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Today's News

  • The Year In Review- July- December

     July

    Mercy Hospital was sold to Health Management Associates, Inc.

    The Pleasant Ridge Bridge project cost the city of LaFollette $2,500 more than planned. Costs increased because the type of concrete used in the project changed.

    The county commission earmarked $55,000 for a new little league ball field in Jellico.

    Jellico considered if there was enough interest to support a satellite campus of Lincoln Memorial University.

  • Local art students turn trash to treasure

    Area high school art students recently proved their work is not trash even if what they were painting was.

    Students from both Campbell County High School and Jellico High School were solicited to put their talents to use by designing trashcans to be used in conjunction with the county’s litter awareness program administered by county mayor William Baird’s office.

  • Tourney title makes for a Merry Christmas

    The Campbell County Lady Cougars did their best to give the homestanding Gatlinburg-Pittman Lady Highlanders a blue Christmas by spoiling the Blue and Gold’s chance at earning back-to-back Smoky Mountain Classic championships with a 63-52 win by the visitors on Friday night.

    “I thought we came out really with no purpose,” said a disappointed G-P girls’ coach Katie Parton, following the 11-point championship loss. 

  • Tourney title makes for a Merry Christmas

    The Campbell County Lady Cougars did their best to give the homestanding Gatlinburg-Pittman Lady Highlanders a blue Christmas by spoiling the Blue and Gold’s chance at earning back-to-back Smoky Mountain Classic championships with a 63-52 win by the visitors on Friday night.

    “I thought we came out really with no purpose,” said a disappointed G-P girls’ coach Katie Parton, following the 11-point championship loss. 

  • Ladies’ class packs comfort in a bag

    When it comes to crime children are often the forgotten victims. But one group of women is working to make sure that isn’t the case.

    As the wife of a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy, Darlene Bruce has heard first hand how children found in homes where a meth lab has been discovered are affected. And it was those tragic tales of boys and girls being forced to leave all of their toxic belongings behind that made the women in her Sunday School class spring into action.

  • Stolen car hood leads to drug arrest

    A case involving a stolen car hood led to a drug arrest on Christmas day.

    LaFollette Police Officer Charles Duff was on patrol just before midnight when he saw a white Mustang being driven from behind the Save-A-Lot building. Duff believed the car was one that was reported being in the area where the theft of a Mustang hood and battery had occurred.

    The 1992 Ford Mustang driven by David Edward Allen, 38, of 507 E. Hemlock, allegedly darted across Jacksboro Pike and into the Murphy gas station parking lot.

  • Holiday fracas ends with arrest

    A Christmas Day food fight put the skids on the holiday cheer for a LaFollette family.

    Deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department were called to 1631 Loop Road to investigate reports of a domestic disturbance.

    Records indicate Shannon Allen Beaty, 41, of 1631 Loop Road, was at his grandmother’s home with a number of other relatives when he allegedly started throwing food and became irate.

  • Greer arrested for shoplifting

    Curtis Greer got a pre-Christmas trip to jail after being charged with theft last week.

    On Dec. 23, LaFollette Police Officers Robert Foxx and Odell Bailey were dispatched to Big Creek Market to investigate reports of a shoplifting incident.

    A store employee described the offender as a black male with a shaved head. The man identified as Greer, of 508 Rose Hill, allegedly fled south on foot on Tennessee Ave.

    A short time later Foxx found Greer walking on Rose Hill. A warrants check revealed Greer had two bench warrants.

  • Win streak continues for CCHS girls

    Campbell County High School’s girls took no prisoners last week while winning the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg and extending their victory streak to eight.

    Nobody got within double digits of the Lady Cougars (10-4 overall) who went a perfect 4-0 during the basketball tournament with a couple of games being decided by 44 and 33 points.

    Tournament host Gatlinburg-Pittman got the closest during an 11-point loss to Campbell County in Friday’s championship game.

  • Win streak continues for CCHS girls

    Campbell County High School’s girls took no prisoners last week while winning the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg and extending their victory streak to eight.

    Nobody got within double digits of the Lady Cougars (10-4 overall) who went a perfect 4-0 during the basketball tournament with a couple of games being decided by 44 and 33 points.

    Tournament host Gatlinburg-Pittman got the closest during an 11-point loss to Campbell County in Friday’s championship game.