Today's News

  • Reunions


  • CCHS runners compete at Nashville

    Although the weather wasn’t hospitable, the runners were persistent Saturday during the 44th annual A.F. Bridges Cross-Country Invitational at Nashville’s Iroquois Steeplechase course.

    Torrential rainstorms forced postponement of the high school race for five hours, and the course was shorted from 3.1miles to 2.2 because of flooding.

    But once the rain stopped, the 17 teams that waited out the weather were rewarded to a very competitive race.

  • Outmanned Cougars dominated by Dragons

    An open date couldn’t have come at a better time for the Campbell County High School varsity football team.

    The Cougars, still missing a few players because of injuries and the flu, were manhandled 40-0 Friday night by an undefeated Clinton team. Campbell County now has a week to heal and regroup before hosting Knoxville Central on Oct. 9 for homecoming.

    “These next couple of games are real important,” said Cougars’ coach Dewayne Wells.

  • County middle school teams fall to top competition

    All three middle school football teams from Campbell County took it on the chin Thursday night while playing against some of the best competition in East Tennessee.

    LaFollette was beaten 48-20 by defending East Tennessee champion Clinton.

    Chris Stone scored all three touchdowns for the Owls on a kickoff return, sweep and long pass play from Ethan Jeffers.

    Josh Henry ran for LaFollette’s two-point conversion.

  • Harriman defeats Jellico in battle of Blue Devils

    After opening the high school football season with four straight games decided by seven points or less, the Harriman Blue Devils finally had a breather Monday night as Travis Tapp’s squad picked up a 33-0 victory over the Jellico Blue Devils at Wallace Black Field.

    Harriman (4-1 overall) was dominant on both sides of the ball Monday, amassing 404 yards of total offense on 61 plays while allowing Jellico (1-4 overall) only 46 total yards. About the only thing that stood between Harriman and a perfect night was three fumbles inside Jellico territory.

  • Medical foundation will continue to oversee sale dollars

    In a court battle that has persisted for 10 years, seen lawyers replaced and had filings entered on the heels of each other, another opinion has been handed down. This one came last week from the state court of appeals.

    For the LaFollette Medical Foundation the decision means it will retain control of the financial proceeds from the sale of the former LaFollette Medical Center. At one time those proceeds were estimated to be around $9 million. Under the rules governing the foundation, the money is to be used for the best interest of the public and its health.

  • Court send Young back to work

    David G. Young may have technically gotten his job back, but that doesn’t mean he will be at work today.

    On Wednesday morning Young made an appearance in chancery court to find out whether or not he would be reinstated in the job he was terminated from on Sept. 1.

    In asking to be reinstated, Young was claiming city officials violated their own procedures when they placed him on administrative leave and subsequently fired him.

    He had filed a petition in chancery court asking Chancellor Billy Joe White to return him to his position as city administrator.

  • Pig roast scheduled for next week

    Fall is in the air which can only mean one thing, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce’s pig roast is just days away.

    Next Thursday at 6 p.m. doors will open on the 15th annual event that was created to raise money for the operational needs of the local chamber.

    According to E.L. Morton, chamber director, the evening will be filled with a variety of entertainment sure to please everyone.

    Groups slated to perform at this year’s event include the Campbell County High School show choir as well as up and coming musical group Just Krossing.

  • Rumors dispelled about LaFollette city employee’s payroll problems

    Rumors abound in small towns and when several city employees noticed their money had not been deposited last week, the rumors certainly flew in LaFollette.

    Some of these rumors were that the city was having financial problems or possibly there was not any money in the accounts.

    LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield and interim LaFollette City Administrator Terry Sweat dispelled these rumors, after Tuesday night’s LaFollette City Council Meeting.

  • Arson trio nets probation

    Three men will serve a combined nine years on probation after pleading guilty to burning a Jacksboro home in August.

    Jody W. Webb, Travis Prater and Cory S. Gibson agreed they were guilty of arson last week in front of Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton.

    Prater and Gibson plead guilty to additional charges.

    Gibson said he was guilty of evading police and not having driver’s license while Prater agreed he had illegally had a schedule II controlled substance.