Today's News

  • Grimm and Bolinger best opponents in LaFollette race

    The LaFollette City Council may see a change in dynamic as it adds one new face to its membership.

    Political newcomer Stephanie Grimm bested all of her opponents after garnering a convincing 759 votes. 

    Now veteran councilman Joe Bolinger narrowly edged out former city employee Wayne Gregg in a 591 to 526 vote for the second open seat on the council.

    Jay Huddleston and Scott Kitts finished in a dead heat receiving 284 and 261 votes respectively.

  • Public Records Nov. 4

     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

    Oct. 25- Oct. 29


    Eagle Enterprises LLC to Robert M. Lee and Deborah M. Lee, Dist. 3, $640,000.

    Adam J. Lowe and Shannon Lowe to Boyd Morgan and Tammy Morgan, Dist. 1, $5,000.

  • Carroll and Wilson arrested again

    Some folks will never learn.  At least that seems to be the case for a couple that arrested for a second time in as many weeks.

    Adam Wayne Carroll, 37, of 183 Lakeshore Lane and Brandy Wilson, 28, of 1586 Lake Wood Road, Jacksboro were arrested on Oct. 15 in connection with a meth lab and counterfeiting operation on Lakeshore Lane.

  • Incredible baby shower gives to young mothers

    Pastel pinks and greens decorated the Dewey Hunter building in LaFollette for the Campbell County incredible baby shower on Monday.

    The event sponsored by the Campbell County Health Council and TENNderCARE was provided to teen mothers and moms-to-be for the second year.

  • Three nabbed in Shanghai burglaries; one juvenile cited

    Three men were arrested and a juvenile cited in connection with burglaries at Shanghai Marina.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Brandon Elkins, Justin Blake Adkins, 18, of 1153 Bruce Gap Road, Caryville, Bobby Joe Boshears, 21, 273 Longmire Lane and Adam Lee Muse, 18, of 483 Hollifield Drive, Jacksboro, allegedly broke into approximately 70 boats at the dock near the end of October.

    The thefts were discovered when two of the boat owners filed reports with the CCSD.

  • Lady Eagles defeat LaFollette for championship of HMMS Tip-off Tourney

    It didn’t take long for archrivals Jacksboro and LaFollette to meet up on the basketball court. The Lady Eagles played the Lady Owls twice last week during the Horace Maynard Tip-off Tournament at Maynardville.
    Jacksboro won the second and most important meeting of the two teams in the championship game on Friday. Whitney Williamson led all scorers with 17 points and Brooke Bane chipped in 10, as the Lady Eagles notched a 43-24 victory.  Also scoring for Jacksboro was Courtney Charles with six points and Olivia Brown four.

  • Campbell County schools continue to see changes

    It has been just under a month since Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren left the Campbell County school system under a cloud of suspicion that has resulted in the discovery of forged transcripts and a TBI investigation. 

    And in the wake of this bombshell Sharon Ridenour, former career and technical education supervisor, has been charged by the board with the daunting task of redirecting the focus of system employees and the community from the seemingly growing scandal to making a plan for continuing to improve education for the county’s students.

  • Shepherd’s Home to celebrate one-year anniversary

    The Shepherd’s Home has reached a milestone.  And to celebrate residents and volunteers are throwing a party of sorts.

    On Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. a dinner will be held in the family life center at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, to reflect on the strides made by the women participating in the transitional living program and to make the community aware of the continuing needs of the home.

  • Press football contest ends with Daugherty as top picker

    Kenny “Bucket” Daugherty, who played a little high school football back in the day for the Campbell County Cougars, had the best overall record on the LaFollette Press Pigskin Panel when the Wilder’s Winners contest ended last weekend.
    Daugherty boasted a 73-37 won/loss record during the 10-week long contest and picked against the rest of the panel on more than one occasion.
    Coach Johnny Bruce had the next best record on the panel with a 66-44 overall worksheet.

  • Deputies injured in brawl

    A domestic violence call turned dangerous for the responding officers on Saturday.

    When Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies Josh Vann and Franklin Ayers confronted Steven Hobert Rose, 35, of 209 East Field Lane, about assaulting a female victim he had no intention of going to jail, Vann reported.

    According to Vann, Rose admitted he had assaulted a female and when the deputies attempted to place him under arrest a fight ensued.