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Today's News

  • CCSD draws criticism from resident

    County commission meetings are held largely for elected officials to conduct the business of the county.  They also provide a public forum for residents to voice concerns about the county and how local government operates.

    On Monday evening Pinecrest resident Rick Gillium took the opportunity to do just that.

    Gillium began his address to the group by pointing out that the drug activity in his neighborhood, the Pinecrest community, has become a serious problem.

  • Block scheduling discussed at meeting

    Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, has had his work cut out for him since arriving to head Campbell County’s schools in June.

    Improving lagging ACT and Gateway test scores at the county’s two high schools has been a priority on Martin’s to do list from the beginning.

    During Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Martin took the opportunity to share the second in his three pronged argument for reverting from the current block scheduling method to period scheduling.

  • Harvey participates in robbery

    On Oct. 26 a male victim told LaFollette Police Officer John Baker that he was with friends at a Claiborne Road apartment when he was approached by a man who “threw a towel over his head and forced him to the ground on his stomach and began punching him.”

  • Harmon arrested for pills

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  • Twins rack up charges

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  • Holiday events slated for December

    Campbell County is preparing several festivities for the holiday season with Christmas celebrations planned in LaFollette, Jellico and Cove Lake State Park Christmas in the Park

    Keeping with the Christmas tradition of tree lightings, songs and nativities, Cove Lake State Park in Caryville will host the annual Christmas in the Park on Dec. 1.

    The opening celebration starts at 6 p.m. and will feature the tree lighting and fireworks display.

    The crowd is then encouraged to disperse through the park along the trails illuminated with over 2,500 glowing candles.

  • Burglary suspect turns himself in

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Last Friday, a victim of a break in was able to identify the perpetrator as his brother-in-law through video surveillance on the property.

  • Two months later, Love is not forgotten

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    When the 33-year-old blonde, blue-eyed Jayne Lynn Terry Love disappeared in May, friends and family were concerned over her behavior they described as unusual.

  • Dayspring Family Health Center refocuses on Women's health

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE

    natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Dayspring Family Health Center has been serving people in Jellico, Clairfield and Williamsburg for nearly 30 years.

    Just recently the center has taken on a new initiative – broadening its scope of women’s services.

  • LPD arrests Ballard on multiple charges