Today's News

  • Lady Cougars tie for 4th place at Metro 8

     In a final tuneup before sectionals, Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed Friday in the Metro 8 Championships at Oak Ridge.

    Multitalented junior Kristin Chapman led the Lady Cougars to a tie for 4th place with William Blount. Chapman won the high jump, was runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles with a new personal record, placed 5th in the 300-meter hurdles, and finished 7th in the 200-meter dash. A total of 18 girls’ teams participated in the meet.

  • Lady Cougars fall to Oak Ridge girls in tourney opener

        The Campbell County High School softball team bowed out of District 3-AAA Tournament play Thursday afternoon with a 10-0 loss to Oak Ridge at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars (5-29 overall) fell behind 7-0 in the first inning and were never able to get their offense untracked.

    Oak Ridge scored twice more in the bottom of the third to make it 9-0.

    Campbell County had runners in scoring position in the top of the fourth inning, but couldn’t get them home.


     The Lady Owls’ Basketball Camp will be held May 16-19 at the LaFollette Middle School Gym. Hours will be 3-5 p.m. Registration will be May 16 from 3-3:20 p.m. The camp is for girls in grades K-8. All campers must have a registration form signed by parent or guardian. The camp fee is $50. Concessions will be sold daily. The camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball and will include individual and team competitions. With opportunities to win awards. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Night fishing for walleye improves on Norris Lake

        The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on May 10 was 1,021.72 feet, almost 2 feet above full pool.

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     Free Fishing Day events geared toward youngsters

    Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day is set for June 11 this year, with dozens of events for kids scheduled statewide.

    All fishing on public waters will be free that day. Residents and non-residents (adults and youth) are exempt from license and permit requirements for that day. In addition, anyone age 15 and under may fish free for an entire week, beginning on Free Fishing Day and continuing through the following Friday, June 17.

  • Galilee Bible Camp scheduled to host Outdoor Adventure on Saturday, May 21

     The Galilee Bible Camp Outdoor Adventure is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m.

    A 3D archery competition will be held at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Afterward, participants will view an outdoor video. A trap shoot will begin at 2 p.m., followed by awards and closing at 4:30 p.m.

  • Citizen time back before commission




    Robert Henson has become a familiar face at for members of the county commission.

    In recent months he has appeared before the group in vehement opposition to the county powers act that was passed in December of last year.

    But on Monday night, Henson used his time to debate a different subject.

    As he began his comments Henson said he wanted to discuss what he called “the 10 commandments for addressing the commission.”

  • Lemarr arrested after alleged domestic incident

      What started as a family feud ended with a trip to jail and a list of charges for Gregory Lemarr.

    On May 4 LaFollette Police Officer Brian Tiller was called to 516 North 15th Street to check out reports of a domestic disturbance. At the residence the victim stated her son was drunk and had been physically aggressive. Records indicate the victim stated she and her husband had to fight with Lemarr, 38, of 114 South 27th Street, to get him out of the home.

  • Drug arrests keep officers busy



    Reports of a man sleeping in his vehicle led to an arrest early Sunday morning.

    LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow went to the Midway Car Wash to investigate reports of a male who was allegedly slumped over the steering wheel of his car.

    According to Marlow's report, he could easily see through the passenger side window that Jerry W. Hutson, II, 28, of 408 Myers Street, Jacksboro, allegedly had a pill bottle in his right hand and some white pills in his left had.

  • Arrest made in boat burglaries; warrant issued

       The art of being inconspicuous escaped Joseph K. Harp.

    On Tuesday around 4 a.m. Campbell County Sheriff's Deputies Cody Chapman and Jimmie Albertini went to Anchor Marine to look into reports of suspicious activity in the area.

    As Chapman was sitting in his patrol car watching he allegedly saw a male jump into a car and leave the scene.