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Today's News

  • Confusion about policy plagues power board

     As disagreements about agenda items and confusion over policy prolonged timely decisions, back-and-forths between board members and interjections from disgruntled citizens added to the chaos at Tuesday’s Jellico Electric and Water Baord meeting.

  • Chadwell named head football coach at Delta State

    Caryville native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at Delta State University, an NCAA Division II school in Mississippi.

    He replaces Ron Roberts, who took the head coaching job at Southeastern Louisiana University, an NCAA Division I FCS school.

    Chadwell spent the past three seasons as head football coach at North Greenville University in upstate South Carolina, where he built a program that won a school record 11 games and made its first national playoff appearance last season while advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

  • LaFollette basketball teams win at Lake City

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams went on the road Thursday night for a sweep of Lake City.

    The Lady Owls’ junior varsity won, 28-15.

    Carlie Baldwin led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight, Bella Luna six and Jayla Nelson two. K. Kennedy paced Lake City with six points.

    In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Owls won by almost 50 points, 52-5.

    Julia Powell led nine LaFollette scorers with 16 points. 

  • CCHS freshmen improve to 7-1 with AC win

    Most are aware of the varsity Cougars’ doubleheader sweep of Anderson County on Thursday night. 

    What many are not aware of is that the boys’ and girls’ freshman basketball teams also swept the AC freshmen. 

    The future indeed looks bright for the Cougars. 

    In the boys’ game, Roston Letner and Darin Gillenwater led a strong offensive charge for the Campbell County freshmen, while Andrew Evans pulled down 15 rebounds during a 67-60 victory that pushed the team’s record to a perfect 6-0.

  • Campbell County teams split with Karns

    The Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team won its 11th consecutive game Tuesday night with a 69-29 home trouncing of district foe Karns.

    Point guard Courtney Morris led the victory parade with 14 points for the Lady Cougars (7-0 district, 13-4 overall).

    Kristin Chapman chipped in 13 points, followed by Shayla Goins with 12, Niki Ward and Maria Foust eight each, Hannah Owens five, Amber Young four, Courtney Miller three and Emily Byrge two.

    Whitney Benge led Karns with six points.

  • County mayor’s office shocked by factory closing

    The announcement that Jacksboro’s PACA operation would be closing effective immediately last Wednesday was a bombshell.

    While workers, some who had devoted decades of service to the factory, were still reeling from the news, County Mayor William Baird and his staff were completely in the dark.

  • PACA closes shop

    In an economy where jobs are hard to find, 90 more people will now be in the hunt after the body armor plant PACA closed.

    The company, which began in 1975, gathered its employees for a final time last Wednesday morning.

    “We didn’t think anything about it,” said Lena Testo of the meeting. Although the company had exchanged hands and employees knew changes could happen, Testo said the closure was “devastating.”

  • Vigilant residents aid in investigation

    An arrest was made in a burglary case thanks to residents who were diligent in keeping an eye out in their neighborhood.

    On Jan. 5, LaFollette Police Officer Robert Foxx was called to 407 Rose Hill Drive after receiving a complaint from a Rose Hill Drive resident that a man had walked from behind the home carrying what could possibly be stolen items.

    Officers, including Detective Lt. Monty Miller, received information that the man’s name was Mark and he was wearing a black hat, dark coat and was carrying a duffle bag.

  • Shelton arrested on drug charges

    Allegedly impaired people should not go to gas stations to play the quarters machine. That is the moral of the story for a Jacksboro man.

    LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was called to the Shell station on Jacksboro Pike to investigate reports of an impaired person on the premises. At the station Farmer noted an unoccupied vehicle was running outside the store.

  • Search warrants net drugs and cash, investigation continues


    Local law enforcement agencies combined efforts led to a seizure of thousands in cash and prescription drugs last week.

    Agents with the Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force and detectives from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division, along with the LaFollette Police Department, executed a search warrant on an apartment located at 131 Nevada Ave. on Jan. 6.