Today's News

  • Jellico routs Midway in Region 2-A opener

        There were a few bumps and scrapes but no bruised egos for the Jellico High School boys during their Region 2-A Basketball Tournament opener Saturday against visiting Midway.

    District 4-A MVP Cody Malicoat powered in 22 points as the No. 1 seed Blue Devils (19-12 overall) pounded the Green Wave, 72-45, while advancing to Tuesday’s semifinal round at Harriman.

    Jacob Parkinson scored a team-high 11 points for Midway, the No. 4 seed from District 3-A.

  • Lady Cougars put up a fight during region loss at Farragut

     Campbell County High School’s girls fought back from a double-digit deficit in both halves but came up short on the scoreboard Friday night during a 53-50 elimination round loss to Farragut in the Region 2-AAA Basketball Tournament.

    Shayla Goins, a junior post player, led the Lady Cougars (18-11 overall) with 15 points, including a 7-of-7 effort from the charity stripe.

  • Evans signs football, track deal with UC

     Campbell County High School senior Keenan Evans has accepted a combo football/track scholarship offer from the University of the Cumberlands.

    The two-time District 3-AAA lineman of the year made if official Tuesday during a signing ceremony at CCHS. He will join former high school teammates Phillip and Stephen Wells and Troy Arnold, who have played for UC the past two seasons. 

    “I’m excited to get to go to a winning program,” Evans said afterward.

  • Blue Devils to play Harriman for Region 2-A title

        Will the last person in Jellico tonight please turn off the lights?

    Everyone else is sure to be in Harriman to cheer on the Blue Devils in the boy’s championship game of the Region 2-A Basketball Tournament.

    Jellico, the District 4-A champ, advanced to Thursday’s title game with a 76-68 defeat of Oneida, which was the Blue Devils’ fourth victory this season over the Indians.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series week 2 winners

     Week 2 winners in the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series were: 1st place – Sam and Travis Richardson (8.8 lbs.); 2nd place – David and Karen Miller (8.1 lbs.); 3rd place – Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill (7.0 lbs.); big fish – Jason Dotson (3.12 lbs.).

  • Williamson’s appeal dismissed

    After months of waiting for the Tennessee Court of Appeals to hand down a ruling in her case a local woman has an answer. But it is unlikely the one she was hoping for.
    In August 2010 Joann Williamson’s attorney David Pollard appeared before a panel of three justices to make his argument for having evidence gained by officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department during a search suppressed. As a result of what Pollard contended was an improperly executed search Williamson pled guilty to manufacturing meth as well as child abuse.

  • Unicoi County man convicted of illegally trying to trap bears

     A man from the Flag Pond community was convicted of multiple trapping violations over the past year, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). 

    William “Bill” Ayers, 59, pleaded guilty to four different trapping violations in Unicoi County General Sessions Court this month. Charges include: attempting to trap black bear, untagged traps, use of steel traps on top of the ground and failure to inspect traps within 36 hours.

  • Funds now available to help prevent foreclosures

    Unemployment is one of the harsh realities of an economy that has been slow to rebound.  Now faced with less money and the same amount of debt many families across the state are facing the prospect of losing their homes.
    But thanks to money now available through a new federal program labeled The Hardest Hit Fund Tennessee residents may be able to escape foreclosure.

  • Duo arrested on drug charges in store parking lot

    Suspicious activity translated into a drug arrest in the parking lot of a local grocery store last week.
    On Feb. 26 LaFollette Police Officer Jason Marlow responded to a call regarding two suspicious males at Food Lion.

  • Four charged with assault

    Four on one is not a fair fight. And it can put people in jail.
    This was the result for quartet following an assault on Central Avenue.