Today's News

  • Morton tapped for chamber director position

    After devoting 26-years to his country, Lt. Colonel E.L. Morton will now devote his time to his hometown.

    Morton has retired from the military and accepted the position of Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.

    Born and raised on a farm in Demory, Morton said he is ready to contribute locally to his community.

    “I’m excited. I didn’t think there would be an opportunity to contribute to my community like this,” said Morton happily.

  • LUB adopts updated policy; continues with upgrades

    Water safety and power expansion topped the agenda at the LaFollette Utilities board meeting on Monday night.

    LaFollette Utilities has long had the practice of certain businesses such as restaurants, funeral homes and hospitals being required to have a back flow prevention device installed to keep contaminants from being back flowed into the potable water system, according to LUB General Manager Kenny Baird.

  • Valley Pizza is under new ownership

    There’s a new pizza man in town.

    Campbell County native David Bolton has purchased Valley Pizza.

    Though the business transaction was completed in November, Bolton has spent the past few months renovating the restaurant and preparing for the grand opening, which was held yesterday.

    “It’s something I’ve always thought about, so when the opportunity arose to purchase the business I jumped on it,” said Bolton, who also owns Dave’s Paint and Service Center.

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  • Owls post homecoming victory

    Corey Poteet scored 19 points and hit a trio of three-pointers Thursday night to lead the LaFollette Middle School boy’s basketball team to a 43-21 homecoming victory over Soldiers Memorial.

    Tyler Tomblin chipped in 10 points for the Owls, who evened their record at 7-7 overall, while Isaac Phillips had five points, Matt Bolton and Steven Etters three each, and Eric North two.

    LaFollette led 14-5 at intermission. Poteet scored 12 of his points, including a pair of treys and 4 of 5 free throws, during the second half.

  • JMS teams fall

    Having beaten Jefferson Middle earlier this season at Oak Ridge, the Jacksboro Lady Eagles came into Monday night’s rematch with confidence that they duplicate the feat.

    But Jefferson surprised the Lady Eagles by turning a close game into a 33-15 victory on Jacksboro’s home court.

    Defense was instrumental for Jefferson in avenging a 26-24 loss on Nov. 18, 2008.

    With the game tied 13-13 early in the third quarter of their most recent meeting, Jefferson held Jacksboro to two points during the entire second half of play.

  • Ward, Cougars back on winning track

    Sean Ward took a seat on Campbell County’s bench Saturday night, stretched out his lanky 6-foot-7 frame and began to bask in the glory of a 66-45 homecoming victory over Knox Halls.

    It had been awhile since the high school junior had reason to smile while on the basketball court.

    Ward’s 12 points helped the Cougars snap a frustrating four-game losing streak and get back into the District 3-AAA race.