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Today's News

  • Progress continues at East LaFollette Sports Complex

     The sports complex at East LaFollette is nearing completion. 

    LaFollette Recreation Department Head Johnny Byrge hopes to complete the project by the middle of July, around the time the Volunteer Football Conference begins practice.

  • JMS to host football camp

    The Eagle Football Camp is scheduled for July 9-12 at Jacksboro Middle School. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The registration fee is $50. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 9 at the JMS Football Field House. Campers will learn all the fundamental principles and techniques of football.

  • TVA in final stages of approving permit for marina

    TVA anticipates it will approve a permit to develop a new commercial marina on Norris Lake.

    Local businessman Mark Hoskins is seeking approval to develop the marina on land he is attempting to purchase from the LaFollette United Methodist Church at Heatherly’s Point.

    “The whole purchase of the land is pending an opinion from TVA,” Hoskins said. “I’m still pursuing it. It’s all in TVA’s hands, and has been for years.”

  • Phillips visits county to say 'thanks'

    District Attorney General Paul Phillips is accustom to speaking in packed courtrooms.

    What he isn’t familiar with is saying goodbye.

    But on Friday that is what Phillips did.

    Earlier this month it was announced by Gov. Bill Haslam that Phillips would leave his post as Eighth Judicial District Attorney after 33 years. Making the news a bittersweet notification was that Phillips’ niece Lori Phillips- Jones would serve out the rest of his term.

  • Commission finds home for incubator

    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission found a home for the business incubator.

    “They’ve been operating out of McDonald’s and wherever,” County Mayor William Baird said.

    The county found space for the business incubator at the Jacksboro branch of Community Trust Bank.

    Commissioner Rusty Orick asked if the county was going to pay the rent.

  • Paquette keeps Cove Lake 5K crown

    Max Paquette successfully defended his Cove Lake 5K title Saturday morning in the 14th running of the annual race.

    The 27-year-old Knoxville man defeated his closest challenger, 22-year-old Craig McMahon of Knoxville, by 10.5 seconds with a winning time of 16:21.2. Campbell County High School distance specialist Bradley Paul came in over two minutes behind the two leaders to finish a distant 3rd place.

  • Public records June 21, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    JUNE 11 – JUNE 15

    MT Cloud Inc. to Dale Clifford Gregory and Dand K. Dale, Dist. 4, $118,000.

    Mavis Joy Crutchfield Bailey to Bobby L. Profitt, Dist. 3, $66,000.

    Parc Properties LLC to Denise Hardin, Dist. 2, $295,000.

    United States Housing and Urban Development to Jeffrey Brown, Dist. 4, $16,000.

  • Dixie Youth All-Stars picked; tourneys begin this weekend

    Dixie Youth Baseball teams open all-star tournament play this weekend. Campbell County is hosting the 11-12 year olds at Asbury Park in Caryville. Opening night is set for Friday, June 22. However, Campbell County’s 11-12 team was awarded a first-round bye and won’t see action until Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 at the gate. One dollar of each ticket sold on opening night goes into the Dixie Youth Scholarship Fund.

    The following is a list of Campbell County all-star players selected to compete in the four older baseball age divisions.

  • CCHS, Jellico boys complete summer basketball schedules

    The boys’ basketball teams from Campbell County and Jellico high schools concluded their summer team camp/play day schedules last week.

    Campbell County finished up on a high note at LMU’s Camp. The Cougars went 5-1 for the weekend. The lone loss was to Cumberland Gap during the fourth game of camp on Friday. 

    Campbell County picked up wins over Loudon and Oneida as well as Kentucky schools Buckhorn and Knox Central.

  • Letters from the Nest for week of June 14, 2012

    She Dances with her Daddy