Today's News

  • Starvation case gets September trial date

    Everybody agreed they needed more time to prepare for John Lowe’s murder case. It was setting the next court date that brought debate.

    Lowe, who stands accused of starving his aging uncle to death, was set for trial this month.

    However, in recent days prosecutors and Lowe’s attorney had filed motions to continue to the case.

  • Class of 2011 bids high school farewell this weekend

    This weekend the Jellico High School and Campbell County High School's Class of 2011will make the jump from high school senior to alumni.

    While closing the book on this chapter is bittersweet for parents and students alike there will be no mistaking the sense of accomplishment this group feels when Pomp and Circumstance plays, diplomas are awarded and the journey into the world of endless possibilities is at hand.

    On Friday evening Jellico High School will kick off graduation festivities at 7 p.m. at the Church of God Mountain Assembly.

  • Ward granted bond

    After sitting in jail for three months, Daniel Ward was granted bail on Monday.

    He had been behind bars since he withdrew his guilty plea at the last minute leaving his attorney not prepared for trial. That was in February.

    Now as Ward’s trial for 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery by an authority figure and two counts of sexual battery looms his attorney, Wes Hatmaker, asked for the bail his client once had be reinstated.

  • Baird commits to play college golf for NCAA Division III Maryville

    Maryville College Men’s Golf Coach Ron Waters is pleased to announce that Logan Baird of Campbell County High School has committed to continue his education and golf career at Maryville College. Baird was team captain of the 2011 boys’ golf team at Campbell County High School, where he played under coaches Jeremy Cox and Bobby Heatherly. Baird was also a regular competitor on the Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour as well as other Junior Golf tours in Tennessee.

  • Memorial Day events scheduled for this weekend

    This weekend veterans across the country will be remembered for their service. And those that hail from Campbell County will be no exception.

    In keeping with the tradition that dates back to the Civil War the county will host a number of events to pay tribute the living as well as the soldiers that paid the ultimate price for defending this nation’s freedom.

  • Climbing utility bills leads to lawsuit

    In the summer of 2010, Terry and Karen Carroll began having excessive utility bills, according to a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Campbell County.

    The couple allegedly inquired at LaFollette Utilities as to why their electric bills were climbing. The Carrolls allege they were told the problem was the amount they were using, according to the lawsuit.

  • Jury says ‘guilty’ on all counts

    Through obvious embarrassment and tears, a 17-year-old girl told 12 strangers on Tuesday that her step grandfather had molested her.

    They didn’t have to believe her.

    However, the jury chose to and convicted James Troxell of two counts of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery.

    As the trial got underway, the young girl testified the assaults had happened nearly 10 years ago, when she was living with her mother, grandmother and Troxell, who was married to her grandmother. Another family has since adopted her.

  • Blue Devils land two players on All-District 4-A Baseball Team

    Jellico High School baseball players Michael Smith and Jasper Budd were named to the All-District 4-A Team this year by the league coaches.

    Brett Robinson of district champion Wartburg was selected player of the year, while his coach — Terry Coker — was chosen coach of the year.

    Other superlatives included:

    •Slugger of the Year — Matt Tinker, Oliver Springs

    •Pitcher of the Year — Carey Gann, Oliver Springs

    •Gold Glove — Ryan Powers, Oakdale


  • Dixie Wildcats are Tri City champions

     The Dixie Wildcats recently won the Tri City Basketball Tournament championship. From left to right: (front row) — Garrett Medley, Bryson Horton, Jacob Finstad, Macy Caldwell; (back row) — Cora Browning, Jack Leach, Matthew Malicote, Sarah Sharp, Rusty Robards, coach Jacob Finstad; (not pictured, assistant coach Brad Sharp).