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Today's News

  • CCSD makes 10 drug arrests in three days

    Ten people were arrested on drug charges in a three-day period beginning on Oct. 21.

    During the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department’s sobriety check point on General Carl Stiner Highway Misty Dawn Anderson, 29, of 208 North 23rd Street, and her passenger, Christopher Brian Perkins, 30, also of 208 North 23rd Street, were stopped for a broken headlight. A search of the vehicle revealed a hypodermic needle and a spoon under the back seat. Both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Boshears busted for burglaries

    A LaFollette man allegedly told a fish tale to unload some stolen property last month.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Freddie White began investigating a case involving the apparent burglary of a boat storage unit located on Old Middlesboro Highway on two separate dates in September.

    During White’s inquiries the victim reported when he went to get his boat out of storage when he noticed he was missing eight rods and reels valued at approximately $1,831 as well as a tackle box filled with items totaling about $300.

  • Eagles to play for AAA title

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team will play Oneida Saturday for the AAA Championship.

    The game will be held at Anderson County High School beginning at 6 p.m.

    Last week, the Eagles thrashed Horace Maynard for the second consecutive week to advance to the title game. Jacksboro cruised 41-8 after building a four-touchdown lead in the first half.

  • CASA to host telethon on Saturday

    An organization made up almost entirely of volunteers that work to represent the best interest of children in abuse and neglect situations is looking for an advocate of its own.

    CASA of Campbell County depends largely on the support of the community and grant funding to keep its doors open. While annual events like the Bluegrass Breakdown and No Go Gala go a long way toward generating cash for the program David Ayers, CASA director, said they are always looking for new ways to bring in money needed to fund the $64,000 budget.

  • Jellico falls to Oakdale

     Jellico High School’s football team fell 32-20 Friday night to visiting district foe Oakdale.

    Ryan Irwin and Josh Lay scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils, who had their highest offensive output of the year.

    Jellico will host league rival Oneida tomorrow (Friday) night for its final game of the season.

  • Election commission to host town hall meeting

    Election commissions across the state are making a push to inform voters of a new law that will take effect next year. Campbell County’s election commission is one of them.

    On Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Ann Ayers-Colvin, administrator of elections, and her staff will host a town hall meeting at the election commission office.

  • Scouting Report — Campbell County at Oak Ridge

    In 25 previous games against Oak Ridge, the best Campbell County has been able to do was get within three touchdowns of the Wildcats.

    The Cougars (2-5 district, 3-6 overall) enter this year’s game with one of the top two quarterbacks — senior Tuffy Shoupe — in District 3. Shoupe has completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,530 yards and nine touchdowns this season with 10 interceptions. He has also rushed for 601 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns.

  • Cougars place 4th at Cove Lake Invitational

    Both of Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams placed fourth Thursday during the annual Cove Lake Invitational.

    The Cougars had three runners finish among the top five in the boys’ race. 

    Cody Willoughby and Bradley Paul finished first and second, respectively. Willoughby ran the course in 18 minutes, 18.39 seconds. 

    Paul was almost 12 seconds behind him.

  • Police investigating death of infant

     At 2 a.m. this morning, the police were notified about a dead infant.

    The child appears to be a full-term baby, and appears to have been born in a quarantined meth house on South Indiana Ave., police reports say. However, the baby was moved to 126 Hatmaker Lane, LaFollette. Police are not releasing the details about the move at this time.

    Police are searching for Wanda Kay Cieslak, 39, 500 S. Indiana Ave., LaFollette. They believe she is connected to this case.

    Anyone with information about Cieslak should call 911.

  • A rebuilding year

    When a field house visitor asked Jellico High School coach Brad Lawson for a team roster, he offered at first to email one. Then he decided instead on the old-fashioned way. He wrote the names of the players on a whiteboard, which hung on a wall in the cramped and cluttered coach’s office.