Today's News

  • Historic Speedwell Academy to host Christmas event

     Christmas is coming to the Speedwell Academy this weekend.

    Hostesses decorated the academy last Saturday and Wednesday in preparation for the crowds that will visit.

  • Nationwide talent search takes online submissions

     Books. Radio. Television Shows. Reality T.V. Hulu. Youtube. Technology continues to change the way people access entertainment and interact with one another.

     In keeping with the changing times, two production companies are using the Internet as the format for a new reality talent show.

  • We are the champions!

    Championships came in pairs last weekend for four Campbell County schools.

    LaFollette Elementary, LaFollette Middle, Jellico Middle and the Christian Academy of Campbell County won both girls’ and boys’ titles during the county tournament held at LaFollette Elementary.

    Six of the eight teams that were seeded No. 1 going into the basketball tournament finished up as a county champion.

    The following is a wrap-up of all the championship games:


    Girls’ small 

  • Local officers recognized

    Three local law enforcement officers were recently recognized by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office for their accomplishments.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Cody Chapman was named the East Tennessee Region Officer of the Year. The award was based on Chapman’s overall activity and service with the department in 2011.

  • Crash leaves three injured

    An accident on Towe String Road sent three people to the hospital last Saturday.

    The crash happened near Wood Lane around 9:40 p.m.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Aaron Evans said Anthony Wayne White, 37, of 121 Dogwood Road, was driving his 2005 Dodge Stratus east on Towe String Road when it left the roadway and centered a utility pole.

  • Lady Cougars win at Oak Ridge

    Campbell County High School’s varsity girls took a giant step Friday night toward a district basketball championship by defeating perennial league powerhouse Oak Ridge, 59-52, on its home court.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led a successful second half comeback for the Lady Cougars (3-0 district, 5-4 overall) with a game high 17 points. 

  • Airport awarded grant funds

    The Campbell County Airport will be able to make some needed improvements with the help of a grant.

    Last week, Senator Ken Yager announced the airport will receive $287,100 in grant monies to update the facility’s layout plan and to install runway pavement drains.

    Heavy rains cause water to collect under the runway and seep up onto the runway creating a hazard, according to County Mayor William Baird. Money from the grant will be used to install drains to prevent water from standing on the runway.

  • Osborne’s trial reset for February 2012

    A man who was arrested for having a cache of dynamite at his Miller Fork Lane home in August was set to appear in federal court on Dec. 12. But his attorney, Jonathan Moffat asked for more time.

    On Dec. 2, Moffat filed a motion in the United States District Court asking for a continuance in Randel Lynn Osborne’s case.  According to information in the motion, the parties in the case had failed to negotiate an agreement leaving Osborne torequest a jury trial.

  • Chapman arrested on drug related charges

    On Dec. 10 just after 11 p.m. LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to 307 South Ave. to investigate reports of a disturbance.

    At the scene Baker reported finding Keith A. Chapman, 25, of 160 Russell Lane, Caryville, to be unsteady on his feet.

    After placing Chapman under arrest for his safety, Baker allegedly found a small bottle in Chapman’s pocket, which he reported to be synthetic marijuana, records indicate.

  • From A Mothers Heart for the week of December 8, 2011

      Bea Wallen

    From a Mothers Heart

    We are people of great value to God