Today's News

  • Cougars snap skid against Bobcats

    When Tuffy Shoupe implored Campbell County High School boys’ varsity basketball coach Matt Housley to leave him in the game Friday night against Knoxville Central, he got no argument.

    Shoupe rewarded his coach for the vote of confidence. The senior forward scored eight points, grabbed 15 rebounds and made a key defensive stop in the final seconds to lead the Cougars to a 42-41 district victory.

    The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Campbell County (2-2 district, 6-4 overall).

    “Tuffy Shoupe played huge for us,” Housley said.

  • Lady Cougars stay perfect in district play

    Courtney Morris scored all but four of her game high 21 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the first half Friday night during Campbell County High School’s 68-47 domination of visiting girls’ basketball rival Knoxville Central.

    The Lady Cougars (4-0 district, 6-4 overall) have won four in a row and six of their last seven games after starting the season 0-3.

    “I was very pleased with the way we played,” Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning said.

  • Jacksboro and LaFollette split varsity doubleheader

    There’s never a dull moment when middle school basketball rivals Jacksboro and LaFollette lock horns, and Thursday night was no exception.

    Both games were heavily contested, with Jacksboro’s girls and LaFollette’s boys earning hard-fought victories at Agee Gymnasium.Sharpshooting guard Mackenzie Seiber bombed in a pair of fourth quarter 3-pointers to lead the host Lady Eagles to a 29-22 triumph.

  • Looking back at the first six months of sports in 2011

    From basketball to track and field, 2011 was a year of championships and top performances for Campbell County athletes.

    The following is a month-by-month recap of the top stories in the sports section of the LaFollette Press.


    The Jacksboro Middle School boys’ basketball team took 1st place in the Halls High School New Year Tournament. Campbell County High School’s varsity girls took 5th place in Kesslers Holiday Classic at Webb School of Knoxville.

  • Board says yes to graduation venue change

    Oh, the times they are changing. At least when it comes to graduation at Campbell Campbell County High School they are.

    Student council representatives showed up in force at the Dec. 8 school board meeting to lobby the board to say yes to a change of venue for the event that has traditionally been held at the school’s football field.

  • Former teacher busted with drugs in JMS parking lot

    A retired teacher’s decision to go back to school on Monday resulted in trip to jail.

    At around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, Jacksboro Middle School SRO Shane Wolfenbarger reported noticing two people sitting in a parked car near the school’s football field.

    When the officer approached the 1996 Buick Regal he saw Stephen L. Pebley, 62, of 155 Lake Lane, Caryville in driver’s seat with a tourniquet allegedly around his left arm, records indicate.

  • Store falls victim to robbery

    Shoppers and employees at a local discount store got more than the bargained for last Friday.

    When Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Goins arrived at the Dollar General Store located at 115 Calhoun Road on Dec. 16 a store employee and witnesses reported they were the victims of an armed robbery.

  • LPD makes multiple arrests

    Officers kept busy with drug arrests and an alleged robbery last week.

    On Dec. 14, LaFollette Police Officer Dustin Parrott came in contact with Jennifer Williams, 29, of 113 Sunshine Circle, on N. 15th Street, at around 12:30 a.m. When Parrott checked Williams for outstanding warrants he discovered she had several in Anderson County.

  • Hatfield wanted by LPD and CCSD

    After a high-speed chase more than a week ago Dustin Hatfield is still on the lam.

    On Dec. 14 at around 7 a.m. LaFollette Police Officer Jason Marlow stopped Hatfield, 25, of 6193 Highway 90, Clairfield, at the Big Creek Market for driving with his high beam lights on.

    During the traffic stop Hatfield accelerated onto S. Tennessee Ave and failed to stop at the stop sign at Beech Street. Records indicate Hatfield continued on failing to stop at red lights on E. Central Ave. and Indiana Ave. before turning onto Highway 25W.

  • CCSD makes drug arrests

    Officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department kept busy making drug related arrests last week.

    On Dec. 11 Deputy Brian Nelson was dispatched to Melvin Hollow Road in the Stinking area to investigate reports of a suspicious person on private property. Nelson allegedly found Robert C. Birgholtz, 29, of 139 Brennan Lane, asleep just off the roadway.  Upon contact with Birgholtz, Nelson reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana. A pipe with what Nelson believed to be marijuana residue was also found in Birgholtz possession, records indicate.