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Today's News

  • MAYORS UNITED: E-911 dispatch too costly for coverage

    Representatives from three municipalities told the Campbell County E-911 board they can’t afford to pay for continued dispatch operations next fiscal year. 

    It is a sentiment consistently echoed in the past several months. 

    “Our concern is I don’t think the town should be responsible for the bill,” said Jacksboro Mayor Jack Cannon at last Thursday’s E-911 meeting. “Our citizens pay taxes and we think the county should pick up the fees for that.” 

  • Caryville cop retains job despite complaints of neglect

    A Caryville police officer with several complaints lodged against him remains on the job despite a police chief recommendation he be terminated. 

    On Monday, Chief Johnny Jones recommended the board of mayor and aldermen terminate Officer Jim Wilson after several complaints from both citizens and other officers within the county.

    “I hate doing this, but I think he’s a strong liability to the city,” Jones said. 

  • Foust anniversary

     Happy Anniversary to Brittany and Darian Foust 

    On March 20, 2013 they have been married three years.

  • Parks, Rains to wed

     Ricky and Gail Parks of Caryville announce the marriage of their daughter, Rikkina Parks to Jacob Rains of Jacksboro.   

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late Jim and Susie Thompson of LaFollette, Jean Parks of Jacksboro and the late Aubrey Parks of Jacksboro.   

    The groom is the son of Johnny and Vida Rains of Caryville.   

    He is the grandson of the late Ralph and Flora Rains of Cherry Bottom, Oma Jean Pierce of LaFollette and the late Troy Pierce of LaFollette.   

  • McCloud Birthday

     Happy Birthday to Faith McCloud who turned 8 years old on Feb. 20. We love you very much.

    Mom, Dad, Tyler, Taylor, mamaws and papaws.

  • Stagnolia Birthday

    Happy 40th birthday to Crystal Stagnolia on March 20. 

    We love you, Alyssa and Marty James Miller.

  • Fast and Furious

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Steven Etters proved his return to the track was going to be a stellar one.

    After missing all of the 2011 season due to an injury, the sprinter was racing in what he called his first high school meet.

    “Steven ran some last year, and he ran some in middle school,” Campbell County sprinting coach Anne Browning said. “Last year, he got hurt fairly early in the season and just never did recover. His participation was limited at best.”

  • Dropping the B(omb)-WORD

    An attempt to thwart a $350 child support payment is costing a Knoxville man much more.

    Last Thursday, Stephen M.
    Conner, 46, 9545 Housmand Way, Knoxville, was slated to appear in Campbell County Child Support Court. He told police he was scheduled to make a $350 payment he didn’t have.

    “He told us he knew he was going to jail because he didn’t have the money. By the time he arrived in Jacksboro he had decided the way to avoid jail was to call in a bomb threat,” said Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Freddie White.

  • Errors prove costly for Jellico

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Jellico’s accumulated five errors on Tuesday night against the Lady Highlanders, sealed their doom in an 11-8 loss.

    Those five errors, combined with a six-run second inning for Scott County was too much for the Lady Blue Devils to overcome.

  • Cougar fishing casts Dragons aside

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    All of Campbell County’s intrasquad tournaments finally paid off on Saturday.

    With a trip to Loudoun Lake to face the Clinton Dragons, the Cougars were even more excited than any of their other tournaments.

    Saturday’s outing was the first against a local school for the newly-formed squad.