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Today's News

  • Local fishermen win championship

    Two Campbell County bass fishermen did quite well for themselves last weekend while competing in the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail on Pickwick Lake in North Alabama.

    Brian Jordan and Michael Smith won the 2012 FOM Stren Team Series National Championship after hauling in 62.83 lbs. of bass during the three-day event.

    Their prizes included a few thousand dollars in prize money and a brand new, fully rigged 21-foot Skeeter bass boat with 250 horsepower Yamaha motor worth around $72,000.

  • Southern Sons host benefit for local teenager

    Local motorcyclists will rally together to help raise money for a teenager’s medical expenses.
    Like many 15 year olds, Bradley Turner enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and going to church. But lately, he has been in and out of the intensive care unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, where doctors are attempting to increase his body weight so that he can go to a hospital in St. Louis for a lung transplant.

  • Chambers making an impact for Walters State golf team

    Despite his freshman status, Matt Chambers is playing more like a veteran for a rapidly improving Walters State Community College men’s golf team.

    Chambers, a mass communications major from Jacksboro, qualified for all five of the Senators’ matches. That includes the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament scheduled later next month at Plymouth, Ind.

    During Walter State’s victory last week in the Aramark Collegiate Invitational at Etowah Valley, NC, Chambers posted his best individual finish of the season. 

  • Races slated for April

    Campbell County will host three races this month.
    On Saturday, First Volunteer Bank will host a five-kilometer race in Jacksboro, and TELCO Coal Corp. will host a five-kilometer race at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico.
    First Volunteer will begin registration at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. Participants must pay $20, and they will receive a T-shirt.
    The money FVB raises will benefit Relay for Life.

  • CCHS track athletes fare well at Oak Ridge Relays

    Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins led the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team to a 3rd place finish Saturday at the Oak Ridge Relays.

    Chapman won the high jump and was runner-up in triple jump. Goins won the discus throw and placed 2nd in shot put.

    Only Hardin Valley and Maryville finished in front of the Lady Cougars. A total of 13 teams competed in the meet.

  • Campbell County baseball team goes 0-4 for the week

    It’s been a tough week for the Campbell County High School varsity baseball team.

    The Cougars (8-14 overall) dropped four consecutive district games between Tuesday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 17.

    Included in that total were bookend losses to Hardin Valley.The week started off with a 4-0 loss to Hardin Valley. Campbell County got only three hits and committed three errors.

    Lee Sharp, Tucker Cain and Chris Hutson each had a single.

  • Chamber and Rotary to host golf tournament

    On May 2, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club will be teeing off at the Greens at Deerfield.
    This is one of the Chamber’s major fundraisers. The tournament presents the chamber with an opportunity to develop (local business) and for Rotary to have a global impact, chamber director E. L. Morton said. The chamber will direct the funds raised to business development and Rotary will use them to help provide clean water and eradicate polio around the world.

  • Floating homeowners to see property taxes in 2013

    Following a mandate from the Tennessee General Assembly and the office of the Attorney General, Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin broke some news to the county commission at its Monday meeting.
    Beginning in 2013 floating homes would be subject to a property tax, he said.

  • SPORTS NOTES — April 19

  • Family opens heart and home to little ones

    Saying no would have been easy.
    But it would not have been right.
     When Tabitha Metcalf was called by the Department of Children’s Services in November there wasn’t a doubt in her mind about doing the right thing.
    It was family DCS was calling about.