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Today's News

  • LaFollette to get new Food City

    LaFollette citizens will soon have a bigger and better Food City facility to shop at. Company officials announced plans to construct a much larger retail food outlet in the former Woodson’s Supermarket mall site, according to a press release. The new 46,000 square foot store will replace to current Food City store, with much more space and departments. The extra space will allow for a much larger variety of items for the customers, said store manager Tony Daugherty.

  • Valley View is hosting Visions of Christmas and community dinner

    The halls are decked at Valley View Elementary School as it gets into the holiday spirit by hosting Visions of Christmas on Dec. 17.

    The school is hosting the evening event in conjunction with the Boy and Girl Scouts.

    There will be a fantasy of trees silent auction, as well as a secret Santa gift shop where children can purchase gifts costing from 50 cents to $3. A sweet shop with homemade baked goods will also be there, according to Valley View Principal Steve Rutherford.

  • Council upholds termination of Young

    For the third time in three months, the LaFollette City Council has terminated city administrator David Young.  This time it came in the form of ratifying, or finalizing, the council’s prior October decision to fire Young.

    Despite the fact that the decision has been made two times before, there was once again much discussion on the contentious issue.

    Councilman Bob Fannon made a motion to wait on making the decision until after Dec. 14 when the validity of Young’s contract will be weighed in a court.

  • Campbell County boys snap skid, 87-74

    After suffering two tough losses to open the season, the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team finally tasted victory Monday on opening night of the Scott High Thanksgiving Classic.

    The Cougars (1-2 overall) outgunned Oneida, 87-74, in their highest scoring game to date. It’s the second time this season that Campbell County has scored at least 80 points.

  • Lady Cougars pick up first win, 53-50

    One Campbell County High School basketball team picked up its first win of the season while the other remained in search of victory following Friday night’s games at Sevier County.

    Division I basketball recruit Jessica Moore led the Campbell County girls to a 53-50 triumph. The Campbell University signee carried the Lady Cougars (1-1 overall) with 15 points.

    Campbell County won the game despite making only one basket during the final quarter. The Lady Cougars scored their other 10 points during the fourth period on free throws.

  • Jacksboro gets mixed results at Lake City

    The Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball team kept its perfect record intact Thursday night with a 38-27 victory at Lake City.

    Post player Jamie Mynatt led all scorers with 16 points for the Lady Eagles (5-0 overall).

    Michaela Smith chipped in 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for Jacksboro. Whitney Williamson added eight points for the winners while Hannah Owens had two and Alex Cox one.

    Jacksboro outscored the Lady Lakers 10-0 in the first quarter and held a commanding 21-3 lead at halftime.

  • Jellico grad named academic all-conference in volleyball at UC

    Tommie Thompson, a junior from Pioneer, was one of six University of the Cumberlands volleyball players selected to the Mid-South Conference All-Academic Team.

    In order to receive this award, a player must be at least a sophomore and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

    Thompson is a graduate of Jellico High School.

  • LaFollette girls see bright future

    There was both good news and bad news last week for the LaFollette Middle School girl’s basketball program.

  • Courtroom dedicated to Asbury

    Lee Asbury was many things to the people in his life.

    He was a well-respected judge, an avid outdoorsman, a farmer and devoted family man.

    Last Wednesday, people from each aspect of his life gathered as the upstairs courtroom of the Campbell County Courthouse was dedicated to him. The Campbell County Bar Association had not only planned the ceremony, it had the plaque dedicating the room in Asbury’s memory prepared.

  • Health Department has flu shots

    As reports of the H1N1 virus continue, additional vaccines have become available.

    In Campbell County, a clinic on Tuesday evening at the health department saw 272 citizens line up for a shot. Charles Turner, county director for the health department, said the response was so great, the clinic was extended until 8 p.m.

    This was an hour and half longer than originally scheduled.

    For Raymond Oakes getting his shot on Tuesday was “the right thing to do.”