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  • 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.

  • Three die in traffic accidents

    Early Tuesday morning two Campbell County teens died in a traffic accident. Seventeen year old Aaron Hardwick and Johnson R. Khoshaba, 18, died when the 1994 Saturn they were driving in struck a concrete wall, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  • Missing inmate arrested in Ohio

    A Campbell County inmate missing for a month is now sitting in an Ohio jail awaiting extradition.

    Fredrick C. Pierce was arrested on Friday in Sidney, Ohio, according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s Department report. In late April Pierce absconded from the county jail while he was under trustee status.

  • Horner makes move from pulpit to association office

    Bill Horner’s job description may have changed, but his heart hasn’t.

    After devoting nearly 30 years of his life to pastoring churches from Tennessee to the coast of Maryland and back again, his ministry has taken a welcome, albeit sudden turn.

    “Three months ago I didn’t know I would be at this point,” the former pastor of LaFollette First Baptist Church said of his new post as director of missions for the Campbell County Baptist Association.

  • Louie Bluie Festival slated for June 12

    In just over a week the masses will converge on Cove Lake State Park to enjoy a day filled with great music, interesting crafts and to pay tribute to one of Campbell County’s own.

    In anticipation of the fourth annual Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival members of the Campbell Culture Coalition have work tirelessly to organize an extraordinary lineup of performers, artisans and food vendors for the June 12 event.

  • Kelley uses skills to help in the flooding aftermath

    As Paul Kelley passed through Nashville on his way home from Clarksville the day flood waters invaded the state’s capital and surrounding areas he was completely unaware of the devastation brewing just a few miles behind him.

    “It all came up so fast that by the time I got to Mount Juliet cars were already floating on the area of the interstate I had just come from,” Kelley said recalling May 1.

    Just a week later Kelley found himself retracing his steps back to the flood zone, this time on a mission to lend a hand.

  • Evans evades arrest

    Raven Lavon Evans, Jr. took authorities on a ride before deciding to throw in the towel.

    Last Monday LaFollette Police Officer Coty Frazier observed Evans, 24, of 410 East Kentucky Avenue, Apartment 3, allegedly traveling at an extremely high rate of speed.  When the officer attempted to stop Evans he began to try to evade reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour on South Cumberland Avenue, records indicate.