Today's News

  • Mission field of dreams

    Wearing shorts, t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, Brian Miracle looks more like a typical college student than a missionary.

    But give him half a chance and the Tennessee Wesleyan outfielder will prove to you that athletes can preach as well as play ball.

    Miracle traveled to Italy, Hungary and the Ukraine this summer as an intern with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Impact International Sports Ministry. The team of 15 college students spent two months overseas, which included several weeks of training in the Italian Alps.

  • JMS to host football jamboree Aug. 13

    Jacksboro Middle School will host its annual football jamboree tonight (Thurs.) beginning at 6 p.m.

    Jellico will play Norris in the first game, followed by Lake City vs. Jellico at 6:45 p.m.

    A skills competition will take place at halftime.

    The action will pick back up around 8 p.m. with Jacksboro taking on Fulton at 8 p.m.


  • Provins places 5th at USATF meet

    Rusty Provins, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Campbell County, took fifth place nationally in discus at the United States Amateur Track Federation Championships last weekend at Greensboro, N.C.

    Provins, who was ranked third going into the finals, bested his previous personal record by eight feet with a throw of 157-1 on a rainy day in Greensboro.

    The winner of the event — a boy from Huntsville, Ala. — set a national meet record.

    Provins also set a new personal record in shot put (42-6 1/2).

  • CCHS senior runner hopes for college offer

    Carlie Childress has racked up many accomplishments the past three seasons while running cross-country for Campbell County High School.

    Last year, the Lady Cougars’ top runner claimed her second consecutive Cove Lake Invitational girl’s individual title, placed among the top 10 at the Panther Creek Invitational and finished 28th at the regional championships.

    However, the top two goals — qualifying for the state meet and getting a scholarship offer from the University of Tennessee — she has yet to reach.

  • Rock races roar back into Jellico

    The weather was perfect, the music was loud and the dirt was flying at the Extreme Rock Racing Association (XRRA) Eastern Division finals on Saturday.

    The one-day event saw racers from all over flock to the White Oak course in an effort to claim the title and make it to the nationals in Colorado Springs next month.

    Fans came from everywhere as well to watch one of the world’s most extreme sports.

    Sallie Terry and Jacob Lester came from Corbin, Ky., for the day to take in the fun in the dirt and sun.

  • Siler case dropped from federal docket

    While the multi million-dollar lawsuit filed by Lester and Jenny Siler against Campbell County , five of its former deputies and other former officials languishes in state court, there has been movement in the federal case.

    However, it may not be the kind the Silers wanted.

    Last week, United States District Judge R. Allan Edgar issued an order dismissing the Siler’s claim and closing the case in the Eastern District.

    In the order, Edgar said he was granting a motion filed by the Siler’s now sole attorney, Kristie Anderson.

  • Siler claims she never consented to a search, wants evidence tossed

    In a hearing that lasted nearly four hours, Jenny Siler refuted having given police permission to conduct the search that landed her back in jail.

    But that was about all she said.

    Instead of answering the questions posed by Senior Assistant District Attorney General Mike Ripley, Siler repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment Right.

    With the first question Ripley asked, Herb Moncier, Siler’s attorney, rose to his feet with an objection.

  • Fatal ATV accident leaves one dead and another injured

    An ATV wreck in Stinking Creek left one young man dead and another severely injured on the 13.

    Michael L. Lindsey Jr., 18, of LaFollette and Christopher S. Ayers, 19, of Stinking Creek were riding a 1999 Honda TRX four-wheeler on private property in the Stinking Creek area, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report.  The two young men allegedly left private property and traveled onto Stinking Creek Road into the path of a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck being driven by Leslia Tracy Bolton, 42, of LaFollette, the report said.

  • Roof collapse claims life



    Just after 3 p.m. last Thursday, emergency crews were sent to assist a man pinned under a collapsed roof, 911 records have reported.

    The man, identified by officials as Glen Nelson, was working on removing the trailer when the roof gave way.

    “It was a very hectic scene,” said Daniel Lawson, a member of the LaFollette Rescue Squad.

    After a preliminary survey of the situation, Lawson said the decision was made to remove the debris Nelson was trapped under a section at a time.  

  • Second stalking offense ups probation term

    A man accused of looking in windows must now look through bars for that offense.

    Homer Morgan appeared in criminal court Monday agreeing he was guilty of aggravated stalking, aggravated criminal trespass and observation by consent.

    As a result of the plea Morgan was sentenced to spend a year in jail but was given credit for 10 months he has already served.

    After his release in October, Morgan will begin a three-year probation term, which will run consecutive with his prior cases, the plea form said.