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Today's News

  • Youth football program looking for coaches

    The Campbell County Youth Football Association seeks qualified candidates to fill coaching positions for the upcoming football season. The football program is under new leadership, and the City of LaFollette has donated a new field to be used by the league. League leaders are looking for people that are willing to help build the program and take it to the next level. If interested, please contact Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429 or Brent Lester at 423-566-9555.

  • Man allegedly steals purse from woman’s home

     Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Hicks was called to a residence on Carl Stiner Highway in response to an intruder.

    When Hicks and Sergeant Joe Marlow arrived, the victim told them someone was inside her home. 

  • CCHS baseball team shuts out Karns, 2-0

    If there were any lingering memories of last year’s 1-0 elimination loss to Karns in the district tournament, the Campbell County High School baseball team erased them Thursday afternoon.

    Aaron Chapman pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Cougars to a 2-0 triumph over the host Beavers.

    Campbell County got on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning, when catcher Bo Farris drove in Nick Bailey with a base hit. The Cougars added another run in the top of the sixth, when Joseph Williams drove in Chris Hutson.

  • Fleeing suspect brought down with taser

     A taser brought a quick end to a Newcomb man’s alleged attempt to flee Jellico Police Officer Adam Jarboe. 

  • Couple charged with child abuse and neglect

     Early Monday morning, police arrested a couple for child abuse and neglect.

    Around 2 a.m., Campbell County Sherriff’s Deputy Joshua Vann saw a truck that was allegedly missing a taillight on Jacksboro Pike. 

  • LMU student organizes lake cleanup

     A local college student is stepping up to make her section of Norris Lake a cleaner place.

    Brittany Goins, 20, is a sophomore at Lincoln Memorial University. She lives near the Blue Springs Dock.

  • Local middle school athletes score well at Oak Ridge meet

    Middle school track teams from Jacksboro and LaFollette schools competed against 12 other teams Thursday during a meet at Oak Ridge. 

    Jacksboro and LaFollette tied for 6th place on the girls’ side of the meet. 

    Gracie Faulkner won the 3,200-meter race and was runner-up in the 800-meter event for the Lady Eagles. 

  • Southern Sons host motorcycle ride to benefit wounded Marine

     This Saturday, local motorcyclists will ride to raise money for a wounded soldier.

    The Southern Sons Motorcycle Club is hosting a run to benefit the family of Lance Corporal Cody Evans, who lost his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan last December. 

  • Luncheon pays honor to social workers

     On Tuesday the Department of Children’s Services and the Campbell County Community Advisory Board hosted an appreciation luncheon for those who band together to help abused and neglected children in the area.

  • Pastor protests beer permits

     Last Friday, a local pastor protested as Jellico’s beer board met to issue four beer permits that recently became available.

    “I fear for the high school kids,” said James Sutton, pastor of Crouches Creek Baptist Church. “That they’ve got to go by it every day.”