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Today's News

  • Jellico police arrest man for burglary

     The Jellico Police Department arrested Eddie Joe Bowlin, 42, 916 Plum Street, Jellico, for aggravated burglary on April 24.

    Assistant Chief J. J. Hatmaker went to a residence on 5th Street to investigate a burglary, when he noticed sounds inside, Hatmaker said in a report. 

  • Cougars finally beat Clinton in baseball

    After struggling much of the season to get into a winning rhythm, the Campbell County High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories last week while finishing 2nd in the Knoxville West Tournament.

    The Cougars (2-14 district, 12-22 overall) opened tournament play Thursday afternoon with an 8-4 triumph over the host team.

  • Fallen tree traps man in home

     high winds from a storm caused a tree to fall on a home, trapping a bedridden man inside.

  • Storms blew through Campbell County Thursday morning

     Last Thursday, employees from LaFollette Utilities Board and Jellico Electric and Water System worked to restore power after high winds downed tree limbs and broke a few poles.

    Storms came through around 7 a.m., LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said.

  • LaFollette resident complains about conditions of local street

     At LaFollette’s City Council meeting Tuesday night, David Wilson told the council he was having problems on East Memorial Drive, where he lives.

  • Lady Cougars take 2nd place at AC meet

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams made a strong showing Friday during the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars took 2nd place overall behind meet champion Maryville in a field of 16 scoring teams. Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined to score 46 points for Campbell County.

    Chapman, an ETSU signee, won the high jump (5-6) and 100-meter hurdles (:15.95), finished 4th in long jump and took 6th place in the 800-meter run with a personal record (PR) time of 2:35. She accounted for 28 points.

  • Construction on sports complex progresses

     

     

    Much has happened to the field at East LaFollette since the LaFollette City Council approved $64,000 for improvements on March 7.

  • LUB gives Kenny Baird a 5-year contract

     At Monday’s meeting, members of the LaFollette Utilities Board voted to grant Kenny Baird a five-year contract.

    “I have no problem with the contract,” LUB chairman James Walker said. “Me personally, I’m for it, and I’m for you (Baird).”

  • Football, cheerleader sign-ups set

    Campbell County Youth Football and Cheerleading will be having sign-ups for the 2012 season on consecutive Saturdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the new LaFollette Recreation Center located in the old West LaFollette School. Registration is $55 for football players and $60 for cheerleaders. Ages for football are 5-12, while ages for cheerleaders are 4-13. For more information, call Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429, Tabatha Phillips at 423-494-1806 or Lisa Lester at 423-871-0230.

  • Thomas wins Tennessee History Day Competition

     Jonathan Thomas represented Jellico in the Tennessee History Day competition in Nashville on April 21. He won first place.

    “We’re very proud of him,” said Ronnie Buck, owner of Buck’s Hardware. “And he’s a fine young man.”