Today's News

  • IMPACT Baseball and Softball Ministries takes America’s favorite pastime on a mission

    IMPACT Baseball and Softball Ministries uses donated baseball and softball equipment to impact the world for Christ. The organization combines athletic and Christian principles to encourage positive youth development in areas of need.

    Brian Miracle, East Tennessee native and Tennessee Wesleyan College baseball player, began IMPACT Ministries in July 2009 after returning from an international summer internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • Registration scheduled for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball

    Registration for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on consecutive Saturdays — Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 — at the LaFollette Community Center from 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4-16, who live within the LaFollette Little League boundaries, are eligible to enroll for baseball or softball. Registration is required, even if the child has previously played. The registration fee is $35 per child.

  • Snow puts the brakes on high school basketball games

    High school rivals Campbell County and Anderson County have managed to avoid each other on the basketball court this season, but not because they chose to.

    The biggest winter storm in at least a decade dumped several inches of snow on East Tennessee last weekend, which forced postponement of Saturday’s game at CCHS. It was the second time this season that the same game has been canceled because of bad weather.

  • JMS girls advance to Area 2 North title game

    Defeats can either motivate or lower the morale of the losing team.

    In the case of the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s basketball team, a two-point overtime loss at Norris on Jan. 19 has become the focal point of the Lady Eagles’ rallying cry.

    Jacksboro (18-1 overall) got a chance to avenge its only loss of the season last night (Wed) in the girl’s large school championship game of the Area 2 North Tournament, however no score was available by press time.

  • Teacher suspended for alleged misconduct

    A Jellico High School teacher has been placed on leave pending an inquiry into his alleged misconduct with a student.

    Allegations of the male teacher’s improper relations with a 17- year- old female student surfaced when the girl’s mother met with Clayton Ray, secondary supervisor, on Monday, according to Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools.

    During the meeting the concerned parent produced phone records, which allegedly included text messages of an inappropriate nature between the two, Martin said.

  • Commissioners plan final attempt at reducing commission seats

    With the county election just months away a debate that has waged on in commission meetings for nearly two years will likely be put to rest- at least for another term.

  • Martin reports snow day shortage; board discusses calendar

    Campbell County students have enjoyed several unscheduled days off recently thanks to Mother Nature. But the cheers will likely be replaced with sighs as the students face the almost certain possibility of still being in school in June.

  • For 50 years the McCullochs have been valentines

    Fifty years ago, a young couple in love walked arm in arm across the bridge at Cove Lake. The young man turned to the girl and said “I wish we could just keep on going.”

    That young couple has done exactly that. Fifty years later, Bob and Delores McCulloch are still walking side by side through life.

    “Side by Side was our favorite song while we were dating,” Delores said. But it was Stand by Your Man that she pantomimed to Bob on Feb. 6, when they renewed their wedding vows.

  • Suit filed claiming malicious prosecution, unfair practices

    A long-standing community bank, local auto dealership and employees of the two entities have been served with a $13 million lawsuit that alleges unfair banking practices, negligence and malicious prosecution.

    Within the circuit court filing Fred Birdsall claims that when he purchased a truck from Rainbow Chevrolet and financed it through People’s Bank of the South in Oct. 2008, the bank didn’t include itself in the necessary paperwork in order to obtain the title.

  • City administrator position draws nationwide resumes

    With just under a month left to apply for the LaFollette City Administrator position, eight individuals have already expressed an interest in the job.

    “I would like to see someone who is business orientated,” said Mayor Mike Stanfield of the person who will fill David Young’s shoes.

    Stanfield said the ideal candidate would also have experience writing grants and working with the public.

    “There are plenty of local people who would be qualified,” Stanfield said. “I would like to see someone who is familiar with LaFollette.”