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Today's News

  • deadline changes

     

    Deadline Change   Beginning Oct. 1 Church News can be found in the C Section of the LaFollette Press. The submission deadline for Church News will be at 3 p.m. on Friday beginning next week.

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  • Lady Cougars run sixth at Cherokee

    In a field as large as the one they faced Saturday, the Lady Cougars have never finished higher.

    With Carlie Childress and Lauren Evans leading the charge, the Campbell County High School girl’s cross-country team took sixth place out of 22 complete and 12 incomplete teams at the Cherokee Classic in Knoxville.

    Childress ran the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 45 seconds to finish 22nd overall. Only a couple seconds behind her was Evans, who placed 23rd.

  • Cougars fall 46-13 to AC in renewal of football rivalry

    Campbell County High School’s varsity football team will have to wait another year for a chance at a victory over Anderson County.

    After a 15-year hiatus, the series resumed Friday night at L. Hope Dossett Stadium, with the visiting Mavericks pulling out a 46-13 victory in the second half.

    The Cougars (0-1 region, 1-2 overall) spotted AC (1-0 region, 1-1 overall) an early 12-0 lead before storming back to take a one-point advantage in the third quarter. The Mavericks scored five touchdowns during the final 23 minutes to put the game out of reach.

  • CCHS golf team ties for third at district shoot-out

    In a tune-up for the tournament season, the Campbell County High School boy’s golf team tied for third place out of nine teams in the District 3-AAA Shoot-out at Beaver Brook.

    Knox Halls posted the best score with 144. Knoxville Central finished second with 149, while Campbell County, Anderson County and Oak Ridge each shot 154.

    Senior Matthew Chambers led the Cougars with a score of 37, followed by Bryce Roach and Logan Baird 38 each; Spenser St. John and Corey Bray 41 each.

  • Losses mount for middle school teams

    With losses across the board last week, Campbell County middle school football teams are quickly falling behind in their respective division races.

    The LaFollette Owls (0-2 overall) suffered a 20-8 defeat Thursday night at Norris. Chris Stone returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to get the Owls on the scoreboard. Josh Henry ran for the two-point conversion.

    LaFollette will face another winless team this week when the Owls host Jellico (0-3). The Blue Devils fell 38-12 at Fairview last week after committing half a dozen turnovers (4 fumbles, 2 INTs).

  • Mays trial moves forward

    The trial of Bobby Keith Mays, who allegedly attempted to murder Jody Lee Currier just over a year ago began Wednesday.

    It began with Natasha Gibson, Currier’s fiancé, at the time of incident being called as the first witness.

    According to her, Mays shot Currier after he struck Johnny Broyles on the head with a piece of porch railing that he had taken from her car.

    Gibson claimed that the blow was self-defense. She told the sparsely populated courtroom it knocked Broyles unconscious.

  • Breaking news- School closing today

    Students on the north side of the county have a downed tree to thank for an abbreviated school day.

    Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, was notified on Tuesday morning that a TVA transmission line was taken down by a tree in the Jellico area.