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Today's News

  • Wilson facing indecent exposure charge

    When temperatures drop, people typically begin to layer their clothes.

    But not Wayne J. Wilson.

    As the area saw a dip in temperatures on Nov. 29, Wilson was found half-naked on North First Street in LaFollette, according to his arrest report.

  • Jacksboro drug arrest nets large amount of confiscated money

    Stopping to buy a pack of cigarettes ended up costing a Jellico man nearly $14,000 plus a trip to jail last week.

    On Nov. 19, Eddie Joe Whitaker, 41, of 2215 Highway 297, Jellico, stopped in Jacksboro at a local tobacco outlet’s drive through to purchase a pack of cigarettes, the arrest report said.

    When the sales attendant turned back around, Whitaker was allegedly passed out at the wheel of his car, the Jacksboro Police report said.

    Jacksboro Police Officers Josh Carroll and James Skeans arrived on the scene after being called by the sales attendant.

  • Attempt at shoplifting leads to drug arrest

    Michael D. Sharpe, 38, of Drinnen Road, Knoxville, was arrested on Nov. 24 on drug charges after he was allegedly suspected of shoplifting from Wal-Mart.

    Jacksboro Police Officer James Skeans was inside Wal-Mart when a manager approached him about Sharpe allegedly attempting to shoplift, the arrest report said.

  • Moore going D-I

    Campbell County High School senior Jessica Moore is only the third girl in school history to be offered a college basketball scholarship from an NCAA Division I school.

    Moore has accepted an offer from Campbell University, an Atlantic Sun Conference college located 40 miles south of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Once more, for old times’ sake

    Like gladiators entering The Colosseum, over two dozen former Campbell County High School boy’s basketball players stepped back onto the court where they had made a name for themselves during their youth.

    The inaugural Cougar Basketball Alumni Weekend concluded on Saturday night with a 3-point shootout, dunk contest and alumni game at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The event was put together by current Cougars’ coach Barry Jones as a way of reaching out to former players and to build support for the upcoming basketball season at CCHS.

  • Cougars open with 86-82 OT loss to Morristown West

    It was a wild start to the high school basketball season Tuesday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    Host Campbell County blew an early 19-point lead during an 86-82 overtime loss to the Morristown West boys. Sophomore forward Cody Malicoat powered in 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds but couldn’t save the Cougars down the stretch. He and senior center Sean Chapman fouled out in overtime.

    Nick Litton was the only other Campbell County to score in double figures. He had 11 points.

  • LMS boys rally for 50-24 win over Norris

    LaFollette Middle split a varsity basketball doubleheader Thursday night with visiting conference rival Norris.

    The Lady Owls dropped a 39-17 decision. Kristen Cupples led all scorers with 15 points for the Lady Senators, while Savanna Cummings chipped in 12.

    Chelsey Finkenbine and Marie Roach carried LaFollette with seven and five points, respectively. Faith Evans added three points and Amber Guy two for the Lady Owls.

    There was consolation for LaFollette’s girls, as the jayvee girls defeated Norris, 17-13.

  • Harvell works to find homes for abandoned animals

    His green eyes looked imploringly and he wore the most sincere look as he silently begged for a home.

    His name is Fred the plumber, and he is just one of the many adoptable animals at Jinny’s Pet Rescue that need a home.

    Every year, millions of animals are euthanized because loving and caring families do not adopt them.

    Virginia Harvell, founder of Jinny’s Pet Rescue, has partnered with Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet rescue program in an effort to place 1.5 million pets this holiday season.

  • Foundation awards grants in excess of $225k

    Seven area groups have something to be thankful for this holiday season.

    Combined they were the recipients of $246,142 in grant dollars.

    The money was awarded last Tuesday when the LaFollette Medical Board Foundation reviewed funding requests.

    With over $436,000 in requests, the board listened to presentations and spent nearly four hours reading them. However, prior to the meeting, some board members had already done their homework.

  • LaFollette V Foundation- debts incurred

    For more than 10 years and through numerous legal actions the city of LaFollette has continued to attempt to gain control of proceeds from the sale of the LaFollette Community Hospital.

    The city continued its efforts even after the LaFollette Medical Foundation was formed. The foundation and its board were established to not only oversee the nearly $10 million in proceeds from the sale but to administer a portion of the funds for indigent health care to Campbell County citizens.