Today's News

  • Campbell County Christmas Parade is this weekend

    This weekend the Campbell County Christmas Parade will march through town with decorative floats, smiling faces and horses. Leading the parade is Grand Marshal Jerry Sharp.

    Sharp expressed his satisfaction and surprise at being chosen to lead the parade this year. He explained Dec. 6, will also be his 51st wedding anniversary with his entire family in town to celebrate the occasion.

    Though he will be celebrating his anniversary with businesses, churches and popular citizens in tow Saturday night, a special reception will honor Sharp prior to the parade.

  • Council debates nepotism policy



    At the LaFollette workshop Tuesday night, Councilman Hansford Hatmaker began a discussion on the nepotism policy. Hansford said if the city was not going to abide by the statute then it should be abolished.

  • LaFollette fireman accused of arson fired terminated




    James Williford, a LaFollette firefighter currently accused of arson and official misconduct was terminated Tuesday night. He had been on unpaid leave since October.

    City Administrator David Young gave his recommendation for Williford’s termination with the council approving based on information from City Attorney Reid Troutman.

  • Two arrested for aggravated burglary



    When a Jacksboro resident received a knock on the door last Sunday, two men requested to use the telephone.

    However the person allowing the intrusion quickly became a victim when an item was observed missing from the residence after the two men left.

  • LaFollette elected officials take the oath of office



    Many people referred to the swearing in ceremony of LaFollette’s newly elected officials as a historic moment.

  • Confrontation led to charges



    A confrontation at a local apartment complex netted two charges of reckless endangerment for a Caryville woman.

  • Jacksboro board takes care of business

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    A discussion regarding Christmas bonuses for Jacksboro employees led to budget discussions at the board of mayor and alderman meeting.

    “We cut out the Christmas and longevities based on what kind of revenues we have,” said Mayor Jack Cannon about the budget prepared earlier in the year. “We can afford to give full time employees $100 bonus for Christmas and put the longevity pay back in like it was for this past year.”

  • Cougars get record five all-conference picks



    Campbell County High’s football team landed a school record five players—six positions overall—on the 2008 All-Big East Conference team.

    The Cougars had four players make first team all-conference last season and also in 2004, the only other years they qualified for the playoffs.

    Senior defensive tackle Preston Young was the only returning player on the first team for Campbell County. He made the All-Big East Team last year as a tight end on offense.

  • Cougars fall in OT

    Barry Jones was kicking himself Thursday night after Campbell County High School’s basketball game at Morristown West.

    The Cougars had led nearly the entire second half before allowing the Trojans to rally from a double-digit deficit and win the game, 63-57, in overtime. Star guard Chris Poteet fouled out with three minutes remaining in regulation, leaving Jones—the second year Campbell County boy’s head coach—shorthanded down the stretch.

  • Eagles knock off unbeaten LaFollette

    Jacksboro Middle School’s boys toppled LaFollette from the ranks of basketball’s unbeaten teams Thursday night.

    The Eagles won, 39-32, behind a sterling performance by guards Ethan Simpson and Skylar Williams, who scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.

    Williams scored 10 of his points--including a three-pointer and 7 of 8 free throws--in the decisive fourth quarter. Jordan Kindred finished with six points for Jacksboro while Robert Adkins had three, Trey Torres and Brandon Long two each.