Today's News

  • Eighth district remains intact following debate

    A plan that would have combined the Eighth Judicial District with the Seventh Judicial District is off the table.

    But other parts of the state didn’t fare as well.

    In February Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey put out a call for all interested parties to submit maps proposing new judicial district lines. It was the first time since 1984 that an attempt had been made to move the lines.

  • Public Records -March 14, 2013

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



    MARCH 4 – MARCH 8

    Leoda Byrge to Artie Ward Byrge, Dist. 3, $8,500.

    Jack Newell to Melissa Bridges, Dist. 3, $100.

    Paul R. Goins and Shirley Goins to Kevin Dolin, Brandy Dolin, Matthew Dolin, Dist. 3, $15,000.

    RE Acquisitions LLC to Micheal Atherton, $8,000.

  • Clinton slides past Cougars in opener


    Errors proved costly against the Cougars, thwarting their hopes of upsetting their former coach.

    On Monday night, Campbell County saw five errors, as Clinton scored all three of their runs off of errors by the Cougars in their 3-0 loss.

  • Cougar Combine sees big success


    Campbell County went pro style on Monday and Tuesday, as the football team participated in its own combine.

    Mimicking the NFL style workouts, crowds gathered to see the hard work the Cougars have been putting in.

  • Column: Butch Jones making exciting changes for Vols

    As Derek Dooley puts his mansion up for sale, the new staff at the University of Tennessee is approaching things with a little bit of a twist.

    With their first practices already under their belt, there’s been a few noticeable changes.

    One change has been a simple piece of tape. To some, it may seem insignificant. To first-year head coach Butch Jones, it’s a whole other story.

  • 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.