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  • Blue Devils regain winning form

    After a poor showing at Lynn Camp’s Bowman Invitational and a disappointing district loss to Sunbright, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team seems to have found its groove again.

    The Blue Devils (9-4 overall) advanced to the finals of the Midway Holiday Tournament this week with lopsided victories over Meigs County and Berean Christian. Class A Jellico was scheduled to face Class AAA Cocke County in the championship game Tuesday night.

  • Double whammy

    One streak stopped and another continued when Sunbright entertained Jellico last Tuesday in a pair of District 4-A high school basketball games.

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers snapped a 63-game district losing streak with a 60-46 win over Jellico, while the Tigers stayed perfect in the district with a 69-53 victory over the Blue Devils in the boy-s game.

    Girl’s game

  • Little League meeting set

    There will be an organizational meeting for the 2010  LaFollette Little League Baseball  League on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at LaFollette Recreation Center.

    The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers for the 2010 season. Coaches and parents are invited to attend this meeting.

    For more information, contact league president Greg Brackett at 865-617-7373 or the LaFollette Recreation Dept. at 423-562-2241.

  • Campbell Co. girls advance to Kessler Classic title game

    Jessica Moore showed Tuesday night why she is a Division I college basketball signee.

    The 5-foot-8 Campbell County High School senior sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead a dramatic, 65-62, victory over Girls Preparatory School of Chattanooga during the semifinals of Kessler’s Lady Spartans Holiday Classic at Knoxville Webb.

  • Jellico's Gulley named to TSWA All-State Volleyball Team

    History kept rewriting itself this year whenever the Jellico High School volleyball team took the court.

    The Lady Blue Devils won their district, finished the Region 2-A Tournament as runners-up, qualified for their first-ever sub-state appearance, and set a school record for wins (16-7 overall).

    Now they can boast of the first all-state volleyball player in school history.

  • Weather means change of plans for county entities

    Frigid temperatures make burrowing deeper under covers a great alternative to bounding out of bed at the early sound of an alarm clock. And this week that has been a reality for Campbell County students.

    With temperatures dipping below the freezing mark, school officials have made the call to operate schools on a delayed schedule.

  • August election already drawing interest

    The first Monday of the new year officially kicked off election season in Campbell County.  

    Despite the April 1 qualifying deadline still being months away a number of candidates got a jump start on the competition by picking up petitions on the first day they were available.

    With nearly every elected county position up for grabs area residents can expect to be greeted by some old and new faces as well as a fresh round of campaign promises over the next the next eight months.

  • Former deputy indicted for sex crimes

    As an officer Daniel Ward swore to uphold the law, but on Tuesday the former Campbell County Sheriff’s Department deputy found himself on the wrong side of it.

    Ward, 36, of 596 Chambers Road, was arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents after being indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury on Monday for numerous sex charges involving a minor.

  • Local girl hits ABC show

    Campbell County has a reason to gather around the television on Monday night.

    Ella Nolan, a 1998 graduate of Campbell County High School and LaFollette native, is competing to win the man of dreams on ABC’s reality series The Bachelor.

    On Monday night, Nolan was among the first of the 25 hopefuls to emerge from a limousine to meet Jake Pavelka, this season’s sweetheart. Pavelka is a 31- year -old Texan who makes his living as an airline pilot.

  • Bond reduced for duo accused of abuse

    A couple arrested Christmas day for child abuse made an appearance in general sessions court Tuesday.

    Suzanne Douglas and Adam Hayes had plead not guilty to charges they abused Douglas’ daughter.

    After Tuesday’s hearing the pair’s initial charge of aggravated child abuse and neglect was reduced to child abuse. Their bond was also lowered from $100,000 to $50,000.

    Authorities in Jellico were notified of the abuse on Dec. 24.