Today's News

  • Cooper still fighting conviction

    Greta Cooper may be down but she won’t be counted as out.

    With a conviction and six month sentence looming for 22 criminal charges involving theft, Cooper is still waging a legal battle.

    On Tuesday Brent Gray, her attorney, asked Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton for new trial in Cooper’s case. Had the jury been made privy to a tape recording in which the victim said he gave Cooper not only the money but also permission to alter checks he had written to her, a different verdict may have been given, Gray argued.

  • Election commission finds votes; implements new procedures

    An oversight at the county election office is being chalked up to human error.

    As staff at the Campbell County Election Commission began work to archive documents following the November 2010 election, it was determined that nine votes hadn’t been counted. While it had been recorded the nine people had cast their votes, their ballots weren’t found and counted by the absentee board.

  • Comer earns gold at Flip Fest

     Jordan Comer, of LaFollette, recently competed at the Flip Fest Gymnastics/Trampoline and Power Tumbling competition (with over 1,500 athletes from all over the United States) held at Knoxville. She earned gold medals for her Level 9 floor routine and Level 8 double-mini trampoline performance. Comer also was awarded the silver medal for her Level 8 trampoline routine. Having just returned from The Matrix Winter Classic, a competition held in Huntsville, Ala., she won three gold medals for her performance on the floor, double-mini trampoline and trampoline.   

  • Phillips wants a new trial; judge says no

    Attempting to have Jerry Phillips’s case delayed for a seventh time Keith Hatfield asked for a continuance in the pedophile’s case on Tuesday.

    It didn’t happen.

  • Ward jailed when judge revokes bail

    A former Campbell County Deputy is behind bars following an appearance in court.

    On Tuesday Daniel Ward, who is facing 16 sex crime charges, was in Campbell County Criminal Court.

  • Wooden earns 5th degree black belt

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Prayers changes things, prayer sustains things


    Do you think we need a spiritual awakening in our country? A great revival in our  land (the world)?

    In the middle of the 19th century, spiritual conditions in the United States were deteriorating. People started making a lot of money, and when they did, they turned their backs on God.

  • News Notes

    The Campbell County Artist Association will host a special February meeting due to the weather playing havoc with the normal meeting schedule in January and February.  They will meet on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building.   They will discuss Art in the Park and Louie Bluie and plans for 2011 for the CCAA. Refreshments will be served.  For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Feb. 24 – March 4  



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving kraut w/wieners, pinto beans, corn bread and baked apples

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken strips, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls and rice pudding

  • On Higher Ground

    New York or LaFollette, underneath we’re all people

    New York City is a terrible place. The people are mean and unfriendly.