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Today's News

  • Mine Rescue Contest comes to Cove Lake State Park

     If you’ve ever thought about getting in a tight spot, this might be the week to do it. Nearly 300 mine rescue experts are in town for a mine safety competition.

    The miners began arriving Monday to participate in the Tennessee Mine Rescue Committee’s mine rescue contest. Twenty-nine teams from Kentucky, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, Virginia and Indiana converged on Cove Lake State Park to participate in competitions that integrate skills and knowledge related to mine rescue and mine safety.

  • Middle school soccer girls win match at Norris

    Campbell County’s girls won a middle school soccer match Thursday at Norris. The CC ladies defeated Norris, 5-0, with goals from Lindsay Horton (2), Drew Leach, Katie Caldwell and Katie Wells.

    Campbell County tied West Valley, 1-1, on Monday. Stacy Morton scored CC’s lone goal.

  • Visitor saves local man from drowning in Norris Lake

     Mark Credlebaugh’s afternoon at Norris Lake started with boat rides and grilling. By the end of the day he had saved a local man from drowning.

    “We were in the right place at the right time,” Credlebaugh said.

    Between 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, Credlebaugh and his friends had gotten back from a boat ride and started to grill.

    “All at once a woman started yelling out,” Credlebaugh said.

  • Chief Deputy Named

    Sheriff Robbie Goins has named a new chief deputy. Aaron Evans will serve as Goins' number two man at the Campbell County Sheriff's Department. Evans has held this position before. In 2006, then Sheriff Gary Perkins gave Evans the same position. Three months later, Evans left the CCSD, returning to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Goins' decision comes just a little over a week after he terminated Chief Deputy Jonathon Finley and Detective Jason Henegar in the wake of a car crash. For more information, read next week's issue of the LaFollette Press.

  • CCHS cross-country teams fare well at Cherokee Classic

    During the recent Cherokee Cross-Country Classic at Knoxville, Campbell County High School’s boys finished in the top third (10th) out of a field of 31 teams.

    Cody Willoughby, a newcomer to high school cross-country placed 39th out of 305 total runners to lead the Cougars. He completed the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 17 seconds.

  • Events lead to dismissal

    The dismissal of Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley and Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar, a veteran child abuse investigator, was the toughest decision Sheriff Robbie Goins says he has made in the first year of his administration.

    “My priority was to rectify this situation,” Goins said.

  • Crash remains under investigation

    Last week Sheriff Robbie Goins terminated two of his top officers.

    The action, taken within 36 hours of the accident that precipitated the firings, was made independent of the ongoing criminal investigation, said Goins on Monday.

  • Homecoming parade returns to LaFollette

    Students at CCHS are doing homecoming old school this year.

    With two years of successful parades in downtown Jacksboro under their belts Brandon Johnson, student council president, said the event has gotten too large the venue.

    “It (Jacksboro parade) was great but we just outgrew it,” Johnson explained.

    To remedy the situation Johnson said the homecoming parade is returning to the downtown LaFollette streets tomorrow complete with floats designed by each class.

  • Campbell County can’t get offense going against a tough Karns defensive unit

    The Karns defense lived up to its pre-game hype Friday night, as the host Beavers shut out District 3 rival Campbell County, 35-0.

    Karns (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) now finds itself atop the league standings with such heavyweights as Powell, Anderson County and Hardin Valley.

    Meanwhile, the Cougars (0-2 district, 1-3 overall) could not put together a consistent drive all night after the athletic Beavers blew up their spread offense.

  • Commission hears complaints about animal control

    Campbell County is going to the dogs-again. After being absent for several months from the commission’s agenda citizen complaints about the county’s animal control department emerged again on Monday night.

    When Johnny Bruce, commission vice chairman, gave citizens time to address the group a well-prepared Crystal Wilson wasted no time laying out her issue.

    Armed with graphic color photographs and DVDs for commissioners to view Wilson reported on Sept. 4 a pack of dogs attacked her herd of cattle in the Pleasant Ridge Community.