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  • Siler sent to jail

    It was all over but the crying on Monday when Jenny Siler was sentenced to prison for eight years.

    After going before a jury earlier this year on narcotics charges, and found guilty, Siler and her co-defendant Jamie Jones appeared in court Monday for sentencing.

  • Thieves strip vacant school of copper

    The Campbell County Board of Education took a major hit last week.  Because the former East LaFollette Elementary School was deemed uninhabitable by the fire marshal it has sat virtually unused for more than a year.

    On June 9 LaFollette Police Det. Lt. Monty Miller was notified that the building had been burglarized, according to a report.

  • Fight over cabbage leads to arrest for assault


    The price of cabbage was the source of a showdown of sorts at the LaFollette flea market last week.

    On Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Joe Brown responded to a reported of a possible disturbance involving a weapon in the back parking lot of the police department.

    When he arrived on the scene, Brown was informed by the victim that Ben Ellison, 68 of 430 Loop Road had started an argument with him over the price he was charging for cabbage.

  • Leadership program puts students to work

        School is out.

    And for some students that means trading in their desks for a lounge chair by the pool, but for others the break from the books will mark their first foray into the real world.

    Thanks to the Campbell County Government Student Leadership Program, area high school students have the opportunity to learn the ropes in a number of the offices that make up county and city government.

  • School is out.Diploma project raises the bar for high school students



    The way that schools in Tennessee do business is changing. For the class of 2013 and the classes after that means a tougher road to graduation.

    Although these changes are not likely to have students jumping for joy, Clayton Ray, secondary education supervisor, believes the increased standards will net positive results, especially for those planning to pursue a post-secondary education.

  • Jacksboro meeting is full of bull talk


  • Candidates invited to meet and greet


    With the campaign season in full swing, the Davis Chapel Community Association is hosting a public forum on June 18 at 6 p.m. at the historic Davis Chapel School to provide residents an opportunity to meet the candidates.

  • Former Owls come to town for reunion

    Haley’s Comet. Leap Year. The LaFollette High School Best of Times Reunion- all things that only happen periodically.

    However, when they happen, they are memorable.

    Perhaps their occasional occurrences lend to their distinctiveness.

    Or in the case of the LHS celebration that transpired over the weekend, maybe it is being able to feel young again that makes the event incomparable.

    As Tom Stiner, a retired colonel and LHS alum, welcomed back his one time classmates he said the celebration was a chance to “return to the fountain of youth.”

  • Louie Bluie Festival set for Saturday

    Music may be the tie that binds, but it is just one of the threads that makes up the phenomenon known as the Louie Bluie Music and Arts festival.

    Armed with a line up of performers, storytellers and artisans long enough to fill up a week, the one-day festival scheduled for June 12 truly has something for everyone.

    Jocelyn Griffo, co-chair of the Louie Bluie festival, called the collaboration required to pull off the fourth year of the festival that has grown almost exponentially in size “a great community effort.”

  • Son allegedly kills mother

    A LaFollette man remains in jail while his family is mourning the loss of his mother.

    Last Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m. Campbell County 911 received a call from 231 Lynch Hollow Road, LaFollette, the home of Richard and Sue Marlow. Records from 911 indicate a man said his son had killed wife.