Today's News

  • Pack denied new trial

    Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton ruled last week on convicted murderer Phillip Pack’s request for new trial.

    And the news wasn’t good for Pack.

    In his order, Sexton repeatedly said the evidence in the case along with the law that applied to it supported the guilty verdict handed down by a jury last year. He also noted the arguments presented by Greg Isaacs, Pack’s new attorney, were “non-persuasive.”

  • Vigil highlights domestic violence

    Gretchen Eldridge was abused by an uncle from kindergarten age to middle school. She kept her terrible secret locked inside for 30 years.

    Robin Baird met a boy who became her first boyfriend. Within weeks he started hitting her. She blamed herself, and later married him. She got free only after he beat her badly one cold night on a dark country road, putting her in the hospital.

  • Soccer girls defeat Grace for fourth win

    Speed has quickly transformed Campbell County’s middle school girls’ soccer team into a winner.

    Lindsay Horton and Kassie Dopp scored 3 and 2 goals, respectively, Monday afternoon at LaFollette to lead the Campbell County girls to an impressive 7-1 victory over Grace Christian Academy.

    Campbell County is 4-1-1 this season after the 2010 team posted a .500 record in its first season of middle school competition.

    “We’re still learning,” Campbell County coach Bryan Horton said. 

  • Outmanned Blue Devils fall to Bobcats

    Oliver Springs proved Friday night to be another stumbling block for the Jellico High School football team.

    The Bobcats (2-1 district, 3-3 overall) set a season record for scoring with a 59-0 homecoming victory over the outmanned Blue Devils (0-2 district, 0-6).

    Jellico began the season with less than 20 players and had only 16 available for Friday’s game. 

    Oliver Springs led 53-0 at halftime.

    Senior running back Jordan Romero scampered for three touchdowns to get Oliver Springs off to a 26-0 start in the opening quarter.

  • Dance class provides a little 'sunshine' for participants

    Dancing is not just for the fleet of foot. In fact, for the group known as the Sunshine Ambassadors dancing is about much more than the dance itself.

    “Enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities through dance” is the vision Lurley Noe had when she started the program known as Sunshine Ambassadors, Inc. seven years ago.

    Noe said her drive to organize a program to meet some of the physical needs of individuals with disabilities was born out of necessity.

  • Violet arrested on theft charges

    Reports of a stolen trailer sent authorities to an East Elm Street address to investigate the possible crime.

    On Sept. 30 LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen responded to reports of a male stealing a trailer from behind a residence at 203 East Elm St.

    Wallen reported that he spoke to two men at the scene who told him that Freddie D. Violet, 52, of 204 East Elm St., had offered to sell them the trailer for $200.

  • School Menu Oct. 6, 2011

     Campbell County

    School Menu

    Oct. 10 – 14


    whole grain pizza

    broccoli salad

    steamed vegetables

    corn on cob

    Caesar salad

    seasonal fruit



    chicken tenders

    baked sweet potatoes and apples

    pinto beans

    steamed broccoli and cauliflower

    fresh veggies

    hot wheat roll

    sidekick slushie 




  • Bowman adds two more arrests to record

    Anthony Meade Bowman appears to be at it again.

    From Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 the one-man crime wave racked up two more arrests bringing his book-in total at the Campbell County jail to 22.

    Friday the Tennessee Highway Patrol was dispatched after a woman called to report Bowman,  24, of 523 Shoreline Circle, was driving recklessly.

    When Troopers Anthony Lay and Dennis Smith located Bowman and stopped him, a search revealed he allegedly had a Roxicodone pill inside a hypodermic needle cap.

  • News Notes Oct. 6, 2011

     Cumberland Eagles will have karaoke by Ronnie and Ellen on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

    The Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department will be having a haunted forest during October. It will be open Oct. 7, 8, 14,15, 21, and 22. This event is for the benefit of Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department. For more information call 562-8100.

  • Two arrested for forgery

    Allegedly altering a prescription earned two men a trip to jail last week.

    On Sept. 27 LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow and Officers Pam Jarrett and Charles Duff responded to a call from the Food City pharmacy reporting an alleged forged prescription.