Local News

  • Habitat for Humanity falls victim to theft

  • Tip leads to arrest for LPD

  • Jellico waits on repairs and discusses finances

    Much business was conducted at Thursday night’s mayor and aldermen meeting in Jellico.

    Board members discussed everything from the status of the sidewalk cave-in to the misappropriations of funds, with several issues in between.

    The meeting began with board member Alvin Evans reporting on the status of the sidewalk cave-in.

    “It’s in the hands of the engineer and the state’s representative Mitch Loomis. The problem now is one piece of culvert that was ordered and paid for by the state was not delivered,” said Evans.

  • New gun shop open in LaFollette

    Campbell County native John Edwards has always dreamed of having his own gun shop. Now he’s living out that dream. John’s Guns officially opened at the beginning of March.

    “I’ve collected guns ever since I was 17-years-old,” said Edwards. He also worked in a gun shop as a young man while in the army where he learned much about the gun trade.

    “I love to work on them and target shoot with them; I’ve just always loved guns,” said Edwards who is very excited to have finally opened his shop.

  • Sugar Shack Ice Cream shop now open for business

    Sprinkles, candies and crushed cookies are a child’s dream. But in this case it’s the realization of an adult’s dream.

    On March 14, Laura and Ron Morse opened the Sugar Shack in Jacksboro.

    With eight flavors of hard dipped ice cream and eight flavor burst soft serve flavors to choose from, the Sugar Shack has plenty choices to choose from.

    The shop also serves milk shakes, sundaes, banana splits and many more, according to Laura Morse.

  • Mixed martial arts fight to be held on March 28

    He may be new in town, but fight promoter Charles Headley isn’t new to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA.)

    With 10 years experience as a promoter and 20 years in MMA, Headley is bringing the fast growing sport to Campbell County.

    Headley plans to hold the first fight of the year on March 28 in the National Guard Armory located at 301 Industrial Parkway in Jacksboro.

  • Recovery is celebrated at awareness breakfast


      “Three years ago, these were the people that were robbing your houses, in jail and draining the economy,” said Jellico Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader Derek Brown about the people standing in bright orange shirts surrounded by law enforcement, attorneys, judges, mayors and pastors. “And now these people are contributing members of society.”

  • Relay fundraisers slated for April


      So many events, so little time.

    First Volunteer Bank is raising the bar on fundraisers to benefit Relay for Life this year. With the successful conclusion of the Prom and Bridal Show, the First Volunteer Relay team is already planning its next community fundraiser.

    On April 4, the Relay team will be hosting a rummage sale at the LaFollette branch of First Volunteer. The event will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

  • Fashion show for Relay slated for April 2


    Fashion will be on display at the LaFollette Middle School fashion show next weekend. The evening will be filled with food, fun and fashion as designs from the Silk Purse clothing store in Knoxville are modeled and available for purchase. In addition to food and fun, door prizes and a silent auction will be available at the April 2 event.

    Judy Gardner, of the Silk Purse, will be sharing her expertise on the latest fashions at the event. 

  • Bluegrass breakdown to be hosted this weekend



    For the eighth year, CASA of Campbell County is hosting its Bluegrass Breakdown and is planning to have better sound, great music and a long list of fantastic auction items.

    On March 28, at 6 p.m. in the Campbell County High School auditorium, three groups will be performing bluegrass favorites.