Today's News

  • From a Mothers Heart for the week of April 26, 2012

    Bea Wallen
    From a Mothers heart
    Living with Eternity In Mind

    “And the world is passing and the lust of it: but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:17).
    I remember a well- known song that we used to hear back some years ago, “Death is an appointment that we all must keep.”

  • Missing cabinets returned

    Forty-year-old cabinets have been a point of contention for the LaFollette City Council this month.

    As the new library building was being renovated, former project manager Paul Begley tore the cabinets out. They had been part of the building since it was built in the 1970s, and weren’t in good shape, Begley said.

    Council member Hansford Hatmaker also felt the cabinets were in poor condition, and told Begley to dispose of them.

    “If somebody loaded them up, I wouldn’t take them,” Hatmaker said.

  • TBI releases annual crime report

       As law enforcement departments across the state work to combat crime, they are being watched.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation watches local law enforcement, tracking their progress on investigations through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System known as TIBRS.

    Each year the data supplied to the TBI by law enforcement is compiled into an annual report that reveals what type of crime is on the rise and the decline across Tennessee.

  • Paul Begley quits as project manager at new library

    Delays. Incompetence. Micromanagement. Contractors not receiving pay for services rendered. These are a few of the reasons Paul Begley gave for quitting as project manager at the new LaFollette library building.

    As project manager, Begley has overseen the renovation of the new library.

    “We would not be where we are at that library if it were not for Paul,” librarian Nancy Green said. “He has been fabulous.”

  • Boys' soccer team is off to a great start

    The Campbell County United boy’s middle school soccer team remains unbeaten after its first two matches.

    CC United, which is 1-0-1 overall with one win and a tie, will put its record on the line this afternoon (Thursday) at Clinton. The match is scheduled to begin 6 p.m.

    On Monday afternoon at Norris, CC United won 5-2 in a game called early due to stormy weather. Jake Ward scored two goals, while Jacob Lasley, Mathew Laxton and Noah Elorifi had one each.

  • Children’s center to host child abuse awareness luncheon

    On April 27, the Campbell County Children’s Center will host a child abuse awareness luncheon at the LaFollette Church of God.
    Bob Kesling will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
    The purpose of the luncheon is to raise money for the children’s center, which helps abused children in Campbell County, Claiborne County and Union County, children’s center CEO Tracie Davis said.

  • Children’s advocacy center offered training on talking to children

    Local child protection workers gathered at Cedar Hill Baptist Church Monday and Tuesday to learn how to talk to children.
    Tennessee Children’s Advocacy Centers Training Coordinator Emily Cecil taught child protection workers from the department of children’s services, local law enforcement, child and health specialists, child mental health specialists, CASA workers and staff from the Campbell County Children’s Center about communicating with children. The training covered such topics as child development and interviewing skills.

  • Local fishermen win championship

    Two Campbell County bass fishermen did quite well for themselves last weekend while competing in the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail on Pickwick Lake in North Alabama.

    Brian Jordan and Michael Smith won the 2012 FOM Stren Team Series National Championship after hauling in 62.83 lbs. of bass during the three-day event.

    Their prizes included a few thousand dollars in prize money and a brand new, fully rigged 21-foot Skeeter bass boat with 250 horsepower Yamaha motor worth around $72,000.

  • Southern Sons host benefit for local teenager

    Local motorcyclists will rally together to help raise money for a teenager’s medical expenses.
    Like many 15 year olds, Bradley Turner enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and going to church. But lately, he has been in and out of the intensive care unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, where doctors are attempting to increase his body weight so that he can go to a hospital in St. Louis for a lung transplant.

  • Chambers making an impact for Walters State golf team

    Despite his freshman status, Matt Chambers is playing more like a veteran for a rapidly improving Walters State Community College men’s golf team.

    Chambers, a mass communications major from Jacksboro, qualified for all five of the Senators’ matches. That includes the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament scheduled later next month at Plymouth, Ind.

    During Walter State’s victory last week in the Aramark Collegiate Invitational at Etowah Valley, NC, Chambers posted his best individual finish of the season.