Local News

  • Zumba provides fun, health and fellowship to the community

     Fun. Friends. Health.

    There are many reasons local women crowd into a gym three times a week and let loose to the upbeat music. 

  • Man charged for possession

     Last Thursday, a Georgia man was charged for possession of schedule II after Jellico police stopped him on Interstate-75.

  • Man allegedly steals air conditioning unit

     The Campbell County Sherriff’s Department was called to a local residence after a Jacksboro man allegedly stole an air conditioning unit.

  • Probation violation leads to meth bust

     A trip to Lake City became eventful for Campbell County Sherriff’s Deputy Jackie Bruce when Raymond Williams Gibbs, 39, 415 Lindsay Mill Circle, allegedly resisted arrest.

    On March 7, probation officer Joey Walker asked Bruce to assist him in serving a warrant on Gibbs for violating his parole. 

  • Traffic jam

    Bumper to bumper traffic isn’t a usual site in Campbell County.

    Yet on Friday traffic traveling south flooded Central Avenue. The gridlock continued as vehicles crept their way to the interstate.

  • Wreck on Interstate leave one dead two injured, shuts down Interstate traffic

    When it rains, it pours.

    When traffic seemed like it couldn’t get any more hectic in Campbell County, multiple accidents on Tuesday caused more detours.

    On Tuesday afternoon three tractor-trailer trucks collided on Interstate 75 near Caryville, leaving one driver dead and two injured.

  • Detour floods Campbell County with out of town traffic; local businesses reap sales

    Campbell County businesses saw increased business this weekend, after a rockslide rerouted traffic from Interstate 75.

    Weary travelers sought refuge at West End BP Station and Woodson’s Rocky Top Shell Station following their long trek over Pine Mountain. Many simply needed to use the restroom or wanted to know how much farther they needed to go before reaching I-75.

    “I think everybody who (came in) had to use the restroom,” West End manager James Allen said.

  • LaFollette City Council approves Sports Complex at East LaFollette

    Cheers filled LaFollette city hall last Wednesday night. The crowd was responding to the LaFollette City Council approving $64,000 for work on a sports complex.

    “People, enjoy your ball field,” Mayor Mike Stanfield said.

    Members of the Volunteer Football Conference who attended the meeting were delighted.

    “This is a great thing for our kids,” VFC Vice President Brent Lester said. “Back when I played, we had to borrow a field. Now we got a home. Hope it will grow the program.”

  • Youth rally will emphasis service

    In just a few weeks the youth of Campbell County will come together for a weekend of work and worship.

    DNow 2012 is being hosted by Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and sponsored by the Campbell County Youth Leader Alliance March 23 and 24.

    “This is the biggest thing we have ever done. We have 12 churches coming together,” said Joey St. John, youth minister at the LaFollette Church of God.

  • CASA hosting concert

    As the weekend approaches, staff at CASA are making final preparations for its largest fundraiser.

    The Bluegrass Breakdown is Saturday. The money raised at the annual event helps offset the cost of the agency that advocates for abused and neglected children.

    Last year the event raised $10,000, according to Christine O’Dell, administrative assistant for CASA.