Today's News

  • Two meth labs found, four children removed from homes

    Just three months after being arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, David Sean McKinney was found cooking up the same recipe for jail time as before. Only this time his three children were at the house when he was allegedly making the drug.

    A rusty swing set and bicycles laid on the grass outside 137 Hollow Lane in Caryville. Bottles and chemicals used to make meth were taken from McKinney’s upstairs bedroom. Meth lab components found in the bedroom included a spoon with a white powdery substance and a glass pipe with the same residue

  • Owls rip Oneida, 58-26

    Roston Letner blistered the nets for 22 points to lead the LaFollette Middle School boy’s basketball team to a 58-26 rout of Oneida last week.
    Letner scored 18 points in the first half alone and also hit a trio of 3-pointers.Dakota Dossett chipped in 7 points for the Owls, followed by Landon Reese, Duran Jackson and Austin North with 6 each; Dallas Griffith 5, Ethan Jeffers 4; and Jared Ruan 2.
    LaFollette led 32-13 at halftime.
    Gage West led Oneida with 11 points and three 3-pointers.

  • Bass not as deep as in previous weeks

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Friday, Nov. 19 was 1,002.96 feet above sea level.
    Surface temperature readings range from 58 to 60 degrees, with cooler temperatures being found upstream.
    Bass are more active in shallow water than in previous weeks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Fall turkey hunting
    allowed in 63 counties

    A fall either-sex wild turkey hunting season is set for 63 counties across the state, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Counties open are those that have larger populations of wild turkeys and consistently high harvests of bearded birds in the spring.

  • Public Records Nov. 25

     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

    Nov. 15 – Nov. 19


    Ayers and Campbell, Haskel Hack Ayers Real Estate and Auction, Relda Campbell executrix, Paul Campbell Estate, Relda Campbell TR and Ginger Campell Holdredge TR to Edith Pennycuff, Dist. 3, $3,500.

  • Joint workshop planned in Caryville

    A bevy of representatives are gathering in Caryville for the sake of liquor next Monday. That is for the sake of doing it right.

    These representatives are conducting a workshop to discuss liquor ordinances and procedures to enact those regulations Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

  • Bradley nabbed on drug charges again


  • Weddings and anniversaries for Nov. 18
    •  Congratulations to Melvin and Sharon Blankenship of Elk Valley who will celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25.
    •  William Shaun Parker and Carrie Ann Lay are announcing their engagement. The bride elect is the daughter of Sandra Lay of Oneida and Donald and Peggy Lay of LaFollette. The groom to be is the son of Bill and Rita Parker of LaFollette. 
  • Birthdays for Nov. 18

    Scroll through the photos to the birthdays featured in the LaFollette Press on Nov. 18.

  • New Jellico mayor and aldermen take oath Thursday

    An invitation has been extended to the public for the Jellico swearing in ceremony.

    The newly elected officials will fulfill the roles of office immediately following the ceremony at the monthly meeting. The swearing in ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 18. A brief reception will be held before the board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

    Mayor-elect Les Stiers plans on making some appointments during the meeting, but others will be made at a later date.