Today's News

  • Dennis Potter wins reelection campaign for roads superintendent; looks to upcoming term

    Thursday night, Campbell County voters chose Dennis Potter to remain road superintendent by a margin of nearly two to one.

    “I expected to win,” Potter said election night after the results were in. “I thought the race might be a little closer. My opponents worked really hard; we did too. We worked like we (were) behind. Didn’t take nothing for granted.”

    Potter felt the election went well, and running a positive campaign helped him.

  • Results in; high number of county early votes

    Almost half of the Campbell County residents who cast votes in the state primary and county general election did so during early voting.

    “People took advantage of early voting,” Administrator of Elections Ann Ayers-Colvin said.

    Not counting provisional ballots, the unofficial count for votes in the election is 6,680, Ayer-Colvins said. About 3,000 of these votes were cast during early voting.

    But voting during Election Day went smoothly, Ayers-Colvin said.

  • Sinkhole reduces traffic volume on Interstate 75

     Tuesday, a sinkhole caused the right lane of southbound traffic on Interstate 75 to be shut down at mile marker 126.

    The hole was four feet wide, and workers had to dig to the bedrock, 22 feet down to assess how deep the hole was.

  • Jacksboro man drowns

    A Jacksboro man drowned Monday evening while tubing in Norris Lake.

    Robert Thomas, III, 47, of Jacksboro was alone in the Shady Cove area of Norris Lake when it appears he slipped off the intertube he was floating on, according to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Brandon Elkins.

    Police reports indicate Thomas’ wife had dropped him off earlier in the day.

    “He regularly swims in that area,” Elkins said.

  • Public records Aug. 9, 2012


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



    JULY 30  – AUGUST 3

    Harrison R. Boston Jr. and Katherine P. Boston to Rebecca Lynn Bolton, Dist. 1, $119,000.

    S. C. Meates to Fred Bayani and Ladan, Dist. 2, $120,000.

    Carol J Masur to Stuart G Smith, Dist. 2, $62,000.

    Ayers LP to Derrick N. Goins and Sibyl D. Goins, Dist. 3, $11,900.

  • Collette steps down from Cougar baseball

                After four years as the head coach of the Campbell County Cougars, Brad Collette has stepped down. Following a 12-22 season in 2012, the search now begins for a new head coach.

    The job is now being posted, according to Campbell County Athletic Director Sherry Chapman.  With the search underway, Chapman hopes the Cougars will have someone in place before Labor Day.

                For Collette, the decision was a hard one.

  • LMS defensive line ready for the season

    Many coaches know football games are won in the trenches. If that battle depends on size, the LaFollette Owls have already won.

    With a defensive front four of Mike Rhoads, Dallas Law, Tanner Boston and Peyton Webb, the Owls have some size up front. To defensive coordinator Jake Snider, they are bigger than any team that LaFollette will face in 2012.

  • Cougars ready for 2012-13 season

    During Monday’s practice, the clock buzzer sounded every 10 minutes, signaling the team to move to the next station. Already this season, the buzzer has sounded as the Cougars look to take their next steps into the Price era.

    With great hype surrounding the Cougar squad as it begin 2012, the pressure is mounting. A 14-0 spring scrimmage win over South-Doyle began the talking, as the scrimmage this past Friday night kept the excitement flowing.  

  • Campbell County General Election unofficial finals

    9:50 p.m.

    All 21 precincts have reported their numbers in the 2012 Campbell County General Election. Unofficial winners are denoted with an asterisk. Be sure and check out next week's issue of the LaFollette Press to see complete election coverage. The following numbers reflect the 21 precincts plus early voting.

    County Commission

    Third District

                *Wendell Bailey: 683

  • Volunteer Football Conference to participate in jamboree in Scott County

     This Saturday, Campbell County will take part in the Volunteer Football Conference Jamboree at Scott County High School.