Today's News

  • In spite of frigid weather, bass are active 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 lake level on Tuesday, Jan. 11 was 1,001.53 and falling.
    Cold rain and snow runoff are cooling the lake as the water is drawn through the reservoir. Surface temperatures range from the 30s in the headwaters to the 40s on the lower end of the lake. On cold mornings, some of the coves on the upper half of the lake were frozen over.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Three men cited for
    fish law violations
    A covert operation during 2010 culminated with three men being charged with violations, which include exceeding the possession and creel limits of game fish and commercialization of game fish, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Working on information received, a TWRA undercover agent went to Swann’s Marina on Douglas Lake and purchased 10 bags of frozen game fish from George Saba, an employee at the marina.

  • Winter weather puts skids on learning

    It may be a new school year, but thanks to Old Man Winter it is shaping up to look very similar to the last.

    With only 13 snow days built into the 2010-11 school calendar Sharon Ridenour, interim director of schools, and her staff will likely be scrambling to devise a plan for making sure students receive the required number of instructional days.

    On Tuesday morning Ridenour reported county schools had already been forced to close nine days as a result of inclement weather.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Jan. 6

    Scroll through the photos to see the weddings and anniversaries featured in the Press on Jan. 6.

  • Birthdays for Jan. 6
  • News Notes

    Community Health of East Tennessee Clothes Closet will be open Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All items will be free. Women and men’s clothing will be free.


    The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet Jan. 10, 6 -6:30 p.m. bring your supper, 6:30-7:30 p.m. business at the First Presbyterian Church, the meeting room behind the church.  Contact Lion Carol McDonald 563-0057 for more information.


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Jan. 10 – Jan. 14



    Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

    Fish Sandwich

    Lettuce, Tomato

    Seasoned Fries

    Fresh Veggies




    Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce

    Garden Salad

    Green Beans

    Bread Sticks



  • Church News

    Heartland Singers and Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church choir will be the featured singers on Jan. 8 at the Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church at a special 7 p.m. worship service.


  • Campbell County boys avenge earlier loss to Clinton, 85-76

    Badly in need of a district win this season, Campbell County’s boys got a big one Tuesday night while playing at home against Clinton.
    Senior guard Lucas Nelson scored 12 of his game-high 19 points during the fourth quarter and overtime period to lead the Cougars (1-4 district, 7-8 overall) to an 85-76 victory. The win avenged a 77-75 overtime loss at Clinton on Nov. 30.

  • Lady Cougars place 5th in Kesslers Holiday Classic

    For a team that holds down the  top spot in District 3-AAA this year with a perfect 4-0 record, the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team looked rather average last week while playing in the Kesslers Holiday Classic at Webb School of Knoxville.
    The Lady Cougars dropped their opening game, 45-41, to Loudon before rebounding with consecutive victories over Fulton, 54-39; and Alcoa, 44-42, for 5th place.
    “I hope people were scouting us, because I don’t think we played very well,” said Campbell County coach Ryan Browning.