Today's News

  • Church News

    Mount Harmony Baptist Church will have a benefit singing on July 30 at 7 p.m. for Gary Coward’s medical needs. A love offering will be taken. Singers will be Tony Thomas, Blaine Chapel Baptist Church and others.


    Macedonia Baptist Church will have a singing on July 30 at 7 p.m.


    Indian Creek Baptist Church will have a fun day for kids before school starts beginning at 11:30 a.m. on July 30.


    Forks Grove Baptist Church will have revival Aug. 1-5 at 7 p.m.


  • LaFollette girls make first trip to state

    The 10- and 11-year-old All-Stars became the first LaFollette team in that age group to qualify for the Tennessee Little League Softball Tournament when they recently traveled to Jonesborough for state play.

    Jason Rutherford, who coached most of the girls on the LaFollette Skittles team during the regular season, said the trip was an eye-opening experience for his players.

    After playing most of the summer against 9- and 10-year-olds, the LaFollette All-Stars had to move up a division in the tournament because they had a couple of older girls on their team.

  • Campbell County football team travels to Alcoa for 7-on-7 scrimmage

    Campbell County High School’s football team participated in a four-team passing scrimmage Thursday at Alcoa.

    The Cougars went up against Knoxville West, Jefferson County and seven-time defending state champion Alcoa in 7-on-7 passing situations.

    “We did a lot better,” said Campbell County coach Justin Price.

    “That’s the best we’ve looked all summer, offensively and defensively.

  • Comer wins national title

  • Storm hits Jellico

     On July 12, a quick but violent thunderstorm pounded through Jellico, causing power outages and damage to a few homes and businesses downtown.

    Jellico Public Library director Mark Tidwell said he was expecting hot weather and no rain.

    That morning Jellico was instead surprised with a heavy thunderstorm.

    “I think it pretty much took everybody by surprise,” Tidwell said.

    “When I was going out the door at 9:20, the sky looked really dark,” Tidwell said. “It looked like night outside”

  • SPORTS NOTES - July 28

    The Tri-City Little League Football program needs players ages 10-12 for its cutter and peewee teams. For more information, call 423-566-1400.

    Former UT basketball player Damon Johnson will be conducting a summer camp at LaFollette Elementary School on Monday evenings from  6 -7:30 p.m. The price of each session is $20.

  • Skateboard competition coming to skate park in Jellico in September

     Just a Skate Team will put on a skateboard competition in Jellico at the skate park next to Indian Mountain Park on Sept. 17 at 3 p.m.

    It was scheduled for earlier, but event coordinator Jean Moses rescheduled it for a time when teens would be back in school.

    “I thought it would be a good thing to get more skateboarders here in Jellico,” Moses said. “I want to make sure we have a really good turn out.”

    Moses wants to see people come from Corbin Ky., London Ky., LaFollette and Knoxville come to this competition.

  • Elections held at LaFollete Utility Board Meeting

     At Monday night’s meeting, the LaFollette Utilities Board elected board officers. James Walker was elected chairman, David Longmire, vice chairman and Sue Troutman, secretary treasurer.

  • Trapped bear freed by wildlife officers

    A black bear that suffered through three weeks of anguish due to having a plastic container stuck over its head is now safe and sound because of the persistence of a well-trained wildlife officer.  

  • Arrest made at Wal-Mart

     Jacksboro Police went to Wal Mart around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of a missing child. 

    Once Officer Josh Carroll and Sergeant Jeremy Goins arrived, the mother, Carrie Green, had located the child.