Today's News

  • Tennis team gets winning start

    Campbell County High School’s tennis teams made a successful debut last week at West Hills against District 3-AAA rival Karns.

    Only one match got away from CCHS, as the girls won 9-0 and the boys prevailed 8-1. The lone loss came in boy’s single play.

    Only three of the Lady Cougars’ victories came on the court, the rest were by forfeit. Lindsey Sharp (6-4) and Taylor Bailey (6-3) won their singles matches as the top two seeds. Bailey also teamed up with Alexandria Ross for an 8-6 decision at number one doubles.

  • Cougars surprise Carter for first victory of the season

    Following a week of disappointment, Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team finally had something to cheer about on Tuesday afternoon.

    Chris Hutson led off the bottom of the seventh inning with an inside-the-park home run to lead the homestanding Cougars to their first victory of the season, a 4-3 decision over the Carter Green Hornets. It was the only hit of the game for the sophomore shortstop, who went 1-for-4 at the plate and reached on an error.

  • Lady Cougars fall short against Claiborne County

    Held scoreless through the first four games of the season, the Campbell County High School softball team broke out of its slump Friday afternoon against visiting Claiborne County.

    Though the Lady Cougars did not win the game, they proved that they could hit the ball and score. Campbell County actually had a one-run lead going to the seventh inning before giving up five runs during an eventual 18-14 loss to the Lady Bulldogs.

    Campbell County dropped to 0-5 as a result of the loss, but did have its moments.

  • Lady Eagles take first place at Clinton track and field meet

    The Jacksboro Middle School girl’s track and field team opened its season by taking first place in a seven-team meet on March 16 at Clinton.

    Along with host Clinton, the field included Lake City, Jacksboro, LaFollette, Tennessee School for the Deaf, North Middle and Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 142 points, followed by CAK with 125.5 and North Middle with 116. Jacksboro’s boys finished fifth, but competed well with mostly sixth and seventh graders after last year’s eighth grade class helped set seven new school records.

  • Earth Day event slated at LaFollette Middle School

    If you want a hair-raising experience, come to LaFollette Middle School on Friday.

    In an effort to raise awareness about energy consumption and conservation, the 21st Century After-School students will be offering tips on how to save energy tomorrow.

    Awareness isn’t the only thing that will be raised on Friday, according to UT Extension Program Assistant Joyce Soltesz. Soltesz oversees the after school program which is presenting the event.

  • LUB extends manager's contract; adopts approval rate

    A contract extension and rate change topped the agenda at Monday night’s LaFollette Utility Board meeting.

    LaFollette Utilities Manager Kenny Baird received a vote of confidence on Monday night when the board extended his four-year contract by one year.

    “I think he’s doing an excellent job,” said board member James Walker.

  • Henegar facing criminal charges

    After being arrested for a parole violation, a LaFollette man decided he wasn’t going to jail without a fight.

    The violation of parole arrest ended with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges being filed on Dustin M. Henegar, 24, of 135 Christmas Tree Lane, after he attempted to escape from Jacksboro Police.

    On March 23, Henegar was placed in custody for violating his parole, according to the arrest report.

  • Office seekers continue to file petitions as election draws near

    With today being the final day to qualify for the August races, numerous candidates have already finalized their intentions to seek office.

    Incumbent county mayor William Baird now has plenty of competition for his seat. Along with county commissioner Scotty Kitts, Ronnie Murray former sheriff Ron McClellan and previous challenger Fred Cole, another candidate has joined the race, election commission records said. Chair of the county commission and defunct LaFollette City Administrator David Young has filed his petition to run for the county’s top seat.

  • Scrap businesses discussed; Fannon issues apology

    On Monday night, LaFollette City Council members renewed their debate about the location of scrap businesses within the city limits.

    Historically the city has had little success in preventing the recycling businesses from operating in areas zoned as C2.

    During Monday’s workshop meeting Stan Foust, city codes enforcement officer, asked for direction on how to proceed with the case involving Scrappy’s, a scrap metal business located at the Marathon station along Central Avenue.

  • Mayor voices support for proposed lodge and convention center

    After spending some time in relative obscurity the debate over a proposed lodge and convention center in the Norris Dam State Park area is back on the radar.

    Representative Chad Faulkner recently introduced a bill requesting that TVA approve the Lighthouse Lodge and Convention Center at Norris Dam State Park.

    As with most projects of this nature there are groups with polarizing views on the matter.