Today's News

  • Audit reveals spending issues

    For a second week Campbell County Schools are in the spotlight. At the root of this unwanted attention is the unfortunate alleged behavior of school administrators.

    In the wake of former Jacksboro Elementary principal Sandra Chaniott's indictment by the grand jury on one count of theft over $1,000 and one count of official misconduct related to the misappropriation of funds at the school, another principal found himself under scrutiny related to his school's financial situation.

  • Men’s league tips off in LaFollette

     Area men’s basketball league teams began battling for bragging rights two weeks ago at LaFollette Middle School.

    The LaFollette Men’s Basketball League includes eight teams and features many former high school standouts. It’s more or less a local version of Knoxville’s popular Rocky Top League, which is a summer jam session for local college players. 

    Even though it lacks the star power of the Rocky Top League, the LaFollette Men’s League packs plenty of intensity into its weekly schedule.

  • LaFollette looking at shortfall

     At Tuesday night’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council brought out the preliminary budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

    Though the budget projects a $209,000 deficit, the council plans to “iron out the wrinkles” before the budget takes effect July 1.

     “We’re still in good shape financially,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “We’re going to fine-tune some things at the next workshop.”

    The council plans to read over and discuss the budget more, to work out the discrepancies.

  • Lots of fish are being caught these days on Norris Lake

     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 Tuesday, May 31 was 1,020.78 feet, which is 10 inches lower than it was last week and falling slightly. The water is high and in the shoreline brush. 

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    May 26 – June 4



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, rolls and peaches

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

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission, drawing for quilt to be held tonight



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chicken sandwich, potato salad, pork and beans, fruit cocktail 

  • Reunions

    The Petree Reunion will be held May 28 at Cove Lake State Park, bring a covered dish.


    The Housley Family Reunion will be held May 28 at Lassie's Lodge beginning at 11 a.m. Bring food to share and a $5 gift to exchange. For more information call Debbie at 562-0106 or Joyce at (423)871-2066.


    The Baird Reunion is scheduled for May 29 at 12 p.m. at the home of Luther Baird in Elk Valley. Please bring your favorite covered dish.


  • Spiritually Speaking

    A stranger in our house


    I borrowed this article from a newsletter from the organization “Parents Television Council.” They have had a lot of success getting big name advertisers to not support certain programs. Here is what one writer had to say in a recent article.

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    May 16- May 20


    James William Shepherd, Jr. to Christy Starr Hughes, Dist. 3, $8,000.

    Swartz and Brough Inc. to Wayne McKamey and Sherry McKamey, Dist. 1, $13,500.

    Benny Garrett and Lavenda Garrett to Mark Sharp and Elizabeth Sharp, Dist. 3, $13,000.

  • News Notes

    Fincastle United Methodist Church will serve a free dinner on May 26 from 6 – 7 p.m.


    Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a neighbors against crime neighborhood watch meeting at the Davis Chapel Community Center on May 26 at 7 p.m. for the communities of Davis Chapel, Carr Wynn Road, Coolidge, Ivey Hollow or any community in this area. There will be a presentation on meth and litter. For more information call 562-7446.


  • LaFollette Library News

    LaFollette Public Library