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Today's News

  • No rhythm for Cougars

    Oh snap!

    That’s probably what the Campbell County Cougars were thinking on Thursday night against Anderson County, as the Mavericks rolled to a 36-0 victory in the Powell-Clinch Classic.

    Seeing three snaps sail high, resulting in a loss of 36 yards and a safety, was hard enough. Throw in two sacks for 14 yards of loss, another fumble, an interception, and a turnover on fourth-and-inches and the Cougars simply couldn’t find their rhythm.

  • Holding all the cards

    It was pretty much a life long dream for Brandon Card.

    The 26-year old from Caryville made his name on the big stage of the Bassmaster Elite series this season, pulling down the most coveted award for rookie fisherman.

    On Aug. 25, he was named the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year, an award Card says he’ll remember for a while.

  • Faulkner finishes first

    At the one-mile mark, one boy said, “Man, she’s way ahead.”

    Gracie Faulkner stayed there, too, taking the first place finish in the two mile run at Victor Ashe Park on Tuesday night.

    Faulkner, an eighth grader, finished the middle school cross-country meet with a personal record 13:46. The closest runner to her was 16 seconds back, as Rebecca Story of Christian Academy of Knoxville took second with 14:02.

  • Henegar succumbs to injuries

    The halls of Campbell County High School were full as students returned from a long weekend. Despite the crowds there was still a hole among the student body.

    One of their own died Sunday evening.

    Three weeks after falling from a utility vehicle, Trinity Henegar died. On Aug. 13 the teen fell striking his head on the pavement. He never regained consciousness.

    Weeks of prayer have now given way to mourning.

    “There is a huge gap that nobody can ever fill,” said Chris Bolton, JROTC cadet and Henegar’s friend.

  • Foundation helps replace local woman’s home

    Friday morning, Jacksboro resident Reba Wilson opened the door to her new home.

    Wilson’s former residence had fallen into disrepair. There was exposed electrical wiring, the roof leaked and mold was growing in the bedroom. Wilson’s son-in-law, Doug Kibbler, had attempted to maintain the home. When he brought some members from his church, First Baptist Church of LaFollette, to evaluate the situation, they told him there was nothing he could do.

    That’s when Kibbler went to his pastor, Dr. Duane Mills.

  • Local church to erect flag in honor of veterans

    Veterans and their families are invited to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sept. 7 to a ceremony to dedicate a new flagpole.

    “It’s a 35-foot flagpole, and it’s going to be dedicated in honor of the veterans of this area,” said Gerri Hinton, one of the event’s organizers.

  • LaFollette officer dies at home

     LaFollette Patrol Officer Odell Bailey died early Tuesday morning at his Claiborne County home.

    “He was a good officer and an asset to the LaFollette Police Department,” Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries said. “He will be missed by everyone here in LaFollette.”

  • LaFollette City Council rebids roofing projects

    At Tuesday’s meeting, the LaFollette City Council voted to rebid three roofing projects.

    The bids for these projects, fire hall three, West LaFollette Community Center and East LaFollette Community Center, didn’t conform to the minutes of August’s meeting. The Municipal Technical Advisory Service and LaFollette City Attorney Reid Troutman advised the city council to rebid the projects.

    Sealed bids were opened Aug. 23, after the bids had been advertised as a package.

  • Couponing: Finding the little slips that lead to big savings

    Editor’s Note: September is National Couponing Month. To highlight the ways coupons can save you at the check out reporter Beth Braden will present a three part series on couponing.

    My cart is practically overflowing when I finally head for the front of the store. It’s heavy too.

    I’ve amassed enough items to keep me from going to the store again for at least another three weeks. We’ll have to drop in for milk and maybe fresh meat, but other than that, we’re set.

  • CASA provides aid to abused, neglected children

    Executive Director David Ayers describes CASA as a “charitable extension of the court.”

    In Campbell County, Court Appointed Special Advocates have worked with children since 2006.

    “We provide volunteers to as many kids as we can and what they do, they advocate for these children and they try to get them the services they need,” Ayers said.