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Today's News

  • Upcoming co-ed softball tournament will be fundraiser for Little League

    There will be a co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, March 20 at Lake City Ballpark. This is a fundraiser for LaFollette Little League Softball/Baseball. The entry fee is $100. For more information, call Mike Riley at 423-562-2878.

  • Cougars show potential in 14-8 loss

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball opener Monday afternoon at Clinton looked more like two different games.

    With three errors against them and faced with the grim prospect of being run-ruled, the Cougars rallied from a 12-0 deficit by scoring half a dozen runs in the top of the fifth inning to stay alive.

    Clinton eventually won, 14-8, but Campbell County proved it can play with its District 3-AAA rival when push comes to shove. Ryan Hutson was tagged with loss for the Cougars.

  • Laverdiere was always ready to assist Scots

    Selflessness and sacrifice have always been trademarks of Jared Laverdiere’s game.

    From elementary school basketball to the college ranks, he has shown a willingness to share the ball with his teammates and his body with the floor.

    Laverdiere just wrapped up a stellar career at Maryville College, where he led the Scots to four conference championships, four 20-win seasons and four appearances in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament.

    “Jared won over 80 percent of his games while a Scot,” said his coach Randy Lambert.

  • Seiber makes all-region team

    Campbell County High School senior post player Candice Seiber was selected to the Girl’s All-Region 2-AAA Basketball Team following her 25-point performance against William Blount in the quarterfinals.

    Seiber led the Lady Cougars to a 19-12 record this year.

  • Caryville's Hampton Inn is among the nation's top performers

    Hard work, pride and a little Southern charm have earned Hampton Inn of Caryville the national honor of the Lighthouse Award.

    “It’s really an honor for us to get this award,” said Hampton Inn General Manager Sherry Muse.

    She explained that out of more than 1,600 Hampton Inns, Caryville’s was in the top 5-percent, making it number six in the nation.

    “For us being a little place in East Tennessee it’s an honor; we’re real tickled with the results,” Muse said.

  • Cupp arrested on child abuse and drug charges

    A child abuse investigation led to additional drug charges being filed on a Caryville woman last week.

    On March 17, Department of Children’s Services Case Manager Kelli French contacted Caryville Detective Stephanie Smith regarding an alleged child abuse and neglect/molestation incident, which occurred at 156 Flamingo Drive, the arrest report said.

    During an interview, the victim allegedly told Smith and French her mother and stepfather were selling and using drugs, the report said.

  • Knoxville man arrested on theft in Jacksboro

    A stolen vehicle left a Knoxville man in Campbell County Jail last week.

    On March 22, Jacksboro Police Officer Zachary Graves observed a yellow Nissan Xterra sitting on the shoulder of the road of Main Street, just off of Highway 25W, the arrest report said.

    As Graves approached the vehicle, he noticed the driver’s side window was busted out, glass in the driver’s seat, a shirt was over the window and the other windows were fogged up, the arrest report said. It was at this point that Graves noticed someone was lying in the back seat of the vehicle.

  • Michigan woman arrested on drug charges

    A speeding violation left a Michigan woman in jail after drugs were found inside the vehicle she was a passenger in.

    On March 17, Jellico Police Officer J. Hopson clocked a 2008 Dodge Magnum traveling at 79 miles per hour in a 70 MPH zone on Interstate 75, the arrest report said.

    After stopping the vehicle, Hopson allegedly smelled a strong odor of what appeared to be marijuana, the arrest report said.

  • Miller arrested for aggravated criminal trespassing and possession of a prohibited weapon

    A LaFollette man garnered multiple charges after trespassing at a Caryville residence.

    On March 18, Caryville Police Officer Ben Marlow arrived at Bruce Gap Road to check on the report of a prowler, according to the police report.

    After arriving on the scene, Marlow learned that Lewis Henry Miller Jr., 26, of 107 Wheeler Lane, LaFollette, had allegedly knocked on the door of a Bruce Gap resident, screaming and shouting as well, the arrest report said.

  • Big plans being made for upcoming Louie Bluie Festival

    Spring is only faintly in the air, yet preparations for this year’s Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival are well underway.

    Louie Bluie Festival Organizers are projecting a large turnout of locals and visitors alike as the festival celebrates its fourth year and commemorates the life of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong.

    A native of LaFollette, Armstrong grew up during the coal boom days, learning the musical traditions of the many ethnicities striving to carve out an existence in the east Tennessee hills.