Today's News

  • Active meth lab found in truck last week

    Erratic driving and a turn signal led authorities to the discovery of a meth lab last Wednesday afternoon.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Mongar spotted a car traveling on Highway 25W that had been driving for approximately a quarter of a mile with its right turn signal on. The vehicle then straddled the yellow line. This prompted Mongar to stop the vehicle.

  • New meth laws could punish ‘smurfs’ and those who endanger children

    As meth cooks lurk around in search of new places and ways to manufacture their deadly cocktail of household cleaners and cold medication, other groups are banning together to stop them.

    Legislators and law enforcement have been collaborating to make obtaining pseudoephedrine a more difficult process. Without this key ingredient, meth cooks could be shut down.

  • Green arrested for assault

    A lesson in being a good neighbor may be in order for Linda Green.

    On Sunday LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was dispatched to Lindsey’s Apartments on East Central Avenue to investigate claims that Green, 44, 111 East Central Avenue, Apartment 202, was fighting with other residents of the apartment building.

    At the scene two victims reported Green had broken into their apartments and threatened them with a knife.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series April 23 winners

    Tom Brown and Brian St. John took 1st place with 10.07 lbs. of bass Saturday during the 6th week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 10.05 lbs. Third place went to Chris Johnson and Barry Jackson with 9.12 lbs. Jerry Fox was big fish winner with a 3.12 lb. bass. Winner of a $50 gift card from Brown Farms was Karen Miller.

  • Pyro Shows to light up the Cuban sky

    When America celebrates her independence this year, a local company will be on Communist soil for the event.

    Pyro Shows will be shooting fireworks at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For Lansden Hill, the man at the head of the company, this is chance to thank the military men and women stationed at the base.

    “The men and women who are serving there are in a hostile environment. What they are doing lets us live the lives we want to live,” Hill said.

  • CCHS hosts career fair

    With graduation only about a month away, the reality of the real world is bearing down on members of the Class of 2011.

    And while the decision to fill out a college application or a job application is cut and dried for some soon to be graduates, for others the decision isn’t so simple.

    In an effort to give this year's senior class a clearer picture of the options, besides a four year college or university, that are available in their own community the Campbell County High School vocational department sponsored its first career fair.

  • Keith to speak at Children’s Center luncheon


    With its new building well underway the Campbell County Children’s Center plans to do a little multi-tasking.

    On Friday the organization, that provides invaluable resources and services for child victims of abuse, is hosting a luncheon that will not only raise awareness about child abuse and ways it can be prevented but also much needed funds for the new two story, 4,000 square foot facility located behind CVS Pharmacy.

  • Stripers are active on Norris

      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 Friday, April 22 was 1,022.42 feet, which was nearly 5.5 feet higher than the previous week. Surface temperatures range from 58 to 63 degrees, depending on time of day and location. 

    Bass and crappie fishing is improving as these fish move into shallow water. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Public invited to comment on hunting season proposals

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is soliciting comments concerning its 2011-12 hunting season proposals. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns.

  • Council to consider police hires

    LaFollette Police Department hires and bid changes for the city’s new library topped Monday night’s council meeting workshop agenda.

    Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries appeared before the group to get the green light to place part-time officer Brian Tiller into an open full- time position.