Today's News

  • Mixed emotions flow as old murals go



    JACKSBORO-As the cougar murals in John R.W. Brown Gymnasium were covered up, many Campbell County High School alumni had mixed emotions about the subject.

    The murals, which have been inside the gym for more than 30 years, were covered up last Monday to make way for a new mural to be painted by Lance Albright.

    One thing everyone could agree on: Albright is the man for the job.

  • Column: New mural a mixture of ages

    As the Campbell County murals come off the walls, it brings mixed emotions to many.

    For me personally, it’s the same boat.

    Things are continually changing, going from their old ways to new. However, sometimes those need to happen.

    It’s something we don’t think about.

    How many times have different players, fans and faculty walked into John R.W. Brown Gymnasium and only glanced at the murals?

    They’ve become a fixture – something we rarely notice as we walk into the gymnasium.


     Sequoyah Marina

    June 29, 10 p.m.

    A cool breeze, good food and fireworks— what better way to spend a Saturday night than at Sequoyah Marina & Resort in Andersonville.  Fire on the Water, Norris Lake’s premier firework show, is set to begin on Saturday night a 10 p.m. Come by boat or by land to enjoy this Fourth of July tradition.


    July 4, at dusk

    Launched from Roane State Community College


  • Sub-state Bound



    SPRING CITY – The Campbell County All-Stars of the 6-7-year old division are headed to the sub-state competition.

    The team took second place in their competition during their contests in Rhea County, as they fell to the undefeated Harriman All-Stars 12-4 on Tuesday night.

    However, they still continue their season, as they go to Greenback on Friday night.

  • ROAD SUPERINTENDENT: $343k paving budget 'slap in the face'



    JACKSBORO—Campbell County Road Superintendent Dennis Potter last week asked the county financiers to give him $1.5 million for road paving.

    “I’m at your mercy, and I’m going to tell you what I need—I want $1.5 million [every year],” Potter told members of the county’s Budget and Finance Committee on June 20. 

  • Jacksboro man recovering after being attacked by machete

    JACKSBORO— A Jacksboro man is recovering from lacerations to his head and hip after his girlfriend’s ex-lover allegedly attacked him. 

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Carroll was dispatched to LaFollette Medical Center late on June 19 about a possible stabbing. The victim told Carroll that he had been to Lake City to pick up his girlfriend, Casey Dunn, and then returned to his home on Mount Paran Road. 

  • Application period June 12-July 24 for 2013 WMA Big Game Quota Hunts

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2013 Elk and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the Youth Elk and WMA Youth hunts.

    The application period will run through July 24.

    The elk and youth elk hunts were moved to coincide with the application period for the other Fall WMA and Youth Big Game Quota Hunts. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 24.

  • Are we ready for restaurants and retailers?


    EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier this month, the LaFollette Press launched
    “Envision Campbell County” — a campaign to attract big-box
    retailers, restaurant franchises and other businesses to the area.
    We issued a reader challenge by asking our more than 2,100 Facebook fans to identify businesses you’d like to see here. 

  • Sports News 6-27-13

    June 29-30

    Member/Guest tournament at Deerfield

    The Greens at Deerfield will be hosting a Member/Guest two-man scramble tournament on June 29 and 30. Members are encouraged to bring guests and join in the fun. For more information, call 566-0040.


    July 5

    Firecracker 5K

  • Baird wins 3 bids from LUB

    LaFOLLETTE—The LaFollette Utilities Board awarded three tree-trimming contracts to Baird Tree Company—the low bidder for each project.
    Baird Tree Company bid $229,650 for the LaFollette primary circuit and $398,767 for the Speedwell circuit, which includes one mile of new construction.  Baird Tree Company also placed a bid $184,390 for new power line construction  clearing on Tenn. 90. LUB will construct the power lines along Tenn. 90, and Baird Tree Company will clear the trees.