Today's News

  • Blue Devils drop home opener to North Greene

    They’re few in number, but Jellico High School football players have plenty of spirit.

    After dropping their second consecutive game this season — 46-0 Friday night to visiting North Greene — the Blue Devils were eager to get back to practice to try and improve themselves during this week’s open date.

    “We looked better all around. We were more intense and had a lot better effort,” said Jellico coach Brad Lawson.

  • Health Management Associates buys Mercy Health Partners’ East Tennessee assets

     In a special called meeting last Thursday, the LaFollette City Council assigned St. Mary’s lease from Mercy Health Partners to Health Management Associates.

    Mercy Health Partners decided to liquidate its holdings in East Tennessee, city attorney Reid Troutman said. This included seven hospitals.

  • Valley View Elementary to honor local heroes

    Next Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the most catastrophic events in United States history.

    While the nation makes preparations to honor the victims and survivors of the World Trade Center bombings one local elementary school is planning its own memorial ceremony.

    On Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Valley View Elementary School will host a program to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the county’s first responders.

  • Man sets up residence in house that isn’t his

    A Jefferson City man proved he had some real nerve when he set up housekeeping in someone else’s home.

    The owners of a Norris Lake vacation home became concerned something was amiss when neighbors contacted them about suspicious activity at their house.

    As a precaution the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was called to go out and check the property.

  • Duo arrested following pursuit

    Alleged drug dealers gave authorities a run for their money last Tuesday.

    A Drug Task Force Agent successfully purchased some pills in the parking lot of a LaFollette business that afternoon.

    When the deal was done Campbell County Sheriff’s Department personnel in unmarked cars were close by waiting to arrest Kenniford Wilson and Mark Wilson, but the two had other plans.

  • CCSD nabs alleged jewel thieves

    A little collaboration went a long way toward catching some alleged thieves last Wednesday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies received a theft of property call from a residence on Queener Road in Jacksboro. At the scene the homeowners reported jewelry had been stolen from the home.

  • Campbell County, Jellico battle on the volleyball court

    High school volleyball rivals Jellico and Campbell County played each other Monday afternoon at LaFollette Elementary.

    Campbell County’s junior varsity team won, 25-22, 25-12, in two games.

    Jellico’s varsity won its match in five games. Campbell County won the first game, 25-8, while Jellico evened things up with a 25-16 decision in the second game.

    Campbell County answered the bell with a 25-19 victory in game three, but Jellico closed out the match with 28-26 and 15-13 victories.

  • Burris arrested for impersonation

    Last week Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to make an arrest in a case that began in July.

    Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar began looking into a complaint made by a female victim and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. As result of his inquiries he learned that on July 26 Donny Ray Burris, 52, of 2796 Highway 116, Caryville, went to the residence of the victim and allegedly told another person who was there at the time that he was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 1

    The Jellico High School boys basketball team will be hosting a 16-inch co-ed softball tournament Sept. 9-10 at Jellico. Entry fee is $150. For more information, call 423-494-9859.

    LaFollette Little League will host postseason banquets next weekend according to the following schedule: Friday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Little League Field, 9-10, 11-12 Little League boys and 13-14, 15-16 softball girls; Saturday Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Little League Field, Tee-Ball, Coach Pitch and Coach Pitch girls.

  • Bowman chalks up 20th book in

    On Aug. 19 Anthony Meade Bowman scored his 19th book in into the county jail. Bowman was charged with theft under $10,000 in connection with a burglary at a local marine store.

    After posting the $5,000 on Aug. 22, Bowman, 23, of 523 Shore Line Circle, took another trip to jail on Aug. 25 making his book in record an even 20.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur’s report, he was called to the corner of Hemlock and 12th Streets to aid a Drug Task Force agent in a traffic stop.