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Today's News

  • LaFollette City Council discusses removing fountain at Freemen Park

     At Monday’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council discussed making efforts to restore the appearance of Freemen Park.

    Sexton recommended taking the fountain out.

  • Property Assessor’s office appealing over 200 reassessments granted by County Board of Equalizations

    While some citizens may be pinching pennies to pay for property taxes, one property owner just got a big break.

    The Campbell County Board of Equalizations listened to the appeals of about 30 property owners this year, board chairman Jim Slusher said.

    Of the 285 parcels of property the Campbell County Board of Equalizations evaluated in June, 261 were reassessed and 24 received no change to their assessments. Two hundred forty-one of the pieces of property that received reductions in value belonged to one owner, Emerson Properties, LLC.

  • Commission approves budget

    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission approved a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    The budget year began on July 1, but the commission passed a 92-day continuing resolution. The continuing resolution gave the commission until Sept. 30 to pass a budget. On July 24, the budget and finance committee approved resolutions that allowed for a zero tax increase without eliminating positions. The commission approved the resolutions Monday night.

    However, Commissioner Tom Hatmaker made a motion to reopen the budget.

  • Moore pleads no contest, receives probation

    Initially charged with seven counts of child rape, Robert Moore’s charges were reduced Monday.

  • Kitts shoots for Knoxville Open

    For most, they’ll never have the opportunity. To one, it was the best learning opportunity he could have.

    Greg “Pooh” Kitts of Campbell County recently tried his had in qualifying for the Web.com Knoxville Open to begin today. Kitts shot one under at Willow Creek Golf Course on Monday morning.

    “It was just good to be out there and walk with those players,” Kitts said. “That’s all it is: a good learning experience for when I turn pro and do what I want to do after I get out of college.”

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Jellico at North Greene

    When: Friday

     

    Where: North Greene High School; Greeneville, TN

     

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

     

    Records: Jellico (0-1) at North Greene (1-0)

     

    Previous meeting: The Blue Devils met North Greene in their second game of the year last season. North Greene came away victorious, 46-0.

     

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Campbell County at Cumberland County

    When: Friday

     

    Where: Cumberland County High School; Cumberland County, TN

     

    Kickoff: 8 p.m. Eastern Time

     

    Records: Campbell County (0-1) at Cumberland County (0-1)

     

  • Business Incubator to host networking event

     Campbell County’s Small Business Incubator and County Mayor William Baird will host a networking event at Cove Lake Pavilion on Sept. 13.

    Many clients will showcase their businesses between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • ‘Payday’s Coming’

    All Campbell County could do was watch as the 47-yard field goal by JJ Jerman sailed through the uprights, putting the game out of reach.

    The only thing more painful was hearing the “Seymour Eagles!” chant as the buzzer sounded.

    Jerman made his presence known in the first game of the season in L. Hope Dossett Stadium. With kicks of 30, 42, and 47, he proved to be the difference maker. He also added two extra points to his credentials, as the Cougars fell 30-20.

    However, for the Cougars, they know their hard work is going to pay off soon.

  • Campbell Co. Government website now live

     Campbell County’s government website is now live.

    “It’s a work in progress,” said Billie Russell, from the county mayor’s office. “We will be adding information and features to it as we go along.”