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Today's News

  • Middle school baseball team begins inaugural season

    It has often been rumored to occur, people talked about it, but nothing had been realized, until January 2010 when CCHS Head Baseball Coach Brad Collette held tryouts for the new Campbell County Middle School baseball team.

    A team was selected and practices began. Collette selected the team from both Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools, so the team would play together as the CCMS Cougars just as the high school team.

    The players are coached by the high school staff, learning unity, tradition and proper baseball to serve as a feeder to the high school program.

  • Jacksboro teams place 3rd and 4th at Lenoir City meet

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams competed in its second meet of the season on Tuesday, March 23 at Lenoir City.

    Along with host Lenoir City, the 8-team field also included Webb, North Middle, LaFollette, Cherokee, Carpenters and Tennessee School for the Deaf.

    The Lady Eagles finished third in the girl’s team standings with 101 points. North’s girls won the meet with 123 points. Webb was runner-up with 107 points.

  • Final list of candidates in the 2010 election
  • White Bridge Park hits obstacles

    After years of planning, lining up funds and wading through what seemed to be miles of red tape, tangible work on the White Bridge Park project kicked off last November with a ground breaking ceremony.

    But it appears that progress was in jeopardy as of Monday.

  • Spring brings increase in wildfires

    Spring has sprung.  

    Seemingly overnight trees have become full of white and pink blossoms and budding leaves.  Unfortunately, accompanying the blooming foliage that signals the end of one of the dreariest winters in years are fires that threaten the beauty that just arrived.

    The drier weather and increased winds across the East Tennessee region made conditions right for wildfires, according to a statement issued by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division.

  • Officials working to end abuse

    With the onset of April come blue skies accompanied by bright blooming flowers. Everything seems to be refreshed and ready for a new season.

    However, April also marks a time where a very dark problem is put in the spotlight. It is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month.

    For those working in the field it is a chance to share with the public the grave dangers that many children are living in.

  • Water and sewer debate is settled

    A resolution allowing LaFollette Utilities control to set its water and sewer rates has returned from the state legislature.

    This meant the LaFollette City Council could vote on Tuesday night. And despite the fact that it once raised much contention, the resolution finally passed with a three to one vote. Councilman Hansford Hatmaker was the only dissenter on the issue.

  • Election season heats up

    The 2010 election is here.

    As last Thursday passed 119 candidates had placed their names on the ballot. With local and state races to be run, the election season is just beginning to heat up.

    Among the many races, the local ones are garnering the bulk of the candidates is the county commission contest, said Dean Sexton administrator of elections.

    “Our office has been incredibly busy during this portion of the election,” she said.

  • Republican tradition to continue on April 22

    The annual Lincoln- Reagan dinner is just around the corner.

    This year’s gathering on April 22 will mark the 25th anniversary of the local Republican party’s yearly gathering.

    On the agenda as guests at this year’s dinner is the Republican gubernatorial candidates and their congressional counterparts, according to Ann Ayers, president of the Campbell County Republican Women’s Club. Local office holders and candidates are also invited.

  • Earth Day event held at LaFollette Middle School

    What do solar powered hotdog cookers, exploding sodas and apple batteries all have in common?

    Each one represents a different kind of energy and could be found at this year’s Earth Day event at LaFollette Middle School Friday.