Today's News

  • Play softball for a good cause

      The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville.

    On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m.

    Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination.

    All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association.

  • Basketball tourney will benefit child with serious illness

      A benefit basketball tournament for Talan Hooks will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School.

    Talan is a 2-year-old boy who, earlier this year, was diagnosed with Leukoencephalopathy, a disease that occurs primarily in the white matter of the brain. 

    Symptoms include problems with speech, vision, loss of mental function, loss of coordination, extreme weakness and fatigue.

    Tournament proceeds will help fund Talan’s medical expenses.

  • Academy of Martial Arts hosts tourney

     The Academy of Martial Arts, located at Lafollette Fitness Center, hosted a tournament competition on Saturday, March 12. Students from several martial arts schools in Tennessee and Kentucky competed in the event. 

    The all-day tournament included kata, weapons and jujitsu (grappling) events. Competitors ranged in age from 5 years old up through adult.  

    Senior instructor Larry Bostic was extremely pleased with his competition team’s performance.  

  • Traffic stop leads to arrest

    After receiving a be on the lookout call, Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department found who he was looking out for.

  • Tickets still available for Supertwang

    Campbell County is preparing to welcome a country music festival next week.

    Supertwang, a three day long festival, geared to the under 30 set is just around the corner.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Outdoors-Woman events set for East Tennessee

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host two Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) events next month.

    A BOW workshop will be held June 10-12 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

    Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is a workshop primarily aimed at women. However, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.

  • LUB sends crew to Chattanooga

    “We couldn’t have done it without them.”

    Those were the words Wendell Boring had for the six Campbell County men who have been helping restore electricity in the greater Chattanooga area since last week.

  • LaFollette Rescue Squad aids hang glider

    Crews from the LaFollette Rescue Squad executed a recovery mission on McCloud Mountain Saturday evening.

    As the sun was reaching its crest, the man operating the glider experienced problems with his hang glider.

    When crews with the LRS arrived within 30 minutes of the call they immediately began a vertical rescue, said Durand Carmany. This meant a portion of the LRS would repel down 75 feet to the victim while the others stayed on top of the bluff to ensure their safety.

  • Domestic situation leads to meth charges; arrests in separate meth incidents follow

    A domestic altercation followed by a police chase led to the arrest of a Caryville man last week.

    LaFollette Police Officer Robert Foxx was patrolling near South Avenue when he noticed a witness came up behind his patrol car on Jacksboro Pike. The person said a woman was being assaulted across from Gamble Motors.

    Records indicate at the scene Foxx was flagged by a white female while he observed a male running behind a building.

  • Campbell arrested on multiple charges

    Two accidents in one night landed an area man in jail.

    On April 28 at approximately 11 p.m., Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department responded to a call of an auto accident. When Marlow arrived at US25W near Elkins Road, he found Walter Leon Campbell allegedly traveling eastbound on US25W. When Campbell swerved into the left hand lane he allegedly struck another vehicle with three occupants inside that was also traveling eastbound, the report said.