Today's News

  • Cash, drugs and guns seized during search

    A month long investigation led to the discovery of thousands in cash as well as drugs and weapons.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Lt. Brandon Elkins, a number of citizen complaints prompted a joint investigation by the CCSD and the Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force into a residence located at 426 Ivey Hollow Road.

    On Monday morning officers made forced entry into the home that was surrounded by an eight-foot hire chain link fence topped with barbed wire.

  • CASA requests support from commission

    When CASA representatives made an appeal for funds at the commission workshop their request was met with unexpected opposition.

    During her presentation Renee Tackett, CASA director, informed the group a pot of money known as the victim’s assistance assessment, which is made up of specific fines collected through the circuit court clerk’s office, is currently being divided between the Campbell County Children’s Center and CHET’s domestic violence shelter.

  • Free batteries available for home smoke detectors

      Free nine- volt batteries will be distributed by the Campbell County Rural Fire Service tomorrow evening.




    While the recent time change means less daylight hours, it also signifies something else. It is a reminder to change the batteries in home smoke detectors.

    The Campbell County Rural Fire Service is prepared to help homeowners with the task by providing free nine-volt batteries.

  • Jellico alternative school location creates debate


  • Martial arts school holds jujitsu seminar

    On Oct. 9, the Academy of Martial Arts, located at LaFollette Fitness Center, held a Brazilian Jujitsu Seminar and welcomed an alumnus back to the school.
    The seminar was conducted by instructor Brandon Bolton, a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu who began his training at the Academy of Martial Arts in LaFollette when he was 6 years old before leaving to start his own school several years ago. The martial artists attending the seminar worked on a variety of grappling escapes and submissions in both self-defense and sport grappling situations.

  • Two arrested following attack

    Mary Sue Smith, 31, was charged with domestic assault after allegedly attacking her uncle on Oct. 25.

    At approximately 7:30 p.m. Caryville Police Department dispatched Sgt. Stephanie Smith to the victim’s residence in reference to a domestic dispute.

    Upon Stephanie Smith’s arrival she spoke with the victim who was bleeding from his head, according to the report.

    “Victim stated that he had come back to his residence and observed that Stephen Austin was at his home and Stephen is a meth cook,” said Sgt. Stephanie Smith.

  • LMS sweeps HMMS, Grace in basketball

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams swept Horace Maynard and Grace Christian last week.
    The Lady Owls defeated Grace, 31-23, on Nov. 2.
    Amber Guy led all scorers with 12 points and 8 rebounds for LaFollette. Sissy Bailey chipped in 8 points, while Kendra King had 6 and Faith Evans had 5.
    Katherine Griffith led Grace with 7 points.
    A couple of nights later, the Lady Owls notched a 25-17 victory over Horace Maynard. Bailey reached double figures with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while King, Evans and Katie Hamblin had 5 points each.

  • Crappie bite is better on Clinch and Powell rivers

    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, Nov. 5 was 1,004.16 feet, which is over half a foot lower than it was the previous week. Surface temperatures are now in the mid 60s. The lake is clear for the most part, with some stain in the headwaters.

  • Caryville aldermen are sworn in, dive into business

    Four aldermen took the oath of office Monday night in front of a standing room only crowd.

    Raising their right hands they promised to uphold the constitution and the interest of Caryville citizens.

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen promptly discussed business following the swearing in ceremony of retuning aldermen Vickie Heatherly, Chris Stanley and Mark Stanley. New board member Mike Miller eagerly repeated the oath then claimed his seat at the table.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Hunters offered free
    sight-in opportunity

    On Friday, Nov. 12, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host a free sight-in day for big game hunters at the John Sevier Hunter Education Center located at 2327 Rifle Range Road in Knoxville.