Today's News

  • Board makes policy change; discusses prayer before meetings


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  • Owls flog Jefferson in district play; LMS girls lose 33-32 in overtime

    Roston Letner spearheaded LaFollette Middle School’s 40-27 rout Thursday night of visiting district boy’s basketball rival Oak Ridge-Jefferson.
    Letner, a point guard, led all scorers with 14 points for the Owls (8-4 overall).

  • Ayers allegedly leads officers on chase


    Charles Ayers gave officers a run for their money last Tuesday and caused injury to one in the process.

    LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur was patrolling in Village Apartments when he allegedly spotted Ayers, 26, who was reported as homeless, in the complex despite the fact he is not allowed to be on the property.

    According to Sandefur’s report, when he made contact with Ayers he presented as very nervous and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. 

  • Woman fights off police

    The property owners told Natasha Sierra Bright to leave several times before calling the police for help.

    But Bright refused to leave for the property owners and put up a fight with Caryville police. The homeowners met the police outside, saying Bright was in their house and they wanted her removed, according to the report.

    “They had asked the defendant to leave several times before calling dispatch,” said officer Ben Marlow.

  • Store clerk reports suspicious activity

    The store clerk at the Pilot Travel Center in Caryville noticed when a woman walked out wearing a pair of sunglasses on her head the tags were still attached.

    The clerk told Caryville Police Sgt. Freddy Walker that she was watching a possible shoplifter, according to the report.

    “The two suspects were found to be acting in a suspicious manner,” said Walker.

  • Jellico heats things up with chili cook-off

    Hot chili sounds good on these cold days.

    And Jellico is getting ready to serve up some hot plates with the Mayor’s Chilly Best Cook-Off being held for the first time.

    On Jan. 22, at Veterans Park, the public is invited to cook up their best chili and have it judged. Participants can register at city hall prior to the event.

  • Malicoat, Devils defeat Coalfield in District 4-A boy’s basketball

    Cody Malicoat scored 27 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds last week to lead the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team past Coalfield, 71-64, for a regular season sweep of the Yellowjackets.
    Lee England chipped in 12 points for the Blue Devils, followed by Michael Smith with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Ethan Shelley 8 points, Dustin Smiddy 7, Brent Ayers 4 and Devin Oakes 2.
    Cody Hill paced Coalfield with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Humane Society receives money for spay and neuter program

    Local animal clinics say the Campbell County Humane Society spay and neuter program is helpful for residences.

    A Wal-Mart grant for $1,000 was awarded to the Humane Society in December. The money provides $50 for cats and $75 for dogs less than 40 pounds to be spayed/ neutered.

    “The money from Wal-Mart goes to help Campbell County residents spay and neuter their pets,” said Humane Society Vice President and grant writer Darlene Boyd.

  • Caryville residence turned into meth house

    It was a family home where kids played, but now it sits vacant with quarantine signs posted.

    David S. McKinney was arrested from 207 Hollow Lane in August when methamphetamine components were found in an outbuilding. After his arrest, McKinney allegedly moved the operation inside. That’s when the house was quarantined, and McKinney arrested for the second time.

    Still there remained anonymous tips of suspicious activity at the Caryville residence leading Lt. Stephanie Smith to keep watch over the property.

  • Jacksboro Middle sweeps rival LaFollette in varsity basketball

    Jacksboro Middle swept a varsity basketball doubleheader from rival LaFollette last week.
    The Lady Eagles won going away, 46-16, as Krista Williams shot the lights out with a game-high 15 points. Whitney Williamson and Courtney Charles chipped in 7 each for Jacksboro; while Olivia Brown, McKenzie Seiber and Aubrey Cahill had 5 each; McKayla Smith and Riley Oakes 1 each.