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Today's News

  • Cougars prove fight against Central

    The Cougars may have traveled to Dan Y. Boring Stadium, but there was certainly nothing boring about their game.

    Facing off with one of Tennessee’s top running backs in JaJuan Stinson, Campbell County had a rough hill to climb. The speedy 5-foot-7 junior was made out to be 12-foot tall after having rushed 416 yards the week before against Clinton. That number ranks as the seventh highest mark ever posted in the state.

    Against the Cougars, however, he only managed 16 yards in the first half as the Bobcats took the win, 21-7.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Campbell County vs. Powell

    When: Friday

     

    Where: Campbell County High School; L. Hope Dossett Stadium

     

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

     

    Records: Powell (7-1, 5-1 District 3-AAA) at Campbell County (2-5, 1-4)

     

    Previous meeting: Last season, Campbell County traveled to Powell to find their fifth highest loss in school history. The Panther’s tough team took the District 3-AAA matchup by a score of 69-13.

     

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Jellico vs. Wartburg Central

    When: Friday

     

    Where: Jellico High School; Bill Humphreys Stadium

     

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

     

    Records: Wartburg Central (2-5, 1-2 District 4-A) at Jellico (0-7, 0-3)

     

    Previous meeting: Last year, the Bulldogs of Wartburg Central took the District 4-A meeting from the Blue Devils. Jellico fell to their district foe by a score of 60-14 at Wartburg Central.

     

  • Sports News 10-11-12

    Sports News:

     

    Jellico Senior Day

    Jellico High School will host a football senior day on Oct. 12. The seven seniors on the Blue Devil squad will be honored in the game on Friday night.

     

    Pink Out at CCHS

  • FMS Committee elects Adkins as chair, Singley as vice chair

    Monday night, the Financial Management System Committee unanimously voted for David Adkins to serve as chair again.
    Terry Singley was elected vice chair.
    Emergency purchase
    The FMS committee approved an emergency purchase of a roof top unit for Jellico High School’s band room from Trane Commercial Systems for $12,600.
    “We were needing some heat and air in there now,” FMS committee member and director of schools Donnie Poston said.
    Animal Control

  • New water feature to adorn Freeman Park

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the LaFollette City Council approved installing a concrete water feature at Freeman Park.
    “I think it would make it a show place,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “I think it would be something that would give downtown (an amicable) appearance.”
    In September, the city removed a fountain. At the workshop on Sept. 24, Bill Bibler from Paradigm Concrete Artisans presented the council with the idea of installing a concrete water feature.

  • First Baptist Church LaFollette to celebrate 131 years

    This weekend, First Baptist Church of LaFollette will celebrate 131 years as a church.
    “The church was organized under the name of Big Creek Gap Church, December 1881, with 27 members,” Alfred Saulsberry said in History of First Baptist Church. “During the 1890s, they worshipped at Douglas Chapel (located in the area of West Beech Street now) dividing the time of worship with the Methodists. The Baptists had preaching service once a month on the third Sunday.”

  • Mine rescue contest hosted at Cove Lake State Park

    Last week, 19 teams from across the nation gathered at Cove Lake State Park to compete in the local Mine Rescue Contest.
    The Tennessee State Mine Inspectors hosted the contest.
    From Tuesday to Thursday, teams from West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama competed in a variety of competitions. These contests included the bench, pre-shift and first aid competitions, which were held on Tuesday.

  • Jacksboro Middle to host fall festival

    On Oct. 19, Jacksboro Middle School will host a fall festival at 6 p.m. The fall festival will revolve around storytelling, with the literacy-based theme “Fall into Reading.”
    “What we’re hoping to do, we’re going to have a little story telling festival that’s open to the public,” Assistant Principal Nikki Bumgardner said. “We’re going to try to keep it outside as much as possible.”

  • LaFollette city judge arrested

    An attorney who also serves as a traffic court judge has been arrested for driving offenses.

    Wes Hatmaker, a long time Jacksboro attorney, was arrested last Wednesday by Jacksboro Police Officer Keith Ducharme.

    Ducharme stopped Hatmaker on Main Street in Jacksboro just after 8 p.m.

    “He crossed the double yellow line twice,” Ducharme said of his reason for stopping Hatmaker. When asked about this Hatmaker allegedly said “he was reaching for his phone,” the officer said.