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Today's News

  • Early voting starts next week

     Early voting for the state primary and county general elections will begin in Campbell County July 13. Voters will have until July 28, five days before Election Day, to cast a ballot.  Election Day is Aug. 2.

  • SPORTS CAMP AND EVENT SCHEDULE

    Campbell County High School will host a basketball camp for girls and boys in 1st grade through 8th grade the week of July 9-12. Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. The registration fee of $50 includes a camp t-shirt. Instructors will be Cougars’ coach Matt Housley and Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning. For more information, call Coach Housley at 423-494-7046.  

  • Fireworks show cancelled

    The annual July 4th fireworks show hosted by the city of LaFollette has been cancelled.

    Citing dry weather city officials said the celebration would not take place on Tuesday night as planned. A new date hasn't been announced.

  • Fuel leak shuts down Twin Cove

    A possible fuel leak of an undisclosed origin has shut down operations at Twin Cove Marina in Caryville.

    Currently local fire crews and the EPA are at the marina looking for the source of the leak. Travelers who arrived today looking for a long holiday have been sidelined as crews work to determine what happened.

    For all the details read next week's LaFollette Press.

  • Taking aim for hunter safety

    Thirty Campbell County students completed requirements for a Tennessee Hunter Education certificate during a class taught earlier this year by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Ken Cutsinger.

    Under state law, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of an approved hunter education course before hunting in Tennessee.

    The class was held just before the opening of the spring turkey and squirrel seasons. 

  • Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Stars bow out

    Campbell County’s 11-12 year old Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars were eliminated from the sub-district tournament Monday evening at Asbury Park in Caryville.

    Despite leading by four runs late in the loser’s bracket game, Campbell County fell 7-6 to Spring City following a fifth-inning collapse.

    Zach Sulfridge, Zach Rutherford and Austin Ford went 3-for-4 each at the plate to lead a Campbell County team that racked up 19 total hits. 

  • Wells joins football staff at Morristown East High

    Dewayne Wells, who built a playoff level football team at Campbell County High School, has accepted a job as defensive coordinator at Morristown East.

    Wells will be reunited with East head coach and offensive coordinator Dwayne Hatcher, whom he coached college ball with at Cumberland and Tusculum.

    “We go way back,” Wells said during an interview on Friday.

    The pair first coached together at Cumberland College in 1986.

  • County leadership interns train in professional setting

     This summer, Campbell County teenagers are receiving leadership training in local government offices.

    The Campbell County Government Leadership Intern Program has provided leadership training to local students for about 16 years.

  • LUB approves contract with Powell Valley Electric

     Monday night, the LaFollette Utilities Board approved two interconnection agreements with Powell Valley Cooperative.

    The board approved $700,000 to fund about seven miles of line work. The other agreement funds $367,000 for substation modification and lightning protection at the substation in Harrogate.

  • Members of the 4-H Robotics club designs robots

     Designing and programming robots is a concept usually associated with science fiction stories. But it is happening in Campbell County. And the programmers aren’t mad scientists with unquenchable ambition, but grade school students participating in 4-H.