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Today's News

  • Indictments for the week of March 22,2012

    The following indictments were returned by the Campbell County Grand Jury on Friday:

    •Kevin Holman- theft $1,000 - $10,000.

    •Tiffany McGill- theft $1,000 - $10,000, vandalism, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, seatbelt violation, registration violation, open container, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest.

    •Daniel Hale- aggravated assault, domestic assault.

    •Michael J. Boshears- DUI, DUI over .08.

  • Business owner discusses bringing a Holiday Inn Express to Caryville

     Caryville’s town leaders excitedly listened to Jay Patel as he told them his plans to put a Holiday Inn Express at the old Christmas Tree Inn.

    “This is something we’ve been hoping for for a long time,” Mayor Robert Stooksbury said. “For someone to take that old building and make it into something nice.”

    “I’m really glad it’s coming,” Alderman Glenn Smith said. “I hope (it) grows and we grow with it.”

  • Zumba provides fun, health and fellowship to the community

     Fun. Friends. Health.

    There are many reasons local women crowd into a gym three times a week and let loose to the upbeat music. 

  • Man charged for possession

     Last Thursday, a Georgia man was charged for possession of schedule II after Jellico police stopped him on Interstate-75.

  • Man allegedly steals air conditioning unit

     The Campbell County Sherriff’s Department was called to a local residence after a Jacksboro man allegedly stole an air conditioning unit.

  • Cougars win baseball opener, 6-3

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a successful 2012 debut Monday afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Williamsburg (Ky.) Yellowjackets.

    Senior Andy Hickman went the distance to earn the decision. He struck out seven batters along the way, walked two and gave up a pair of earned runs. Well over half of Hickman’s pitches were strikes.

    “Andy threw the ball well,” Cougars’ coach Brad Collette said.

  • Probation violation leads to meth bust

     A trip to Lake City became eventful for Campbell County Sherriff’s Deputy Jackie Bruce when Raymond Williams Gibbs, 39, 415 Lindsay Mill Circle, allegedly resisted arrest.

    On March 7, probation officer Joey Walker asked Bruce to assist him in serving a warrant on Gibbs for violating his parole. 

  • Moore is living her dream

    Jessica Moore vividly remembers the play that put her on the path to a college basketball career.

    “I was in sixth grade at JMS, and Kelli Matlock was the coach,” Moore said. 

    “The game was tied with a few ticks left. She called timeout and asked ‘who wants to shoot the last shot?’. 

  • Jellico lands seven basketball players on All-District 4-A high school teams

    Seven Jellico High School basketball players were recently honored by the District 4-A coaches for outstanding effort on the hardwood this year.

    Jellico forwards Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley, both seniors, were first-team selections to the all-district boys’ team. 

    Malicoat, a Middle Tennessee State University signee, is a two-time honoree. He was player of the year in 2011. Shelley will sign next week with Alice Lloyd College.

  • Local middle schoolers fare well at first track meet

    Middle school athletes from LaFollette and Jacksboro kicked off the 2012 track and field season on March 6 during a six-team meet at Webb School of Knoxville.

    “This was a great first meet,” LMS coach Tiffany Bruce said.

    “The kids were eager to compete. They have been working hard and are very supportive of one another. I am very proud of their scores.”

    The Lady Owls and Lady Eagles finished third and fourth, respectively, in the girls’ team standings behind Blount County powers Maryville and Heritage.