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Today's News

  • Press staff captures awards on Friday night

    On Friday night members of the LaFollette Press Staff were honored by their journalism peers.

    During the annual East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalist awards ceremony the Press staff was recognized with 11 awards for the work they did in 2010.

    Among those honors was a first place award in the investigative journalism category.

    Editor Susan Sharp, Jennifer Caldwell, reporter and former reporter Natasha Colbaugh were given the top honor for a story they investigated and reported on in Dec. 2010.

  • Soccer team defeats Norris by 6-1 margin

     The Campbell County United B Team defeated Norris 6-1 last week during a soccer match at LaFollette Field. Half a dozen players scored one goal each for CC United. They included Jacob Lasley, Mathew Laxton, Jared Bane, Eric Phillips, Noah Elorifi and Jacob Ward.

  • Middle school baseball team finishes record setting season

     Campbell County’s Middle School Baseball team completed its second season and, in the process, broke a slew of team records.

    On April 28, CCMS hosted Scott County. With Ethan Jeffers gone for Spring Break and the tournament starting the next day, Coach Andy Ellison had to go with his best JV pitcher, Brady Orick, who had been nearly unhittable in his last two JV outings. 

  • Lady Eagles Basketball tryout day will be June 1

     The Jacksboro Middle School Lady Eagles will be conducting a girls’ basketball tryout on June 1 from 12:01 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any girl that will be attending JMS in the fall is eligible to try out. There will not be another open tryout in the fall. Contact Wanda Snodgrass at Jacksboro Middle School, 562-3773.

     

  • Lady Eagles’ Camp set for May 24-27

      The Jacksboro Middle School Lady Eagles will host their annual basketball camp May 24-27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50 and includes a free t-shirt. 

    The camp is open to girls entering grades 3-8. Registration will be on May 10 during 5th grade night, May 22 at JMS from 3:30-6 p.m. and May 24 at 3 p.m. 

    Contact Wanda Snodgrass at Jacksboro Middle School, 562-3773, for more information.

  • Play softball for a good cause

      The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville.

    On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m.

    Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination.

    All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association.

  • Basketball tourney will benefit child with serious illness

      A benefit basketball tournament for Talan Hooks will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School.

    Talan is a 2-year-old boy who, earlier this year, was diagnosed with Leukoencephalopathy, a disease that occurs primarily in the white matter of the brain. 

    Symptoms include problems with speech, vision, loss of mental function, loss of coordination, extreme weakness and fatigue.

    Tournament proceeds will help fund Talan’s medical expenses.

  • Academy of Martial Arts hosts tourney

     The Academy of Martial Arts, located at Lafollette Fitness Center, hosted a tournament competition on Saturday, March 12. Students from several martial arts schools in Tennessee and Kentucky competed in the event. 

    The all-day tournament included kata, weapons and jujitsu (grappling) events. Competitors ranged in age from 5 years old up through adult.  

    Senior instructor Larry Bostic was extremely pleased with his competition team’s performance.  

  • Traffic stop leads to arrest

    After receiving a be on the lookout call, Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department found who he was looking out for.

  • Tickets still available for Supertwang

    Campbell County is preparing to welcome a country music festival next week.

    Supertwang, a three day long festival, geared to the under 30 set is just around the corner.