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Today's News

  • New scorer's table at John R.W. Brown Gynasium

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Campbell County High School unveiled its new scorer’s table during Tuesday’s games against the Halls Red Devils.

    The new table is a newer model than what the school had, complete with padding that covers the front of the table.

    “I think that the athletes really appreciate it,” Athletic Director Sherry Chapman said. “Most of the schools are going to the padded tables. We’re just excited to finally get one. Hopefully, it’ll last a long time.”

  • Halls sweeps Campbell County in District 3-AAA

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    The Campbell County Cougars and Lady Cougars didn’t have the best night on Tuesday.

    Following a week off due to weather, Campbell County returned to action on Tuesday night against District 3-AAA foe Halls.

    Halls took both match-ups, dousing the girls with a 49-30 loss, before the Red Devils took down the boys, 59-51.

    The Cougars led for nearly the entire game, taking a 24-20 lead into the halftime locker room.

  • Early turnovers prove costly in district tournament

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Turnovers caused Jacksboro to fall behind quick against Jefferson on Tuesday night.

    Playing for a spot in the Area 2 AAA championship game, Jacksboro fell short after four straight turnovers to start the game resulted in a 9-0 Jefferson run.

    The Eagles could never recover, as they fell 45-41 in the second round.

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    TWRA requests public input

  • CCHS teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate classroom language

    An investigation by the board of education led to the transfer and ultimate resignation of a Campbell County High School teacher.

    Some of the allegations included asking the students if they had pictures of male genitals on their cell phones, if they engaged in “sexting,” and if they had been to an abortion clinic, according to documents provided by the Campbell County Board of Education.  Jason Ivey was also questioned about the repeated use of derogatory female terms in the classroom.

  • No attendance policy for LUB board members

    At the Jan. 28 meeting, LaFollette Utility Board attorney Mike Hatmaker handed board members a letter. In the letter, in response to questions raised by a board member at the Jan. 7 meeting, Hatmaker said there isn’t an attendance policy for board members.
    At the Jan. 7 meeting, Shaw asked Hatmaker if there was an attendance policy. LUB board member Frank Shaw believed there was a city of LaFollette ordinance that didn’t allow LUB board members to miss three meetings.
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  • TDOT reduces Jellico’s matching portion for grant

    The Interstate 75 lighting project has become more affordable for the city of Jellico.
    Jellico leaders have been working on the project since November 2010, Mayor Les Stiers said. It involves a 50/50 matching grant with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Originally, Jellico’s portion for the grant was $648,316, according to Darlene Schlicher from Sen. Ken Yager’s office. Stiers believes the original portion was $324,158.  However, Jellico asked Yager and Rep. Dennis Powers for help with reducing this amount, Stiers said.

  • Mullins seeking $21,000 for projects on city roads

    At the LaFollette City Council workshop on Jan. 28, Public Works Department Head Jim Mullins approached the council with three projects that cost $21,500.
    City council member Hansford Hatmaker asked Mullins if there was money in the street department’s budget for these projects.
    “I don’t have the money to do any of this,” Mullins said.
    Because the money for the project isn’t in the street department’s budget, Mullins is seeking approval from the council for more money from the city.

  • LaFollette City Council to begin search for city admin

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the LaFollette City Council will begin its search for a full-time city administrator. The position was vacated Jan. 18 when former interim city administrator Cade Sexton resigned. Mayor Mike Stanfield read Sexton’s letter of resignation at a special called meeting on Jan. 18.
    At the LaFollette City Council workshop on Jan. 28, city council member Stephanie Grimm added advertising for a full-time city administrator to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.

  • Fleischmann holds Mayor’s round table at Roane State campus

    U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann appeared before local elected officials, businessmen and constituents at the mayor’s round table at Roane State Community College on Jan. 29. The event allowed him to hear the concerns of Campbell County citizens.
    “When I campaigned in the new district three, Scott County and most of Campbell County were added,” Fleischmann said. “I want feedback from the people here in Campbell County so I can go back to Washington and advocate for the people of Campbell County.”