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Today's News

  • Duff man garners stallking and assault charges

    A Duff man found himself behind bars after he allegedly made threats and pointed a handgun at a Jellico woman.

    Walter A. Stanford, 69, of 516 Habersham Road, Duff, was arrested on June 9 for harassing and threatening to kill a Jellico woman, according to a Jellico Police Department (JPD) report.

    Jellico Police Officer David Douglas was dispatched to the victim’s residence after the victim reported Stanford had pointed a handgun at her and threatened to kill her, the JPD report said.

  • Hampton Inn holds "Cash for College" sweepstakes

    The Hampton Inn in Caryville is holding a “Cash for College” sweepstakes to help parents with college tuition.

    With tuition costs continually on the rise for both private and public institutions, Hapton Inn’s “Cash for College” sweepstakes could provide a welcome break for parents.

    Parents traveling on the road to pick the perfect college for their prospective students will have a chance to win $5,000towards tuition when staying at Hampton Inn.

  • Rape suspect arrested

    Jeffery A. Cress, 47, of 139 Eastwood Drive, LaFollette has been charged with rape of a child. The charge was filed after the 7-year-old alleged victim and her mother reported the incident to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    The victim was visiting a home where Cress was at on June 2 when the incident allegedly occurred.

    The victim, along with her mother, went to the sheriff’s department to file the complaint against Cress on June 2.

  • Wreck leaves two injured

    A two-vehicle crash on Towe String Road left two people injured and one man charged with driving under the influence on Friday night.

    Around 10:15 p.m. near Indian River Marina, a 1995 Ford Ranger driven by David Douglas crossed the centerline and struck a 1988 Chevrolet driven by Roy White, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) report.

    Douglas then allegedly left the roadway strinking a utility pole. Both drivers were injured and transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in LaFollette, according to the THP report.

  • Car collectors plan show

    Start your engines, rev 'em up and head on out to the Jellico Classic Car Show this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Park in Jellico.

    This annual affair is the ninth of its kind, and has persisted for all the right reasons. The event not only gives vintage car owners the opportunity to gain boasting rights, but a chance for those with an interest in these cars to get together for a leisurely day of food, music, and over $500 in door prizes.

  • Indelicato begins summer internship

    The LaFollette Press has made a new addition to their team of reporters.

    Melissa Indelicato will be working this summer as a part-time intern assisting with writing articles and conducting research. The job was discovered through the local Career Center’s Summer Youth Employment Program, and once proposed, Indelicato was optimistically enthralled with this opportunity.

  • ATV outing ends in tragedy

    An ATV accident has left four people severely injured and one person dead.

    Just after 8 p.m Monday emergency crews were dispatched to 4211 Cedar Creek Road in response to a call a Gator ATV had rolled over, according to 911 records.

    “It was total chaos,” said LaFollette Rescue Squad (LRS) Communications Director Durand Carmany of the scene when he and other LRS members arrived.

    By the time the LRS reached the scene, one person, a boy estimated to around 6 –years- old had already been removed from the scene, Carmany said.

  • Louie Bluie Festival a success

    Music mixed with the sounds of laughter created a symphony that Howard Armstrong would have been proud of at this year’s Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival.

    Festival organizers went all out for this year’s festival, booking well-known musical talent, both local and regional.  There was an outstanding number of local artists, which entered into the juried art and quilt contest, and even more arts and crafts vendors at previous festivals.   

  • Lake crash injures four

    Just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, two boats collided near Indian River Marina.

    The impact was so great, one boat began taking on water and nearly sank.

    “There was a big chunk broke off,” said Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agent Ken Cuttsinger of a 19-foot deck boat involved in the accident.

  • Siler racks up narcotics charges

    Reports of a domestic assault led to new narcotics charges for Jenny Siler.

    Siler currently has a case in front of the state appellate court. In the appeal she has asked the justices to overturn a jail sentence given to her for narcotics possession, which she pled guilty to.

    But on Sunday she acquired similar charges when LaFollette Police Officers William Owens and Rick Ford responded to a domestic situation in the parking lot of a local gas station.

    LaFollette Fire Department personnel notified officers a man was assaulting a woman near the IGA grocery store.