Today's News

  • McGuire makes a stand for Jacksboro


    Jacob McGuire has become the go-to-guy for the Jacksboro Eagles.

    In five games, McGuire has scored a total of 65 points for the Eagles, as they have opened up a three-game winning streak.

    “He has to score for us to be what we can,” head coach Cody Parker said. “His outside shooting, I’d put him up against anybody around. He can shoot the ball. That’s his specialty. For him to put up those kinds of numbers, we need him to develop and keep that coming along.”

  • Sports News 11-29-12

    LaFollette Middle School Basketball

    The LaFollette basketball teams will take on Robertsville tonight, Thursday Nov. 29 at home. The junior varsity boys are set to tipoff at 5 p.m., with the varsity squads to follow. The Owls also have a game on Monday, Nov. 3 as Oneida travels to LaFollette. Junior varsity girls will tipoff at 5 p.m., with the varsity squads following.


    Jellico Basketball

  • About 180 local children to shop with a cop on Dec. 14

    On Dec. 14, local law enforcement will take about 180 local children Christmas shopping as part of the Shop with a Cop program.
    Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman started the Shop with a Chop program with Wal-Mart about 15 years ago. Since then, about 1,700 children have been involved with the annual event. The Shop with a Cop program raises money to take children Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart.
    “The donations come from businesses, churches, individuals,” Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman said.

  • East LaFollette Learning Academy new site for alternative school

    The Campbell County Alternative School is now operating at its new location at East LaFollette. It moved there Oct. 29, but renovations were complete by Oct. 1.
    “Everything was finished, we just had to have the fire marshal approve it,” school board member Johnny Byrge said.
    “It’s a brand new building,” Principal Ronnie Lasley said. “It gives a better atmosphere for the kids to be working in. It’s a great improvement.”
    The East LaFollette Learning Academy is able to hold about 100 students.

  • Commission passed resolution to refund $21,000 in delinquent tax refunds

    Monday night, the Campbell County approved a budget resolution to spend $21,739 to refund delinquent taxes. Combined with the resolution passed last month to spend $5,089 to refund delinquent taxes, the county has spent $26,828 from the undesignated fund balance.
    The delinquent tax refunds weren’t a part 2012-13 budget, and money has been appropriated from the undesignated fund balance in order to pay them, according to Campbell County Finance Director Jeff Marlow.

  • Commission appoints Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman to 911 Board

    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission appointed Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman to the 911 Board in place of LaFollette Medical Center COO Sara Lloyd.
    The E911 board consists of seven to nine members who are on staggered terms.
    “All of them are citizens, but some of them are in positions where the board would be something they would have input into,” county mayor William Baird said.

  • Customers, businesses prep for Black Friday

    As Thanksgiving leftovers begin to cool in the refrigerator, many will set out to take advantage of Black Friday sales.
    “I will be shopping. It has been a tradition of mine since I was younger,” Amanda Partin said via Facebook. “I’m hoping to score some video games for my kids and anything super hero related for my son who lives [loves] all things super hero.”
    While many will flock to shopping centers in Knoxville, local stores, such as Radio Shack, Gifts from Above and Smith’s Ace Hardware will offer special sales.

  • Jellico memo stirs questions


    An inter-office memo from Jellico town recorder Linda Douglas to Mayor Les Stiers and the board members discussing lay-offs and “weight issues” within the police department was the main topic of discussion at last Thursday’s meeting.

    Laying off four police officers, one street department employee and one sanitation worker were ideas suggested by Johnson, Bowlin and Evans, according to the note.

    The memo also mentions “weight issues” within the Jellico Police Department.

  • Little travel expenses incurred in Caryville

    Editor’s Note: In the coming weeks the LaFollette Press will publish a series of stories focused on spending for travel my governmental entities. This is the second in the series.

    In 15 months, six people incurred only $4207.11 in travel related expenses in the town of Caryville.

    “Our jobs pretty much hold us here,” said town recorder Cheryl Ivey.

    Pat Donahue

  • Jellico man rearrested on drug charges

    A man already behind bars was served with two new warrants for drug charges.

    Jack Trammell, 53, of South Main Street, Jellico, was being detained at the Campbell County Jail for violating his probation in early October. Last Thursday morning, Trammell received notice of new charges stemming from a three-month investigation by the Jellico Police Department.