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Today's News

  • Campbell County- A look at the county from the beginning

    Campbell County is a land full of historical learning opportunities.  But the funny thing about history is that it can easily be forgotten.  

    People say they will never forget and they may even convince themselves traditions won’t die out, not on their watch.  But life has an odd way of providing just the right distraction at just the right time to induce a good case of amnesia.  

  • Ford arrested on drug charges

    Drugs were allegedly found at a Jellico residence, when Jellico Police Officer Jeffrey Ivey was dispatched to 1133 5th Street in Jellico on Sept. 8.

    Upon arriving at the residence, Ivey spoke with the homeowner, asking to see proof of residence, according to the police report.  Ivey also obtained permission to enter the home.  Upon following the homeowner into a bedroom, Ivey was shown the contents of a drawer by the homeowner, which allegedly belonged to Crit Henderson Ford, 54, of 1133 5th Street, Jellico.  Ford is allegedly also a resident of the home.

  • Ivey arrested for robbery

    Jacksboro Police picked up Eric Brandon Ivey, 24, of 401 North Cumberland Avenue, LaFollette, on an outstanding warrant on Sept. 8.

    The warrant for Ivey was issued by the LaFollette Police Department because of  a robbery Ivey allegedly committed a week earlier, the arrest warrant said.

    On Sept. 1, LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen made contact with the victim in Arby’s parking lot, which is where Ivey allegedly stole the victim’s purse by force and left the scene, the arrest report said.

  • Crawford charged with theft

     

  • Church News

     

  • deadline changes

     

    Deadline Change   Beginning Oct. 1 Church News can be found in the C Section of the LaFollette Press. The submission deadline for Church News will be at 3 p.m. on Friday beginning next week.

  • FAITHFUL WORDS

     

  • News Notes

     

  • Spiritually Speaking

     

  • Lady Cougars run sixth at Cherokee

    In a field as large as the one they faced Saturday, the Lady Cougars have never finished higher.

    With Carlie Childress and Lauren Evans leading the charge, the Campbell County High School girl’s cross-country team took sixth place out of 22 complete and 12 incomplete teams at the Cherokee Classic in Knoxville.

    Childress ran the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 45 seconds to finish 22nd overall. Only a couple seconds behind her was Evans, who placed 23rd.