Today's News

  • Jellico Utility discusses audit report and bonuses

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    The Jellico Electric and Water System Board of directors meeting started with the auditors report Tuesday night.

    Other than an operating loss in the water and sewer system, the auditor reported the system was found to be in good standing.

  • Woman charged with DUI gets multiple road violations



      Last Friday, several Jacksboro commuters called 911 to alert police of a woman, who allegedly appeared to be under the influence, that was involved in a hit and run accident that.

    Just after 8 a.m., Jacksboro Detective Mike Starrett was advised to be on the look out for a black Chevy pickup driven by a white female with blond hair, he said.

    According to Starrett, drivers on the road were following the defendant and alerting the police to the direction she was traveling.

  • Humphrey arrested for aggravated assault




    A dispute between several young men was taken to the next level when the passenger of a vehicle fired his shotgun at an oncoming car last week.

    Around 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 1, Joshua A. Humphrey, 18, of 405 Forks Groves Road in LaFollette, came to a stop in the eastbound lane of Old Highway 63.

    The vehicle, a white 1997 Kia Sephia, was traveling on the road when it came to a complete stop in front of an approaching vehicle, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department warrant.

  • Domestic assault leads to meth lab discovery

  • County elementary tournament begins

    It’s tournament time for all Campbell County elementary and middle school basketball teams.

    The Campbell County Tournament tipped off Monday night at Jacksboro Middle with a full slate of boy’s games.

    Girl’s first-round games were set for Tuesday. The cheerleading competition was scheduled for Wednesday.

    Semifinal rounds for basketball will be Thursday and Friday.

    Championship games will be played on Saturday in all divisions.

  • Teetzman lauded for special teams play

    Winless and player of the year aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence.

    However, the Region 1-1A high school football coaches didn’t penalize Jellico place-kicker Jacob Teetzman for playing on an unsuccessful team.

    Teetzman was selected as special teams player of the year, as much for his strength and reliability as his accuracy. He made 10 of 12 point-after kicks and finished the season with a 27-yard field goal against Unaka.

    “He is real good at placing the ball off the tee on deep kicks,” said Blue Devils’ coach Danny Oakes.

  • Cougars make quick work of Oneida

    Zach Norman continues to impress as his basketball team continues to win.

    The Campbell County High forward hit 10 of 13 shots from the field Thursday night at Oneida while powering in a game-high 21 points during a 67-35 Cougars’ victory.

    Norman also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Campbell County also scored from the perimeter. Guards Justin Young and Chris Poteet tallied 11 points each and combined to make five 3-point baskets.

    “Physically, it was a mismatch,” said Cougars’ coach Barry Jones.

  • Middle school basketball teams get mixed results

    After a forgettable 0-3 start, the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s varsity basketball team has won three of its last six games, including key conference victories over Oak Ridge-Jefferson and Clinton.

    The Lady Eagles’ most recent victory came Thursday night against visiting Clinton. Hannah Owens led a balanced attack with eight points as Jacksboro won 29-15.

    Jamie Mynatt added seven points while Whitney Sawyer and Kristy Owens had four each for the Lady Eagles, who improved their record to 3-6 overall.

  • Breaking and entering case leads to drug arrest

  • Environmental committee debates tipping fees