Today's News

  • County middle school teams bow in semifinals of playoffs

    The playoff journey is over for the Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school football teams.
    Both the Eagles and Owls were eliminated after semifinal losses Thursday night.
    Jacksboro was defeated 12-6 in overtime at Clinton in a game that was eerily similar to the regular season meeting between the two teams.
    Clinton also won the earlier game, 16-14, in overtime on Jacksboro’s field.

  • Three people arrested following complaint

    Answering a complaint call at the Super 8 Motel in Caryville resulted in three arrests last week. The complaint was from local business owners who claimed one of the renters was harassing people for money, said Caryville Police Sgt. Freddy Walker.

    When Caryville Police knocked on the door of room 110 two women answered.  A third suspect was in the bathroom of the room, said Walker.

  • Striped bass continue to hit in headwaters of Norris Lake

    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 lake level on Friday, Oct. 22 was 1,004.91, which is a over foot lower than the previous week.
    Surface temperature readings taken during the afternoon hours are in the low 70s.
    The water is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end of the lake.

  • Hall is hauled away for third DUI

     If the slurred speech didn’t give him away then the open beer cans indicated a Caryville man could be driving intoxicated.

    On Saturday, Daniel Boone Hall, 62, was charged with his third DUI. Hall was observed driving on Highway 116, swerving across the yellow lines, said Caryville officer Ben Marlow.

    “From a distance, I observed Hall walk unsteadily to and from his vehicle,” said Marlow about Hall entering a gas station then returning to his vehicle to drive off.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Quail hunt set Nov. 6
    for young sportsmen

    On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Knoxville chapter of Quail Forever and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area in Monroe County.

  • Children's Center receives donations in wake of Pepsi grant project

    Campbell County Children’s Center received a monetary donation despite not being chosen to receive $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project.

    The organization recently learned it was were not recipients of a large grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. But during the process of telling the community to vote for its cause the center garnered approximately $36,000 in private donations.

    Children’s Center CEO Tracie Davis said the project was a success because community awareness was raised about the organization’s services.

  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Nov. 1 – Nov. 5



    In Service Day



    Election Day

    No School




    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    French Fries

    Lettuce, Tomato

    Pickle, Onion

    Apple Wedges


  • Church News

    GBC Quilting Retreat will be held Oct. 29 and 30 at Galilee Bible Camp beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., the cost is $25.


    Mount Harmony Baptist Church will have a singing on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Singing groups will be The Dyer Family and Soldiers of the Cross.


  • News Notes

    Come hear the scary history of LaFollette as told by local story teller Allan Miller. Tour dates are Oct 28 and 29 from 6:30 till 10 p.m. Tours will start at Seargent Park in downtown LaFollette and end at the LaFollette House. Price is only $5 per person and part of the proceeds will benefit the LaFollette Housing Authority relay for life team.


    White Oak Volunteer Fire Department will host a Spook House at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at the fire hall.  All proceeds go to the volunteer fire department.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 28 – Nov. 6



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving chili

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

    Halloween party

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



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice       

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class