Today's News

  • Jacksboro man charged with attempted murder

    An ongoing feud between two men reached a boiling point last week. The events that unfolded on Pony Drive nearly cost one his life and sent the other to jail on attempted murder charges.

  • Jesus calls us to forgive

     “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?” (See Matthew 18:21-22, RSV).

    Do you remember the game we played as children – “Rock, Scissors, Paper?” You might recall, “rock beats scissors, scissors cut paper, and paper covers rock”. All three might be dangerous weapons! Have you ever been smashed in the face with a rock? Cut or punctured by scissors? Received a paper cut?

  • When you’re fearful or struggling-get back on course

    “So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (I Kings 19:13).

    As we read about the life of Elijah in I Kings, we read about many miracles of God that came through his service as he went and did according to the word of the Lord.

  • He thrived on helping to develop the next generation

       “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”(2 Corinthians 2:2).

  • Criminal court plea agreements

     The following cases were resolved with plea agreements in criminal court:

    •Randy A. Partin- manufacturing meth; three years judicial diversion, $1,000 fine, $1,500 contribution to LaFollette Police Drug Fund

    •Michael Wayne Miracle- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; three years judicial diversion, three years probation, court costs, $1,500 fine

    •Donald Vaughn- promotion of meth manufacture; sentencing to occur Feb. 6

  • Public Records Jan. 26, 2012

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



    JAN. 16 – JAN. 20

     Suanne Oliver to Roger Osborne, Dist. 3, $150,000.

    Scottie Sharp and Heather Myers Sharp to Jerry C. Shepherd and Patricia L. Shepherd, Dist. 3, $234,800.

    Joann S. Chapman and Martha S. Smith to Michael Phillips, Dist. 3, $50,000.

    Michael Phillips to Jeanie Rosemary Gorman, Dist. 1, $81,000.

  • Lady Cougars keep on rolling

    Victories keep piling up for the Campbell County High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Cougars won their 12th consecutive game Friday night with a 40-34 district decision over visiting Knox Halls.

    Senior post Shayla Goins turned in a dominating performance with 17 points for Campbell County (8-0 district, 14-4 overall). Goins was so impressive that the Knoxville News-Sentinel nominated her for PrepXtra Girls’ Player of the Week.

  • Cougars drop two in District 3 play

    Last week was a tough one for the Campbell County High School varsity boys’ basketball team.

    The Cougars (4-3 district, 11-5 overall), who had won six consecutive games, suffered back-to-back home losses to District 3-AAA rivals Karns and Knox Halls.

    Campbell County led in the second quarter of both games, but the Cougars let their opponents’ come back to take victories.

    The Cougars held a 23-20 advantage Friday night at halftime before Knox Halls made a second half comeback to win 52-47. 

  • Lady Owls, Jacksboro boys get revenge in rivalry games

    Tuesday night’s middle school varsity basketball games between LaFollette and Jacksboro featured a reversal of fortune for teams that were victorious in a previous matchup this season.

    Host LaFollette won the girls’ game, 32-17, to avenge a seven-point loss at Jacksboro in November.

    Julia Powell led the Lady Owls with 12 points in the rematch, followed by Ashley Whited with eight, Kasi Phillips six, and Kassie Kibler and Bailey Rutherford two each.

  • Youth Baseball coaches will meet Jan. 29

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important updates. For more info, call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.