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Today's News

  • Grant provides renovated homes for three Jellico residents

    Creaking floorboards, drafty doors and sagging roofs are no longer a reality for some Jellico residents thanks to Tennessee Housing Development Agency grants.

    “The deed on the old house was dated 1900, and it was just old and it was running down,” said Doug Martin, a recipient of one of the homes.

    He said parts of his old home were falling down around them, and he was forced to relocate his family, wife, Bobbi and their 11-year-old son.

  • LaFollette legends

    Editor’s note: The tales relayed in this story have become part of local folklore through the years. They are meant for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as factual accounts.

     

    Some parts of history never sleep.

    Saturday night, local artist Allan Miller led a ghost tours through downtown LaFollette to prove that. For such a small area, downtown has seen more than its fair share of murders and mayhem.

    Cumberland corpses

  • Animal advisory board hears from animal advocates

    Animal advocates could be another step closer to a volunteer program at the Adrion Baird Animal Center.

    A representative from the advocate group, Friends of Campbell County Animals, addressed the county’s animal advisory committee during its meeting at the shelter last Friday.

  • Jellico board raises fees, further action needed to stabilize town finances

    More than 60 people packed into the Jellico Municipal building to see the board discuss last week’s failure to meet payroll for Jellico’s 21 employees.

    “I wanted this bit of agenda to really address the group and everybody here, because I am the mayor and I dodge no bullets,” said Jellico Mayor Les Stiers.

    On Oct. 15, town employees learned they would not receive their checks due to a $16,000 check to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee being mailed early.

  • Five questions with LaFollette's mayor candidates

    The mayor shall be elected directly by the electorate for a term of four years, in accordance with the existing, established pattern. Candidates for the office of mayor shall qualify and run expressly for that position.

  • Public Records for the week of Oct. 25, 2012

     Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    OCTOBER 15 – OCTOBER 19

    Frank P. Deramo and Christine W. Deramo to David N. Croop and Linda H. Croop, Dist. 2, $730,000.

    C. Ann Rutherford to Guillermo E. Paredes, Jr. and Ann Paredes, Dist. 3, $53,000.

    James Darrell Pate to Jessie H. Davis, Dist. 1, $14,000.

  • Payne Medicine

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Ryan Payne did everything but sell tickets at the front gate Friday night.

    The speedy senior for the Blue Devils became the cure for Jellico’s losing pains, going for five touchdowns and 302 all-purpose yards against the Oakdale Eagles.

    The performance snapped the Blue Devil’s 19-game school record losing streak with a 42-6 victory in Oakdale.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” head coach Brad Lawson said after his ice bath.

  • LaFollette, Jacksboro to meet again

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    One of LaFollette’s maxims may be to play for 32 minutes, but they only needed eight last Thursday night.

    Five first quarter fumbles led to five Owl scores in the first round of the middle school playoffs at LaFollette Middle School. By the end of the first quarter, the Owls led 38-0, before defeating the Bulldogs of Soldier’s Memorial 38-16.

  • Doin' what hasn't been done

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    If the ink pen isn’t out of ink, it has to be close after Friday night's editing of the Cougars' record book.

    Campbell County football records were altered 10 times during the Cougars game with the Halls Red Devils, as Campbell County found the victory, 55-20.

    That score ranks high, as the 55 points is the most scored by any Campbell County team. The most before that point came last season as the Cougars defeated Halls 49-35.

  • Cross-country teams compete well at state

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    For the past eight years, the middle school and elementary school cross-country teams have had someone in the state race.

    With a much more competitive field this season, they didn’t disappoint again as 16 total runners ran in the middle school and elementary school races on Saturday.