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Today's News

  • Man arrested at Caryville restaurant

     Last Thursday night Officer Thomas Gentry of the Caryville Police Department was on the lookout for a vehicle that had allegedly been involved in a hit and run. When he found the vehicle, he pulled it over at the Shoney’s parking lot at around 7:20 p.m.

  • Eagles blank Lakers, 20-0

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team posted a 20-0 season opening win Thursday night over visiting Lake City.

    Jacob Bunch, Austin Raines and Koji Urcino each scored a touchdown for the Eagles.

    Tonight (Thurs.), the Eagles will travel to Norris, which beat LaFollette 44-0 last week. The Owls will try and rebound from that loss during a game tonight at Soldiers Memorial in Tazewell.

  • Scouting Report — AC at Campbell County

    High school football games don’t get much bigger than AC vs. Campbell County.

    The rivalry has added drama this year since the Price brothers returned to coach the Cougars after leading Anderson County to back-to-back trips to the Class 5A state quarterfinals.

    Campbell County quarterback Tuffy Shoupe had a breakout game last week with 374 yards of total offense and 3 touchdowns in a win over Cumberland County. 

  • Jellico to host the Miner’s Mile this Monday

     Runners will gather at Indian Mountain State Park at 9 a.m. Monday for the fifth annual Miner’s Mile. 

    The Miner’s Mile consists of three separate races, a 10-kilometer run, a five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. 

  • Blue Devils drop home opener to North Greene

    They’re few in number, but Jellico High School football players have plenty of spirit.

    After dropping their second consecutive game this season — 46-0 Friday night to visiting North Greene — the Blue Devils were eager to get back to practice to try and improve themselves during this week’s open date.

    “We looked better all around. We were more intense and had a lot better effort,” said Jellico coach Brad Lawson.

  • Health Management Associates buys Mercy Health Partners’ East Tennessee assets

     In a special called meeting last Thursday, the LaFollette City Council assigned St. Mary’s lease from Mercy Health Partners to Health Management Associates.

    Mercy Health Partners decided to liquidate its holdings in East Tennessee, city attorney Reid Troutman said. This included seven hospitals.

  • Valley View Elementary to honor local heroes

    Next Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the most catastrophic events in United States history.

    While the nation makes preparations to honor the victims and survivors of the World Trade Center bombings one local elementary school is planning its own memorial ceremony.

    On Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Valley View Elementary School will host a program to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the county’s first responders.

  • Man sets up residence in house that isn’t his

    A Jefferson City man proved he had some real nerve when he set up housekeeping in someone else’s home.

    The owners of a Norris Lake vacation home became concerned something was amiss when neighbors contacted them about suspicious activity at their house.

    As a precaution the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was called to go out and check the property.

  • Duo arrested following pursuit

    Alleged drug dealers gave authorities a run for their money last Tuesday.

    A Drug Task Force Agent successfully purchased some pills in the parking lot of a LaFollette business that afternoon.

    When the deal was done Campbell County Sheriff’s Department personnel in unmarked cars were close by waiting to arrest Kenniford Wilson and Mark Wilson, but the two had other plans.

  • CCSD nabs alleged jewel thieves

    A little collaboration went a long way toward catching some alleged thieves last Wednesday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies received a theft of property call from a residence on Queener Road in Jacksboro. At the scene the homeowners reported jewelry had been stolen from the home.