Today's News

  • Cougar cagers open with win over Cumberland Gap

    The litmus test for Campbell County High basketball coach Barry Jones has always been about how his teams respond to adversity.

    During their season and home opener Tuesday night, the Cougars got into foul trouble and let a 26-point lead slowly slip away against neighboring rival Cumberland Gap. When the Panthers got within single digits early in the fourth quarter, Jones got an answer to a nagging question.

    Campbell County outscored the visitors by a 24-7 margin down the stretch to take a 75-49 victory.

  • Alleged shoplifter arrested for meth

    Jacksboro Det. Mike Starrett found a person in possession of much more than stolen property when dispatched to a large retail store last Tuesday.

    Around 11 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Starrett responded to a call in reference to a shoplifter, according to the complaint report.

    The defendant, Dustin Lee Wallace, 20, of LaFollette, was detained and searched upon the detective’s arrival, said Starrett.

  • Lady Cougars tip off with victory over Claiborne County

    Campbell County’s freshmen made a successful basketball debut Tuesday night during a varsity girl’s game against Claiborne County.

    Freshmen Shayla Goins, Maria Foust, Courtney Morris, Courtney Miller and Kristin Chapman scored a combined 24 points—half of Claiborne County’s total offensive output—during a 69-48 win.

    Junior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 21 points, including a trio of three-pointers, for the Lady Cougars.

    Ariel Nickell paced the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points.

  • Owls survive to go to 4-0

    Patience, determination and a little luck are why the LaFollette Middle boy’s basketball team is still unbeaten.

    Down 10 points early in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s home game against H.Y. Livesay, the Owls stuck to their game plan and watched the Eagles miss a bushel of free throws.

    LaFollette was able to come away with a 36-35 victory after forward Isaac Phillips made a pair of foul shots with 10 seconds left and then intercepted a baseball pass at the other end of the court to prevent a last-second basket by the visitors.

  • Eagles stumble against Robertsville

    Free throw shooting was Jacksboro’s downfall last week in a middle school basketball game against Oak Ridge-Robertsville.

    The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season, 44-34, after missing 18 of 23 foul shots. During their first two games this season, Jacksboro players hit 60 percent from the charity stripe, which would’ve been just enough to beat the Rams.

    Jordan Kindred was the only scorer in double figures for the Eagles. He finished with 10 points followed by Ethan Miller with nine, Ethan Simpson eight and Brandon Long five.

  • McGhee pleads guilty

    A 65-year-old man originally charged with sexual battery has seen a reduction in charges.

    Last week Bobby McGhee plead guilty to assault by offensive touching. He was ordered to pay court costs and to have no contact with the victim, the plea agreement said.

    McGhee stood accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in November 2007, according to the arrest warrant.

    It said McGhee allegedly assaulted the girl from behind, telling her he wanted to marry her.