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Today's News

  • Rucker says 'not guilty' of charges

    Entering a not guilty plea on Monday, one time LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker made his initial appearance in criminal court.

    In December 2010, Rucker was indicted by a Campbell County Grand Jury for two counts of official misconduct, bribing a witness and filing a false report.

    The indictment came after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into allegations Rucker had broken the law while on duty. After being indicted Rucker turned himself into authorities and was later released on a $10,000 bond.

  • Evans set to make second all-star appearance

    Defensive star Keenan Evans will be making his second all-star appearance when he suits up Saturday for Team Tennessee in the 4th annual Border Bowl.
    Kick-off is set for high noon at James H. Taylor, II Stadium on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. The game is a matchup of some of the best high school seniors from the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

  • Director search committee holds first meeting

     

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  • Board makes policy change; discusses prayer before meetings

     

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  • Owls flog Jefferson in district play; LMS girls lose 33-32 in overtime

    Roston Letner spearheaded LaFollette Middle School’s 40-27 rout Thursday night of visiting district boy’s basketball rival Oak Ridge-Jefferson.
    Letner, a point guard, led all scorers with 14 points for the Owls (8-4 overall).

  • Ayers allegedly leads officers on chase

     

    Charles Ayers gave officers a run for their money last Tuesday and caused injury to one in the process.

    LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur was patrolling in Village Apartments when he allegedly spotted Ayers, 26, who was reported as homeless, in the complex despite the fact he is not allowed to be on the property.

    According to Sandefur’s report, when he made contact with Ayers he presented as very nervous and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. 

  • Woman fights off police

    The property owners told Natasha Sierra Bright to leave several times before calling the police for help.

    But Bright refused to leave for the property owners and put up a fight with Caryville police. The homeowners met the police outside, saying Bright was in their house and they wanted her removed, according to the report.

    “They had asked the defendant to leave several times before calling dispatch,” said officer Ben Marlow.

  • Store clerk reports suspicious activity

    The store clerk at the Pilot Travel Center in Caryville noticed when a woman walked out wearing a pair of sunglasses on her head the tags were still attached.

    The clerk told Caryville Police Sgt. Freddy Walker that she was watching a possible shoplifter, according to the report.

    “The two suspects were found to be acting in a suspicious manner,” said Walker.

  • Jellico heats things up with chili cook-off

    Hot chili sounds good on these cold days.

    And Jellico is getting ready to serve up some hot plates with the Mayor’s Chilly Best Cook-Off being held for the first time.

    On Jan. 22, at Veterans Park, the public is invited to cook up their best chili and have it judged. Participants can register at city hall prior to the event.

  • Malicoat, Devils defeat Coalfield in District 4-A boy’s basketball

    Cody Malicoat scored 27 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds last week to lead the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team past Coalfield, 71-64, for a regular season sweep of the Yellowjackets.
    Lee England chipped in 12 points for the Blue Devils, followed by Michael Smith with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Ethan Shelley 8 points, Dustin Smiddy 7, Brent Ayers 4 and Devin Oakes 2.
    Cody Hill paced Coalfield with 22 points and 10 rebounds.