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Today's News

  • Trio arrested for home invasion

    Trio arrested for home invasion

     Three men were arrested Friday for a home invasion that occurred just after 9:30 on last Thursday night.

    The men, Mark Bull, 1685 Rocky Valley Road, New Market, James M. Breeden, 107 Chad Road, Jefferson City and Samuel L. Large, 701 Pedigo Road Knoxville are thought to be the men who broke into the Back Valley residence, according to Campbell County Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley. Wearing ski masks and gloves, the trio gained entry into the home by kicking the backdoor of the home in.

  • Chapman, Provins set meet records at Hardin Valley Invitational

     Campbell County junior Kristin Chapman set meet and stadium records Saturday while winning the girls’ high jump title at the Hardin Valley Track and Field Invitational.

    Tennessee’s reigning Class AAA girls’ high jump champion matched her previous personal record (5-7) set last May at the state meet. Her closest competitor on Saturday jumped 4-10, the height in which Chapman entered the event.

  • Lady Cougars battle Ambassadors in doubleheader

      Campbell County High School’s softball team hosted the Ambassadors last week for a doubleheader.

    Even though the Lady Cougars lost both games, 6-3 and 9-6, they were able to put some runs on the scoreboard and had a productive day at the plate.

    During the opening contest, first baseman Mary Hickman smacked a pair of doubles, drove in a run and stole home plate. Alex Hempsall also drove in a run and pitched for Campbell County.

  • Owls run a strong second to Maryville at Webb meet

     LaFollette’s boys finished second to Maryville during an 8-team middle school track and field meet last week at Webb School of Knoxville.The Owls accumulated 90 points, which was 73 behind Maryville. Union Grove took 3rd place with 57 points, followed by Heritage, 4th with 46 points; North, 5th with 34 points; Oak Ridge-Robertsville, 6th with 32 points; Sacred Heart, 7th with 26 points; and Webb, 8th with 7 points.

  • Allen hits 2-run homer at AC

     Third baseman Kelsey Allen provided the only scoring for Campbell County High School’s softball team Tuesday afternoon during a game at district rival Anderson County.

    Allen drilled a 2-run homer to keep her team from being shut out by the Lady Mavericks. It was her second home run of the year.

    The Lady Cougars fell 9-2, but hope to get on the winning track with a home doubleheader tomorrow (Fri.) against the Knoxville Ambassadors.

  • City council discusses new purchases, officer

    The LaFollette City Council discussed plans to purchase a new pick-up truck for the recreation department and a tractor for the street department at its Monday workshop.

    A state contract to purchase a truck from Ray Varner Ford comes with a towing package, said mayor Mike Stanfield. The cost for the new vehicle is $18,900. Though the council discussed purchasing a pickup for under $20,000, they were surprised by the amount a new tractor would cost. Street Department Director Jim Mullens said a new tractor with side mount mower would cost about $66,000.

  • Comer stars in martial arts tournaments

  • Wellness clinic offers $6,000 donation

    As Jellico finalizes a resolution to prohibit the establishment of pain clinics, a LaFollette clinic is offering to give back to the community.

    Barbara Smith, office manager for the LaFollette Wellness Center said the clinic has been serving area residents since November 2010. The services available include a pain clinic, weight loss center and soon to be hormone replacement therapy office.

    “We are not a pill mill,” said Smith. “We want chronic patients only, we take referrals from medical doctors.”

  • Massengill arrested after causing disturbance

    Being called to Scotty’s Restaurant in reference to a fight ended with the arrest of Tiffany D. Massengill for causing a disturbance.

    Last Sunday, Caryville Officer Ben Marlow arrived at the scene and began an investigation into the cause of an allegedly fight at the restaurant, he said.

    Massengill, 22, of LaFollette was in the restaurant when Marlow arrived. She allegedly began to scream and curse at the officer, according to the report.

  • School system introduces new information system

    Campbell County schools are keeping up with the latest technology with a new service for parents.

    Just last week the system rolled out the new SchoolMessenger system aimed at providing timely school related information to parents across the district.

    According to Pam Walden, federal projects director, the new service will enhance communication by allowing school personnel to pass along important information via text messaging and phone calls.