Today's News

  • Domestic disturbance leads to drug arrest

    A domestic disturbance took police to a South Tennessee address last week.

    On Wednesday LaFollette Police Officer Daniel Smith was dispatched to 511 South Tennessee Avenue in response to a domestic incident.

    At the scene the victim reported that her boyfriend, Andrew Robert Womble, 42, of 511 South Tennessee Avenue, had allegedly come into the house and threatened her before leaving on foot.

  • Hopkins charged with burglary


  • Carringer Arrested


  • CCHS sweeps Cove Lake meet

    It wasn’t her best time on the home course, but Carlie Childress ran just fast enough Thursday afternoon to beat her closest rival and win a third consecutive Cove Lake Cross-Country Invitational championship.

    Childress, a Campbell County High School senior, completed the wooded 3.1 course in 21 minutes, 39 seconds. That was 28 seconds slower than the pace she set the past two seasons while running against Cumberland Gap standout Courtney Crowder, whom she also defeated to earn the previous two titles.

  • Volleyball girls are ready for sub-state

    Barbara Carter is afraid to look up and open her eyes. Seven years after she started Jellico High School’s volleyball program, the coach has her team on the threshold of a trip to the state tournament.

    The Lady Blue Devils will face North Greene tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. in a sub-state match at Baileyton. The winner will advance to the state tournament next week at Murfreesboro.

    “We’re very excited, but we’re very nervous,” said Carter.

    “The scary part about it is I think we can probably beat either one of those teams.”

  • Tennessee elk hunters find opening day success

    Hunters quickly filled their kill tags during Tennessee’s inaugural elk hunt this week.

    Four of the five hunters drawn for this year’s hunt were successful on opening day, (Monday, Oct. 19) of the week-long hunt.

    “We harvested four elk bulls today, and it took a lot of volunteers to get them out,” said Terry Lewis, president of the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association.

    “One of these bulls will become the new state record for Tennessee.”

  • Cougars remain hopeful of playoff berth

    Even after being shut out 26-0 Friday night by host Powell, the Campbell County High School football team still has a shot at making the playoffs.

    However, the Cougars need a lot of help.

    While Campbell County (2-4 district, 3-5 overall) can help itself out tremendously with a win tomorrow (Fri.) night over Knox Halls, the Cougars will be cheering for Knoxville Central to defeat Powell (3-4 district, 4-5 overall) in another district game.

  • Jacksboro surprises Clinton in first round of middle school football playoffs

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team picked a good time to catch fire.

    The Eagles (4-5 overall) upset Clinton, 20-8, Thursday night in the opening round of the East Tennessee playoffs to avenge an earlier loss to the Hawks.

  • Nance to serve for 64 years for child rape

     With a convicted man still proclaiming his innocence, the district attorney asking the court to sentence him to 130 years and a statement from the child victim, the stakes were high when Joseph Nance was sentenced on Monday. In August, Nance was convicted by a jury of six counts of child rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. The 130 years was close to the maximum sentence he could have been given. Instead, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton told Nance he would spend the next 64 years behind bars.

  • Breaking news---Gun found at Campbell County High School

    Authorities are reporting that a gun has been found at Campbell County High School.

    Dr. Micheal Martin, director of schools, said the handgun was found this morning in an empty locker. Students were not evacuated and procedures of the safety plan were followed resulting in no injuries, he said. The student was taken into custody.

    Sheriff Gary Perkins said the incident was still under investigation and more details will be released later.

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