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Today's News

  • Hoops rivals clash in final scrimmage of the preseason

    Preseason scrimmages normally don’t draw a big crowd.

    However, Thursday night’s high school boys’ basketball scrimmage between Class AAA Campbell County and Class A Jellico teams had fans scrambling for seats.

    With MTSU signee Cody Malicoat scoring eight points in the first half, the host Blue Devils took a 20-19 advantage at intermission.

    After halftime, though, the Cougars found a way to shut down Malicoat, who was held scoreless during the final two quarters.

  • LaFollette City Council picks new insurance provider

     Health insurance costs won’t be as high for the city of LaFollette as anticipated.

  • Commissioners get lesson in tasers

    Commissioners got a live demonstration of equipment they voted in favor of purchasing on Monday night.

    Despite the fact that the group had already voted during a budget and finance meeting to approve a budget amendment that will allow the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to purchase taser stun guns with funds generated from the auction of seized items, CCSD personnel were on hand at the commission workshop give a first-hand look at how the equipment works.

  • LUB allows customers to be ‘Caring Neighbors’

     Making ends meet can be hard. 

    Especially when utility bills spike in the winter. LaFollette Utilities Board allows its customers to lend a hand to those who need help with their bill.

  • Cougars are banking on Litton

    Campbell County High School senior forward Nick Litton has come a long way over the past two basketball seasons.

    As a sophomore, Litton averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while playing third fiddle to the Cougars’ towers of power — Sean Chapman and Cody Malicoat.

    However, after Chapman graduated and Malicoat transferred to Jellico, Litton became the go-to guy for Campbell County. Almost overnight, his scoring average jumped from single to double digits (17.9 ppg).

  • Devils want repeat performance

    Last season, Jellico High School’s boys won just about everything except an all-expenses-paid trip to the state Class A basketball tournament.

    Graduation in May decimated the Blue Devils’ roster. But it didn’t dim their hopes.

    “We did graduate seven seniors, so we can’t expect to come back and hit on all cylinders,” Jellico coach Mike Reynolds said.

    “In a couple of months, we might be a pretty good team. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

  • CCHS teams split with Farragut

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams split their season opener Tuesday night at Farragut.

    The boys’ team posted an impressive 48-39 come-from-behind victory in Matt Housley’s coaching debut. 

    Senior forward Nick Litton paved the way with 16 points, followed by Corey Poteet with 13, Tyler Chapman 10, Jordan Kindred four, Ethan Simpson three and Trey Torres two. 

    The Cougars spotted the Admirals a 16-0 lead before storming back to take the lead in the second half.

  • Lady Owls win three

    The LaFollette Middle School junior varsity girls defeated county rival Elk Valley and Heritage Academy last week.

  • My Perfect World for week of November 10, 2011

      MY PERFECT WORLD

    Read All About It!

    By Kathy Jeffers Smith

  • Senior Citizens for week of November 10, 2011

      Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct 10 – Nov 18