Today's News

  • Floating homeowners to see property taxes in 2013

    Following a mandate from the Tennessee General Assembly and the office of the Attorney General, Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin broke some news to the county commission at its Monday meeting.
    Beginning in 2013 floating homes would be subject to a property tax, he said.

  • SPORTS NOTES — April 19

  • Family opens heart and home to little ones

    Saying no would have been easy.
    But it would not have been right.
     When Tabitha Metcalf was called by the Department of Children’s Services in November there wasn’t a doubt in her mind about doing the right thing.
    It was family DCS was calling about.

  • Lindsay King leads Lady Owls to sectional championship meet

    LaFollette’s girls placed 3rd Monday during the Area 2 Track and Field Championship Meet at Anderson County to qualify for sectionals this afternoon (Thursday) at Campbell County High.

    Lindsay King had a big day for the Lady Owls with 1st place in long jump, 2nd place in the 100-meter hurdles and 3rd place in the 400-meter dash. 

    Ashley Whited got LaFollette’s other 1st place finish in the discus throw.

  • Relay for Life set for May 4

    On May 4, different teams from Campbell County will assemble at Jacksboro Middle School’s track for the annual Relay for Life event.
    Relay for Life is a national event, and Campbell County has participated for about nine years, said Cynthia Russell, media chair for the Relay committee.
    About 17 teams have agreed to participate in Relay for Life this year. There were 19 teams last year.
    “We’re a couple teams down this year,” Russell said.

  • Library gets another $37k

    The LaFollette City Council approved spending $37,000 to finish the library.
    “We’re going to finish this, and we’re going to finish this tonight,” Mayor Mike Stanfield said.

  • Taking stock: Area thrift stores promote higher purposes along with low costs

    Shoppers search for the best deals when they make purchases.
    Yard sales sprout up all over Campbell County. Stores try to offer good prices to customers.
    Some of the second hand stores that offer low prices support organizations with goals to help make the community a better place.
    The Shepherd’s Home and Habitat for Humanity operate stores at Woodson’s Mall.

  • Jacksboro track and field teams advance to sectionals

    Several Jacksboro Middle School track and field athletes advanced to compete at sectionals with Top 3 performances Monday afternoon in the Area 2 Championships at Anderson County High School.

    Jessica Stanley won the 100-meter dash for the 2nd place Lady Eagles with a time of 14.26 and took 1st in high jump with a new personal record of 4-4. 

    Gracie Faulkner won the 1,600 and 800 meter runs for the Lady Eagles and set a new school record in the 1,600 with a time of 5:49.

  • Church News for week of April 12, 2012

    Cumberland View Baptist Church will host a signing April 14 at 7 p.m. The Gospel Harmony and Glade Springs Singers will perform.

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church has a new morning worship schedule: Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.

    Ladies Auxiliary of Forks Grove Baptist Church will be having a Rummage Sale May 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forks Grove Fellowship hall. All proceeds to benefit the ladies different missions. For more information call 562-9509.

  • Faithful Words for week of April 12, 2012