Today's News

  • Malicoat leads Jellico to 4-A crown

        Jellico High School’s boys followed up their regular season championship with a District 4-A Basketball Tournament title Tuesday night at Wartburg.

    The Blue Devils defeated the host Bulldogs, 76-74, to earn another No. 1 seed in next week’s regional tournament. Jellico will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Blue Devils advance to finals

     District 4-A Player of the Year Cody Malicoat hit 4 of 5 free throws during the fourth quarter Saturday to help No. 1 seed Jellico defeat No. 4 Oneida, 52-44, and advance to the boy’s championship game of the league tournament.

    Malicoat finished the semifinal contest with a team-high 15 points, including a 3-pointer, for the Blue Devils (17-12 overall) who moved on to face tournament host Wartburg on Tuesday for the title. 

  • Campbell Co. girls defeat Halls for 3rd place

     Kristin Chapman scored 20 of her game-high 22 points in the second half Monday night at Karns to lift the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team to a 60-53 victory over Knox Halls in the girl’s consolation game of the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The win avenged a pair of regular season losses to the Lady Red Devils, who were seeded second coming into the tournament. Both teams will open regional play tomorrow (Fri.) night on the road. Campbell County will play at Farragut.

  • Perkins pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    It was an emotional proceeding as Mark Perkins pled guilty on two counts of vehicular homicide in court Tuesday.

    Perkins was charged following a fatal accident with another vehicle in June 2010. Aaron Hardwick, 17, and Johnson Khoshaba, 18, were killed in the accident after their car swerved off the road and struck a concrete wall.

    Khoshaba was attempting to pass Perkins when both vehicles exceeded the posted speed limit, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

  • Smith enters plea in abuse case


    While the men in Joseph Smith’s troop have continued to fight in the War against Terror, he has continued his own battle.

    As they have worn fatigues each day, Smith has worn a jail jumpsuit.

    However, on Tuesday, Smith waved a white flag, choosing to end his court battle with a plea.

    Initially charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment, he pled guilty to the reduced charge of aggravated assault.

  • Public Records Feb. 24, 2011

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Feb. 14 – Feb. 18


    Willie J. Chadwell to Chris Cooper and Sarah Cooper, Dist. 3, $93,000.

    Francis Underwood to Todd Nance and Beverly Nance, Dist. 3, $62,253.37.

  • Jellico moves to abolish utility board

       The first reading of an ordinance to abolish the Jellico municipal board of utilities was approved last Thursday.

    The ordinance says the mayor and aldermen are abolishing the board of utilities in the best interest of the citizens of Jellico and customers of the Jellico electric and water system.

  • East LaFollette demolition begins; remaining building to be put to good use



    The walls of the building that was home to East LaFollette Elementary School are coming down - some of them anyway. But unlike its Caryville counterpart, some of the decades old building will remain. 

  • Coaches to meet, baseball sign-ups set at LaFollette Recreation Center

      LaFollette Little League coaches will meet tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center. 

    Anyone interested in coaching tee-ball, coach pitch, softball or baseball should attend this meeting. 

    Also, player signups for all summer leagues will be held the next three Saturdays — Feb. 26, March 5 and 12 — from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.

  • Comer earns 1st place at nationals