Today's News

  • Governor to speak at Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner

     Governor Bill Haslam will visit The Stables for the Campbell County Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on May 31.

    “We’re honored that the governor’s taking time out of his busy schedule to come up here,” 36th District State Rep. Dennis Powers said. Powers will be the master of ceremonies for the dinner.

  • Schools prep for graduation services

    Seniors from Jellico High School and Campbell County High School are preparing to graduate this weekend.

    Jellico High School has its ceremony planned at Jellico Church of God Mountain Assembly on Friday at 7 p.m.

    Campbell County High School has its graduation ceremony planned for the first time at the Tex Turner Arena at Lincoln Memorial University at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    After the Campbell County High School graduating class proceeds into the arena, the audience will remain standing as the CCHS JROTC presents the colors.

  • Grand jury returns indictments on Friday

      The following indictments were returned by the Campbell County Grand Jury on Friday:

    •Michelle Campbell- theft $1,000 - $10,000; false report; simple possession of marijuana; simple possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Christina Bellino- theft $1,000 - $10,000; false report; simple possession of marijuana; simple possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Public Records May 24, 2012

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



    MAY 14 – MAY 18

    Hoyle E. Lay to Lisa Irwin, Dist. 2, $45,000.

    Gary M. Coble Sr. to Tony Kitts, Dist. 1, $50,000.

    Audio Authority Corporation to Jonathan R. Sisk, Dist. 2, $75,000.

    Jan R. Mach and Edie Mach to Harrison Marlow, Dist. 3, $22,000.

    Kyle J. McDowell to Carolyn F. Teague, Dist. 3, $27,500.

  • Eagles fare well at Meet of Champions

    Several Jacksboro Middle School track and field athletes competed in the Meet of Champions on May 8 at the Hardin Valley Academy.

    Representing the Lady Eagle sprinters, Jessica Stanley competed in the 100-meter dash and finished 6th. In distance races, Kelsey Williams ran the 3,200 and finished 6th. Gracie Faulkner ran the 1,600 and 800 and finished 2nd in both races. Regan Lindsay, Bethany McKamey, Lexi Gross and Kelsey Williams finished 6th in the 4x800-meter relay. Zoie Mefford represented the JMS girls in field events with 2nd place in shot put.

  • Morris signs with Alice Lloyd College

    Courtney Morris, a two-time All-District 3-AAA point guard for Campbell County High School, announced Thursday that she will attend Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky this fall.

    Morris averaged 12.7 points, three assists and three steals per game while leading the Lady Cougars to district regular season and tournament championships. An honors student with a 3.4 grade point average, she plans to major in nursing at Alice Lloyd.

    Family, friends and coaches gathered Thursday afternoon in the CCHS library as Morris signed her letter-of-intent.

  • The golden girls

    One of the most successful two-person championship runs in Campbell County High School track and field history picked up more steam Friday during the Section 1-AAA Championships at Johnson City.

    Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined for three section titles and all 48 points for the Lady Cougars, who finished 5th in a field of 28 teams. Both girls will represent their school at the state meet next week at Murfreesboro. 

  • Locals don’t want to fight the traffic; businesses suffer

    Since Interstate 75 closed on May 7, LaFollette has been flooded with bumper-to-bumper traffic. To help move the traffic through town more quickly, certain traffic signals have been set to hazard. Some residents have felt this has made it more difficult to navigate through town.

    “A lot of people are mad because the red lights are flashing,” LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield said, “We’re trying to get traffic moving through LaFollette as fast as we can.”

  • Traffic delays to continue

    The hole left when the wall of a crossover lane on Interstate 75 collapsed resembles a strip mining operation more than road construction.

    The exposed mud and rock leaves little to the imagination as to what has been lurking beneath the surface. And with the resurgence of detour traffic flooding into downtown LaFollette one question has bubbled up again- ‘how much longer?’

    “We expect all work to be done by Sept. 28,” said Mark Nagi TDOT Region 1 Community Relations Office said on Monday.

  • Concerned father’s complaint over emergency services response time reveals debate over Vital Care

    At Monday’s County Commission workshop, a father’s concerns over the ambulance service’s response time sparked a discussion about Vital Care.

    “What’s the response time on a call here?” David Ketterman asked the commission.

    Ketterman called 911 twice this weekend when his one year old daughter was unresponsive. The dispatcher wasn’t able to tell him how long it would take to get an ambulance to his Jacksboro home, he told the commission.