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Today's News

  • Campbell County hosts youth track program for fourth year

    In 2006, LaFollette Middle School track coach Billie Ann Evans and Jacksboro Middle School track coach Ann Browning became site directors for the Knoxville Track Club (KTC) Youth Athletic Summer Track Program in Campbell County.

    The workouts were located at the Campbell County High School Track. For that inaugural year a dozen young athletes participated.

    In 2009, Evans and Browning are serving as site directors for the fourth straight year at the Campbell County KTC Youth Athletic Summer Track Program and much has changed.

  • Champions crowned at Country Club Invitational

    John Fox (1st), Jeremy Cox (2nd) and Johnny Baird (3rd) made of the championship flight of the recent LaFollette Country Club Invitational.

    The first flight included Josh James (1st), Michael Martin (2nd) and Jeff Sweat (3rd).

    Members of the second flight were Matthew Chambers (1st), Chuck Heatherly (2nd) and Robert Dial (3rd). Chelsea Boshears (1st), Warren Heatherly and Al Roberts (tied for 2nd) were in the third flight.

    The fourth flight included Bill Thompson (1st), Kyle Teague (2nd) and Bill Cox (3rd).

  • Burgan wins state golf crown

    LaFollette native Todd Burgan claimed his first individual state championship Saturday.

    He defeated Danny Green in 19 holes to capture the 2009 Tennessee Golf Association Match Play title at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin.

    Burgan, a 1987 graduate of Campbell County High School who played collegiate golf at the University of Tennessee, previously captured the 2000 TGA Four-Ball Championship with fellow LaFollette golfer Jarrett Sharp.

  • Caryville baseball team opens district with loss

    Caryville opened the Dixie Youth Baseball District Tournament on July 3 at Rockwood.

    Prior to the district opener, Caryville coach Jim Lane stressed the importance of avoiding the big inning that had plagued his team over the six previous games.

    Caryville was set to play Harriman in their first game of the double-elimination tournament. Last year, the Caryville All-Stars finished third and came within one win of advancing to state.

  • Bartley wants to head to the high court

    Kenneth S. Bartley is hoping the third time is the charm.

    With his request for a new trial being denied twice, Bartley is now trying to take his case before the state supreme court.

    Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, who was appointed to hear the case in Campbell County, denied the youth’s request for a new trial in 2007.

    Earlier this year the state court of criminal appeals upheld that ruling.

  • Jellico bank robbed; alleged thief in custody

    A fake gun got a Williamsburg man some real money on Tuesday, when he robbed the First Volunteer Bank of Jellico.

     It appeared to be a normal Tuesday evening, but upon closer inspection, all was not well in the small mountain town.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation  (FBI) agents milling around town hall attested to that.  

  • Commission warned- budget will be tight

    While the 2008-09 budget cycle is over, the county’s 2009-10 budget has yet to be determined.

    With no budget amendments to vote on Jeff Marlow, finance director, left commissioners with plenty to consider during Monday’s budget and finance committee meeting.

    For months Marlow has warned the commission that the upcoming fiscal year will be a lean one.  

  • Camp sparks creavity

    “My job is to make you happy” said Darla Baird, administrative assistant for the UT extension in Campbell County as she opened the two-day 4-H camp.

    Baird and volunteers achieved this by keeping the kids at 4-H camp busy as little bees.

  • Trio arrested on 74 count theft indictment

    Three women have been arrested on a combined 74 counts following the grand jury returning a sealed indictment.

    LaFollette Police initially arrested Bonnie Cooper at her home on a sealed indictment last week. When Greta Cooper came to the jail, to post bond for Bonnie Cooper, her mother, she was arrested.

    Tamara Harness, who rounds out the trio, was also arrested at her home. The group was taken into custody on multiple counts of theft and forgery, according to court records.

  • Canine competes; walks away a winner

    Summer vacation can be spent in a variety of different ways. Some people opt for a beachside resort while others have the increasingly popular staycation.

    However, Darrell Mongar didn’t do either of those.

    Instead, Mongar, a sheriff’s deputy, and his former partner, Rooke, took part in the United States Police Canine Association (U.S.P.C.A.), Region Eight competition in Loudon.

    After competing in a myriad of events Mongar and his Dutch Shepard dog took 10th overall in the competition.