Today's News

  • Blue Devils fall 12-6 at home to Huskies

    Jellico High School’s football team squandered enough scoring opportunities Friday night to win by two touchdowns.
    Instead, the Blue Devils ended up losing 12-6 to North Greene, a team they defeated last season for one of their two victories of 2009.
    Tyler Brummett caught a 28-yard touchdown pass to cap a 60-yard opening drive for Jellico (0-2 overall), but the Blue Devils failed on the conversion attempt.
    Jellico had the ball three more times inside the Huskies’ 30-yard line during the first half only to come away empty-handed.

  • Birthdays Sept. 2
  • Tennessee Wildife Resources Agency news

    Changes proposed
    to fishing regulations
    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division has announced its proposed 2011 fishing regulation changes that will be presented to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) at its October meeting.
    The TWRA reviewed its initial proposals for 2011 at the August meeting of the TWRC. The following are TWRA’s proposed changes by region and statewide for 2011:
    •Sportfish slat basket: Must be checked at least every 72 hours.
    Region 1

  • Bass are hitting topwater, but larger fish are deeper

    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 water elevation on Friday, Aug. 27 was 1,013.97, which is around half a foot higher than it was the previous week.
    Surface temperatures are in the mid-80s. The lake is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end.

  • Weddings/ Anniversaries Sept. 2
  • Traffic stop leads to alleged marijuana discovery

    The passenger of a car involved in a traffic stop found himself on the wrong side of the law last Thursday.
    When LaFollette Police Officer Michael Sandefur approached the Ford F250 truck to speak with the driver he observed Casey Lynn Lemar, 20, of 104 Highway 25W, allegedly quickly put something in the glove box and try to close it.  Because the compartment did not close the officer was able to see a baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in plain sight.

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Driving without a license led to a laundry list of charges for a LaFollette man last week.
    LaFollette Police Officer Michael Sandefur was on patrol when he observed Lawrence Anthony Lowe, 35, of 409 River Drive, driving north on Claiborne Road.
    Sandefur reported he initiated a traffic stop based on the knowledge that Lowe did not have a driver’s license.

  • County handed lawsuit from injury at dump

    A local man is asking the county to compensate him for an injury he allegedly sustained at one of the area convenience centers.
    In a suit filed last Tuesday in circuit court Carlos Gross, through his attorney David Dunaway, alleges that while he was visiting the convenience center building located near Vasper he “suddenly and unexpectedly encountered a hidden and defective condition” that caused a fall that left him with “serious and disabling injuries” to his left foot.

  • ATV club to host benefit ride

    It’s only September, but the Royal Blue Rangers is already making plans for Christmas.
    On Sept. 18 the ATV club is hosting an off road ride to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots foundation.
    This is the second year for the event and club members are hoping it will be bigger than ever.
    “We were able to give toys to 650 children in the area last year,” Luther Troutt, Royal Blue Ranger member, said of the success last year’s ride

  • Chamber examines community and politics