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Today's News

  • Pack still hopes for new trial

    With his attempts to garner a new trial still proceeding Phillip Pack presented his star witness Monday.

    Shuffling up from the county jail, Richard Morrison told the court two other men had been with Jayne Love when she died on a mountain. It wasn’t Phillip Pack and Russell Pack that had been responsible for her death Morrison said from the witness stand.

  • Dynamite found in LaFollette home

    Domestic calls for police are dime a dozen. However, one that involves 600 pounds of dynamite doesn’t happen everyday.

    That was the situation police found themselves in last Thursday evening when they arrived at 445 Miller Fork Lane in LaFollette.

  • Public Records Aug. 18, 2011

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

     

    Campbell County

    Property Transfers

      Aug 8 – Aug 12

    Loretta Lawson Day to Harrison Marlow,  Dist. 3, $100,000.

    Jackie E. West and Tammy West to Margaret Evans, Dist. 3, $4200.

    Harrison Marlow to Danny Walden and Alice Walden, Dist. 3, $10,000.

    Danny Blankenship and Melody Blankenship to Danny Muse, Dist. 3, $15,000.

  • FBI investigating dynamite at area home

    Randall Osborne of  445 Miller Forks Lane, LaFollette has been arrested and could be facing federal charges, according to CC Sheriff Robbie Goins.

    Last night the department responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home. Once Osborne was arrested his wife alerted the police to the dynamite.

    After a quick investigation the decision was made to call in the Knox County Bomb Squad, said Goins.

  • Tourism is big business for county

    Tennessee Department of Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker’s upcoming visit to Campbell County is a step forward in developing the tourism potential here. 

     Whitaker will be here Sept. 9, to tour the county with chamber of commerce, county, city and state officials.

     Her visit comes just weeks after the Campbell County Commission adopted rules making the county an “Adventure Tourism District,” and opening up opportunities for state assistance in marketing and tax relief for creating related businesses.

  • Cougars to face Oneida in jamboree

    New Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price will lead his Cougars onto the field Friday night for a dress rehearsal against Oneida in the Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics Jamboree.

    Anderson County High School will host the jamboree, which is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. with the Cougars vs. the Indians. Clinton will battle Wartburg at 7:45 p.m., followed by a halftime punt, pass and kick competition. Wartburg and the host Mavericks will close out the jamboree at 9 p.m.

  • Defense coming along for Campbell County

    After tweaking its pass defense in 7-on-7 drills this summer, Campbell County got a good dose of power football during a full-contact scrimmage Friday afternoon at Scott County.

    “It was good for our kids to see that,” said Cougars coach Justin Price.

    “We have more of a finesse passing attack, so our defense doesn’t always get tested by a physical running game at practice.

    “We don’t try to win the scrimmage. We just try to put our kids in situations to see what they can do. 

  • Stand-off ends with arrest

    A domestic situation escalated into something far more serious Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley, Calvin J. Geddings, 43, of 637 Luther Seiber Boulevard, Apt. 5, became involved in an argument with his girlfriend. During the course of the altercation Geddings reportedly fired a shot from a .22 caliber revolver.

    Finley stated after the gun was fired Geddings’ girlfriend fled the apartment with a four-year-old child and called authorities while in route to safety at a relative’s home.

  • Campbell County homeschoolers find support in groups

       

     

    By PETER SAWYER

    psawyer@lafollettepress.com

     

    As many students in Campbell County scramble to buy pencils and notebooks for the upcoming school year, not all are preparing to learn in a classroom setting.

    Home schooling is an option some parents choose for their children. Many home school families in Campbell County have chosen to find support in groups such as Eternal Praise in Christ, or Learning is Fun Every Day.

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament winners — August 5

    David Hatfield and Robbie Powell took 1st place with 10.13 lbs. of bass last week in the latest Powder Mill Night Tournament. Runners-up were David and Karen Miller with 10.06 lbs., while Brian Miller and John Carroll finished 3rd with 7.10 lbs. David Miller’s 4.05 lb. bass took big fish honors.