for a year. Now that she looks back on it, she says she is grateful she had cancer, and thanks God for it.

  • Missing cabinets returned

    Forty-year-old cabinets have been a point of contention for the LaFollette City Council this month.

    As the new library building was being renovated, former project manager Paul Begley tore the cabinets out. They had been part of the building since it was built in the 1970s, and weren’t in good shape, Begley said.

    Council member Hansford Hatmaker also felt the cabinets were in poor condition, and told Begley to dispose of them.

    “If somebody loaded them up, I wouldn’t take them,” Hatmaker said.

  • TBI releases annual crime report

       As law enforcement departments across the state work to combat crime, they are being watched.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation watches local law enforcement, tracking their progress on investigations through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System known as TIBRS.

    Each year the data supplied to the TBI by law enforcement is compiled into an annual report that reveals what type of crime is on the rise and the decline across Tennessee.

  • Paul Begley quits as project manager at new library

    Delays. Incompetence. Micromanagement. Contractors not receiving pay for services rendered. These are a few of the reasons Paul Begley gave for quitting as project manager at the new LaFollette library building.

    As project manager, Begley has overseen the renovation of the new library.

    “We would not be where we are at that library if it were not for Paul,” librarian Nancy Green said. “He has been fabulous.”

  • Children’s center to host child abuse awareness luncheon

    On April 27, the Campbell County Children’s Center will host a child abuse awareness luncheon at the LaFollette Church of God.
    Bob Kesling will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
    The purpose of the luncheon is to raise money for the children’s center, which helps abused children in Campbell County, Claiborne County and Union County, children’s center CEO Tracie Davis said.

  • Children’s advocacy center offered training on talking to children

    Local child protection workers gathered at Cedar Hill Baptist Church Monday and Tuesday to learn how to talk to children.
    Tennessee Children’s Advocacy Centers Training Coordinator Emily Cecil taught child protection workers from the department of children’s services, local law enforcement, child and health specialists, child mental health specialists, CASA workers and staff from the Campbell County Children’s Center about communicating with children. The training covered such topics as child development and interviewing skills.