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Today's News

  • Businessman Bob Andrews plans to sue city for $24,000

     While the site of Bob Andrew’s business might seem unsightly to some, it currently doesn’t violate any laws or ordinances.

    “I’m still licensed,” Andrews said. “They can’t ever take anybody’s right to do business. As long as they are doing legal business.”

  • JMS hosting cheerleader camp next week

    Jacksboro Middle School will host the JMS Eagle Cheer Camp from 9 a.m. until noon June 18, 19 and 20.

    Campers will be taught cheers, chants, jumps, dances, tumbling and stunts by the JMS Eagle Cheerleaders.

    The registration fee is $40 per camper. 

    For more information, call 423-912-2255.

  • Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA explores local trails

     Local hikers are exploring the beauty of Campbell County’s trails. The Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association walks many of the trails in East Tennessee.

  • Cougars go 3-1 at Grace Christian basketball camp

    Campbell County High School’s boys went 3-1 last weekend at a team basketball camp hosted by Grace Christian Academy.

    The Cougars defeated the host team by six points, Scott County by 37 and Cleveland by four before falling to Webb by six in their final game of the camp on Saturday.

    “I think it’s really encouraging,” Campbell County coach Matt Housley said. 

    “I’ve never seen a more unselfish group. It’s crazy how excited I am about them.”

  • Newcomb man arrested for narcotics-related charges

     A Newcomb man was arrested on drug related charges last Friday after he allegedly ran a stop sign.

    Tommy G. Worley allegedly failed to halt at the stop sign at the intersection of Dairy Street and Indian Mountain Road last Friday. 

  • LaFollette Methodist Youth to sponsor movie nights

     To reach the community, LaFollotte United Methodist Church’s youth group will sponsor a Summer Movie Night Series on its lawn.

  • Jellico leaders await word from comptroller’s office

     After last week’s censure from the state comptroller’s office, Jellico’s leaders are waiting for an answer about how to fix the problem. 

    Last Monday, Jellico received a letter from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s office that scrutinized the use of its line of credit with First Volunteer Bank.

  • Blue Devils attempt to rebuild post game at summer camps

    Jellico High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Reynolds has a tall order to fill while replacing college signees Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley.

    The graduation of Malicoat and Shelley gutted the Blue Devils’ inside game, but the coach may have found an able replacement for some of the team’s scoring and rebounding duties. Jason Hale, a 6-foot-4 transfer from neighboring Whitley County, Ky., is trying to step into one of the two vacant post positions.

    “He’s raw right now, but he’s got some ability,” Reynolds said.

  • CCHS welcomes new players

    After graduating six seniors, the CCHS baseball team has some slots to fill. With about half the team comprised of returning players, nearly half are new players coming in from the middle school program. The summer program allows these incoming freshmen a chance to play high school baseball where the arrangement is always two 5-inning baseball games against local high school teams.

    On May 30, CCHS played host to Gibbs High. Tate McGhee got the starting nod, and the incoming sophomore threw to one of the new faces, catcher Jared Ruan. 

  • Citizens complain to commission about budget proposal

    Several citizens showed up at the Campbell County Commission workshop Monday to voice concerns about a proposed property tax hike.

    “I’m sick of paying over and over,” county resident Bill Deguire said. “Higher and higher. This and that. We’ve got enough to contend with (in Washington D.C.), without the people that live in the county.”