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Today's News

  • Church News for week of July 19, 2012

    The Demory Baptist Church will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary on July 22. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with special singing and special sermons. There will be a covered dish meal at 1 p.m.
    New Life Ministry Center will have kids crusade beginning on July 22 at 10:30 a.m. and July 23 through July 25 at 7 p.m. Food and crafts begins at 6 p.m.
    East LaFollette Baptist Church will be holding vacation Bible school on July 23 through July 27 from 6 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. Family night will be July 29 at 6 p.m.

  • Rain needed to prevent hay shortage in the fall

    The heat and dryness has been more than uncomfortable. It has been harmful to local agriculture.

    “This heat’s been devastating when you couple it with the fact that we’re not getting much rain,” said Steve Edwards, Director at the UT Extension Office, on Monday. “The heat’s probably not as big a factor as the lack of rainfall.”

    Home gardens that have been watered with a hose are in good shape, Edwards said.

  • CPD finds out who girl is

    Nearly two weeks after an unidentified woman walked into the Big Orange Bar in Caryville, police have identified her.

    The woman, who appeared disheveled and was unable to assist police in obtaining her identity, is 19-year-old Lynn Cameron of Algonquin, Ill., a suburb northwest of Chicago.

    Cameron was abandoned in Caryville just after 10 p.m. on June 28, according to the police report.

  • Hamblin seeks help from commission to lift ban

     By PETER SAWYER

    psawyer@lafollettepress.com

     

    At Monday night’s County Commission workshop, Pastor Andrew Hamblin asked the commission for help in changing a 1947 law that bans snake handling.

    Hamblin is pastor at Tabernacle Church of God, and feels the law, which makes it unlawful to display or handle a venomous snake or reptile in a way that endangers the life of a person, limits his congregation’s freedom to worship.

  • Holiday brings boat accidents

    Two boating accidents occurred on Norris Lake during the Fourth of July holiday. High temperatures have led to an increase in lake traffic, which has contributed to more accidents on Norris Lake, said Matt Cameron, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesperson.

  • Public Records July 12, 2012

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same or similar to other members of the community.

     

    Campbell County

    Property Transfers

    July 2  – July 6

    Betty S. Halcomb to Charles Christian and Rhonda Christian, Dist. 5, $45,000.

    Ayers LP to Dana J. Lowe and Janet Lowe. Dist. 1, $6,500.

    Mt Cloud Inc to Maynard Mayton and Susan Mayton, Dist. 4, $25,000.

    Carole J. Hill to Paul C. Hill and Carole J. Hill, Dist. 1.

  • LaFollette Council fires two public works employees

     At its meeting on July 3, the LaFollette City Council voted to terminate Michael Lowe and Tim Rupp, employees of the Public Works Department.

    “Jim, would you like to make a comment?” Mayor Mike Stanfield asked Public Works Department Head Jim Mullins.

  • Speedwell man drowns at Goat Pen Hollow

     On July 3, David Ausmus drowned to death in Norris Lake.

    Ausmus, 51, Speedwell, had been walking along the bank when he appeared to have tripped and fell, Sgt. Matthew Wasson, of the Campbell County Sherriff’s Department said. 

  • Storms cause power outages; LUB works to restore power

     Thursday night, high winds blew down tree limbs, causing a fourth of LUB’s customers to be without power.

    “Most of the damage was caused by the trees and tree limbs flying through the air,” LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said.

  • Lady Cougars in rebuilding mode

    This will be a rebuilding year and then some for Campbell County High School girls’ basketball coach Ryan Browning.

    Half of the 2011-12 district championship team graduated in May, which left some mighty big shoes for the returning players to fill.

    Browning experimented with a new dribble drive offense, featuring one post player and four guards, during the first of three summer team camps last month. 

    Consequently, the Lady Cougars won only one of four games at a two-day team camp hosted June 6-7 by William Blount High School.