Today's News

  • Cougars win baseball opener, 6-3

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a successful 2012 debut Monday afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Williamsburg (Ky.) Yellowjackets.

    Senior Andy Hickman went the distance to earn the decision. He struck out seven batters along the way, walked two and gave up a pair of earned runs. Well over half of Hickman’s pitches were strikes.

    “Andy threw the ball well,” Cougars’ coach Brad Collette said.

  • Probation violation leads to meth bust

     A trip to Lake City became eventful for Campbell County Sherriff’s Deputy Jackie Bruce when Raymond Williams Gibbs, 39, 415 Lindsay Mill Circle, allegedly resisted arrest.

    On March 7, probation officer Joey Walker asked Bruce to assist him in serving a warrant on Gibbs for violating his parole. 

  • Moore is living her dream

    Jessica Moore vividly remembers the play that put her on the path to a college basketball career.

    “I was in sixth grade at JMS, and Kelli Matlock was the coach,” Moore said. 

    “The game was tied with a few ticks left. She called timeout and asked ‘who wants to shoot the last shot?’. 

  • Jellico lands seven basketball players on All-District 4-A high school teams

    Seven Jellico High School basketball players were recently honored by the District 4-A coaches for outstanding effort on the hardwood this year.

    Jellico forwards Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley, both seniors, were first-team selections to the all-district boys’ team. 

    Malicoat, a Middle Tennessee State University signee, is a two-time honoree. He was player of the year in 2011. Shelley will sign next week with Alice Lloyd College.

  • Local middle schoolers fare well at first track meet

    Middle school athletes from LaFollette and Jacksboro kicked off the 2012 track and field season on March 6 during a six-team meet at Webb School of Knoxville.

    “This was a great first meet,” LMS coach Tiffany Bruce said.

    “The kids were eager to compete. They have been working hard and are very supportive of one another. I am very proud of their scores.”

    The Lady Owls and Lady Eagles finished third and fourth, respectively, in the girls’ team standings behind Blount County powers Maryville and Heritage. 

  • Traffic jam

    Bumper to bumper traffic isn’t a usual site in Campbell County.

    Yet on Friday traffic traveling south flooded Central Avenue. The gridlock continued as vehicles crept their way to the interstate.

  • Wreck on Interstate leave one dead two injured, shuts down Interstate traffic

    When it rains, it pours.

    When traffic seemed like it couldn’t get any more hectic in Campbell County, multiple accidents on Tuesday caused more detours.

    On Tuesday afternoon three tractor-trailer trucks collided on Interstate 75 near Caryville, leaving one driver dead and two injured.

  • From a Mothers Heart for the week of March 22, 2012

    Bea Wallen
    From a Mothers Heart
    God intended the Christian to have a heart for serving

  • Church News for week of March 22, 2012

    The Valley Fellowship Church of God will hold Revival with the Rev. Terry Ayers on March 18 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and March 19 through March 21 starting at 7 p.m. each night along with special singing each night.

    Campbell County Christians United for Change prayer services will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the West LaFollette Community Center cafeteria. All Campbell County pastors and congregations are encouraged to attend.
    Submit all Church News by 3 p.m. on Thursday, fax to 566-7060 or email to stories@lafollettepress.com.

  • Nathaniel: What you see is what you get - week of March 15, 2012

     Nathaniel: What you see is what you get

    “Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and said, ‘Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!’” (See John 1:45-51, RSV).
    One writer has described Nathaniel as “the absent-minded professor among the 12 . . . the mystic, the other-worldly man….”