Today's News

  • CCHS track trio medals at Vol Classic

      Campbell County High School athletes continue to excel on the track and in the field.

    Over the weekend, juniors Kristin Chapman and Nick Litton and senior Bethany Meredith were all medal winners at the prestigious Volunteer Track Classic hosted by the University of Tennessee.

    Chapman, the defending Class AAA girls’ state champion in high jump, cleared 5-5 to take 2nd place behind Kendell Williams from Marietta, Ga. 

  • Chapman sets new record in long jump

     Kristin Chapman broke a 34-year-old Campbell County High School track and field record Monday while competing in the Section 1-AAA Pentathlon at Johnson City.

    Chapman’s long jump of 16-11.25 eclipsed the old mark of 16-8 set by Tammy Owens in 1977. Ironically, it was the only long jump this season for the Lady Cougars’ star junior.

    “She hadn’t even practiced,” said Chapman’s jump coach, Billie Ann Evans.

    “We’ve already got six points toward the state meet.”

  • Lady Owls’ Camp set May 16-19

     The Lady Owls’ Basketball Camp will be held May 16-19 at the LaFollette Middle School Gym. Hours will be 3-5 p.m.

    Registration will be May 16 from 3-3:20 p.m. The camp is for girls in grades K-8. All campers must have a registration form signed by parent or guardian. The camp fee is $50. Focus will be on the basic fundamentals of basketball and will include individual and team competitions with opportunities to win awards. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt set Saturday in Campbell County

      A couple of Campbell County sportsman’s groups are working hard to make sure that handicapped hunters also have a chance to enjoy the great outdoors.

    The Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA) and Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are hosting the 7th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt on Saturday, April 30 at the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham in Campbell County.

  • CCMS baseball team sets single season win record

     On the heels of a 3-game winning streak, the CCMS baseball team faced off against Oneida on the road on April 18. 

  • Traffic stop takes pills off the street

    Running a stop sign led to serious charges for two women last week.

    Last Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur saw Angelique Phelps, 41, 7300 Greydale Drive, Huber Heights, Ohio, allegedly run the stop sign at the intersection of North 11th Street and Prospect Street.

    During the traffic stop Sandefur noticed an unrestrained toddler in the backseat of the vehicle. Also allegedly in plain view was a purse Phelps claimed was hers. The purse allegedly contained several clear plastic resale bags.

  • Lady Owls’ tryout set

     A tryout day for the Lady Owls’ 2011-12 middle school basketball team will be held on May 27 from 3-5 p.m.

    Anyone interested in playing basketball next season must attend this tryout, as there will be none during the fall.

    There will be a mandatory meeting on May 27, immediately following tryouts, for parents of any player that makes the team.

    At least one parent has to be present at the meeting.

  • Active meth lab found in truck last week

    Erratic driving and a turn signal led authorities to the discovery of a meth lab last Wednesday afternoon.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Mongar spotted a car traveling on Highway 25W that had been driving for approximately a quarter of a mile with its right turn signal on. The vehicle then straddled the yellow line. This prompted Mongar to stop the vehicle.

  • New meth laws could punish ‘smurfs’ and those who endanger children

    As meth cooks lurk around in search of new places and ways to manufacture their deadly cocktail of household cleaners and cold medication, other groups are banning together to stop them.

    Legislators and law enforcement have been collaborating to make obtaining pseudoephedrine a more difficult process. Without this key ingredient, meth cooks could be shut down.

  • Green arrested for assault

    A lesson in being a good neighbor may be in order for Linda Green.

    On Sunday LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was dispatched to Lindsey’s Apartments on East Central Avenue to investigate claims that Green, 44, 111 East Central Avenue, Apartment 202, was fighting with other residents of the apartment building.

    At the scene two victims reported Green had broken into their apartments and threatened them with a knife.