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Today's News

  • LaFollette City Council looks to repair roofs

     At Monday’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council had roofs on its mind.

  • Jellico women collect coats for less fortunate

     As cold weather begins to set in, Doris Stiers, Sandy Bowlin and Sue Leach are gathering coats to help people keep warm. They call this program Coats for the Cold.

    “I think it’s just a small thing that we can do to help other people,” Stiers said.

  • Albert Kidwell joins the Caryville Police Department

     Albert Kidwell is excited about joining the Caryville Police Department.

    “I love it,” Kidwell said. “So far, it’s a very good department to work for.”

  • New hospital administrator hopes to serve community

     LaFollette Medical Center’s new CEO Mark Cain sees himself as a servant leader. His hope is to diminish the need for people to leave Campbell County for medical care.

  • Meth lab found during domestic call

    A domestic situation led to the discovery of a meth lab on Claiborne Road.

    LaFollette Police Officers Joe Brown and James Farmer responded to a domestic complaint allegedly related to a meth lab at 103 Claiborne Road, Apt. 115 on Oct. 23.

    While at the home officers asked James Daniel Carroll, 34, and Judy Bohrer, 33, both of 103 Claiborne Road, Apt. 115, if there was a meth lab inside.

  • Church News October 27 , 2011

     The Mt. Paran Baptist Church will host its annual fall festival at the Mt. Paran Family Life Center on Oct. 29 beginning at 6 p.m. There will be free food, candy, games, activities and inflatables.  

    East LaFollette Baptist Church will be having a fall festival on Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All funds will go to ELBC Youth Ministries.

     

  • Shepherd’s Home hosts annual celebration banquet

     On Nov. 8, the Shepherd’s Home will host its second annual celebration banquet.

    The Shepherd’s Home is a non-profit ministry supported by a variety of community churches and some individuals.

  • CCSD makes arrest in White Oak fire cases

    One arrest has been made in connection with a rash of fires located in the White Oak area.

    Christopher Travis Dobson, 18, of 245 Travillion Lane Duff, was arrested on Oct. 21 on three counts of arson.

    The charges stem from a series of brush, structural and abandoned home fires in the White Oak community that occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 19.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Adam Hopper was patrolling in the White Oak area when he stopped a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse that had been spotted around one of the fires.

  • Legendary coach John R.W. Brown passes away at age 87

    John R.W. Brown, the man that built a boys’ basketball dynasty at LaFollette High School during the late 1940s and early ’50s, passed away Friday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He was 87 years old.

    Brown coached the Owls from 1947-55. He led LaFollette to three consecutive state tournament appearances, including the championship game in 1954.

    “I think all of us just stood in awe of him,” said Kenneth “Smiley” Miller, a starting forward on the ’54 team.

  • CCSD makes 10 drug arrests in three days

    Ten people were arrested on drug charges in a three-day period beginning on Oct. 21.

    During the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department’s sobriety check point on General Carl Stiner Highway Misty Dawn Anderson, 29, of 208 North 23rd Street, and her passenger, Christopher Brian Perkins, 30, also of 208 North 23rd Street, were stopped for a broken headlight. A search of the vehicle revealed a hypodermic needle and a spoon under the back seat. Both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.