Today's News

  • Meth lab discovered among disposal

    A Caryville man was arrested for promotion of methamphetamine when street department workers discovered suspicious items in the trash.

    On Dec. 20, Caryville Lieutenant Stephanie Smith was contacted by the Caryville Street Department about several bottles containing a crystallized substance.

    The trash was outside a residence on East Maple Street.

  • City presses forward with plans for a new library

    Proposals for a new LaFollette Public Library have had its ups and downs. The council’s plans to construct a new library over the past few years have been recycled and reworked. Though USDA grant money was offered with steep stipulations, the council decided to press forward to renovate the recreation center with city employees executing the work.

  • Young and in love; couple to remarry after 30 years

    At 16 years old, Mitch Belew and Robin Wright were in love.

    They got married the same year as the high school prom by forging their birth certificates.

    It was a Saturday on May 27, 1978 when they changed the dates on their birth certificates. The clerk in Jellico noticed the modifications, prompting the young couple straight to Williamsburg, Ky., were they were married.

  • Cougars play in Smyrna tourney

    Barry Jones, the boy’s basketball coach at Campbell County High School, saw the best and the worst in his team last week during the Smyrna Christmas Tournament.
    The Cougars lost two of the three games they played, but could have easily gone unbeaten with a little more luck and effort.Jones had to coach against his old team when Campbell County opened the tournament against Sycamore. The Cougars fell, 77-65. Junior forward Nick Litton led Campbell County with 15 points, while Lucas Nelson had 13 and Jordan Kindred 11.

  • Eagles win Halls tournament

    The Jacksboro Middle School boy’s basketball team took 1st place last week in the Halls High School New Year Tournament.
    The Eagles opened the tournament with a 42-36 victory over Whittle Springs Middle School.
    Darin Gillenwater led the Eagles with 19 points, followed by Trey Torres with 11, Seth Pebley 6, Dylan Clawson and Jesse Sharp 3 each.
    Jacksboro edged Oliver Springs, 33-30, in the second round, with Torres scoring 13 points, Gillenwater 10, Clawson 6, Pebley 3 and Sharp 1.

  • Try float ‘n fly rig for wintertime smallmouths

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Monday, Jan. 3 was 1,001.83 feet. Surface temperatures are in the low 40s on the headwaters, and are as high as 48 degrees on the lower end of the lake. For the most part, the lake is clear, however some creeks may have stained water.
    Cold, snowy weather kept anglers off the lake earlier last week. The lower end of the lake got most of the fishing traffic. Overall, fishing has been slow.

  • Public Records Jan. 6 , 2010

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Dec. 27 – Dec. 31


    Innovative Reclamation Technologies to Timothy A. Stirling, Dist. 1, $65,000.

    LaFollette Enterprises LP to Ronald A. Williams and Connie S. Williams, Dist. 3, $25,000.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Deer hunt set Jan. 15-16
    for young sportsmen
    Tennessee’s 2010-11 deer hunting seasons will end in all Units with the young sportsman hunt, Jan. 15-16.
    Bag limits allow for antlerless hunting in all units during this hunt. In Unit A the antlerless limit is 2 for the hunt; while, in Unit L, the antlerless limit is 3 per day. In Unit B, the bag limit is 1 antlerless deer.

  • Trio allegedly planning break-ins

    Reports from concerned citizens likely prevented some criminal activity last Wednesday.

    According to Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department received citizen reports of a suspicious person in the Carr Wynn Road area.  Deputies Pete Hatfield, Paul Harmon, Cody Chapman, John Wallen and Sgt. Jimmie Jeffries were dispatched to the area to investigate the claims.

  • Morgan arrested for burglary


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