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Today's News

  • Planning commission moves to annex Highcliff and Bowlin Straight

     

    Last Thursday, the Jellico planning commission decided to move forward with its intentions to annex a 1,013-acre area east of Jellico. This area includes Highcliff and Bowlin Straight.

    Municipalities around Jellico that have grown have done so by small, incremental annexation, Mayor Les Stiers said.

    After going over the costs of providing benefits to people in this area, and the revenue Jellico could receive from it, the planning commission went to the heart of the matter, discussing some the people’s objections.

  • Lady Cougars look better in rematch with Farragut

    Although the final margin was very similar, the Campbell County High School Lady Cougars played much better at home Friday night against Farragut than they did during a loss earlier this season to the Lady Admirals.

    Campbell County dropped the rematch, 54-47, but scored almost twice as many points as it did during a 32-24 season opening loss on Nov. 15 at Farragut.

    “I thought we played much better,” Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning said.

    “Our offense looked more in sync.”

  • County tournament continues through Saturday at LaFollette

    Campbell County’s Middle and Elementary School Basketball Tournament tipped off Monday afternoon with four boys’ games at LaFollette Elementary.

    Wynn and White Oak advanced in the small elementary school division. No. 4 seed Wynn defeated No. 5 seed Jellico, 18-14, with Gavin Muse scoring eight points and Gavin Ayers six.

    Gage Minton and Noah Albertini scored four points each for Jellico.

    Wynn will face No. 1 seed Christian Academy of Campbell County tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. for a berth in Saturday’s championship game.

  • Two arrested on burglary charges

    The watchful eye of a utility worker helped police nab a couple of burglars last week.

    On Dec. 1, LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen was called to investigate a burglary at Shoreline Circle. A local utility company employee reported he had seen two men carrying a flat screen television from Shoreline Circle into a wooded area. When the homeowner returned home just after 7:30 a.m. she discovered someone had broken into her home.

  • Thefts at impound lot prompt changes

    Thefts at the county’s impound lot have prompted changes in security.

    Aaron Evans, Campbell County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy, said on Nov. 20 Don Boshears, environmental services director, reported when he arrived at the Towe String Road convenience center around 7:30 a.m. the lock on the front gate was missing.

    After further inspection Boshears discovered the gate at the impound lot was open and the lock had also been cut, records indicate.

  • Hutson arrested on several charges

    Allegedly driving around with beer and a minor in the car proved to be costly for a Jacksboro man.

    LaFollette Police Officer Brian Tiller stopped Jerry W. Hutson, II, 28, of 431 Myers Street, Jacksboro, after he observed his vehicle weaving on Jacksboro Pike on Dec. 1.

    Tiller reported he detected the odor of alcohol coming from the car and could see two Bud Light cans in the floorboard in plain view.

  • Campbell girls start strong in District 3

    The Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team is off to a strong start in District 3-AAA this season.

    The Lady Cougars defeated Powell, 37-30, Tuesday night at home to stay perfect in league play.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led the charge with 20 points for Campbell County (2-0 district, 4-4 overall).

    Maria Foust chipped in six points, followed by Amber Young with four, Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins three each, and Courtney Miller one.

  • Speedwell Academy celebrates old-fashioned Christmas

     On Dec. 17-18, Historic Speedwell Academy will open its doors to anybody interested in seeing an old fashioned Christmas.

    “We’ve been doing that for about 15 to 20 years now,” Historic Speedwell Academy hostess Lettie Russell said.

  • CACC girls put an end to LaFollette win streak

    The Christian of Campbell County elementary girls’ basketball team ended LaFollette’s three-year winning streak last week.

    Led by Katie Wells with a game high 16 points and Alexis Foster with 10, the Lady Warriors handed the Lady Owls a 37-22 defeat on their home court.

    Both teams were unbeaten coming into the contest. The Lady Warriors improved to 12-0, while the Lady Owls dropped to 11-1. Skylar Boshears paced LaFollette with 14 points.

    Christian Academy coach Allison Foster said the key to the game for her team was effort.

  • Couple nets list of charges

    Reports of a suspicious vehicle parked at the LaFollette Housing Authority’s Dewey Hunter Center led to a long list of charges for two people.

    On Dec. 4, LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow went to investigate reports of a white truck parked on S. 4th Street at the Dewey Hunter Center at around 7 a.m.