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Today's News

  • Little League sign-ups being held Saturday in LaFollette

    Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on Saturday, March 6 at the LaFollette Community Center. The time period will be 1-4 p.m. The registration fee is $35 per child.

    Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and three documents that show the address of the child. All children ages 3-15 and who live in Campbell County are eligible to play.

    For more information, call Marvin Rutherford at 423-566-1400.

  • Caryville holding baseball sign-ups on Saturday

    Caryville Youth Baseball sign-ups will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Caryville Municipal Building.

  • Campbell County baseball looks to be improved in 2010

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team got a thumbs up from coach Brad Collette during three pre-season scrimmage games Saturday against Knoxville West, Sevier County and Fulton.

    After opening with a 4-1 loss to West, the Cougars defeated Sevier County, 2-1, and Fulton, 11-5.

    “I was extremely pleased with the way we played on Saturday,” said Campbell County coach Brad Collette.

  • Middle school sports have come a long way with TMSAA

    The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) will be 17 years old this year.

    A middle school organization under the umbrella of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the TMSAA was formed in 1993 after the TSSAA was requested to begin governing the athletics of middle schools across the state. At that time, there existed no common rules of fair play. There was also a need for an end of season playoff and, most importantly, accident insurance that covers catastrophic injuries in practice, games and/or transportation.

  • Old LPO could be deemed historical

    Thanks to efforts and hard work of local representatives, the old LaFollette Post Office has been placed on a list of endangered historic buildings in East Tennessee.

    On Feb. 27, ETPA members announced the 2010 East Tennessee Endangered Heritage list of endangered historic buildings and places in the 16 county region.

    “Each county has something that reflects the culture and heritage of that area and we have so many things here in Campbell County that should be considered for preservation; this organization is a good start,” Myers said.

  • CASA Bluegrass Breakdown scheduled for this week

    It’s bluegrass time again in Campbell County.

    The 9th annual CASA Bluegrass Breakdown is just around the corner. With live music, refreshments and a silent auction all under one roof, CASA’s Bluegrass Breakdown has it all.

    On March 20, at 6 p.m. in the Campbell County High School auditorium, four groups will be performing bluegrass favorites at CASA’s biggest fundraising event.

    Those performing include Larry Gillis and the Hard Driving Bluegrass Band, Shadow Ridge, Eddie Sweat and Thunder Creek, as well as Carl and Mason Capps.

  • Jellico Utilities passes loan approval; discusses TVA Partners agreement

    It was a short agenda at the Jellico Utility board meeting on Tuesday evening, with the main topic of discussion centering on a state revolving fund loan.

    Jellico Utility General Manager Mike Bethurem began the meeting by asking the board to approve a $459,000 increase for the State Revolving Fund (SRF) drinking water loan to aid in the drinking water project.

    The project, which consists of the drilling of two wells, the construction of an elevated storage tank as well as water mains to connect the two wells, was originally estimated to cost approximately $1.3 million.

  • Traffic stop results in DUI; weapon charges

    Driving under the influence, while arguing with your wife with a loaded gun in the car is a sure recipe for jail time.

    On March 12, Caryville Detective Stephanie Smith was on routine patrol when she witnessed a vehicle swerving uncontrollably on Main Street, the arrest report said.

    After stopping Dustin Lee Overbay, 24, of Overbay Lane, Caryville, Smith noted that he had his head slumped over and was allegedly nearly incoherent, according to the police report. As Smith began to speak to him, Overbay acted startled, Smith’s report said.

  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra entertains kids at Caryville Library

    Toes were tapping, smiles were shining and a whole lot of hokey pokey was going on at the Caryville Library on Friday. A string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra played its instruments for Mrs. Wright’s Jacksboro Elementary pre-school class and area children from Caryville as well. Kids and adults danced along as orchestra members performed favorites such as Rocky Top, and the Hokey Pokey.

  • Wallace picks up shoplifting charges

    Tag switching didn’t pay off for a LaFollette woman who was arrested on shoplifting charges last week.

    On March 13, around 9:30 p.m., Jacksboro Police Officer Josh Carroll was dispatched to Wal-Mart on the report of a shoplifter, the arrest report said.

    After arriving on the scene, Carroll learned from a loss prevention agent that Sarah Christian Wallace, 28, of 603 Rose Hill Drive, LaFollette, had allegedly switched tags on merchandise and paid for an item at a false price, the arrest report said.