Today's News

  • Deputies come to aid of trapped couple

    A couple narrowly escaped being swept away by swift waters on Catula Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies Shane Wolfenbarger and Joe Marlow were the first to arrive on the scene after the call came in to the 911 dispatch center.

  • Commission changes procedure for hearing from the public

    After a great deal of debate commissioners voted to change the way they do business at Monday night's meeting.

    Historically citizens have been allowed to address the commission at workshop and regular monthly sessions, but drawing from the operating procedures of another commission County Mayor William Baird suggested the group make some changes to its meeting agenda.

    One of the proposed changes would allow citizens time during the workshop only to speak to the commission and would limit each address to three minutes.

  • Cash and vehicle seized in drug related incident

    Napping in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store earned Robyn Loudon a weekend trip to jail.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy John Wallen dicovered Loudon allegedly passed out at the wheel of her vehicle. When questioned she denied drinking and said she had taken no prescription drugs in the last 24 hours.

  • Meth lab discovered across from LPD

    Having an outstanding warrant and allegedly cooking meth in an apartment across the street from the LaFollette Police Department proved to be costly for Patrick Chitwood.

    Last Wednesday Sgt. Bill Owens went to the an apartment located at 204 South Tennessee Avenue to arrest Chitwood, 31, of 6273 Stoney Fork Road, on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

  • Demolition of dilapidated homes underway

    Earlier this year a number of homes in the LaFollette city limits were determined to be uninhabitable. Now the city is doing something about it.

    According to Jim Mullens, public works director, work began last Monday on the demolition of approximately 25 structures in the area.

    While Mullens' department is providing the manpower for the project the city council voted in favor of allowing the city to foot the bill for the rental of the excavator needed to take down the dilapidated houses.

  • People's Bank robbed at gunpoint; police still searching

    Just after 9 am this morning a man wearing a black ski mask armed with a handgun walked into the Jacksboro branch of People's National Bank and demanded money.

    At the moment local law enforcement is searching for the man who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Helicopters from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Knox County Sheriff's Department are active in the search.

  • Poston named new director of schools

    After months of anticipation about who would replace the embattled Dr. Michael Martin as the next director of schools, the wait is finally over.

    At tonight's special called board meeting Chairman Mike Orick explained to the packed courtroom that each candidate would be voted on separately and the first one to receive seven votes would be Campbell County's next director of schools. Donnie Poston was the first of the three candidates to be voted on.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Events leading to crucifixion


    What a week followed Christ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

    Matthew 21:1-9 tells how Jesus riding on a colt, as has passed through the crowd; the people spread their garments and cut down branches and strowed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosana to the son of David; blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosana in the highest (KJV).

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    April 14 – April 23



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving baked chicken, slaw, green beans, rolls, cake

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hot dogs and hamburgers

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving beef and noodles, slaw, corn bread and pudding    

    12 p.m. Silver Sneakers exercise class

  • Relay for Life events



    ORNL Federal Credit Union will have a car wash/yard sale/bake sale at McDonalds on April 16from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to support Relay 4 Life. Car washes will be on a donation basis. Yard sale items and baked goods will be individually priced.