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Today's News

  • CCHS boys win first cross-country race this season

    After playing second fiddle to the girl’s team all season, the Campbell County High School boy’s cross-country team picked up its first meet victory of the season last week.

    The Cougars defeated Lenoir City by 14 points for first place during a Thursday afternoon race at Melton Hill Park in northwest Knox County.

    Dayne Deavours took third place overall with a time of 18:41 to lead Campbell County, while teammate Lucas Nelson finished 11th overall. Daniel Peach, Kolby Poteet and Nate Kennedy also scored valuable points for the Cougars.

  • Owls, Eagles struggle against Avery Trace

    Avery Trace’s football team made a clean sweep of Campbell County middle schools Jacksboro and LaFollette last week.

    The Owls (0-4 district, 1-4 overall) fell 56-30 on Thursday night while playing at home. Jordan Bunch and Chris Stone scored the majority of LaFollette’s touchdowns. Josh Henry caught a scoring pass from Ethan Jeffers.

    “We stopped the option pretty well, but we just couldn’t stop their passing game,” said Owls’ coach Steve Rutherford.

    LaFollette will travel to Clinton tonight (Thurs.) for a conference game.

  • Sunbright outscores Jellico in District 4 football game

    Three turnovers, two lightning delays totaling an hour and a half, and spotting the visiting team a 6-0 lead couldn’t slow down the Sunbright Tigers on their way to a 38-20 football victory at home over Jellico Friday night.

    The Tigers (1-1 in District 4-A, 2-2 overall) enhanced their playoff hopes with the 18-point win over the Blue Devils (0-1 in District 4-A, 1-3 overall) and snapped a two-game losing streak in the process.

  • Volleyball team loses match, but donates to good cause

    The Campbell County High School volleyball team dropped district matches Tuesday to Anderson County and Knox Halls.

    During the last match of the day, the host Lady Cougars played Anderson County tough before bowing 12-25, 14-25 and 17-25 in the best  three out of five series. Anderson County is just two years removed from a runner-up finish at the state tournament.

    “We played hard, we just have a tough time closing out,” said Campbell County coach David Seals.

  • Chancellor agrees Ogg was victim of age discrimination

    Sometimes the less said is not always better.

    At least that was the view taken by Chancellor Billy Joe White when he drafted an opinion in former teacher Jess Ogg’s age discrimination case last week.

    Ogg had claimed that when then Director of Schools Dr. Judy Blevins had dismissed him as an occupational instructor in 2008 it was because of his age.

  • BOE agrees to payment for injuries

    Through a compromise a Campbell County teacher is going to receive $50,000 after suffering from a job related illness and on the job injuries.

    Rita C. Patterson will be paid the money in a lump sump, with $10,000 going to attorney fees, according to circuit court records.

    Last week, the agreement between Patterson, her attorney David Dunaway and the Campbell County Board of Education was signed by Circuit Court Judge John McAfee.

    It is the resolution of ongoing litigation.

  • Young’s case placed on docket

    One time LaFollette City Administrator David Young is about to have his day in court.

    After the city council terminated him on Sept. 1, David Dunaway, Young’s attorney, amended a complaint he had previously filed on Young’s behalf.

    In that petition, Dunaway, said Mayor Mike Stanfield and the four-man council didn’t follow the guidelines of LaFollette’s personal policy when they suspended Young from his job on Aug. 4. He also asked the court to reinstate Young in his job.

  • Weapon found during traffic stop

    When LaFollette Police Officer Justin Lowe made a traffic stop for speeding he discovered more than he bargained for.

    Early Saturday morning Lowe stopped a Chevy Tahoe driven by Randall Dewayne Chiarini, 23, of 119 Jessica Lane, as he was traveling east on Jacksboro Pike near Hunters Branch Road.  Prior to the stop Chiarini was driving 56 miles per hour in the posted 40 mile per hour zone, the arrest warran said.

  • Children’s Center receives federal funding

    News of additional funding brings the Campbell County Children’s Center’s plans for an improved facility one step closer to reality.

    The September announcement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s office that the advocacy center will receive $100,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funding as well as the opportunity to borrow up to $215,000 in low interest loan dollars has the project moving full steam ahead.

  • Ivey arrested for allegedly concealing evidence

    A recent traffic stop had a passenger in the vehicle scrambling.

    While executing a traffic stop last Monday LaFollette Police Officer John Baker observed Mark Mitchell Ivey, 28, of 148 Davenport Road, allegedly attempting to conceal items underneath a child seat in the vehicle.

    When Ivey was asked to step out of the car, Baker spotted a pack of cigarettes in his hand. The cigarette pack allegedly contained a marijuana cigarette inside the cellophane wrapper on the pack, the LPD report said.

    Ivey was placed under arrest.