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Today's News

  • Blue Devils go 1-2 at Grizzly Classic

    The Jellico High School boy’s varsity basketball team held its own last week while competing against much larger schools in the Grizzly Classic at Grainger County.
    Blue Devil forwards Cody Malicoat and Michael Smith scored 15 points each during a 62-61 loss to eventual tournament champion Seymour on Nov. 23. Brent Ayers chipped in 13 points for Jellico, followed by Lee England and Dustin Smiddy with 5 each, Ethan Shelley 4, Tyler Bolton 3 and Chris Lay 1.

  • Rucker target of TBI investigation

    A LaFollette Police Officer has been suspended without pay as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looks into his alleged conduct.

    Tony Rucker, a seven year veteran of the department was placed on unpaid leave last week pending the outcome of the investigation, said LPD Captain Jack Widener.

    Rucker stands accused of possibly taking bribe, according to Widener.

  • Owls have busy roundball schedule

    In recent middle school basketball action, LaFollette’s varsity girls defeated Horace Maynard, 49-28, on Monday, Nov. 29. Kendra King scored 13 points for the Lady Owls, followed by Katie Hamblin and Amber Guy with 12 each, Sissy Bailey 5, Ashley Whited 3, Kasi Phillips and Isabella Luna 2 each. Megan Winstead had 11 points for HMMS.
    The Lady Owls’ junior varsity team fell, 28-20. Phillips and Luna scored 6 points each, while Rachel Heatherly had 4, Megan Muggridge and Savannah Goins 2 each.

  • DUI and drugs keep officers busy

     

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    State wildlife commission
    meets today at Gatlinburg

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) will convene for the final time of the calendar year when it meets Dec. 1-2 at Gatlinburg. The meeting will be held at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

  • Daniels charged with attempted murder

     

    When staff at St. Mary’s emergency room called to report a possible assault victim was there to be treated authorities were not sure what they would find.

    Last Wednesday Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Jami Hall was called to the emergency room to speak to a female in her late 20’s with a large gash on the left side of her forehead and another on the back of her head.

    The victim told Hall she was driving on Glade Springs Road when she noticed she was being followed by Shannon Daniels, 33, of 187 Mynatt Lane.

  • Public Records Dec. 2

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

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Nov. 22- Nov. 29

     

    William R. Pease and Donna M. Pease to William R. Pease TR, Donna M. Pease TR and Pease Family 1990 Trust, $0.

    James Phillips and Kim Phillips to Mark Proffitt and Linda Proffitt, Dist. 3, $15,000.

  • Wilson charged with domestic assault

     

  • Labs found in home and cave

    An anonymous tip led to six arrests and the discovery of a meth lab last week.

    Around 8 p.m. Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies Mike Owens and Ken Daugherty conducted a knock and talk at 159 Robin Road.

    At the residence the deputies reported immediately smelling a “funny” odor.  After gaining consent to search the trailer, Owens and Daugherty located an active meth lab that had been tossed out a back window. The components were still separating, according to authorities.

  • Cougars use tempo to their advantage during impressive victory at Greeneville

    A smaller frontcourt hasn’t slowed the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team one bit this season.
    The Cougars (3-2 overall) are making up for their lack of size underneath the basket with scrappy effort and a don’t-back-down attitude. That philosophy worked well last week for Campbell County, which won 2 out of 3 games while playing on the road.
    “For us to be successful this season, we have to be the 2010 incarnation of Rupp’s Runts,” said Cougars coach Barry Jones.