Today's News

  • Chapman and Evans rank high at Vol Classic

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman and junior Keenan Evans turned in the top finishes for Campbell County at the recent Vol Classic Track and Field Invitational at the University of Tennessee.

    Chapman was runner-up in girl’s high jump (5-4) in a field of 46 competitors. Evans took 7th place in boy’s shot put (45-1/2) in a field of 54 throwers.

    Teammate Shayla Goins had the next best finish, 25th out of 57 throwers in girl’s shot put.

  • CCHS softball team shows improvement

     Even in defeat, Campbell County High School’s softball team showed marked improvement from the first game against district foe Powell this year.

    The Lady Cougars, who were crushed 21-0 by the Lady Panthers a few weeks ago at Knoxville, played Powell to a 10-0 game Thursday afternoon at CCHS.

    Powell had won 30 games already this season, while Campbell County remained in search of its first victory.

  • LMS golfers win district

    Consistent play allowed LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams to sweep the district golf tournament Tuesday at The Greens at Deerfield.

    Lindsay Taylor was tournament champion for the Lady Owls. Teammate Nicole Lumpkins finished third overall. Jacksboro’s Julie Davis won a playoff for second place, individually, and led the Lady Eagles to a runner-up finish. 

    In boy’s competition, LaFollette’s Trevor Huckaby was individual champion, followed by teammates Tyler Chumley, 3rd place; and Caleb Baird, 5th place.

  • Pack gets 25 years in murder case

    The brashness Phillip Pack displayed at his trial in February was gone on Monday.

    Sitting again at the defendant’s table but this time with his feet shackled, Pack waited for his sentence to be announced. Earlier this year a jury convicted him of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love. While his attorney, Keith Hatfield, had attempted to persuade the jury that Pack’s actions may have been callous, they didn’t rise to the level of criminal. However, the judge took a different view.

  • Terry sentenced for threats

    On the same day his sister’s killer was sentenced, Paul Terry learned his fate for a charge he acquired as her murder case moved through the courts.

    Terry was charged with multiple counts of retaliation against the judicial system and unlawful possession of a weapon with intent to go armed in late January. These charges came after Terry’s mental health therapist contacted law enforcement because of threats he had made.

  • Phillips going to jail for solicitation

    A man convicted of attempting to solicit sex from a minor will spend six months in county jail for his crimes.

    On Monday, Denny Phillips was sentenced to jail time and a four-year probation stint for his June 2009 crime.

    Assistant District Attorney General Scarlet Ellis asked the court to consider a five year probation term while Charles Herman, Phillips’ attorney countered with a probation term of four years with no jail time. Imposing jail time would jeopardize his client’s job, Herman said.

  • Relay for Life event raises funds for American Cancer Society

    Umbrellas, rain ponchos and tarps were as prevalent at this year’s Relay for Life as the event’s signature color of purple. But participants and survivors didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits as funds were raised in the community wide event.

    Home cooked BBQ, hotdogs, and all the fixings along with some down home Bluegrass music made for a fun time despite the rainy weather. People tried their hand at games, put -put golf, climbing a rock wall and other various activities all aimed at raising money for cancer.

  • Financially strapped Caryville hit with lawsuit

    The town of Caryville is facing a $1million lawsuit as a result of an undercover drug sting last May.

    Uless Joe Arnold filed the action last week claiming that when he was arrested in May 2009 it was without probable cause. Along with this, Arnold says the multiple narcotics charges filed against him because of that arrest were later dismissed.

    He has named the town and Caryville Police Detective Stephanie Smith as defendants in the filing.

  • Sneel to undergo testing

    Serving notice his client may have an insanity defense for her attempted murder charges, David Stewart asked the court on Monday to postpone a trial date.

    Stewart, who represents Amanda Sneel, said initial testing had shown the young mother was more than likely to have been suffering from “a serious mental health disease or defect” when she drove her vehicle into Cove Lake with her children in it.

    Further testing should be completed, he said.

  • Former officer cops a plea

    A former LaFollette City Police officer has plead guilty to narcotics and weapons charges.

    On Monday, Dustin C. Ward agreed he was guilty of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and illegally possessing a gun on a wildlife management area.