Today's News

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    First TWRC meeting of 2011
    set for Jan. 20-21 at Nashville

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) has scheduled its first meeting in 2011 for Jan. 20-21 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville at the Ellington Agricultural Center.
    The session will open with committee meetings at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. The regular commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. The agenda will be announced about a week prior to the meeting.

  • Wells reflects on remarkable run

    Dewayne Wells leans comfortably back into his office chair, props his feet up onto the desk and stares contemplatively at photographs of each of his varsity teams that adorn the walls of the coach’s office inside the Campbell County High School Football Field House.
    Each photograph has a treasure trove of war stories to tell: of young men in pitched battle, of shared triumph and tragedy, of a brotherly bond not easily broken. The old ball coach can tell you all about their lives, which are linked forever with his own.

  • Board establishes search committee; discusses retiree insurance


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    The Campbell County Board of Education took steps to move the search for a new director of schools along on Tuesday evening. 

  • Sheckles answers questions at committee meeting

    Furor within the ambulance service over the policies implemented by its director continued to hold EMS committee members’ attention last Thursday evening.

    During a Nov. 30 meeting County Mayor William Baird found himself on the hot seat concerning Danny Sheckles’ management of the service and its employees.

    At that meeting Baird, who serves as Sheckles’ direct supervisor, admitted to having limited information regarding the daily operation of the ambulance service as he tried to field questions for an absent Sheckles.

  • Evans gets starting nod for the East All-Stars

    Campbell County High School senior lineman Keenan Evans turned a few heads Saturday afternoon during the 4th annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic at Carson-Newman College.
    Evans, who started on defense for the East, didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. He was in on several key plays including a first-half sack of West team quarterback Jake Overby from the University School of Jackson.
    “Keenan was super,” said Seymour head football coach Jim Moore, who coached the defensive linemen for the East team.

  • Public Records Dec. 16

     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

    Dec. 6 – Dec. 10


     Gretchen O. Eldridge and Angela D. Adkins to Bettye E. Wilson, Dist. 1, $116,900.

    Cynthia J. Crawford, Cynthia Jeffrey and Loel H. Crawford to Rebecca Holmes Revocable Trust, Dist. 2, $480,000.

  • Suspect in child rape case caught

    After nearly five months of investigation local authorities were able to make an arrest in a child rape case.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Detective Jason Henegar, he began building his case against Marco De La Cruz, 20, of 106 Magnolia Drive, in July when he was a detective with the LaFollette Police Department.

    Henegar said De La Cruz had allegedly developed a relationship with his 12-year-old victim through text messaging.

  • Wildcats escape Cougars’ den with 80-74 win

    Junior forward Nick Litton turned in a pair of 24-point performances last week, but the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team failed to back him up with victories.
    Litton led the Cougars out to a double-digit lead in the first half of Friday night’s home game against district rival Oak Ridge. Senior guard Lucas Nelson was close behind with 23 points, 14 of which he scored during the second quarter, for Campbell County.

  • Recording lays out police hire

    The nephew of LaFollette City Councilman Joe Bolinger has joined the ranks of the city’s police force  following  a meeting in which city officials indicated a pending lawsuit would go away if a job was provided.

  • Police go undercover to investigate underage beer sales

    Three establishments received citations for selling alcohol to a minor following an undercover investigation by the Caryville Police Department.

    On Dec. 9, Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones and Lt. Stephanie Smith accompanied a confidential informant to gas stations and businesses at exits 141 and 134. The purpose of the undercover operation was to ensure these establishments were not selling alcohol to underage people, said Smith.