Today's News

  • Sports News 3-14-13

    Campbell County Middle School Baseball

    The Campbell County Middle School baseball team will take on Claiborne County tonight, March 14, at Campbell County High School. On Friday, March 15, the Cougars will also host Oneida. On Thursday, the junior varsity team will play at 5:30 p.m., before the varsity at 7 p.m. Friday, the varsity will begin at 5:30 p.m., before the junior varsity at 7 p.m.

    Campbell County Track and Field

  • CCHS students evaluated at hospital

    Five Campbell County High School students are being evaluated at the emergency room after they were allegedly caught inhaling computer cleaner at school.

    They were taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Department.

    Simultaneously, other students were found using what was believed to be marijuana in a bathroom at the school.

    Please see next week's issue of the LaFollette Press for in-depth coverage of the incident.

  • Camp Galilee plans events

    Galilee Bible Camp will host the chili and pie fundraiser and the scrapbooking retreat this month.
    Chili and pie fundraiser
    On March 8, Galilee Bible Camp will host a chili and pie supper to raise funds.
    “Just a night of having a good time, listen to some good music,” Bennett said.
    Camp Galilee staff and volunteers will prepare chili, pie, cakes and drinks for the meal, which will be served at 5 p.m. at the dining hall.
    Live bluegrass music will be played from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the fellowship hall.

  • LaFollette council shoots down $85K change order

    Tuesday night, the LaFollette City Council decided to not approve an $85,716 change order to a roofing project. The project involves repairing a section of city hall’s roof that covers the police station. Instead the council decided to advertise for bids to repair city hall’s entire roof.

  • CASA to host Blue Grass Breakdown and Silent Auction on March 16

    Court Appointed Special Advocates will host its 12th annual Blue Grass Breakdown and Silent Auction on March 16. The event will be held at Ball Farm from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    “I think we’re gonna have a better one than we had last year,” CASA director David Ayers said.
    The purpose of the event is to raise money to help CASA advocte for children, CASA Volunteer Coordinator Christine O’Dell said.
    “We expect it to be bigger than it was last year,” O’Dell said.
    Last year 200 people attended, and $7,000 was raised.

  • Youth Arts Program will begin on March 25

    The Campbell Culture Coalition’s Youth Arts Program will start a new project March 25.
    “We’ve got a new program gearing up here,” said Manuel Mesa, member of the Campbell Culture Coalition. “Basically, the theme is ‘My Campbell County. They will be painting tiles.”
    The tiles will be assembled to form both a mural and the top of a picnic table. The tabletop mural will display either a lake, a combination of a lake and mountains or a train trestle, Mesa said.

  • Bolinger appointed vice mayor, dept. heads reappointed

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the LaFollette City Council elected council member Joe Bolinger to serve as vice mayor. Council member Bob Fannon nominated Bolinger. Council members Hansford Hatmaker, Bolinger and Fannon voted yes. Council Member Stephanie Grimm was absent.
    Hatmaker made a motion “that we approve all department heads.”
    The present council member unanimously approved his motion.
    Drug Policy
    The council passed the first reading of an ordinance that will amend the city’s drug testing policy.

  • Text-a-Tip now in place in high schools, middle schools to follow soon

    High school students are able to text their concerns to an officer after the implementation of the Text-a-Tip program.

    “We actually rolled it out in February at both the high schools,” said Alexis Keiser, coordinator for coordinated school health in Campbell County.

    Text-a-Tip allows students to anonymously text law enforcement any information they have about drug use, potential crimes, fights, and concerns about the safety or welfare of classmates.

  • Poston’s contract extended by one year

    The debate regarding the director of schools’ contract is over. The four-month discussion was put to rest in less than five minutes last Thursday evening.

    In a series of meetings that began in November, the board had voted both no and yes to extend the contract. At the end of January, a special called meeting to begin a director of school’s search failed to happen because a majority of the board didn’t approve the agenda.

  • ATV ride to raise money for domestic violence program

    A cruise through the mountains will help raise money for domestic violence victims at Community Health of East Tennessee. It’s the first fundraiser of its kind for CHET.

    “We of course have done many other fundraisers, but never this one,” said Rebecca Herrell, chief operating officer of the domestic violence program.

    On April 27, ATV and four-wheeler riders can begin registering for the event at LaFollette City Hall at 8:30 that morning. There is a cost of $25 per vehicle.