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Today's News

  • From businessman to artist

    Nick Thompson is following his dreams.

    After 38 years in the furniture sales business, he is setting out to make custom furniture.

    At eight-years-old Thompson’s father got him excited about woodwork by buying him an electric jigsaw for his birthday.

  • Russell charged as habitual offender

    An alleged habitual offender wracked up more charges last week.

    When Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Freddie White saw Clayton Wendall Russell, 47, of Coolidge, stop in the middle of the road in front of 183 Lakeshore Lane, a check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that it was not valid.

    Records indicate Russell’s license had been revoked for driving while impaired and he was classified as a habitual motor vehicle offender.

  • Father and son duo charged with meth production

    An anonymous tip led to the discovery of a meth lab at a LaFollette residence last week.

    Based on information from a nameless source Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Vann went to 216 Child Lane to investigate reports of a methamphetamine lab.

    At the residence Vann reported being met with the strong chemical odor typical of meth production.

  • Cougars fed before each game

    Joking and laughing as they exit their vehicles, members of the Campbell County High School football team make their way toward the family life center of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. There they are greeted at the door by a firm handshake and a friendly smile from pastor Ronnie Arnold.

  • Riders gather for good cause and to remember

    Under a bright blue October sky members of the Caryville Civil War Council gathered for a tradition and to remember one of their own.
    This year’s run was in memory of Steve Dossett, a founding member of the CCWC who died earlier this year.

  • Cougars, Blue Devils fall at home

    Despite playing within the friendly confines of their home stadiums, county high school football teams had a tough week.
    Campbell County fell 41-7 to unbeaten Powell in a District 3 game. Quarterback Tuffy Shoupe threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Miller for the Cougars’ only TD. The Cougars go to Halls tomorrow (Fri.) night
    Jellico also lost 48-7 to Wartburg. The Blue Devils travel to Oakdale this week for a District 4 game.

  • Time to buy tickets for pig roast

    In less than a week, Campbell County will enjoy one of its newest traditions.
    The annual Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Pig Roast will be held.
    Scheduled for Oct. 26 the community event will be held at The Stables, its home for last few years.
    “We are very excited about this event,” said Cindi Reynolds, administrative assistant at the chamber.
    While good food and even better company are staples of the pig roast, so are the auctions.
    The live and silent auctions draw interest each year, said Reynolds.

  • Early voting is ‘steady’

    With early voting well underway, Administrator of Elections Dean Sexton is pleased with voter turn out.
    “There has been a steady stream of voters coming in and its growing everyday,” she said.
    As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,250 voters had casted their ballot, she said.
    “There seems to be a lot of interest in the city elections,” Sexton said. She
    said that while that local elections were being debated, many others are watching  the state races including the governor’s contest.

  • Middle school girls, elementary boys qualify for state races

    The girls’ middle school team from Campbell County has qualified for the state championships.
    This is the first time since the Campbell County program started that an entire team has made it to state.  
    The girls’ captured a fifth place team finish at the regional qualifier last week.

  • Trick or treating just got a whole lot easier

     

    Goblins, witches and ghosts…Oh my.

    These are some of the creatures to come out and ask for candy on Halloween. And many towns are changing trick or treat times to Saturday, Oct. 30, to make the evening more convenient.

    Halloween will be celebrated on the streets of Caryville and Jacksboro from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Campbell County and LaFollette neighborhoods will have trick or treating at the same time.