Today's News

  • News Notes for week of November 23, 2011

      The Campbell County Shriners will hold their monthly meeting Nov. 28 at the D.A.V. building corner of 6th and Kentucky Ave. Important changes to CCSC will be discussed and there will be an election of 2012 officers. A potluck is planned. All Shriners and ladies are welcome. Diner at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Plea Agreements for week of November 23, 2011

      The following cases were resolved in criminal court by using plea agreements:

    Christopher M Daughtery – sale counterfeit controlled substance; sale schedule II; court cost, three years supervised probation.

  • Bears ambush CCHS at Sevierville

    After upending Farragut two nights earlier in the season opener, the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t pull off another upset Thursday at Sevier County.

    The Cougars fell 54-44 to the Smoky Bears, who were minus five players still involved in the state football playoffs and another two that were out with injuries. And three of those players were starters.

  • Chadwell leads Crusaders to first playoff appearance

    In his third season as head football coach at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., Caryville native Jamey Chadwell led the Crusaders into the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history.

    Last weekend, the South Atlantic Conference champions trumped that by blasting Albany (Ga.) State, 63-14, for their first ever playoff victory.

  • Gaylor is moving up motocross ranks

    Sixteen-year-old Clay Gaylor has made the most of his short time as an All-Terrain Vehicle racer.

    Less than two years after giving up golf, baseball and basketball for racing, the Campbell County High School junior is winner of a Thor Mega Series Amateur B Class Championship.

    Gaylor took 1st place in the points series, which included races in Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. He won all his races, except one in which he finished second.

    Gaylor is five years younger than most of his competitors.

  • Gov. Haslam visits Caryville

     To show his commitment to expanding job opportunities in rural communities, Gov. Bill Haslam delivered a $468,420 Community Development Block Grant to Caryville.

    Local leaders including State Representative Dennis Powers, County Mayor William Baird, Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury, Jacksboro Caryville Utilities General Manager Frank Wallace and the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Director E. L. Morton gathered at the Caryville Municipal Building to receive Haslam Tuesday morning.

  • Lady Owls’ jayvee tops Jacksboro

    The LaFollette Middle School girls’ junior varsity basketball team defeated rival Jacksboro, 30-21, last week.

    Kasi Phillips led the Lady Owls with 11 points, followed by Julia Powell with eight, Bailey Rutherford four; Jayla Nelson, Bella Luna and Meredith Rippy two each; and Carlie Baldwin one. Jacksboro was led by McKenzie Charles with six points, followed by Stacy Morton with five, Megan Muggridge four; and Trinity Hood, Caitlin Davis and Autumn Meadows two each.

  • Retailers ready for Black Friday

     As Black Friday approaches, local stores are preparing for shoppers.

    The day after Thanksgiving is known for large crowds flocking to stores at early hours searching for good sales.

    Radio Shack will open at 5:30 a.m., four hours early, and will be open until 8 p.m., an hour and a half later than usual.

    “We expect a big turnout,” part-owner Eddie Wiggins said. “Every year, no matter how bad the economy is, every year that Friday after Thanksgiving is always busy.”

  • Elegant Junk gets scrapped

    Sometimes it is all in a name.

    “I buy junk and sell antiques,” Bob Andrews, owner of Bob and Liz’s Elegant Junk, said last week. “They become antiques after I buy them.”

    Whatever one chooses to call it, much of Andrew’s property was cleared out last Wednesday after he failed to comply with an order to remove a number of code violations from his property.

    Bob and Liz’s Elegant Junk is the first thing people see crossing the bridge, LaFollette Codes Enforcement Officer Stan Foust said.

  • County attempts to bring in new industry

     Lease agreements, a sales tax referendum and filling a vacant commission seat topped the agenda at Monday’s commission meeting.

    With the constant push to attract industry to the county it seemed surprising there was so much debate over leasing the county owned J Sports building located in the John McGhee Industrial Park.