Today's News

  • Campbell County General Election unofficial finals

    10:14 pm

    The following are unofficial election results for 22 of 22 Campbell County precincts, plus early and absentee voting. A total of 12,447 voters turned out to the polls for this year's election. Please see the Nov. 8 edition of the LaFollette Press for an in-depth look at election results.


  • LUB receives positive audit report

    The LaFollette Utilities Board received a clean audit report at Monday night’s meeting.
    “I’m happy to report y’all are doing really good,” said Daniel Franklin, vice president of Pugh and Company, P.C.
    Franklin told the board they had been responsible.
    “Nobody likes rate increases,” Franklin said. “Nobody likes that, but sometimes its necessary to be fiscally responsible.”
    The board approved the audit report.
    Rural Development projects

  • LaFollette City Council to put speed limit on Mullis Trail

    At Tuesday’s workshop, members of LaFollette’s City Council discussed a speed limit for Mullis Trail.
    Different speed limits were suggested, such as 15, 20 and 25 miles per hour.
    Council member Hansford Hatmaker asked if the people who lived on the street had been asked which speed limit they would like.
    “They’d like no traffic at all is what they’d like,” council member Joe Bollinger said. “But we can’t manage that.”

  • Habitat may soon end its work in Campbell County

    Campbell County Habitat for Humanity has built 29 homes for low-income families since 1995. However, due to a lack of volunteers, its work in Campbell County might end next year.
    By June 30, 2013, the end of the fiscal year, Habitat’s leaders say they might hang it up. The problem isn’t money.
    “Financially we’re in good shape,” CCHfH Vice President Jeanne Smith said.
    The Resale Store and other contributions from local businesses help successfully fund Habitat’s operations, according to a CCHfH press release.

  • Campbell County to participate in Stand in the Gap

    Sunday afternoon, Campbell County will participate in Stand in the Gap. Stand in the Gap is a tri-state event that will involve nine counties at six locations. At each location, people will gather to seek God through prayer.

  • Shepherd’s Home to host 3rd annual banquet

    The Shepherd’s Home will host its 3rd Annual Banquet on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will be held in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, and will last about an hour and a half.
    The purpose for the banquet is to celebrate, show gratitude and to raise funds.
    “It is an opportunity for people to see what they are giving to,” said Christine Morris, executive director of the Shepherd’s Home.

  • Chamber to host pig roast

    On Nov. 8, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual pig roast. The pig roast will be held at the Ball Farm Event Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    “I think we’ll have 200 or 300 folks come out in a really good mood to support their chamber,” said E. L. Morton, director for the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce. “We’re looking forward to the community coming out and participating.”

  • LaFollette man turns self in after undercover sting

    A LaFollette Man turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 24 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

    An undercover drug investigation by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department led investigators to Phillip A. Young, 62, 251 Young Road, LaFollette.

    Officers reportedly arranged several undercover drug buys from Young, both at his home and at the Lonas Young Memorial Park, according to the sheriff’s department.

    The park is named after Young’s father.

  • Father-Son pair arrested for aggravated burglary

    Two LaFollette men were arrested after their victim caught their alleged misdeeds on camera.

    Charles Oliver Owens Sr., 41, and his son, Charles Oliver Owens Jr., 18, allegedly broke into a home on Oct. 29 and reportedly took $3,750 of property.

    Officers were able to recover the victim’s Stihl weed eater, a Savage .22 rifle and flow master mufflers.

    The two men reportedly admitted to selling or trading the other property in order to obtain narcotics.

  • Police sieze cash, car during execution of search warrant

    A LaFollette man is in jail after police reportedly found 30 grams, more than $200 worth, of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia at his home.

    Last Friday, LaFollette Police Department officers raided the home of Vincent Szymanski, 32, of 310 West Hemlock Lane.

    “It’s been basically an ongoing investigation for the past several weeks,” said Det. Steve Walland with the LaFollette Police Department.