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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles place 2nd at area meet, third at sectionals

    Jacksboro Middle School’s girls were the toast of Campbell County during regular season track and field meets. The Lady Eagles finished up well in postseason meets, with second place in the Area 2 North Championships and third place at Sectionals.

    At the Area 2 North Championships this year at Oak Ridge, Michaela Smith was a double event winner for the Lady Eagles with first-place finishes in the shot put (25-10) and discus (72-7 1/2). Hannah Owens also won the high jump (4-2) and Emily Byrge the long jump (13-4) for Jacksboro.

  • Louie Bluie Festival draws crowd despite weather

    Scorching heat and monsoon type rains threatened to have organizers of the Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival singing the blues-literally.  

    But despite the stifling humidity created as soaking downpours collided with high temperatures people from near and far converged on Cove Lake State Park to enjoy the sights and sounds of the fourth annual event.

    In a move to expand the festival into a two-day event worthy of drawing interest from all over the country the festival committee used this year’s event to pilot a Bluegrass and Barbeque pre-festival concert.

  • Siler sent to jail

    It was all over but the crying on Monday when Jenny Siler was sentenced to prison for eight years.

    After going before a jury earlier this year on narcotics charges, and found guilty, Siler and her co-defendant Jamie Jones appeared in court Monday for sentencing.

  • Thieves strip vacant school of copper

    The Campbell County Board of Education took a major hit last week.  Because the former East LaFollette Elementary School was deemed uninhabitable by the fire marshal it has sat virtually unused for more than a year.

    On June 9 LaFollette Police Det. Lt. Monty Miller was notified that the building had been burglarized, according to a report.

  • Fight over cabbage leads to arrest for assault

       

    The price of cabbage was the source of a showdown of sorts at the LaFollette flea market last week.

    On Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Joe Brown responded to a reported of a possible disturbance involving a weapon in the back parking lot of the police department.

    When he arrived on the scene, Brown was informed by the victim that Ben Ellison, 68 of 430 Loop Road had started an argument with him over the price he was charging for cabbage.

  • Leadership program puts students to work

        School is out.

    And for some students that means trading in their desks for a lounge chair by the pool, but for others the break from the books will mark their first foray into the real world.

    Thanks to the Campbell County Government Student Leadership Program, area high school students have the opportunity to learn the ropes in a number of the offices that make up county and city government.

  • School is out.Diploma project raises the bar for high school students

     

     

    The way that schools in Tennessee do business is changing. For the class of 2013 and the classes after that means a tougher road to graduation.

    Although these changes are not likely to have students jumping for joy, Clayton Ray, secondary education supervisor, believes the increased standards will net positive results, especially for those planning to pursue a post-secondary education.

  • Jellico’s Tiller to play softball for Union College

    Jellico High School senior Noel Tiller has decided to continue her softball career and education at Union College, Ky.

    Tiller made the announcement last week during a signing ceremony at JHS. She plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

    “I’m really excited about college,” said Tiller, who hit .385 this year and was one of the top pitchers in District 4-A.

    Earlier, Tiller was leaning toward the University of the Cumberlands. However, after a campus visit and tryout, she was offered a spot on Union’s team.

  • Heatherly earns All-OVC honors

    Jake Heatherly was Tennessee Tech’s most consistent golfer and the best in the field on the short holes, helping him tie for fifth place and earn all-tournament honors as the Golden Eagles finished in sixth place at the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference men’s golf championships, April 26-28, at Grey Stone Golf Club in Dickson.

  • Girl’s middle school soccer team forming

    Eighteen to 20 positions will be up for grabs this summer during a tryout for Campbell County’s first all-girl’s middle school soccer team.

    The tryout dates are July 19, 20 and 22, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the LaFollette fields. Eligible players will be incoming fifth, sixth and seventh graders, since the team will have to play a junior varsity schedule the first season. The season is scheduled to run from Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Matches will be played on Monday and Thursday evenings.