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Today's News

  • Blue Devils roll into District 4-A Tourney as top seed

     Jellico High School’s boys got the top prize and top billing in this week’s District 4-A Basketball Tournament at Wartburg.

    Junior forward Cody Malicoat was selected boy’s player of the year after leading the Blue Devils to a No. 1 seeding. Jellico got a first-round bye and will open tournament play on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against the Oneida/Oakdale winner. The game will be broadcast live on the radio at WLAF 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.1450wlaf.com. 

  • Couple has Valentines Day shoot out

    When police received a call of gunshots and a man hanging out of a car window they thought the worst.

    But after tracking down the people and vehicle involved officers learned that a marital dispute had escalated.

    On Monday evening just before 7 p.m., Campbell County Deputy Josh Vann responded to call that shots had been fired at the Cedar Creek Bridge.

    When Vann arrived there no one was present. This prompted him to begin a search of the area.

  • Caryville police intercept prescription drug operation

    Caryville Police Officer Ben Marlow never imagined he would be breaking up a prescription drug operation when he was dispatched on a reckless driving call.

    Last week, Marlow conducted a traffic stop on I-75 after reports were made about a white Chevy Monte Carlo driving recklessly.

    Deborah J. Williams, 44, of Lexington, Ky, was taken into custody after several scheduled substances were found in her possession.

    During a search of the vehicle four yellow pills, believed to be a schedule IV controlled substance, were allegedly found, the report said.

  • Morris arrested on multiple charges

    Around 9 a.m. last Tuesday morning LaFollette Police Sgt. William Owens was called to 601 West Ash Street to investigate a burglary. On his way to the residence Owens reported spotting a male who matched the description of a suspect in a case. 

    Owens allegedly stopped Johnny E. Morris, 45, of 239 Rain Valley Road, to question him about a theft. When Owens told Morris one of the items taken in the burglary was a flashlight Morris allegedly denied being in possession of such an item.

  • Fowler going to next court level

     A man accused of causing an explosion that left others homeless is headed to the grand jury.

    On Friday, Russell Harry Fowler appeared in general sessions court.

    He was there answering to charges he was cooking meth in his Pinecrest apartment when the process went bad igniting a fire. The blaze eventually leveled half of the building leaving several people without a home.

  • CCSD busts three meth labs in four days

    The county’s meth epidemic shows no signs of slowing.

    Beginning last Thursday Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives and deputies were successful in making arrests in three meth lab cases in four days.

    On Feb. 10 Detective Sgt. John Long received information from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit about possible drug activity at the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Lady Cougars close out the regular season with district trouncing of Knoxville Central

     Campbell County’s girls closed out the regular season Thursday night at Knoxville with a 73-56 rout of District 3-AAA basketball rival Central.

    Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 24 points during a fourth-quarter blitz for the Lady Cougars (11-5 district, 16-9 overall). Campbell County led 36-20 at halftime.

  • Amendments and resolutions bring changes to Caryville

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen considered amendments to the personnel policy Monday night. Some of the changes brought the town in alignment with state regulations and others were functional corrections.

    The Tennessee Municipal League (TML) suggested a change to article one of the policies. The change is a non-harassment policy, placing the town in line with other municipalities, according to Mayor Robert Stooksbury.

  • Bus driver suspended; parents to be reimbursed for milage

    When a bus driver was suspended last week some students in the Roses Creek community found themselves without transportation for the nearly 10 mile trek to school.

    While bus driver Mary Osborne claims she was slapped with a five day suspension for merely following “board policy and state law” Clayton Ray, transportation supervisor, said there was more to the story.

  • Cougars eliminated by Hawks

     Basketball season is over for Campbell County High School’s boys.

    The No. 6 seed Cougars (11-16 overall) rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half Monday night, but couldn’t get past No. 9 seed Hardin Valley Academy in the opening round of the District 3-AAA Tournament at Karns.

    Zak Carter made a layup with 4.8 seconds left to lift the Hawks to a 73-72 victory over a team that swept them during the regular season. Carter’s bucket accounted for his only points of the second half.