Today's News

  • Arrest made in Subway robbery

    Grabbing a couple of bags of chips on the way out of Walmart's Subway restaurant meant serious charges for a LaFollette man.
    Last Wednesday Jacksboro Police Officer James Skeans went to the restaurant to investigate reports of a robbery. Records indicate the victim said a man came into the store and grabbed two bags of chips before starting to leave. When the victim told the man to stop he allegedly said he would take all her money which put her in fear for her life, the report said.

  • Stagnolia arrested for drugs and weapons

    Drugs and weapons are rarely a good combination. But a LaFollette man was allegedly found with both.
    Last Friday LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur was dispatched to Wendy's restaurant to investigate reports of a possible drug transaction. Although the vehicle in which Dion Charles Stagnolia, 34, of 1211 West Ash Street, was a passenger had already left the scene when Sandefur arrived, the officer located the truck traveling west on Jacksboro Pike.  

  • Jellico proposing new ordinances and plans


    Jellico Mayor Les Stiers has big plans for Jellico.

    Last Thursday, Stiers suggested the purchase of a 16,000 square foot building and more ordinances to move the town forward.

    Stiers addressed the board about the need for a community center. A rural community development grant would be used to construct a facility or acquire a building, he said.

    “It’s sad when our kids have to go to Williamsburg to have their dances,” said Stiers. “We are trying to change that.”

  • State building permits create local confusion

    The subject of residential building permits has created quite a buzz in recent weeks.  
    Although Campbell County has issued building permits for $11.50 through the county court clerk’s office for years talk of the state’s relatively new building codes enforcement program had even the county’s legislative body stumped at last week’s workshop meeting.

  • FMS drops business license requirement for vendors

    After taking care of some run of the mill bid approvals members of the FMS committee took on a more complicated agenda item.
    When committee members were asked to consider approving the amended business license section of the county’s current purchasing policy Dennis Potter, road superintendent, was the first to speak up in opposition.

  • Jail project stays on track

    Plans for the proposed justice center and jail addition lived to see another day despite attempts by some commissioners to force the exploration of other options for the projects.

  • Malicoat leads Jellico to 4-A crown

        Jellico High School’s boys followed up their regular season championship with a District 4-A Basketball Tournament title Tuesday night at Wartburg.

    The Blue Devils defeated the host Bulldogs, 76-74, to earn another No. 1 seed in next week’s regional tournament. Jellico will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Blue Devils advance to finals

     District 4-A Player of the Year Cody Malicoat hit 4 of 5 free throws during the fourth quarter Saturday to help No. 1 seed Jellico defeat No. 4 Oneida, 52-44, and advance to the boy’s championship game of the league tournament.

    Malicoat finished the semifinal contest with a team-high 15 points, including a 3-pointer, for the Blue Devils (17-12 overall) who moved on to face tournament host Wartburg on Tuesday for the title. 

  • Campbell Co. girls defeat Halls for 3rd place

     Kristin Chapman scored 20 of her game-high 22 points in the second half Monday night at Karns to lift the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team to a 60-53 victory over Knox Halls in the girl’s consolation game of the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The win avenged a pair of regular season losses to the Lady Red Devils, who were seeded second coming into the tournament. Both teams will open regional play tomorrow (Fri.) night on the road. Campbell County will play at Farragut.

  • Perkins pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    It was an emotional proceeding as Mark Perkins pled guilty on two counts of vehicular homicide in court Tuesday.

    Perkins was charged following a fatal accident with another vehicle in June 2010. Aaron Hardwick, 17, and Johnson Khoshaba, 18, were killed in the accident after their car swerved off the road and struck a concrete wall.

    Khoshaba was attempting to pass Perkins when both vehicles exceeded the posted speed limit, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.