Today's News

  • Pajama pillow publishing inspires reading and writing

    Students at Caryville Elementary School polished up their reading and writing skills with a pajama pillow-publishing day Monday.

    First, second and third graders took part in writing, editing and illustrating stories for class books as part of the publishing experience.

    “This encourages writing and reading skills,” said Tammy Wishoun, grandmother of first and second graders. “It also helps their imagination.”

  • CCSD deputy resigns after dispute

    A Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy embroiled in a “he said, she said” case is no longer with the department.

    In April, Calvin L. Raynor was accused by a female colleague of instigating an inappropriate relationship with her and then leveling threats, according to court records. While the female applied for an order of protection against Raynor, it was denied.

    Raynor initially remained employed with the department.

    However, as of April 30, he had resigned his position with the department.

  • Lady Cougars get first win in final softball series of season

    In an otherwise disappointing high school softball season, Campbell County found reason to celebrate Monday afternoon.

    Playing their final regular season series, the Lady Cougars swept a doubleheader from visiting Cumberland Gap High School to post their first two wins this year.

    Campbell County won the first game, 6-3, and then pitched a 12-0 shutout in the nightcap. The teams split a pair of games last season.

  • Campbell County track teams sweep meet at William Blount

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams swept a meet Thursday afternoon at William Blount.

    The Lady Cougars piled up 240 points in their victory. Host William Blount finished a distant second with 155, followed by McMinn Central with 92, Tellico Plains with 46 and Sequoyah with 45.

  • Owls claim regional golf titles

    LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams did the same thing at regionals.

    Trevor Huckaby followed up his boy’s district individual title with a third-place regional finish Monday at Rarity Bay. The Owls scored nine strokes better (358) than runner-up Lake City. Huckaby shot 81 to win a playoff for the Owls. Teammate Caleb Baird shot 84; followed by Tyler Chumley, 93; and Weston Sharp, 100.

    Lenoir City’s Tanner Nelson earned medalist honors by shooting a 76. Jacksboro’s Jake Clowers was boy’s individual runner-up with an 80.

  • Cougars drop baseball games to non-district foes Fulton and Carter

    Whether it was on the road or at home, the Campbell County High School varsity baseball team just could not seem to catch a break last week in non-conference games against Fulton and Carter.

    An 8-4 loss Thursday afternoon to visiting Fulton spoiled an otherwise perfect Senior Day for the Cougars.

    Campbell County racked up nine hits but had trouble getting runners home. Justin Willoughby and Andrew Dykes each got a pair of singles, while Joe Goins, Lance Webber, Andy Hickman, Chris Hutson and Ryan Hutson each had a base hit.

  • Drug court offers hope

    Their stories are the same as any other addicts.

    The drug use began at an early age and quickly escalated.

    Next came the brushes with law enforcement. Not far behind that, the felony charges began racking up.

    So goes the life of an addict.

    Not always.

    Instead of this pattern repeating itself, participants in the Eighth Judicial Drug Court are given a chance to stop their downward spiral. For some it can mean the difference between life and death.

    For Gussie Kidd Hall that is exactly what it meant.

  • Drug court- the proof is in the numbers

    While the stories of sobriety gained through the Eighth Judicial Drug Court are at the heart of the program, there is another side.

    A side that shows the court not only saves lives, it saves money.

    After the graduates had been congratulated last week, Jonathan Finley, director of the program, said it had been a successful year.

  • Marina’s lobby for Sunday beer sales; mayor introduces business incubator initiative

    Sunday beer sales have long been prohibited in Campbell County. But eight votes would be enough to repeal the blue law that has local marina patrons taking their boats and their business across the county line.

    On Monday evening Gary Farwick, owner of Flat Hollow Marina, appeared before the commission on behalf to the 10 area marinas to implore the group to consider a vote to allow the docks to sell beer on Sundays beginning at noon.

  • Traffic light on Hwy. 63 appears to be a go

    County Mayor William Baird provided a much anticipated update on the traffic light proposed for the intersection of Highway 63 and Old Middlesboro Highway at Monday’s commission workshop.

    Despite the occurrence of several serious and even fatal accidents along this stretch of road area residents have remained divided about whether the installation of a traffic light could be a solution.