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Today's News

  • Cougars glad to have Nelson back

    Nobody is happier to see Lucas Nelson back on the basketball court than Barry Jones, the boy’s varsity coach at Campbell County High School.

    Nelson, a rising senior who took the past year off from basketball, is a perfect fit for the run-and-gun style of play that that Jones adopted from college coaching legends Paul Westhead and Nolan Richardson.

    “He brings a lot to the table,” said Jones.

  • Blue Devils fare well at summer team camps

    With four starting positions to fill, Mike Reynolds, the boy’s basketball coach at Jellico High School, got a chance to evaluate talent during three summer camps.

    Considering their losses, the Blue Devils didn’t look half bad in camps at Fulton, the University of the Cumberlands and Georgetown University. Jellico finished its summer schedule with a respectable 15-10 overall record.

    “I never like to read too much into records during the summer, but it’s good for the kids to play against teams like these,” said Reynolds.

  • On the fast track to fun

    The Knoxville Track Club Summer Youth Track Program has grown by leaps and bounds at the site hosted by Campbell County High School.

    This is the fifth year that CCHS has hosted biweekly practice sessions, and participation numbers keep climbing.

  • Lady Cougars’ basketball coach looking for scorers

    Replacing a pair of 1,000-point career scorers will be of paramount importance this year for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    Gone is Jessica Moore, an NCAA Division I college basketball signee, and Candice Seiber, both of which led a balanced attack in which eight players scored at least 100 points during the season.

  • LaFollette school hosts martial arts tournament

    The Academy of Martial Arts, located at LaFollette Fitness Center, hosted a tournament competition on Saturday, May 22. Students from martial arts schools in Tennessee and Kentucky competed in the event. The all-day tournament included kata, weapons, point fighting, sport jujitsu and grappling events. Competitors ranged in age from 8 years old through adult.  

    Senior instructor Larry Bostic was extremely pleased with his competition teams performance.  

  • Fannon raises concern over mayor's spending account

    Councilman Bob Fannon made an addition to the agenda at the start of the LaFollette Council meeting Tuesday night.

    For lack of a second motion the minutes for the June meeting, where the council overturned LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield’s veto and passed the budget, were not approved. This prompted Fannon to bring a budget concern to the council’s attention.

    In the history of LaFollette, the mayor has never been given a budgeted amount of money for gas, nor a vehicle for personal use, said Fannon.

  • LaFollette Council overrides mayor's veto

    LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield openly expressed his opposition to a charter change at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

    Stanfield exerted his power of veto to stop the council from allowing LaFollette Utilities to set rate increases for the water and sewer system after the last council meeting.

    However, during the in-session meeting to pass the new budget in the final reading the council again passed the charter revision.

  • Police find lab while investigating other crimes

    Three people were arrested last week after allegedly breaking into their neighbor’s home. However, that was only the beginning of their legal problems.

  • Boat sinks, jet ski crashes over holiday weekend

    While many people were enjoying the holiday weekend, officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency had a busy three days.

    From investigating a sinking boat to responding to a serious jet ski accident TWRA authorities saw had a frantic 72 hours. However, they were not the only ones responding to calls for help.

  • Owner of Family Inn in Caryville cited for violations

    The town of Caryville has been put in a difficult position trying to secure the old Christmas Tree Inn from vandals. But the most recent fire inside the hotel was cause for concern when fire fighters found that battling the flames was more dangerous because of the inn’s conditions.

    Pictures of fire damage were presented to the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen at the June meeting. The photos prompted the board to take action.