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Today's News

  • Cougars anxious to kick off 2011 season

    Campbell County High School football fans got a chance to see the new-look Cougars during Friday night’s preseason jamboree at Anderson County.

    After spotting the Oneida Indians a 14-0 lead, Campbell County stormed back to get within 14-12 at the end of a 15-minute full contact scrimmage.

    New Cougars’ head coach Justin Price said he is impressed by the improvement his team has made during the past few weeks.

  • Scouting Reports — Campbell County at Seymour High

    This will be the first meeting of the Cougars and Eagles.

    Both teams are slowly making the transition from a ground game to passing attack.

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe nearly rallied the Cougars to a tie last week during a jamboree game at Anderson County. 

    Seymour receiver/cornerback D.J. Griffin, a 6-foot-4 jumping jack, will be the best athlete on the field Friday night. How the Cougars handle Griffin will likely determine their fate. Eagles running back Corey Todd has looked good in preseason scrimmages.

  • Woman arrested for using bad checks

     Last Monday, Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department arrested Nakita Louise Brown, 19, 180 Lowes Lane, Jacksboro, for using worthless checks and theft of property under $500.

    Around 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 5, Smith took a report based on the victim’s complaint.

  • Seatbelt stop leads to other violations

     Sunday, Officer Thomas Gentry with the Caryville Police Department stopped Pedro Ruiz. Ruiz was traveling on Veterans Memorial Highway and allegedly not wearing a seatbelt.

    Ruiz told Gentry he did not have the required paperwork, Gentry’s report said.

  • Phillips arrested on meth charges

    Some Cherry Street residents had an uninvited guest last week.

    Early Friday morning LaFollette Police received reports of a possible drug overdose at 610 Cherry Street. When officers arrived at the residence the victim could not be located.

    While at the house next door Officer Pam Jarrett reported seeing a bicycle with a bag attached to the front. The bag allegedly smelled strongly of chemicals and had tubing on the top.

  • Campbell Culture Coalition hopeful about youth arts program

     As school starts, many children will begin involvement in extra-curricular activities. 

    Students at LaFollette Middle School will have the opportunity to try their hand at art in the new youth arts program.

  • Pair arrested for theft

    With friends like Ernest Allen Uhlman and Rebecca June McNeely who needs enemies? That is what the man the pair gave a ride to work likely thought after they allegedly took off with his belongings while he was inside a store grabbing something to drink.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Steve Wallen’s report, the victim had gotten a ride to work with his co-worker Uhlman, 47, of 510 North 19th Street, and McNeely also of 510 North 19thStreet, last Wednesday.

  • Laverdiere gets top basketball job at Scott County

    Former Maryville College point guard Jared Laverdiere has been named head boys basketball coach at Scott County High School.

    Laverdiere, a native of Jacksboro, played high school basketball at Anderson County before embarking on a college career. After earning his bachelors degree in 2010, he spent last season as an assistant at Maryville High School under Mark Eldridge, who was his coach at Anderson County.

    “I actually interviewed for the job last year,” said Laverdiere.

  • King charged with leaving the scene

    Leaving the scene of an accident did not bode well for a Clairfield woman.

    On Aug. 11 Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar was dispatched to Duff Road to investigate a two-car accident.

    At the scene the victim of the crash said the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Amanda Lyke King, 30, of 330 Archer Center Lane, Clairfield, had left the scene in a burgundy truck carrying a baby in a car seat, records indicate.

  • Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

    A traffic stop for alleged erratic driving led the discovery of a number of pills on Saturday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wallen was on patrol just after 3 p.m. on Saturday at the traffic light at the intersection of North Cumberland Avenue and East Central Avenue when he observed Roger Lee Wilson, 21, of  801 South 8th Street, Apartment 4, cross the double yellow line. Due to this observation Wallen turned around and activated his emergency lights while following Wilson.