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Today's News

  • Local organization shows true meaning of Christmas

    This is the season for giving.

    And in the northern part of the county one local organization made a statement about helping others.

    At Our Father’s House in Morley on Saturday, hundreds of adults surrounded the ministry to receive boxes of food and bags stuffed with clothing and toys.

    But these items, spread out in different sections over the property, were extras. The real presents were for the children. Approximately 406 children received brand new toys wrapped in shining paper at the 20th annual event.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec. 16 - Dec. 25

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving veg. soup, cheese sandwich, carrot sticks 

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission

     

    Friday

    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken casserole, green beans

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

     

  • News Notes

    A Relay for Life Christmas gift wrapping fundraiser will be held at the Dewey Hunter Community Center on Dec. 16 from 5:30 – 8:30.  All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. For more information contact Tina Goodman at 562-2261.

     

    The Caryville Public Library will host a Happy Birthday Jesus party on Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. (weather permitting). 

  • Cold weather brings cautionairy tips from utility companies

     

    No electrical power outages were reported with the first wave of bad weather this week. LaFollette and Jellico Utility Companies said customers were not faced with any problems this week as temperatures dipped into the single digits. While customers fared well this week, the utility provided tips for consumers to save energy and stay warm this season.

  • Highway department works around the clock to clear roads

    As the snow fell all around them, highway department crews operated 12 trucks and two graders throughout the night on Sunday. Campbell County Road Superintendent Dennis Potter said many roads had to be re-plowed as the snow continued to pile up.

    School and business closures kept many people at home Monday, which was for the best, according to Potter. 

    “People should stay at home as much as possible,” said Potter about citizens avoiding dangerous road conditions.

  • Christmas comedy comes to Indiana Avenue

    Tickets have sold out for the only showing of “A Cricket County City Christmas.”

    The comedy dinner theater at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church this Friday will feature local actors, some deputing for the first time on stage.

    The script was taken from a playhouse company and features two related families coming together for the holidays with very different personalities.

  • Iconic building bites the dust

    While progress often indicates something new and improved, the “out with the old” mentality is often necessary to achieve it. And so it goes with the old Caryville Elementary School building.

    On Tuesday, area residents traveling to the interstate for their morning commute likely noticed some striking changes to the building that has been a local landmark for more than half a century.  For some like board of education chairman, Mike Orick, the start of demolition struck an emotional chord.

  • Teams celebrate county tournament championships

    Jellico Middle School and the Christian Academy of Campbell County swept their divisions last week in the 2010 Campbell County Elementary/Middle School Basketball Tournament at LaFollette.
    In the small middle school bracket, Jellico’s girls beat Elk Valley, while the Jellico boys topped White Oak in two of the half dozen tournament championship games played on Saturday afternoon.

  • Lady Cougars share league lead after beating Oak Ridge and Powell

    Beating District 3-AAA girl’s basketball powers Oak Ridge and Powell would normally be cause for a generous round of high-fives for the Campbell County High School Lady Cougars.
    Beating them both in the same week is like opening Christmas presents two weeks before anyone else.
    The Lady Cougars (3-0 district, 6-3 overall) are tied with Hardin Valley for the league lead following their 55-50 upset Friday night of visiting Oak Ridge. Two nights earlier, Campbell County had knocked Powell off its pedestal with a 53-46 overtime victory on the road.

  • Weather has been more suitable for ice fishermen on Norris Lake

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Friday, Dec. 10 was 1,003.77 feet, which is a foot lower than it was the previous week, and falling.
    Frigid weather, with snow and wind, caused the surface temperature to drop considerably. Surface temp readings range from 45 to 48 degrees. Some protected hollows on the upper end of the lake had a thin coating of ice on the coldest mornings.