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Today's News

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Tomorrow night, seventeen teams will gather at Jacksboro Middle School for Relay for Life.

    Campbell County has participated in Relay for Life for about nine years, said Cynthia Russell, media chair for the Relay committee.

    At 6 p.m., the event will kickoff with the opening Survivor Ceremony. Cancer survivors, wearing purple T-shirts, will be presented with medallions, and will take the first lap around the track after each one is announced over the loudspeaker.

  • Former CCHS baseball coach publishes inspirational memoir

     David Vince, a double amputee who coached baseball in the college and high school ranks over three decades, tells his inspirational life story in a 120-page memoir published by Langmarc Publishing in Austin, Texas.

    When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging is a truly unique story of overcoming hardship, living life to the fullest and motivating young men and women to achieve their full potential in sports and in life.

  • Cold case gets another look

    It has been 27 years since an unnamed female was found alongside Interstate 75.

    The records from that day are few but detailed.

    A truck driver called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department on a CB radio. He said a motorist had discovered a body at the 148 1/2 mile marker.

    When police responded they found a female about 15 feet from the guardrail, according to then Capt. Lynn Murphy’s report.

    “It was an unidentified body,” said CCSD Capt. Brandon Elkins. “We still don’t know who she is.”

  • Academy of Martial Arts hosts tournament

    On March 31, the Academy of Martial Arts at LaFollette Fitness Center hosted a martial arts tournament. Students from five schools competed at the tournament, which featured a variety of events. The 24 athletes on the competition team took seventeen 1st place medals and two Grand Champion trophies. 

    “This was the biggest tournament we have hosted in some time, and we were up against some stiff competition,” senior instructor Larry Bostic said. 

  • Local middle school golfers fare well in district play

    On Monday, the Greens at Deerfield hosted the Tennessee District Middle School Golf Tournament with teams from Clinton, Lake City, Jellico, Norris, Norwood, Jacksboro and LaFollette participating.

    In the girls’ portion of the tournament, LaFollette finished 2nd with a team score of 114 and Jacksboro finished 3rd with a score of 117. 

  • Weight loss competition promotes group participation in getting healthy

    Concerns over their health lead two Campbell County principals to start a weight loss competition.

    “Lose it 4 U,” is a joint effort between Valley View Elementary School, Coordinated School Health and Castleton’s Fitness.

    It began with a conversation at a meeting. Valley View Elementary School Principal Steve Rutherford and Alternative School Principal Ronnie Lasley attended training on evaluating teachers together. Lasley has issues with his heart. He and Rutherford began to discuss their concerns about their personal health.

  • Chapman places 2nd in pentathlon

    CCHS senior Kristin Chapman placed 2nd Monday afternoon in the Section 1-AAA Pentathlon at the Hardin Valley Academy. The top two finishers advance to the state meet next month at Murfreesboro. Chapman’s total score was 2,902 points.

  • Goins stars at Vol Track Classic

    Shayla Goins made the most of her opportunities last weekend at the prestigious Volunteer Track Classic.

    The Campbell County High School senior won the hammer throw and placed in all three events she was allowed to enter.

    Goins set a school record in the hammer throw (94-7), took 3rd in discus (115-6) and placed 5th in shot put (35-7.5). 

    The Lady Cougars placed 7th out of 50 scoring teams at the meet.  

  • Cougars outlast Panthers, 13-7

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team picked up its 10th win of the season Friday night with a 13-7 triumph over Cumberland Gap at Brown-Archer Field.

    Aaron Chapman had a productive game at the plate and on the mound for the Cougars (2-12 district, 10-15 overall).

    With his bat, Chapman went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI. He also pitched nearly half the game before being relieved by freshman Tate McGhee with one out in the top of the fourth and Campbell County leading 5-4.

  • Lady Cougars split doubleheader with Knox Ambassadors on Senior Day

    Seniors took center stage Monday afternoon for the Campbell County High School softball team.

    The Lady Cougars celebrated Senior Day with a 9-7 victory over the Knoxville Ambassadors in game one of a varsity doubleheader.

    First baseman Mary Hickman, one of three CCHS seniors honored during a ceremony between games, put Campbell County on the scoreboard with a 3-run double to left field in the first inning. That gave the Lady Cougars an early 3-0 advantage.