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Today's News

  • The World’s Greatest Cello Player

    “And [God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth…” (See Acts 17:22-28, KJV).

  • Shoupe leads Cougars past Jets, 34-28

    After sputtering to a season opening loss the previous week, Campbell County High School’s new spread offense roared to life Friday night in the home opener against Cumberland County.

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe passed for 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards and another TD to lead the Cougars to a 34-28 come-from-behind victory over the Jets.

  • Church News Sept. 1, 2011

     Trinity Lutheran Church invites anyone who is interested in learning about the Lutheran faith to attend classes beginning this fall. Classes will be held monthly on the first and third Sundays at the Wedding Chapel, 103 S. Sixth Street, For more information, please call 563-9742.

    Rock Creek Community Church of God will have its 73rd Homecoming on Sept. 4 starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Homecoming at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Sept. 18 starting at 11 a.m.

  • Suffering as a believer can purify and deeper our faith

       1 Peter is a letter from Peter to offer encouragement and perspective to suffering Christians. He reminds Christians that even discouragement and persecution need not be feared if we know Jesus Christ. This letter is a manual on how a Christian shout live in the face of persecution, disintegrating relationships, discouragement, and suffering.

  • LaFollette High School alumni plan mini reunion in conjunction with the Louie Bluie Festival

     On Oct. 1, LaFollette High School alumni will gather at the Louie Bluie Festival for a mini-reunion.

    “We usually meet every five years,” LHS alumna Charlene Oliver Williams said.

    These reunions are called the “Best of Times” reunions. Last year, the LHS alumni hosted the “Best of Times III.”

  • Local runners compete in cross-country races

    Both of Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams placed 5th last week at the Panther Creek Invitational near Morristown.

    Lauren Evans led the Lady Cougars with the 8th place finish overall in a field of 81 runners. She ran the course in 23:17. Michaela Thomas placed 27th, followed by Olivia Brown, 31st; Brooke Bane, 34th; Maria Green, 38th; and Christina Goodman, 49th.

  • August 2011 indictments

    The following cases had indictments returned when the grand jury convened last week:

    Diana L. Boston – forgery, theft under $500.

    Michael C. Pebley – two counts promotion of meth manufacture, initiation process to manufacture meth.

    Kristy S. Adkins – vandalism, theft over $500.

    Michael C. Pebley – 12 counts of theft $1000 -$10,000.

    Donald Vaughn Jr. – promotion meth manufacture.

    Charles A. Partin – initiation process of manufacture meth, simple possession schedule II.

  • LaFollette City Council considers purchases for Public Works at next meeting

     Next week the LaFollette City Council will decide what to purchase for the public works department. Public works department head Jim Mullens requested a new street sweeper and backhoe, but the decision was put off at the last regular meeting.

    These items were again discussed at Monday night’s workshop as Mullens presented figures for how much they would cost the city.

    “I feel like they’re needed,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “But that’s not my decision.”

  • Public Records Sept. 1 2011

     Editor’s note: “Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Aug 22 – Aug 26

    Frankie Hiatt and Von Sharp to Paul Wilson and Brenda Wilson, Dist. 3, $1500.

    Wesley Lee Asbury Jr, Elizabeth C. Asbury, Robert R. Asbury, and Joan B Asbury to Wanda Shirley Wier, Dist. 3, $159,000.

    George A. Smith and Ruth Smith to State of Tennessee, Dist. 1.

  • LUB pays $1.2 million in lieu of taxes

     LaFollette Utility Board serves LaFollette, Campbell County, and parts of Claiborne County and Union County. In lieu of taxes, LUB gives each local government a payment. The total amount LUB paid to LaFollette and the counties it serves this year was around $1,241,900.