Today's News

  • Sears of LaFollette under new ownership

    After spending five years managing it, Linda Morris is the new owner of Sears of LaFollette.

    In 1997, she began working at Sears in LaFollette and eventually worked her way up to manager. After managing the store for five years, Morris decided to buy the business after the former owners sold it back to Sears.

    “Sears contacted me and asked if I wanted to buy it, and I thought, I’ve made all this money for all of those people for all of those years, and that’s what brought it all about,” said Morris.

  • Jellico still waiting on ruling from appeals court

    After more than a year, the town of Jellico continues to wait on establishing a town court system.

    The town court system has been out of commission due to a legal issue between former Jellico Judge Don Moses and the town of Jellico in regards to Moses’ contract.

    In January of last year, Moses filed an appeal in the Tennessee Court of Appeals in response to the abolishment of the town court. This left Jellico to play a waiting game.

  • Istallment 6 of the true account of a moutain girl

    Storytelling has been a long-standing tradition in the Appalachian Mountains, often with stories being passed from family member to family member to keep the tradition alive.

    Though she never lived in the Tennessee Mountains, Mary Johnson grew up hearing stories told to her by her grandmother Mary Ina Carr who was born in LaFollette in 1888. In her seventies now, Johnson submitted the story her grandmother recounted of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith

    In last week’s installment, Nannie had finally found some happiness in her new life in Knoxville.

  • Children’s Center has new program, employees



    The Children’s Center of Campbell County welcomed a new program for child abuse prevention and three new employees in December.

    The prevention program is designated for elementary schools throughout the county, including private schools.

  • LaFollette welcomes new women’s service



    Program Manager with Catholic Charities Sandy Davis addressed the LaFollette City Council last week about a program new to LaFollette.

    Davis said the charity provides pregnancy services to women including a helpline, pregnancy center, adoption services, male mentoring and post abortion healing and recovery.

  • Council meeting has debate over engineer, Jennings’ insurance



    Discussion of the proposed Greenway Trail took precedent at the LaFollette City Council meeting Tuesday night.

    According to City Administrator David Young the engineers were ready to begin work immediately after the contract for services was approved at the meeting.

  • Six people arrested for meth manufacture and child neglect



    On Saturday night, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department made six arrests for meth manufacture. Additional charges of child abuse and neglect followed when five children were found in the house.

  • Missing tractor could result in serious repercussions for city employee



    Allegations about a missing tractor were brought before the LaFollette City Council on Tuesday night.

  • church news

  • news notes

    At the Jan. 8 Clinch River Trout Unlimited meeting, its sister chapter, the Hiwassee, will speak about its focus on youth conservation education. Don Denney and Jim Monfort will be the speakers and describe what the Hiwassee's youth program has accomplished. Visitwww.crctu.com for more details.

    A Medic blood drive will be held Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center.