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Today's News

  • Two arrested for forgery

    Allegedly altering a prescription earned two men a trip to jail last week.

    On Sept. 27 LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow and Officers Pam Jarrett and Charles Duff responded to a call from the Food City pharmacy reporting an alleged forged prescription.

  • Scouting Report — Knoxville Central at Campbell County

    Two years ago, Campbell County defeated District 3 rival Knoxville Central, 12-7, for the first time in school history. If the Cougars play their cards right tomorrow (Friday) night, they’ll get their second win over the Bobcats in the last three seasons.

    Central (1-4 district, 1-6 overall) rolls into town this week after defeating winless Clinton, 27-14, for its first victory of the season. 

  • On caught another on the run following pursuit

    One man was arrested and another remains on the lam following a police chase last Thursday.

    On Sept. 29 Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Marlow attempted to stop a truck driven by Joshua D. Taylor, 20, of 6836 Highway 297, Pioneer, for speeding. Ignoring Marlow’s lights and sirens Taylor continue to flee turning onto Elk Fork Road and then onto Sand Gap Road.

  • Public Records Oct. 6, 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

    Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

     

    Cheer Realty LLC to Wilrite LLC, Dist. 1, $334,966.97.

    Diane B. Creech to Larry G. Creech and Diane B. Creech, Dist. 3.

    Ayers LP to Joe N. Wheeler Betty Lou Wheeler, Dist. 3, $8500.

  • Public Records Oct. 6, 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

    Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

     

    Cheer Realty LLC to Wilrite LLC, Dist. 1, $334,966.97.

    Diane B. Creech to Larry G. Creech and Diane B. Creech, Dist. 3.

    Ayers LP to Joe N. Wheeler Betty Lou Wheeler, Dist. 3, $8500.

  • County gets grant for lighting and trails

    Campbell County got the green light in the form of a check to move forward with a project that will have long-term impact Jacksboro’s downtown area.

    On Sept. 29 TDOT Commissioner John Schroer was in town to present Campbell County Mayor William Baird with a $250,000 grant to add decorative lighting around the courthouse and construct a biking/walking trail on streets adjacent to the building.

  • Campbell County runners compete in Jesse Owens Classic

    In 2009, the Campbell County High School cross-country program set a goal of increasing the level of competition for the best runners. One step toward that goal was taking the team’s top runners to the Jesse Owens Classic in Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Alabama.

  • Volleyball seniors honored

    Tuesday was a curtain call for Campbell County High School senior volleyball players Alaina McCarty and Samantha Hendrickson, who were honored before their final home match.

    McCarty, a team co-captain, has a serving percentage of 73 and has 23 aces, 81 kills, 63 blocks and 244 total points. She was an all-district selection a year ago.

  • Middle school teams stumble

    It was a disappointing week for the middle school football teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro.

    The Owls lost a 24-20 heartbreaker Thursday night to visiting Horace Maynard, which scored the go-ahead touchdown during the final minute of the game.

    Tanner Kimbell, Austin Tindell and Kaleb Dople each scored a touchdown for the Owls, while Austin Stone ran for a 2-point conversion.

  • SPORTS NOTES — October 6

    Campbell County Youth Basketball sign-ups for girls and boys ages 5-15 will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the new LaFollette Community Center office in the old West LaFollette Elementary School building. The entry fee is $20 per child. For more information, call 562-9424.

    A co-ed softball tournament (double elimination) will be held Oct. 7-8 at Asbury Park. Entry fee is $150. If interested, call Dana Parsons at 865-603-7593 or Travis Belew at 423-494-3989.