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Today's News

  • Sugar Shack Ice Cream shop now open for business

    Sprinkles, candies and crushed cookies are a child’s dream. But in this case it’s the realization of an adult’s dream.

    On March 14, Laura and Ron Morse opened the Sugar Shack in Jacksboro.

    With eight flavors of hard dipped ice cream and eight flavor burst soft serve flavors to choose from, the Sugar Shack has plenty choices to choose from.

    The shop also serves milk shakes, sundaes, banana splits and many more, according to Laura Morse.

  • Mixed martial arts fight to be held on March 28

    He may be new in town, but fight promoter Charles Headley isn’t new to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA.)

    With 10 years experience as a promoter and 20 years in MMA, Headley is bringing the fast growing sport to Campbell County.

    Headley plans to hold the first fight of the year on March 28 in the National Guard Armory located at 301 Industrial Parkway in Jacksboro.

  • Recovery is celebrated at awareness breakfast

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      “Three years ago, these were the people that were robbing your houses, in jail and draining the economy,” said Jellico Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader Derek Brown about the people standing in bright orange shirts surrounded by law enforcement, attorneys, judges, mayors and pastors. “And now these people are contributing members of society.”

  • Relay fundraisers slated for April

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      So many events, so little time.

    First Volunteer Bank is raising the bar on fundraisers to benefit Relay for Life this year. With the successful conclusion of the Prom and Bridal Show, the First Volunteer Relay team is already planning its next community fundraiser.

    On April 4, the Relay team will be hosting a rummage sale at the LaFollette branch of First Volunteer. The event will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

  • Fashion show for Relay slated for April 2

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    Fashion will be on display at the LaFollette Middle School fashion show next weekend. The evening will be filled with food, fun and fashion as designs from the Silk Purse clothing store in Knoxville are modeled and available for purchase. In addition to food and fun, door prizes and a silent auction will be available at the April 2 event.

    Judy Gardner, of the Silk Purse, will be sharing her expertise on the latest fashions at the event. 

  • Bluegrass breakdown to be hosted this weekend

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    For the eighth year, CASA of Campbell County is hosting its Bluegrass Breakdown and is planning to have better sound, great music and a long list of fantastic auction items.

    On March 28, at 6 p.m. in the Campbell County High School auditorium, three groups will be performing bluegrass favorites.

  • Friends of the Library host Hobo Dinner

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    Friends of the Library are calling all hungry people to help build a new LaFollette Public Library by ordering some country grub.

    On April 5, at the LaFollette Elementary School a full course meal of country cooking will be sold to benefit the building of a new library.

  • Use of debit card nets fraud charges

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    The investigation of the alleged theft of a debit card resulted in the arrest of Amber Leann Etters, 20, LaFollette.

    With seven counts of forgery and seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, Etters was consciously spending money that was not hers, explained sheriff’s department Detective Jamie Hall.

  • Property recovered from two burglarized lake homes

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    Two men have been arrested for the alleged burglary of two lake homes reported in February.

    On March 19, Justin K. Johnson, 19, and Jason D. Owens, 19, both of LaFollette, were arrested in a string of burglaries in the Ivey Hollow Lake home community.

    Johnson and Owens made forced entry into two houses and took big screen televisions from each residence, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Search warrant lands three in jail

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    Originating through complaints on the drug hotline, the Campbell County Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant of a LaFollette residence last Friday.