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Today's News

  • White tops Orange, 24-18, in LMS spring game

    Quarterback Tyler Stickels ran for a touchdown and passed for another Tuesday afternoon to lead the White team to a 24-18 victory over the Orange in LaFollette Middle School’s spring intrasquad football game.

    Stickels got the White on the scoreboard first. Chris Stone tied it up for the Orange with the first of his three TDs.

  • Scrimmaging the big boys

    Rebuilding is a word that Dewayne Wells would like to eliminate from the Campbell County High School football vocabulary.

    So, instead of scheduling an opponent of equal or lesser ability for a spring scrimmage, the Cougars’ head coach decided to see what his returning players could do against defending Class 3A state champion Knoxville Catholic.

    Campbell County concluded nearly two weeks of spring practice by hosting the Irish on Thursday afternoon at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

  • Middle school athletes wrap up track season at sectional meet

    Several Campbell County middle school track and field athletes concluded an outstanding season during the recent sectional championships held hosted by Clinton.

    Jacksboro Middle had two event winners: Ethan Simpson in boy’s long jump (18-0) and Micheala Smith in girl’s discus (75-11).

    Ethan Miller finished second in boy’s discus to LaFollette’s Rusty Provins, who was crowned sectional champion after a school-record throw of 142 feet.

  • Legals even baseball series with Caryville rival Eagle Tire

     The official schedule lists 10 baseball games for the Dave Dunaway Legals: five games vs. Lake City and five more vs. Eagle Tire, which are considered most important since they officially decide the Caryville Dixie Youth 11-12 championship.

    The Legals won the first game against Eagle Tire, 19-5. The two teams split the next two games.

    The May 1 contest is now known as the “mud bowl.” Torrential rains left the field in horrid conditions.

  • Soccer gains foothold on Jacksboro campus

    The Jacksboro Eagles made a very successful debut this year while competing in the Smoky Mountain Middle School Boy’s Soccer League.

    Jacksboro won nearly half the games (6-8) it played, beginning with an 8-2 victory over West Valley on April 25 in the team’s very first game.

    Seventh-grader Benton Merritt and sixth-grader Olivia Brown scored three goals each during the contest,

  • Guy Davis to play at Louie Bluie Festival

    With an already hot musical lineup planned for this year’s Louie Bluie Festival, acoustic Bluesman Guy Davis, “singer of songs and teller of tales” is going to heat it up a little more by playing songs from his most recent album.

    Davis grew up hearing stories of rural southern life from his parents and grandparents.  The past truly inspired and paved way the for Davis’ musical career, as it was these stories and the southern speech of his grandmother that inspired him.  

  • White and Stanfield respond to Young’s suit with motion to dismiss

    Another wrinkle has emerged in the dispute among city of LaFollette employees.

    On Monday attorney Jon Roach filed a motion on behalf of the city of LaFollette along with Lynda White and Mayor Mike Stanfield to dismiss the lawsuit brought against the city as well as White and Stanfield individually by David G. Young, city administrator.

    According to information in the motion, Roach contends  the basis for Young’s suit “is totally lacking in clarity and specificity.”

  • Rock Racing returns to White Oak

    It’s time to start your engines and head to the annual XRRA rock racing competition in Jellico this weekend.

    The course in White Oak will be venue to the eastern division racers on Saturday and Sunday.

    “Pro competitors from all over the United States will be competing in the eastern pro race,” said Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett.

    The June 6 and 7, event in Jellico will be the third and fourth competitions between eastern division racers. The fifth and final eastern division races will also be held in Jellico on Aug. 15.

  • Questions are posed about Young’s voting rights

    In recent weeks County Commissioner David Young has been faced with questions about his right to hold an elected office.

    Last month he filed a petition in Campbell County Circuit Court to restore his voting rights because this issue is closely tied to the privilege of holding office.

    While his full citizenship rights were restored in 1997 by a federal court, the court of conviction, additional paperwork from a local court was needed.

  • Ronald McDonald wows youth at Library

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

     

    The LaFollette Public Library kicked off the summer reading program with a little magic and fun as Ronald McDonald promoted the benefits of reading.

    About 50 children sat quietly on the floor as the colorful clown performed magic tricks and sparked their imaginations with the possibilities of reading.

    McDonald, along with the McDonald Program Manager for the region Kali Starr, were the first guests of the summer reading program at the LaFollette Library.