Today's News

  • Pair arrested for theft

    With friends like Ernest Allen Uhlman and Rebecca June McNeely who needs enemies? That is what the man the pair gave a ride to work likely thought after they allegedly took off with his belongings while he was inside a store grabbing something to drink.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Steve Wallen’s report, the victim had gotten a ride to work with his co-worker Uhlman, 47, of 510 North 19th Street, and McNeely also of 510 North 19thStreet, last Wednesday.

  • Laverdiere gets top basketball job at Scott County

    Former Maryville College point guard Jared Laverdiere has been named head boys basketball coach at Scott County High School.

    Laverdiere, a native of Jacksboro, played high school basketball at Anderson County before embarking on a college career. After earning his bachelors degree in 2010, he spent last season as an assistant at Maryville High School under Mark Eldridge, who was his coach at Anderson County.

    “I actually interviewed for the job last year,” said Laverdiere.

  • King charged with leaving the scene

    Leaving the scene of an accident did not bode well for a Clairfield woman.

    On Aug. 11 Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar was dispatched to Duff Road to investigate a two-car accident.

    At the scene the victim of the crash said the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Amanda Lyke King, 30, of 330 Archer Center Lane, Clairfield, had left the scene in a burgundy truck carrying a baby in a car seat, records indicate.

  • Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

    A traffic stop for alleged erratic driving led the discovery of a number of pills on Saturday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wallen was on patrol just after 3 p.m. on Saturday at the traffic light at the intersection of North Cumberland Avenue and East Central Avenue when he observed Roger Lee Wilson, 21, of  801 South 8th Street, Apartment 4, cross the double yellow line. Due to this observation Wallen turned around and activated his emergency lights while following Wilson.

  • JMS to host jamboree

    Jacksboro Middle School will host its annual football jamboree tonight (Thurs.).

    LaFollette and Powell will kick off the jamboree at 6:30 p.m.

    Halftime will feature a punt, pass and sprint competition.

    The host Eagles will play Fulton in the nightcap at approximately 7:45 p.m.

  • Audit committee squashed for second month

    Discussion about the creation of an audit committee made an appearance on the county commission’s agenda for a second month in a row.

    After failing to gain enough support for the action during the July meeting Commissioner Tom Hatmaker decided to try his luck again on Monday night.

    Following Hatmaker’s reintroduction of the motion Commission Steve Rutherford questioned the need for such a committee.

    “Don’t all departments get an audit every year?” Rutherford asked.

  • Spawning bluegills caught on flats

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Thursday, Aug. 11 was 1,014.28 feet and falling. 

    Bluegills were spawning in advance of the full moon (Aug. 13). 

    Some keepers are being taken from the nesting areas in the flats.

    Shellcrackers are as deep as 25 feet during daylight hours, with some being caught alongside the spawning bluegill. 

  • Local author completes first book

    Books have been a part of Kristi Elaine Ivey’s life for as long as she can remember. And the urge to write them has been there just as long.

    “There’s never been a time that I can remember not reading or wanting to write,” Ivey said.

    Laughing out loud the LaFollette native confessed she probably has the beginnings of more than 50 books on her computer from the ideas she has had warbling around in her head over the years.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Wild hog management regulations now in effect

    New regulations regarding wild hog management in Tennessee are now in effect. Changes to wild hog management in Tennessee came as a response to concerns from landowners, the Tennessee Legislature, the Farm Bureau, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists.

  • Hit and run trial underway

    Facing four criminal charges Louis Bargy faced a jury of his peers yesterday.

    He is accused of striking a man with his vehicle, killing him and attempting to cover up the crime. Officially, Bargy is charged with vehicular homicide by reckless conduct, leaving the scene of an accident with death, filing a false report and tampering with evidence.

    A jury of four men and eight women will decide his fate.

    Prosecutors in the case are arguing that in July 2010 Bargy was traveling on old Highway 63 when he hit Michael Jones, knocking him into a ditch.