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Today's News

  • Bag full of drug paraphernalia seized

    It was a startling discovery when officers looked inside a black bag under the passenger seat during a traffic stop two weeks ago.

    Officer Ben Marlow with Caryville Police Department conducted a traffic stop at around 2 a.m. on March 20, only to find the passenger, David Wayne Williams, was allegedly concealing a variety of paraphernalia under the seat.

  • Gem City Trading Day slated for Saturday

    “One man’s trash is another person’s treasure,” said Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett about a special chance to get a bargain this weekend.

    Every year during the spring, Jellico opens up Veterans Memorial Park downtown to let people try to sell anything and everything cluttering up their homes. The first event this spring will be held Saturday, April 2.

  • Middle school baseball team splits doubleheader with Oneida

      On March 22, the CCMS baseball team hosted a doubleheader vs. the Oneida Indians. Coach Andy Ellison went with Ethan Jeffers to pitch. In the top of the first inning, two CCMS errors and a single plated two runs. Jeffers got a strikeout and then fielded a grounder for the second out, Jeffers to Evans.  

    A single scored a third run before catcher Adam Markley faked a throw to second to allow the runner on third to come toward home, in which Markley tagged a surprised Oneida  player out. Oneida was up 3-0.

  • Prayer and dedication mark completion of Habitat house

     For the last six months volunteers have been laboring to complete the 27th Habitat for Humanity house in Campbell County. Last week the finishing touches were completed and Tina and Lonnie White signed the papers to make themselves new homeowners.

  • Week 4 Powder Mill Tournament winners

    Brian Miller and John Carroll took 1st place Saturday with 9.14 lbs. during the fourth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series. Runners-up were David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 9.13 lbs., while Sam and Travis Richardson finished 3rd with 9.7 lbs. Tommy Moore earned big fish honors with a 2.11 lb. bass. Winner of the sponsor bonus ($50 from Brown Farms) was Nick Goins.

  • Crappie bite is good on Norris

     The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The falling water level and windy days have helped clear some of the debris from the upper end channels. Still, boaters need to exercise caution in all locations.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Applications for elk hunt accepted April 1-May 31

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will accept applications from April 1 through May 31 for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt.

    The hunt will be held October 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. There will be five elk hunting zones designated at the North Cumberland WMA.

  • Operation Clean Streets puts offenders behind bars

    The energy was contagious on Tuesday morning in the conference room of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. As officers assembled in the room for a tactical meeting there were occasional good-natured jabs, side conversations and talk about the night’s arrests.

    When Detective John Long started the briefing, the energy remained but the focus shifted. It became clear the men were there for one reason- to plan how they were going to execute a number of arrests.

  • CCSD rounding up wanted persons

    Beginning early this morning the Campbell County Sheriff's Department started rounding up people who were wanted on outstanding warrants. The CCSD had assistance from the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshal's Service. The ACSD brought its "paddy wagon" in order to transport some of the arrestees back to the Anderson County Jail, according to CCSD Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

    By the end of the round up nine people who woke up this morning free found themselves in jail.

  • Three arrested for home invasion

    Three men were arrested this morning for home invasion that occurred just after 9:30 on Thursday night.

    The men, Mark Bull, 1685 Rocky Valley Road, New Market, James M. Breeden, 107 Chad Road, Jefferson City and Samuel L. Large, 701 Pedigo Road Knoxville are thought to be the men who broke into the Back Valley residence, according to Campbell County Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.