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Today's News

  • Local business owner on a mission to help women

    Shona Phelps is on a mission to help women.

    After attending a seminar about how to maximize the effectiveness of coupons, Phelps said she was disappointed with the information she got.

    “We all paid $10 to have this lady come in and most of us already knew the things she told us,” Phelps said. “I’ve been single for 12 years and I’ve raised four kids on coupons.”

  • Church News Sept. 22, 2011

     Evangelist Jeremiah Dixon will be holding service at Mountain View Baptist Church Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information call 562-9457.

     

    A new children’s program called “Worship Kids Style” will begin on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. Ages 3 years old through 6th grade. For more information call 562-6262.
     

  • Senior Citizens Center week of Sept. 22

     Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Sept 22 – Sept 30

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.  Lunch serving ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, peach cobbler

    5 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs

    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree w/ Junior and friends $5 admission

     

    Friday

     

    10 a.m.  Bingo

  • News Notes Sept. 22, 2011

     Donations of toys and stuffed animals are being sought to give out to children at Christmas. Items can be dropped off at 210 Sharps Lane Apt. 130, LaFollette. Volunteers are also needed, as is a flatbed truck. For more information call 566-6699.

     

  • Evans named chief deputy

    State Highway Patrol Officer Aaron Evans has been named chief deputy at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    The announcement came last week after “a lot of praying,” Sheriff Robbie Goins said on Monday. Evans replaces the former chief, Jonathan Finley. Finley was terminated from the department earlier this month due to “policy violations.”

    “We have a lot of work ahead of us,” Goins said. “But Aaron is eager to get started and he will do an excellent job.”

  • Campbell Culture Coalition to host fifth annual Louie Bluie Festival

    The Louie Bluie Festival is coming back for the fifth year, and will again be held at Cove Lake State Park on Oct. 1.

    “This is just a festival celebrating the culture and the arts in Campbell County and its surrounding area,” Campbell Culture Coalition Treasurer and Festival Co-Chair Jocelyn Griffo said.

  • Conflict over annexation heats up

    Annexation wasn’t on the agenda for Jellico’s Sept. 15 board of mayor and aldermen meeting, but it was on the people’s mind.

    A crowd showed up to show their displeasure over the town’s plans for expansion. At 6:30 p.m., a seat could not be found, forcing many to stand in the packed meeting room.

    Talk of annexation had attracted the crowd, and created a stir in the areas surrounding Jellico.

    The board was not ready to talk about annexation, Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • Child injured in dog attack

    A dog attack turned a typical Friday afternoon into a horrific ordeal for a 10-year-old LaFollette boy and his family.

    Teresa Goins said on Sept. 16 her grandson, Timothy Bolinger, had enjoyed the Campbell County High School homecoming parade that day before returning home to the small farm where he lives with his father in the Davis Chapel community.

    According to Goins, Timothy had walked up the road a short distance to check on his goats. On the way back, he was viciously attacked by a neighbor’s dog.

  • public Records Sept. 22, 2011

     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

    Sept. 12 – Sept. 16

     

    Harold Dewayne Lynch and Glenna Kay Lynch to Eric Shawn Partin, Dist. 5, $7000.

    Mt Cloud Inc. to Kennth R Arendt, Dist. 4, $110,000.

    Mt Cloud Inc. Darryl A. White and Melissa White, Dist. 4, $20,000.

  • Scouting Report — Campbell County at Clinton

    The Cougars have a chance to get their first district win this week, but history is not on their side. Campbell County is 2-28 in the series and hasn’t beaten the Dragons since 2003. The current seven-game losing streak to Clinton includes all three of the Cougars’ playoff teams and heartbreaking losses of 17-14, 37-32 and 36-33.

    “Clinton will be 0-5 coming in this Friday, but they are a big physical football team,” said Cougars’ Head Football Coach Justin Price.