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  • Spiritually Speaking

     

    Spiritually Speaking

  • LaFollette Council approves $1,000 donation to festival

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    A swift council meeting held few items for discussion on Tuesday night.

    In response to the request of Louie Bluie Board members for donations, the LaFollette City Council approved a $1,000 donation to the festival. The festival will be held at the Cove Lake State Park on June 13.

  • Counseling services available for homeowners in danger of foreclosure

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    Many families are projected to fall behind on their mortgages over the next two years or undergo costly interest rate increases, according to Housing Counselor with Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development Home Team Susan Eribarne.

  • Newcomb woman is victimized early Monday morning

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

    A call to 911 may have saved the life of a Newcomb woman when two men forced their way into her home and assaulted her.

    Around 4 a.m. on Monday, sheriff’s deputy Jeff Ivey was dispatched to a Newcomb residence in response to an aggravated burglary and assault, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    Two men pounded on the windows and doors of the victim’s residence and looked in windows, according to the victim’s statement. The victim was alarmed and contacted 911 for help, said Ivey.

  • Relay events are on the horizon

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    Starting this weekend and continuing until the Relay for Life event on May 1, Relay teams are hosting fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society.

    On March 7, First Volunteer Bank and the Gilded Gown will host a Prom and Bridal Fashion Show and Expo at Caryville Elementary School starting at 1 p.m.

  • Bridal and Prom Fashion Show is this Saturday

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  • Sheriff’s deputies negotiate man to surrender gun

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    A standoff between sheriff’s deputies and an armed man led to an arrest recently.

    Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 2155 Pinecrest Road in Jacksboro in late February, where Donald Bradley Shown was threatening suicide, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Cougars stun champs, 78-52

    With one starter serving a two-game suspension and another in foul trouble, prospects for a victory did not look good Thursday night for the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team.

    Knoxville Central enjoyed homecourt advantage, boasted the District 3-AAA player and coach of the year, and had already locked up the top seed in the league tournament.

  • Blue Devils are favored in District 2-A

    After wrapping up the District 2-A regular season championship, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team is the odds-on favorite to win the league tournament, which begins this week at Rutledge Middle.

    The Blue Devils (9-1 district, 18-7 overall) defeated Clinch, 66-30, Friday night in their homecoming game after leading by 30 points at halftime.

    Junior point guard Darius Marlow makes Jellico go. He averaged 7.8 assists per game during the regular season. Senior guard Ben Mitchell leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 16.5 points per contest.

  • CCHS girls end regular season with 50-34 win

    With Tennessee high school basketball teams beginning district tournament play this week, Campbell County coach Ryan Browning said his girls are as ready for the postseason as they’re going to be.

    The Lady Cougars roll into tonight’s (Thurs.) District 3-AAA opener at Oak Ridge as the No. 5 seed after thumping Knoxville Central last week, 50-34. They’ll play Knoxville West, the No. 4 seed, at 7:30 p.m. for the right to face league champion Oak Ridge on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Clinton.