Today's News

  • Supreme Court awards Fannon discretionary costs; says no to attorney’s fees

    After three years of making its way through reams of legal red tape former LaFollette city councilman Bob Fannon finally received an answer from Tennessee’s highest court.

    In July 2007 Fannon filed a suit for declaratory judgment, contending councilmen Hansford Hatmaker and Mike Stanfield had violated the Tennessee Open Meetings Act when they met informally with certain city employees to discuss pay raises and to consider candidates for vacancies in the offices of city clerk and treasurer.

  • Pair arrested on meth charges

    Reports of a trio walking around with flashlights raised suspicions last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Wasson was dispatched to an area near Frontier Road to investigate reports of three people walking with flashlights.


    While the first six months of 2010 certainly provided some memorable sports moments for Campbell County athletes, the last six months were no different.
    From playoff contenders to monumental upsets to a coaching controversy, the “second half” of the season had its share of eye-catching headlines.

  • Environmental Services committee looks at cuts


  • Council discusses interim police chief, recent meetings

    With LaFollette Police Chief James Lynch stepping down to a Lieutenant position, acting city administrator Cade Sexton said Jack Widener would temporarily fill the position.

    But Sexton was faced with a dilemma after announcing the appointment since Widener plans to retire next month.

    “My intention is to retire in the next few months, but I will stay until you get somebody,” said Widener.

    Sexton wanted Widener to work with the new chief before he leaves the police department.

  • Public Records as of Dec. 30.

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Dec. 20 – Dec. 24


    Linda Sue Lay to Janet Honeycutt, Dist. 5, $4,500.

    Robert L. Morris to Robert W. Kreitzer, Dist. 2, $8,100.

    BC Arnold to Luxus S. Alderman and Lauren W. Alderman, Dist. 1, $9,000.

  • Smallmouth bite is a little better on the lower end of Norris Lake

    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).

  • Tractor -trailer flips, kills driver

    Icy road conditions may have been the cause of a fatal accident in the Duff community early Tuesday.

    The driver of a tractor-trailer, Timothy R. Payton, 51, of Kentucky overturned the cargo truck on a steep embankment, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Payton died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to THP Trooper Aaron Evans.

  • A few crappies are being caught on Norris

    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 Friday, Dec. 17 was 1,001.50 feet, which is nearly 3 feet lower than the previous week.

  • Lady Cougars start season strong

    After a disappointing end to their previous season, the Campbell County High School varsity girls are making up for it with a great start to the 2010-11 basketball campaign.
    The Lady Cougars, who were eliminated during the quarterfinals of the 2010 regional tournament back in February, have won 6 of their last 7 games this year for a share of the District 3-AAA lead.
    Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 19 points Friday night to carry the Lady Cougars (4-0 district, 7-3 overall) to a 64-52 victory over visiting league foe Knoxville Central.