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Today's News

  • Man face extortion charges

    After committing a crime nearly four months ago, a Pioneer man helped himself get caught after parking in a tow away zone.

    On Sept. 29, Jellico Police Officer Jeff Ivey was dispatched to Baptist Street to check on a vehicle parked in a tow away zone, according to a Jellico Police report.

    Ivey was preparing to have the vehicle towed, when he ran a check on the license plates and it came back registered to Tommy G Worley, 22, of 6836 Highway 297, Pioneer.

  • Young terminated after having job reinstated by judge

    Barely 24 hours had passed since Chancellor Billy Joe White reinstated David Young as the city administrator for LaFollette.

    On Wednesday White ruled the city’s termination of Young had been illegal. But before Young could return to work, the LaFollette City Council met Thursday morning, voting to terminate him once again.

  • Cougars clip Hawks’ wings, 13-7

    With half his backfield either sick or injured, Campbell County High School football coach Dewayne Wells called on a lineman to help win Friday’s war of attrition against visiting District 3 foe Hardin Valley Academy.

    Bryan Munsey, who normally plays offensive guard, moved to the backfield and led the Cougars (1-2 district, 2-3 overall) to a hard-fought 13-7 victory over the Hawks (0-2 district, 1-3 overall) when starting fullback Wesley Cook left the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half.

  • CCHS boys win first cross-country race this season

    After playing second fiddle to the girl’s team all season, the Campbell County High School boy’s cross-country team picked up its first meet victory of the season last week.

    The Cougars defeated Lenoir City by 14 points for first place during a Thursday afternoon race at Melton Hill Park in northwest Knox County.

    Dayne Deavours took third place overall with a time of 18:41 to lead Campbell County, while teammate Lucas Nelson finished 11th overall. Daniel Peach, Kolby Poteet and Nate Kennedy also scored valuable points for the Cougars.

  • Owls, Eagles struggle against Avery Trace

    Avery Trace’s football team made a clean sweep of Campbell County middle schools Jacksboro and LaFollette last week.

    The Owls (0-4 district, 1-4 overall) fell 56-30 on Thursday night while playing at home. Jordan Bunch and Chris Stone scored the majority of LaFollette’s touchdowns. Josh Henry caught a scoring pass from Ethan Jeffers.

    “We stopped the option pretty well, but we just couldn’t stop their passing game,” said Owls’ coach Steve Rutherford.

    LaFollette will travel to Clinton tonight (Thurs.) for a conference game.

  • Sunbright outscores Jellico in District 4 football game

    Three turnovers, two lightning delays totaling an hour and a half, and spotting the visiting team a 6-0 lead couldn’t slow down the Sunbright Tigers on their way to a 38-20 football victory at home over Jellico Friday night.

    The Tigers (1-1 in District 4-A, 2-2 overall) enhanced their playoff hopes with the 18-point win over the Blue Devils (0-1 in District 4-A, 1-3 overall) and snapped a two-game losing streak in the process.

  • Volleyball team loses match, but donates to good cause

    The Campbell County High School volleyball team dropped district matches Tuesday to Anderson County and Knox Halls.

    During the last match of the day, the host Lady Cougars played Anderson County tough before bowing 12-25, 14-25 and 17-25 in the best  three out of five series. Anderson County is just two years removed from a runner-up finish at the state tournament.

    “We played hard, we just have a tough time closing out,” said Campbell County coach David Seals.

  • Chancellor agrees Ogg was victim of age discrimination

    Sometimes the less said is not always better.

    At least that was the view taken by Chancellor Billy Joe White when he drafted an opinion in former teacher Jess Ogg’s age discrimination case last week.

    Ogg had claimed that when then Director of Schools Dr. Judy Blevins had dismissed him as an occupational instructor in 2008 it was because of his age.

  • BOE agrees to payment for injuries

    Through a compromise a Campbell County teacher is going to receive $50,000 after suffering from a job related illness and on the job injuries.

    Rita C. Patterson will be paid the money in a lump sump, with $10,000 going to attorney fees, according to circuit court records.

    Last week, the agreement between Patterson, her attorney David Dunaway and the Campbell County Board of Education was signed by Circuit Court Judge John McAfee.

    It is the resolution of ongoing litigation.

  • Young’s case placed on docket

    One time LaFollette City Administrator David Young is about to have his day in court.

    After the city council terminated him on Sept. 1, David Dunaway, Young’s attorney, amended a complaint he had previously filed on Young’s behalf.

    In that petition, Dunaway, said Mayor Mike Stanfield and the four-man council didn’t follow the guidelines of LaFollette’s personal policy when they suspended Young from his job on Aug. 4. He also asked the court to reinstate Young in his job.