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Today's News

  • Wilson says ‘no’ to selling state building permits at office

     Wilson said maybe Ayers’ should consider selling the permits herself. When Ayers’ asked Wilson why she was so opposed to selling the permits she did not hesitate to offer a response.

    “Because I don’t want people to be mad at me when they find out they have to buy it (the state permit), “Wilson said.

  • Decision time

     Less than two weeks remain until the March 6 election. 

    And Campbell County residents remain divided about how they will respond to the sales tax referendum question on the general election ballot.

  • Rite of the season:Wednesday marked start of the holiest of seasons

     In churches all over the world on Wednesday, faithful parishioners had their foreheads marked with ashes.

    “To remind us that God made us from dust and to dust we will return,” Father Joe Campbell, the priest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in LaFollette said.

  • Lady Cougars win first district tourney title since ’91

    Normally a bundle of nerves, Campbell County senior wing Kristin Chapman was calm and collected Monday night each time she stepped to the free throw line during the final minutes of the biggest game of her high school career.

    Chapman held her breath, took aim and then squeezed off shot after shot, hitting five of six attempts down the stretch. 

  • Lady Cougars win first tourney title since ’91

    Normally a bundle of nerves, Campbell County senior wing Kristin Chapman was calm and collected Monday night each time she stepped to the free throw line during the final minutes of the biggest game of her high school career.

    Chapman held her breath, took aim and then squeezed off shot after shot, hitting five of six attempts down the stretch. 

  • Cougars advance to regionals with big win over Halls

    Campbell County High School’s boys qualified for their first regional tournament in three years by advancing to the semifinals of last week’s District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    After beating Clinton on opening night, the Cougars (18-12 overall) punched their ticket to the regionals with a 64-55 victory Thursday night over Knox Halls. 

    The win avenged a pair of regular season losses by Campbell County to the Red Devils.

  • Malicoat scores 41 points in Blue Devils’ win at Coalfield

    After blowing a 17-point lead nearly three months ago during a loss to Coalfield, the Jellico Blue Devils avenged that defeat Thursday night with a 70-59 opening-round victory in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    MTSU signee Cody Malicoat dropped in 41 points to pace Jellico (14-16), which led by as many as 22 in the fourth quarter.

    Malicoat’s 41 points overshadowed a great scoring night by Coalfield senior Dillon Wilson, who poured in a career-high 32 points.

  • Two arrested following traffic stop

    Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies netted two arrests after a car failed to stop at a red light on Saturday.

    Deputy Chad Hicks was dispatched to the intersection on Highway 25W and Dogwood Lane to assist Deputy Adam Hopper with a traffic stop. Hopper had allegedly stopped Jessica Starr Davis, 21, 0f 1109 South Highway 25W for running a red light.

  • Lloyd arrested for credit fraud

    Going on a personal shopping spree on the company’s dime is usually frowned upon by management.

    At least that is what a Jacksboro woman found out recently.

    On Feb. 3, Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Captain Brandon Elkins met with the owner of Fire Stop Technologies regarding an alleged internal theft.

    The victim reported former employee Dana Dower Lloyd, 38, 0f 114 Satellite Lane, Jacksboro had allegedly used a company credit card to withdraw nearly $4,000 at ATMs across the county from Nov. 16, 2011 to Jan. 23.

  • Davis arrested for DUI

    Alleged erratic driving led to a DUI arrest on Sunday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy Joshua Humphrey was on patrol at around 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 when he noticed a vehicle turn onto Eagle Bluff Road from Jacksboro Pike and run off the road.

    Humphrey reported the driver was slow to react to the emergency lights and she drove off the road several more times before coming to a stop in the intersection of Eagle Bluff Road and Starz Lane.