http://www.lafollettepress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en RELENTLESS http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/relentless <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/twin_cove_marina_-_02-23-15.jpg" alt="Two-thirds of the boat slips at the Twin Cove Marina were covered by the collapse of the dock roofs on Saturday, as a result of weight from ice and snow. All of the boats under the fallen roofs were damaged." title="Two-thirds of the boat slips at the Twin Cove Marina were covered by the collapse of the dock roofs on Saturday, as a result of weight from ice and snow. All of the boats under the fallen roofs were damaged." align="left" hspace="6" width="179" height="85" /><p> Winter just keeps hammering Campbell County and East Tennessee, leading some people to call the past 10 days the most-significant winter weather event here since the Blizzard of &rsquo;93.</p> Wood-stove fire ravages house http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/wood-stove-fire-ravages-house <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gibson_lane_fire_-_02-21-15.jpg" alt="A firefighter directs a water stream into the attic of a house on Gibson Lane off Long Hollow Road on Friday. The house was a total loss after the fire, authorities said." title="A firefighter directs a water stream into the attic of a house on Gibson Lane off Long Hollow Road on Friday. The house was a total loss after the fire, authorities said." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> A home was deemed a near total loss Friday morning after a fire erupted in the attic on an icy back lane off Long Hollow Road near LaFollette.</p> Bartley on verge of release from jail, to move to Virginia http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/bartley-verge-release-jail-move-virginia <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bartley_bw_0.jpg" alt="Bartley." title="Bartley." align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> JACKSBORO&mdash;A guilty plea set him free.</p> <p> Convicted school shooter Kenneth Bartley Jr. will once again be out on probation following a guilty plea to an assault of his mother.</p> Snodgrass gets 100th win http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/snodgrass-gets-100th-win <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/snodgrass_photo_1.jpg" alt="Wanda Snodgrass advises Kaylee Castleberry during a game this past season." title="Wanda Snodgrass advises Kaylee Castleberry during a game this past season." align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p> Jacksboro Middle School girls head basketball coach Wanda Snodgrass picked up her 100th victory as the team&rsquo;s coach this past season.</p> Pounding storms roll through region http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/pounding-storms-roll-through-region <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/snow_-_downtown_lafollette_-_02-16-15.jpg" alt="Snow covers Central Avenue through downtown LaFollette on Monday afternoon as the winter storm kicked into high gear. Road crews worked nonstop to try to keep roads clear as the storm worsened." title="Snow covers Central Avenue through downtown LaFollette on Monday afternoon as the winter storm kicked into high gear. Road crews worked nonstop to try to keep roads clear as the storm worsened." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> A blast of snow, sleet and freezing rain caused much of Campbell County to shut down starting Monday morning, and road crews worked around the clock to try to keep essential traffic flowing.</p> Some hardy souls brave the weather to go to work http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/some-hardy-souls-brave-weather-go-work-0 <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_mg_9969_0.jpg" alt="Chris Gentry pushes three shopping carts through the snowy parking lot of Food City on Tuesday morning. Gentry said the snow cut the number of carts he can bring in per trip in half. " title="Chris Gentry pushes three shopping carts through the snowy parking lot of Food City on Tuesday morning. Gentry said the snow cut the number of carts he can bring in per trip in half. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> There&rsquo;s no business like snow business.<br /> At least that was the attitude of some workers who braved icy roads to make it to their jobs Tuesday.<br /> Local historian Jerry Sharp dies http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/local-historian-jerry-sharp-dies <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jerry_sharp_beret.jpg" alt="Jerry Sharp." title="Jerry Sharp." align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> A key chronicler of the county&rsquo;s history has passed away.</p> <p> Longtime Campbell County historian Jerry Lee Sharp, 82, of LaFollette died Valentine&rsquo;s Day.</p> CATCH OF A LIFETIME http://www.lafollettepress.com/content/catch-lifetime <img src="http://www.lafollettepress.com/sites/www.lafollettepress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gabes_state_record_fish.jpg" alt="Gabe Keen’s monstrous 15 pound 2 ounce largemouth bass beat the previous state record fish by 10 ounces." title="Gabe Keen’s monstrous 15 pound 2 ounce largemouth bass beat the previous state record fish by 10 ounces." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Gabe Keen doesn&rsquo;t consider himself to be superstitious.</p> <p> However, he does appreciate the irony of landing a new state record largemouth bass on Friday, Feb. 13.</p>