Today's News

  • Weavers donated winch to aid in county cleanup efforts

    Mike and Jody Weaver, owners of the White Oak rock racing course and Rocky Top OHV Park, donated a winch to the county in an effort to aid Environmental Officers Glennis Monday and Roger Byrge in cleaning the area up.

    “We’ve been to 49 of the states and this is probably the most beautiful area of them all; anything we can do to help keep it beautiful is worth the effort,” Mike Weaver said.

    He, along with his wife, have assisted Monday in the past on some of his county cleanups so they knew just how much the county needed a winch.

  • Jellico Utilities discussed security deposits and payment arrangements

    With a tough economy, unpaid bills have been a concern for many utilities and Jellico is no exception.

    At the Jellico Utilities meeting last week, board members discussed security deposits and payment arrangements, though no major decisions were made.

    The main topic was security deposits and the utilities problem with unpaid and seemingly uncollectable bills.

  • Trio arrested and charged


    For most people a family gathering is done around a table, but for three men it involved going to jail. Edward J. Robinson, 24, of 209 Cherry Street, LaFollette, Daniel Lee Robinson, 22, of 195 Hill Lane, Caryville and Brandon Albert Robinson, 28, of 209 Cherry Street, LaFollette are charged with theft over $1,000 last week

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  • New coach leading CCHS volleyball team

    After driving the team bus last year, David Seals will pull double duty this fall as both chauffeur and coach for Campbell County High School volleyball players.

    Seals, who grew up in nearby Claiborne County, was hired late last spring to replace Jane Mattie as head volleyball coach at Campbell County.

    The Lady Cougars are coming off the best season in school history — which included an upset of Knoxville West in the opening round of the district tournament — but lost nine seniors to graduation.

  • Cougars schedule pre-season scrimmages

    Campbell County High School football players donned full battle gear Monday afternoon as they took to the field for the first day of pre-season practice in full pads.

    The Cougars worked out in shorts and helmets all last week, and, before that, participated in summer 7-on-7 passing drills with a handful of local teams.

    Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells has scheduled three scrimmages during the four-week period of fall practice.