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Today's News

  • Chief Deputy Named

    Sheriff Robbie Goins has named a new chief deputy. Aaron Evans will serve as Goins' number two man at the Campbell County Sheriff's Department. Evans has held this position before. In 2006, then Sheriff Gary Perkins gave Evans the same position. Three months later, Evans left the CCSD, returning to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Goins' decision comes just a little over a week after he terminated Chief Deputy Jonathon Finley and Detective Jason Henegar in the wake of a car crash. For more information, read next week's issue of the LaFollette Press.

  • CCHS cross-country teams fare well at Cherokee Classic

    During the recent Cherokee Cross-Country Classic at Knoxville, Campbell County High School’s boys finished in the top third (10th) out of a field of 31 teams.

    Cody Willoughby, a newcomer to high school cross-country placed 39th out of 305 total runners to lead the Cougars. He completed the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 17 seconds.

  • Events lead to dismissal

    The dismissal of Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley and Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar, a veteran child abuse investigator, was the toughest decision Sheriff Robbie Goins says he has made in the first year of his administration.

    “My priority was to rectify this situation,” Goins said.

  • Crash remains under investigation

    Last week Sheriff Robbie Goins terminated two of his top officers.

    The action, taken within 36 hours of the accident that precipitated the firings, was made independent of the ongoing criminal investigation, said Goins on Monday.

  • Homecoming parade returns to LaFollette

    Students at CCHS are doing homecoming old school this year.

    With two years of successful parades in downtown Jacksboro under their belts Brandon Johnson, student council president, said the event has gotten too large the venue.

    “It (Jacksboro parade) was great but we just outgrew it,” Johnson explained.

    To remedy the situation Johnson said the homecoming parade is returning to the downtown LaFollette streets tomorrow complete with floats designed by each class.

  • Campbell County can’t get offense going against a tough Karns defensive unit

    The Karns defense lived up to its pre-game hype Friday night, as the host Beavers shut out District 3 rival Campbell County, 35-0.

    Karns (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) now finds itself atop the league standings with such heavyweights as Powell, Anderson County and Hardin Valley.

    Meanwhile, the Cougars (0-2 district, 1-3 overall) could not put together a consistent drive all night after the athletic Beavers blew up their spread offense.

  • Commission hears complaints about animal control

    Campbell County is going to the dogs-again. After being absent for several months from the commission’s agenda citizen complaints about the county’s animal control department emerged again on Monday night.

    When Johnny Bruce, commission vice chairman, gave citizens time to address the group a well-prepared Crystal Wilson wasted no time laying out her issue.

    Armed with graphic color photographs and DVDs for commissioners to view Wilson reported on Sept. 4 a pack of dogs attacked her herd of cattle in the Pleasant Ridge Community.

  • 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.

    The Louie Bluie Festival is organized by the Campbell Culture Coalition, and features music and art honoring Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong.

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

  • All beauty, like truth, is rooted in God Himself

  • Jesus cleanses the temple

       “And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple, (See John 2:12-25, RSV).

    There are two accounts of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple in the Gospels. One places this event at the beginning of his public ministry, and the other places it near the end of his public ministry.