Today's News

  • Beware of the dogs, both literally and spiritually


  • Medley settles on Sewanee

    When she was a little girl, Clarissa Medley could usually be found mixing it up with the boys on the basketball court during recess time at the Christian Academy of Campbell County.

    She could not know it then, but that childhood experience would prepare her to realize a dream of playing college hoops.

    Medley, who is a senior at the J. Frank White Academy of Lincoln Memorial University, recently committed to play basketball next season at NCAA Division III Sewanee, the University of the South.

  • Braden remains perfect

    Freshman Dylan Braden may not be the best player on the Campbell County High School tennis team, but he is the only unbeaten one.

    Braden improved his singles record to a perfect 7-0 recently with wins against District 3-AAA frontrunner Knox Halls and Powell. He has alternated between the number five and six seeds. Braden’s victory against Powell was the only one of the day for the Cougars.

    He also accounted for one of Campbell County’s two wins during a team loss to Halls on April 13 at West Hills.

  • Cougars slip past Claiborne

    Campbell County High School’s baseball team broke a long dry spell Saturday afternoon with a 9-7 victory over visiting Claiborne County.

    Sophomore Cody Malicoat got his first varsity start for the Cougars, who matched last season’s win total (7). He pitched four innings and scattered seven hits, walked four batters, and struck out one.

    Justin Willoughby pitched in relief during the fifth inning. Rain forced an early end to the game. The Cougars committed two errors in the field.

    Offensively, Campbell County batters collected 10 hits

  • It’s a clean sweep for JMS track teams

    The Jacksboro Middle School girls ran away with an 81-point victory Friday afternoon during a five-team track and field meet at Campbell County’s L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Meanwhile, the JMS boys edged out Lake City and LaFollette for first place at the same meet.

  • Chapman and Evans rank high at Vol Classic

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman and junior Keenan Evans turned in the top finishes for Campbell County at the recent Vol Classic Track and Field Invitational at the University of Tennessee.

    Chapman was runner-up in girl’s high jump (5-4) in a field of 46 competitors. Evans took 7th place in boy’s shot put (45-1/2) in a field of 54 throwers.

    Teammate Shayla Goins had the next best finish, 25th out of 57 throwers in girl’s shot put.

  • CCHS softball team shows improvement

     Even in defeat, Campbell County High School’s softball team showed marked improvement from the first game against district foe Powell this year.

    The Lady Cougars, who were crushed 21-0 by the Lady Panthers a few weeks ago at Knoxville, played Powell to a 10-0 game Thursday afternoon at CCHS.

    Powell had won 30 games already this season, while Campbell County remained in search of its first victory.

  • LMS golfers win district

    Consistent play allowed LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams to sweep the district golf tournament Tuesday at The Greens at Deerfield.

    Lindsay Taylor was tournament champion for the Lady Owls. Teammate Nicole Lumpkins finished third overall. Jacksboro’s Julie Davis won a playoff for second place, individually, and led the Lady Eagles to a runner-up finish. 

    In boy’s competition, LaFollette’s Trevor Huckaby was individual champion, followed by teammates Tyler Chumley, 3rd place; and Caleb Baird, 5th place.

  • Pack gets 25 years in murder case

    The brashness Phillip Pack displayed at his trial in February was gone on Monday.

    Sitting again at the defendant’s table but this time with his feet shackled, Pack waited for his sentence to be announced. Earlier this year a jury convicted him of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love. While his attorney, Keith Hatfield, had attempted to persuade the jury that Pack’s actions may have been callous, they didn’t rise to the level of criminal. However, the judge took a different view.

  • Terry sentenced for threats

    On the same day his sister’s killer was sentenced, Paul Terry learned his fate for a charge he acquired as her murder case moved through the courts.

    Terry was charged with multiple counts of retaliation against the judicial system and unlawful possession of a weapon with intent to go armed in late January. These charges came after Terry’s mental health therapist contacted law enforcement because of threats he had made.