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Today's News

  • Toys for Tots registration set for next weekend, donations still accepted

    Toys for Tots is prepared to make the holidays brighter for needy families in Campbell County.

    “We’ve done all our fundraising events and we’re just waiting for those that have raised their monies to go ahead and turn that in,” said Debi Mikesell, a Toys for Tots volunteer.

    Parents or guardians may register their children for the toy-giving program on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campbell County Courthouse Lobby.

  • LaFollette residents face obstacles

    Residents on Mullis Trail are concerned after unfinished city work has forced them to park on the street.

    “None of the six property owners that has access to this road has ever asked them to do anything to it,” said Doris Lumpkins, a Mullis Trail resident.

    Drainage has always been a problem, according to property owners, and they say the city of LaFollette decided to pave the road and put curbs down either side to force water down the road.

  • Early voting sees high numbers

    As Election Day approaches, many in Campbell County have already casted ballots through early voting.

    “Been very heavy,” said Ann Ayers-Colvin, Campbell County Administrator of Elections. “Which is very good. We like that. At the close on Saturday, we had voted over 4,100 people.”

  • Campbell County to pay over $26,000 in delinquent tax refunds

    Miscommunication over bankruptcy filings has led to Campbell County having to refund over $26,000 in delinquent tax revenue.

  • Sales tax increase back on the ballot

    A sales tax increase is back on the ballot. Voters will decide whether or not to increase the local sales tax from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent.

    “To be honest, I really don’t think that’s a buying decision,” said Eddie Wiggins, owner of Radio Shack in Jacksboro. “If somebody’s going to buy something, their going to buy it.”

    Wiggins believes people who shop in Campbell County are interested in supporting the local economy.

  • Public Records for the week of Nov. 1. 2012

     Records

     

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    OCTOBER 22  – OCTOBER 26

    Robert N. Payne and Karen A. Payne to Karen Payne and Robert Payne, Dist. 2.

    Elmer Browning and Jo Ann Browning to Gwen Cuel, Dist. 5, $700.

    Larry Thornton and Donna Thornton to Carrie Castaneda, Dist. 1, $6961.63.

  • Layin' the Foundation

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    A strong foundation is key for every house.

    For a powerhouse, it takes the foundation built by this year’s seniors.

    Following an emotional 33-8 loss to District 3-AAA champions Oak Ridge, head coach Justin Price told his team that these seniors are the foundation for something special.

  • Eagles headed to the 'ship, Owls eliminated

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    It was definitely one of the closest games between LaFollette and Jacksboro since the Egg Bowl began in 2012.

    However, this one had more riding on it than just bragging rights for the next year. As Jacksboro defeated the Owls, 6-0, they moved on to middle school championship game.

  • Cougar Craziness set for Friday

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Campbell County basketball is trying a new approach at firing the players up this season.

    Set for tomorrow, Friday Nov. 2, is Cougar Craziness inside John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    For the Cougars and Lady Cougars, it’s time to get pumped up in front of their hometown crowd, as the season is set to tipoff on Nov. 13.

  • Cougars, Lady Cougars readying for basketball season

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    The Campbell County Lady Cougars are coming off their first district title since 1991.

    However, they lost a lot from last year’s District 3-AAA powerhouse coming into the 2012-13 season.

    Losing all five starters and their sixth post off the bench, a lot of depth has graduated. Averaging 55 points last season, the Lady Cougars are only returning 8.4 points per game to this season’s squad.