Today's News

  • Evans gets starting nod for the East All-Stars

    Campbell County High School senior lineman Keenan Evans turned a few heads Saturday afternoon during the 4th annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic at Carson-Newman College.
    Evans, who started on defense for the East, didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. He was in on several key plays including a first-half sack of West team quarterback Jake Overby from the University School of Jackson.
    “Keenan was super,” said Seymour head football coach Jim Moore, who coached the defensive linemen for the East team.

  • Public Records Dec. 16

     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

    Dec. 6 – Dec. 10


     Gretchen O. Eldridge and Angela D. Adkins to Bettye E. Wilson, Dist. 1, $116,900.

    Cynthia J. Crawford, Cynthia Jeffrey and Loel H. Crawford to Rebecca Holmes Revocable Trust, Dist. 2, $480,000.

  • Suspect in child rape case caught

    After nearly five months of investigation local authorities were able to make an arrest in a child rape case.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Detective Jason Henegar, he began building his case against Marco De La Cruz, 20, of 106 Magnolia Drive, in July when he was a detective with the LaFollette Police Department.

    Henegar said De La Cruz had allegedly developed a relationship with his 12-year-old victim through text messaging.

  • Wildcats escape Cougars’ den with 80-74 win

    Junior forward Nick Litton turned in a pair of 24-point performances last week, but the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team failed to back him up with victories.
    Litton led the Cougars out to a double-digit lead in the first half of Friday night’s home game against district rival Oak Ridge. Senior guard Lucas Nelson was close behind with 23 points, 14 of which he scored during the second quarter, for Campbell County.

  • Recording lays out police hire

    The nephew of LaFollette City Councilman Joe Bolinger has joined the ranks of the city’s police force  following  a meeting in which city officials indicated a pending lawsuit would go away if a job was provided.

  • Police go undercover to investigate underage beer sales

    Three establishments received citations for selling alcohol to a minor following an undercover investigation by the Caryville Police Department.

    On Dec. 9, Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones and Lt. Stephanie Smith accompanied a confidential informant to gas stations and businesses at exits 141 and 134. The purpose of the undercover operation was to ensure these establishments were not selling alcohol to underage people, said Smith.

  • New police department hire has lawsuit against city and former employer

    The newest part-time employee at the LaFollette Police Department has a lawsuit pending against the city as well as his previous employer.

    Brian Tiller was not hired last year when he applied for a patrol position in the police department; he claims the city’s refusal to hire him was based on his disabilities. Court records indicate Tiller suffers from health issues ranging from muscular weakness to skeletal problems.

    Tiller filed a lawsuit last December, claiming the city was discriminatory when it refused to hire him on Aug. 5, 2009.

  • Holiday Activities

  • Church News

    New Life Ministry Church, Jacksboro is currently accepting donations of Christmas toys, clothing, school supplies, coats and other items for The Appalachia Christmas Project to be distributed Dec. 10 in Manchester, KY.  Items may be dropped off at New Life Ministry Church, 181 Indian Mound Circle, Jacksboro, Golden Treasures, 405 East Central Avenue, LaFollette and WQLA AM 960, 251 East Central Avenue, LaFollette or call the church office at 562-0011 and they will pick up donated items.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec. 9- Dec. 18



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving baked chicken, potatoes w/gravy, green beans, rolls

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving fried fish, French fries, slaw w/hush puppies

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class