Today's News

  • Blue Devils land two players on All-District 4-A Baseball Team

    Jellico High School baseball players Michael Smith and Jasper Budd were named to the All-District 4-A Team this year by the league coaches.

    Brett Robinson of district champion Wartburg was selected player of the year, while his coach — Terry Coker — was chosen coach of the year.

    Other superlatives included:

    •Slugger of the Year — Matt Tinker, Oliver Springs

    •Pitcher of the Year — Carey Gann, Oliver Springs

    •Gold Glove — Ryan Powers, Oakdale


  • Dixie Wildcats are Tri City champions

     The Dixie Wildcats recently won the Tri City Basketball Tournament championship. From left to right: (front row) — Garrett Medley, Bryson Horton, Jacob Finstad, Macy Caldwell; (back row) — Cora Browning, Jack Leach, Matthew Malicote, Sarah Sharp, Rusty Robards, coach Jacob Finstad; (not pictured, assistant coach Brad Sharp).

  • Golf tournament is a huge success

     It was chilly and damp, but the golf was hot at the inaugural tournament sponsored by The Shepherd’s Home.

    First place honors went to Grace Rehabilitation Team No. 2, which finished with a blistering 16-under-par. Team members Matthew Chambers, Brent Carroll, Riley Hunley and Ryan Turpin put on a putting clinic to burn up The Greens at Deerfield.

  • Raptors win Lake City Tournament

  • LMS golfers enjoy success in 2011

    The LaFollette Owls had a successful year in middle school golf. The boys’ team was district runner-up and finished 4th in the regional tournament at The Greens at Deerfield. Weston Sharp qualified for the state tournament at Niota, where he shot a 93. Members of the LMS girls’ team qualified individually for regional play. Pictured below, from left to right, are members of the LMS boys’ team: Derrick Marlow, Hunter Lawson (the only 8th grader on the team), Sharp, Andrew Prim, Austin Phillips.

  • CCHS tennis finishes up in District 3-AAA Tournament

     Campbell County High School’s tennis teams wrapped up their season May 7 in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    Lady Cougars senior Lindsey Sharp defeated her No. 1 singles opponent from Oak Ridge, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1, in an opening round upset. Sharp advanced to the quarterfinal round, where she was eliminated by her opponent from Knox Halls.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series May 21 winners

    Brian Miller and John Carroll took 1st place Saturday with 14.05 lbs of bass in the eighth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill with 12.06 lbs. Third place went to David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 8.15 lbs. Stanfill was big fish winner with a 4.04 lb. bass.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Application deadline for state elk hunt is May 31

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in Campbell, Scott, Anderson and Morgan counties. Once again, there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    We need to discard junk


    If you read my articles and haven’t picked up on the fact already, I will just confess. At my age a lot of my thoughts are related to a time and period of my life.

    Recently I was attempting to clean up and organize my utility room. I was absolutely astonished at the junk we had accumulated. It is our utility room, basement and attic, everything we don’t know what to do with, goes there. Due to a lot of circumstances it was not at the top of my list for things to do.