Today's News

  • War tore families apart

     The conflict during the Civil War cut closer than state or even county borders. When people chose sides, it created rifts in friendships that would outlast the war. This was a harsh reality in East Tennessee, where many disagreed with Nashville’s decision to secede.

  • Code Red offers Campbell County early warning system

     Campbell County hopes to implement a countywide early warning system that utilizes phone calls, text messaging and email to alert citizens of danger. The large database company that will provide this service is called Code Red.

  • Senior citizen center to host St. Patrick’s Day event



    March 15 will bring dancing, food and fun to the Campbell County Senior Center as it celebrates St. Patrick’s Day.

  • Boy Scouts honor Stiner

     Last Thursday, the Boy Scouts honored General Carl Stiner with the 2012 Campbell County Good Scout Award.

  • Football league seeks support from city council

     A crowd of kids and parents filled the council chambers at city hall in LaFollette for Monday night’s workshop. 

    Before the city council began to address items on the agenda, interim city administrator Cade Sexton asked the crowd if anybody had anything to discuss.

  • Early voting over, polls open for election March 6

     After a slow start early voting numbers finished strong in its last week. 

    According to Ann Ayers-Colvin, Campbell County administrator of elections, 744 voters had cast their votes as of Tuesday morning.

  • LaFollette library nearly complete

     Construction at LaFollette’s new library building is drawing to a close.

    “I suspect by the end of the week, the roof should be complete,” the city’s project director Paul Begley said.

  • Wartburg boys eliminate Jellico from Region 2-A Tourney

    Jellico High School’s season long quest to return to the boys’ championship game of the Region 2-A Basketball Tournament came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night during a regional semifinal game at Wartburg High School.

    The Blue Devils (16-18 overall) had high hopes of ending the Bulldogs’ 12-game winning streak until their standout forward, Cody Malicoat, went to the bench with four fouls late in the third quarter.

  • Cougars put up a fight at Maryville before falling 45-37 in region

    Campbell County High School’s boys made their first regional basketball tournament appearance in three years with a road trip Saturday to Maryville High School.

    Though the Cougars eventually lost, 45-37, they set the tempo throughout much of the 2-AAA quarterfinal game.

    “We played right with Maryville,” first-year Cougars’ coach Matt Housley said.

    “We just couldn’t finish on too many possessions, and their guys stepped up and made shots.”

  • District champs upset in regionals

    If Campbell County High School’s girls had a sense of déjà vu Friday night, it’s because they had been down this road before.

    Just two years ago, a lower seeded William Blount team came into John R.W. Brown Gymnasium and escaped with a four-point Region 2-AAA quarterfinal victory.

    During that February 2010 game, sophomore wing Tatum Burstrom scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half while leading the Lady Governors to their first region tournament win in 20 years.