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Today's News

  • Eagles win Halls tournament

    The Jacksboro Middle School boy’s basketball team took 1st place last week in the Halls High School New Year Tournament.
    The Eagles opened the tournament with a 42-36 victory over Whittle Springs Middle School.
    Darin Gillenwater led the Eagles with 19 points, followed by Trey Torres with 11, Seth Pebley 6, Dylan Clawson and Jesse Sharp 3 each.
    Jacksboro edged Oliver Springs, 33-30, in the second round, with Torres scoring 13 points, Gillenwater 10, Clawson 6, Pebley 3 and Sharp 1.

  • Try float ‘n fly rig for wintertime smallmouths

    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 Monday, Jan. 3 was 1,001.83 feet. Surface temperatures are in the low 40s on the headwaters, and are as high as 48 degrees on the lower end of the lake. For the most part, the lake is clear, however some creeks may have stained water.
    Cold, snowy weather kept anglers off the lake earlier last week. The lower end of the lake got most of the fishing traffic. Overall, fishing has been slow.

  • Public Records Jan. 6 , 2010

     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

    Dec. 27 – Dec. 31

     

    Innovative Reclamation Technologies to Timothy A. Stirling, Dist. 1, $65,000.

    LaFollette Enterprises LP to Ronald A. Williams and Connie S. Williams, Dist. 3, $25,000.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Deer hunt set Jan. 15-16
    for young sportsmen
    Tennessee’s 2010-11 deer hunting seasons will end in all Units with the young sportsman hunt, Jan. 15-16.
    Bag limits allow for antlerless hunting in all units during this hunt. In Unit A the antlerless limit is 2 for the hunt; while, in Unit L, the antlerless limit is 3 per day. In Unit B, the bag limit is 1 antlerless deer.

  • Trio allegedly planning break-ins

    Reports from concerned citizens likely prevented some criminal activity last Wednesday.

    According to Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department received citizen reports of a suspicious person in the Carr Wynn Road area.  Deputies Pete Hatfield, Paul Harmon, Cody Chapman, John Wallen and Sgt. Jimmie Jeffries were dispatched to the area to investigate the claims.

  • Morgan arrested for burglary

     

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  • Alleged Shanghai thieves nabbed

     

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    A local marina celebrated the holidays with a Christmas break-in.

  • Four arrested on meth charges

     

  • Federal court says no to Jennings; suit back in circuit court

    After nearly two years of wading through legal channels former LaFollette mayor Cliff Jennings got an answer from federal court in his $1.3 million suit against the city.

    In February 2009 Jennings filed a complaint alleging his pension and health benefits were terminated by the city and those acting on its behalf.  He was not given forewarning of this nor was he allowed to be heard on the matter, the lawsuit said.

  • Burned out headlight leads to arrest

    A simple traffic infraction led to more serious charges for a LaFollette woman last Thursday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Justin Parrott reported observing Sabrina Leann Brown, 22, of 2536 South Highway 25W, traveling west on West Central Avenue with a burned out headlight.

    During the traffic stop Brown informed Parrott she could not roll down her window. After being instructed to open her door Parrott’s report indicates he was allegedly able to see two hypodermic needles in plain view in the driver’s side door panel.