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Today's News

  • Flat Hollow Marina will host movie premiere later this month

    Campbell County will mark a first later this month.

    A movie will be premiered at Flat Hollow Marina, where the film was shot nearly a year ago.

    Fish Bait-The Movie stars actors from the Einstein Simplified Comedy Troupe, and other actors from the Knoxville area. The film is a cross between Deliverance and Jaws, with the improvisation acting technique of Blair Witch, said co-director Jeff Joslin.

    Joslin also wrote, co-produced the movie.

  • Water/sewer increase and library project tops agenda at council meeting

    A water rate increase topped the agenda once more at the LaFollette City Council meeting on Tuesday night. Though much was discussed on the issue, a decision has yet to be made.

  • Gaylor arrested on drug charges

    A public intoxication call led to the arrest of Elmus Gaylor, 47, of 249 Hill Lane, Caryville on drug charges.

    On Sept. 28, Caryville Police Officer Freddy Walker was dispatched to Scotties Restaurant on the report a man was allegedly drunk with two small children in his care, a Caryville Police report said.

  • Jellico Police Captain under investigation by TBI

    Jellico Police Captain Jeff Partin is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), according to TBI authorities. But he remains on the town payroll after being placed on paid leave.

    The investigation is centered around an incident, which allegedly occurred in June.

    The issue first came to light at the Sept. 17 mayor and aldermen meeting, when the board, along with the town attorney and the chief of police went into executive session.

  • 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.