Today's News

  • Lady Owls drop district game to Norris

    The LaFollette Middle School girl’s varsity basketball team dropped a 37-31 decision Thursday night to visiting Norris.

    Kaitlyn Cupples scored 13 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Senators, who remain unbeaten this season.

    LaFollette was led by Samantha Leach, who scored 11 points. Rachel Harris chipped in six points, followed by Chelsea King with five, Cheyenne Powers four, Niki Ward three and Emily Byrge two each.

    The game was tied 12-12 at halftime, but the Lady Owls took a 20-18 lead into the final six minutes.

  • Stranded missionaries slated to return home


    Some believe coming home again is the hardest thing to do.

    That has certainly proved true for seven church missionaries who found themselves stranded in Thailand due to political upheaval last week.

    The missionary group from First Baptist Church of Jacksboro (FBCJ) consists of Rev. Bill Morris, Marc and Paula LeJeune, Ben and Renee Bennett, Brian Tanis and Delynn Boshears.

  • Arrest made in Love murder case


    stories @lafollettepress.com

    For the family of Jayne Love, the pieces of her final moments have started to fall into place.

    Last Wednesday the two men officials believe bear responsibility for her death were arrested.

    Russell Leon Pack, 37, and his brother Phillip M. Pack, 23, were arrested on a sealed indictment for second-degree murder in the case.

    The indictment was handed down at the beginning of the month by the grand jury.

  • When it rains it pours- Toys from heaven



    The frosty Saturday morning air brought people close together for the annual Toys from Heaven event hosted by Faithway Assembly in LaFollette.

    Faithway Assembly members raised money through fundraisers to buy toys for 165 local children.

    As children and adults gathered outside the double glass doors of the church each child was given a balloon to release. The colorful balloons represented the children present and those who would be without a Christmas.

  • Debate on new justice center continues



    To build or not to build- that remains the question for Campbell County officials who continue to debate the possible construction of justice center.

    While the project has been halted and restarted several times, it is currently at a standstill. This is despite a meeting with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) held Tuesday afternoon.

  • Group planning Best of Times III



    It may be over a year away but plans are in the works for the Best of Times 2010.

    “We are really excited about it,” said Gail Stout Herrin one of the event’s organizers.

    What began in 1998 as a dream to have a large scale class reunion has been realized and relived every five years for graduates of LaFollette High School (LHS).

    The first Best of Times was held in 2000. “It went so well we all decided to do it again,” Herrin said.

  • Ward arrested by TWRA



    A LaFollette man is facing multiple charges after agents with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) arrested him on Saturday.

  • McCoys truly are coming home for Christmas



    With Christmas just days away, one family is getting a gift that is sure not to fit in their stockings.

    Alishia McCoy and her four children are getting a home.

    They are the 24 th family in Campbell County to benefit not only from their own hard work but also from the Campbell County Habitat for Humanity chapter (CCHH.)

    The home was started this fall and thanks to help from many people the McCoys will awake in it next Thursday morning.

  • Family sues for $3.5 million after son dies



    The father of the boy who died in accident this past summer has filed suit against two people and the city of LaFollette.

    Garry Goins filed the suit last week in Campbell County Circuit Court asking for $3.5 million in damages.

    In it, he names Charles L. Hutson, Charles Eldridge and the city of LaFollette as defendants.

    In July Goins’ son, Garry White was riding his bicycle in LaFollette when he collided with Hutson’s vehicle, police reports from the incident said at the time.

  • Four net aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges

    By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Four men are facing charges of aggravated kidnapping among other allegations for an incident on Dec. 5.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff's Department warrants, Det. Brandon Elkins learned the four men had entered into the victim's home, tied up the victim and locked him in a closet.

    The warrant further indicates the men allegedly took medication and money from the victim's house.