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By Chris Cannon

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Jellico to host homecoming

This Friday night, Jellico High School will have their homecoming. The Blue Devils look to take on Oliver Springs in the big game. The team is looking for a lot of support from fans this Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.


Turkey Shoot

The Briceville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a turkey shoot every Saturday at 5 p.m. The location of the shoot is Bill Black Lane at Briceville Highway. Stock 12, 16, 20 gauge and .410 barrel are the only guns allowed. Shells will be provided. Concessions will be available, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded for every round. For more information, contact (865) 258-8802, (865) 617-1212, or (865) 661-4499.


Squirrel Season Open

Tennessee’s hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opened Aug. 25. The season will continue through Feb. 29, 2013 with a bag limit of 10 squirrels per day. For more information on Tennessee hunting seasons, pick up a 2012 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at all TWRA Regional Offices and at all hunting license agents. You can also find it online at www.tnwildlife.org.


Archery Season

The fall deer hunting season is set to begin. Archery season begins Saturday, Sept. 22 and will run until Oct. 26. Archery season does include crossbows. With a bag limit of four (4) antlerless deer (defined as deer with no antlers or antlers less than three inches long) may be taken during this time. Throughout the entire hunting season, which includes muzzleloader and rifle, a hunter may only take three (3) antlered deer. Only one (1) antlered deer may be taken in a single day.


Coon Hunting Tournament

A Coon Hunting Tournament will be held every Saturday night beginning Sept. 22 until Feb. 23, 2013. The tournament will run from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. For more information, contact 423-437-7651.


Coon Hunting Tournament

A Coon Hunting Tournament will be held every Saturday night beginning Sept. 22 at the White Bridge in LaFollette. The tournament will run from 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. with the price of $10 per truck. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 423-907-2914.


CHET Family Golf Tournament

The CHET Family will be hosting the Community Health of East Tennessee Tenth Annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at The Greens at Deerfield. A team entry will require four members and a $500.00 registration fee. The fee will cover 18 holes of golf along with a cart, tee-off snacks and drinks and an awards ceremony. The hole-in-one prize will be a 2012 Alumacraft 17.5 foot fishing boat with a Yamaha 90 horsepower four-stroke motor, trolling motor, fish finder and trailer. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first place ($500), second place ($300), third place ($200) and mystery place ($100) teams. Special prizes will be awarded for the longest drive and the closet-to-the-hole drive on selected holes. For more information, contact Mike McDonough at 201-3181.


Toys for Tots 5K

The Toys for Tots of Campbell County will be hosting a 5K on Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. The race will start from Jacksboro Middle School and run through the Dog Creek subdivision. The race will end back at the school. Pre-registration will be $20, which will be open until Sept. 29 at First Volunteer Bank in Jacksboro or by mail to be received  by Sept. 29. Mail early registration to the attention of Laura Byrge at First Volunteer Bank, 301 Main Street, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Registration the day of the race will be $25. Special awards will be given to each age division, as well as the Special Team award for most participants, as schools, businesses, churches, and club organizations are encouraged to form teams. For more information, contact Laura Byrge or Cindi Reynolds at 423-907-8000.


CHET Family Services Center 5K

The CHET Family Services Center Break Free 5K Run and Walk will be held Oct. 20. Consisting of a paved trail that will incorporate the wooded and lake loops, the course is both runner and walker friendly. No roads will be crossed. Cash prizes for first ($100.00), second ($50.00) and third ($25.00) will be given to the first contestants to cross the finish line. Award medallions will be given to the first, second and third place finishers in each of the 18 age divisions. Pre-registration is $25 or $30 the day of the race. For more information, contact Rebecca Brandenburg at 423-562-8325 ext. 1100.


D.A.R.E Golf Tournament

Sheriff Robbie K. Goins invites players to take part in the D.A.R.E. Golf Tournament and Fundraiser to educate children in school. The tournament is set to be on Wednesday, Oct. 24  at The Greens at Deerfield. With a 1 p.m. shotgun start, prizes will be given for the longest drive and closest to the hole. The entry fee is $300 per team. To learn more, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 562-7446 or Jody at The Greens at Deerfield at 566-0040.


Young Sportsman Hunt

The TWRA Young Sportsman Hunt is set to be Oct. 27-28. Youth, ages 6-16 are the only year ages allowed to hunt on these days. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult, as youths 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Young sportsman hunters may only take one (1) deer during this two day period.