.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Middle school baseball team is learning some tough lessons

    If the late Tampa Bay Football Coach John McKay coached the Campbell County Middle School (CCMS) Baseball team, he might sum up a loss as, “Well, we didn’t hit and we didn’t pitch, but we made up for it by not playing defense.” The inaugural CCMS baseball team is young and enduring what veteran Darrell Evans said about the young 1989 Braves team, “a baptism by fire.”

  • Campbell County tops Middlesboro, 6-5

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team salvaged a tough week with a 6-5 victory Thursday afternoon over visiting Middlesboro, Ky.

    Senior lefty Justin Willoughby was a force at the plate and on the mound.

    He went 4-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for the Cougars and was also credited with the save after pitching the final 1/3 inning in relief.

    Ryan Hutson was credited with the win after taking over for Andrew Dykes in the top of the seventh inning.

  • Lady Eagles win 8-team track meet

    Jacksboro’s girls outscored seven other teams to win a middle school track and field meet Thursday afternoon at Campbell County High School.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 132 points to finish well ahead of meet runner-up Oak Ridge-Jefferson, which had 100. The other six teams, in order of finish, included: Oak Ridge-Robertsville, Sevierville, Lake City, Clinton, LaFollette and Norris.

  • Council discusses department vacancies; LPD comes under fire

    What started out as a discussion about the need for a workshop to discuss the upcoming budget led to a heated discussion about staffing and personnel issues at Monday’s LaFollette City Council workshop.

    When Cade Sexton, interim city administrator, suggested the council meet soon to start work on the 2010-11 budget he also pointed out several of the city’s departments were operating with a number of vacancies.

  • First Lady makes stop in Campbell

    With her days in office ticking down, Tennessee’s First Lady Andre Conte took time to visit Campbell County last week. However, Conte’s visit was more than a social call. It was her final visit to the Campbell County Children’s Center in her official capacity.

    “It was definitely an honor to have her here,” said Tracie Davis, director of the CCCC.

  • School presents a classic education with the classics

    Christian Academy of Campbell County was abuzz with activity Tuesday evening when the school opened its doors to show the community what it has to offer.

    Parents and children jammed the hallways to catch a glimpse of classrooms, meet staff and find out just exactly what the school is all about.

  • Inmate flees jail

    On Friday, a Campbell County inmate who had been given trustee status absconded.

    Fredrick Carl Pierce, who listed a West Chestnut Street address on his intake sheet, now has a status of escaped on that same sheet.

    Pierce had been serving time in the county jail since his arrest in September 2009, jail records said. When he was arrested Pierce had pending charges of evading arrest, auto burglary, vandalism, violation of parole and four counts of theft of property up to $9,999, according to CCSD records.

  • Best of Times III slated for June

    Graduation season is here.  

    And while high school seniors are clamoring to get out of town there is another group of grads that are looking forward to returning.

    Armed with fond memories of their days at LaFollette High School, alumni from the school will soon converge on the city in mass to reminisce about days gone by.

    What started off as a few of the school’s graduating classes coming together to talk about the good old days has grown into a three day celebration for anyone who ever attended LHS.

  • Water rates continue to top the agenda

    The ongoing matter of water and sewer rates resurfaced at Monday’s LaFollette City Council workshop.

    Following the council’s 3-1 vote in favor of allowing the LaFollette Utilities Board to set its own water and sewer rates the resolution moved on to the state level for approval.  And that is where, according to Eddie Troxell, LUB water department superintendent, the resolution remains.

    “It looks like it (water/sewer rate issue) won’t make it to the floor this year,” Troxell said.

  • Who earns more? Men or women?

    How would it feel if for every dollar that you were supposed to make, you were only paid 71cents instead?

    Welcome to a woman’s world.

    Most people work hard for the money they make yet the wage gap between men and women is still so exhaustively large, it takes females an additional four months to make the same their male counterparts will make in a year, according to the state Business and Professional Women’s Organization.