Today's News

  • Jellico girls fall to Grace Christian

    Destany Creekmore scored a team high 14 points Thursday night for the Jellico High School varsity girls’ basketball team during a 71-29 home loss to Grace Christian Academy.

    Natasha Taylor added six points for the Lady Blue Devils, followed by Rachel Ayers with four, Brittany Kennedy and Courtney Charles two each, and Brittany Vaughn one.

    Lauren Hensley led all scorers with 19 points for Grace Christian. Callie Cox chipped in 16 points for the Lady Rams, while Calynne Pridemore had 10.

  • Through Christ we have confidence and assurance

     Last week I wrote about how we had better have a battle plan to compete and come our victorious in this life. Yes, we have to strive against a huge enemy that would try and defeat us from reaching our goal. Never underestimate him. I want to repeat 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”

    I have written many times, I don’t believe he can read our mind.

  • Children’s center to host open house

    The Campbell County Children’s Center is opening its doors to the public. On Friday the center will host an open house to show off it’s new digs.

    “This has been a community project so we just want everybody to come out an see what they have been involved in,” Tracie Davis, CEO of the children’s center, said.

     In October 2011 the center moved its operation from the house they had been operating in since March 2001 to a new 4,000 square foot building on Independence Lane.

  • Church News Jan. 26, 2012

     Fincastle United Methodist Church will have a free supper on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

    Fordtown Baptist Church will begin having Sunday evening service at 4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

     for the winter months due to daylight saving time. This began Nov. 27.

    Campbell County Christians United for Change prayer services will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the West LaFollette Community Center cafeteria. All Campbell County pastors and congregations are encouraged to attend.

  • Two arrested following high-speed chase

    A high-speed chase on Stinking Creek Road ended with two arrests last week.

     On Jan. 19 just after 1 a.m., Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Ty Daugherty was on a routine patrol when he noticed a 2004 Chevy Cavalier cross the double yellow line three times on Stinking Creek Road.

    Records indicate a check of the license plate on the car came back that the vehicle was stolen. When Daugherty attempted to make a stop by activating his lights and sirens, but the driver allegedly refused to stop.

  • Phillips attempts to get new trial at appellate level

    Jerry Phillips is no stranger to legal wrangling. On Tuesday the convicted pedophile’s attorney Keith Hatfield took another stab at getting him a new trial.

    Standing before a panel in the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals Hatfield’s argument in Phillips’ bid for a new trial hinged on one element- the victim’s testimony was inconsistent.

    “Given the inconsistent nature of the (victim’s) testimony the decision of the jury cannot be sustained and the verdict should be reversed,” Hatfield told the three justice panel.

  • Marlow picks up multiple charges

    An alleged shoplifting incident at a local grocery store resulted in a foot pursuit and laundry list of charges for a LaFollette man.

    On Jan. 21 LaFollette Police Officer Steve Wallen went to Food Lion to investigate reports of a shoplifting incident at the store. Witnesses reported seeing a male wearing jeans and a fleece jacket leave the store with items he did not purchase.

  • Jellico making plans to start summer baseball league



    Jellico’s leaders have been trying to attract industry to the town, but business isn’t all they want to claim as their own. 

  • Jacksboro man charged with attempted murder

    An ongoing feud between two men reached a boiling point last week. The events that unfolded on Pony Drive nearly cost one his life and sent the other to jail on attempted murder charges.

  • Jesus calls us to forgive

     “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?” (See Matthew 18:21-22, RSV).

    Do you remember the game we played as children – “Rock, Scissors, Paper?” You might recall, “rock beats scissors, scissors cut paper, and paper covers rock”. All three might be dangerous weapons! Have you ever been smashed in the face with a rock? Cut or punctured by scissors? Received a paper cut?