Today's News

  • Baseball Cougars get pair of wins

      After getting off to a rocky start, the Campbell County High School baseball team won consecutive home games last week against the Knoxville Ambassadors and Oneida.

    The Cougars (0-1 district, 2-1 overall) opened the season on March 16 at Clinton, where they fell 13-9 to the Dragons.

    With two runners on base in the top of the first inning, senior first baseman Andrew Dykes belted a home run to left field for a 3-0 Campbell County lead. The Cougars gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning and held the Dragons scoreless in the second.

  • Owls, Lady Eagles dominate first track competition of ’11

     LaFollette’s boys and Jacksboro’s girls dominated a middle school track and field meet Thursday at Anderson County High.

    The Owls scored a whopping 210 points and got 1st place finishes from Dakota Dossett in high jump, Johnny Oakes in long jump, Preston Provins in shot put, Durrand Jackson in the mile, Tommy Lawson in the 400-meter dash, Austin North in the 800-meter run, and the 4x800 relay team (Jackson, North, Dakota Dossett, Roston Letner).

  • Lady Cougars searching for first win

     Five games into the season, Campbell County High School’s softball team is still looking for its first win.

    The Lady Cougars lost two close games to Oneida last week, one of them being a 1-0 defeat on the road. Campbell County dropped a district doubleheader, 25-0 and 18-0, to Karns on Monday while playing at home.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars hosted Powell for another district game, and fell 15-0.

  • Last chance to sign up for Little League Baseball/Softball

     Saturday will be the last chance to sign up for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball.

    Players and coaches may sign up at the LaFollette Recreation Center or Valley View Elementary School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Middle school JV team plays first game; Evans sets single game strikeout mark

     On March 17, the Campbell County middle school baseball team recorded a first: the first junior varsity middle school game. This is just one of the progressions CCHS Head Coach Brad Collette envisioned in the evolution of CC Baseball. This season has eight scheduled doubleheaders with the varsity playing the first game and the JV playing the second. But before that historic game, another historic mark was made in the varsity game. Andrew Evans broke Tate McGhee’s mark for the most strikeouts in a game for a pitcher (6) by striking out 11 Coalfield batters in 5 innings.

  • Middle School Cougars fall to Oneida

      On a beautiful Saturday, March 19, the CCMS baseball team faced off against the Oneida Indians. 

    Tate McGhee made his second start of the young season and pitched brilliantly, going the complete game, 4 innings, 57 pitches (16 balls and 41 strikes). He walked none and gave up just 5 hits, 1 earned run, and fanned 4. 

    Unfortunately, the great defense from the first two games didn’t materialize as CCMS made 5 errors and fielded only .750. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Norris Dam Marina receives major grant

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), in cooperation with Norris Dam Marina, has been awarded a grant to construct 21 transient slips, restroom, laundry and shower facilities, and gangway with utilities for transient boaters on Norris Lake.

    The $357,050 grant is being made available through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. 

  • County powers act stands despite opposition

    Robert Henson’s appearance before the county commission to argue the perceived evils of the hotly debated county powers act landed somewhere between an inquisition and sermon complete with amen corner.

    As Monday’s meeting kicked off with 12 citizens making a request to address the commission County Mayor William Baird asked Henson, who was first on the list, if he would agree to speak last since he had appeared before the commission on two previous occasions.

    Henson responded “No sir” as he took his place at the microphone.

  • Jones steps down as coach

     Embattled basketball coach Barry Jones has resigned his position as head of the Campbell County High School boy’s program.

    Jones announced his decision Monday night after conferring with his family.

    "My wife and I decided together it was in the best interest of our family for me

    to step down and pursue other opportunities,” said Jones.

  • Caryville reviews package store applications

      Applications came pouring in to Caryville last Thursday for the chance to open a liquor store.

    Five people are vying for the two slots available to open a liquor store in Caryville.

    From LaFollette, Jimmy Arnold has applied. Arnold is the owner of J. B. Arnold Company. He submitted a proposal to construct a building on John McGhee Boulevard and name it Starr Spirits, LLC.