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Today's News

  • Owls, Eagles fall

    It’s not been a good week for local middle school football teams, as both LaFollette and Jacksboro suffered losses Thursday night.

    The Owls fell 32-6 at home to Eagleton, which scored on the first play from scrimmage. LaFollette’s Elijah Powell intercepted a 2-point conversion pass that held the score to 6-0.

    Eagleton scored again to take a 12-0 lead at the end of the opening quarter. The Owls trailed 26-0 at halftime. Powell scored LaFollette’s lone touchdown on a run of over 50 yards.

  • Bolton leads Jellico runners at Oneida meet

    Jellico cross-country runner Matt Bolton placed 3rd overall with a time of 21:03 in the Blue Devils’ first major cross-country meet of the season Thursday evening at Oneida. Teams from Jellico, Oneida, Scott High, Cumberland Gap, Sunbright, J. Frank White Academy and McCreary County Ky. competed in the first full 5K.

    Ovi Kabir ran, despite recovering from a pulled muscle, and finished 16th overall at 23:22.

  • Soccer team wins

    The Campbell County Middle School girls soccer team won its first home match of the season on Monday afternoon. Campbell County defeated West Valley, 3-1.  Lindsay Horton, Drew Leach and Hannah Anderson each scored a goal for the winners.

    Campbell County will play this afternoon (Thurs.) at Norris.

  • 3-D archery tournament set Saturday at Ball Farm

    There will be a 3-D Archery Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Ball Farm Event Center just outside the city limits of LaFollette. Entry fee is a $20 donation. The tournament is open to men, women and children. All proceeds will benefit the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Turkey Hunters Care Program of the Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter. Trophies and prizes will be awarded in three classes. No crossbows are allowed. For more information, call Jason Shetterly at 423-494-1088 or Durand Carmany at 423-871-0605.

  • Middle, elementary runners kick off cross-country season

    Campbell County’s middle and elementary cross-country teams officially kicked off the 2011 season on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. 

    On a rainy, muddy day, the Cougars competed well. Seventh-grader Gracie Faulkner finished 2nd overall (out of 198) in the middle school girls race. 

    Blake Kibler and Riley Faulkner finished 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the elementary boys division. Drew Leach also posted a top-20 finish in the elementary girls race.

  • Cooler weather has bass more active in the shallows

    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, Sept. 9 was 1,009.78 feet and rising.

    Heavy rains from the remnants of tropical storm Lee cooled the surface temperature to 80 degrees and swelled the upper rivers with a high inflow. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Agency presents sport fishing changes for 2012

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division has announced its proposed 2012 fishing regulation changes that will be presented to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) in October.

    The TWRA made its initial proposals at the Aug. 24-25 meeting of the TWRC in Kingsport and discussed the possibility of a fishing guide license during this meeting, as well.

    The following are TWRA’s proposed changes for 2012:

  • School board to go paperless

    School board members took a step to going paperless at Tuesday’s meeting.

    In an effort to streamline operations and save on paper and postage the board voted to purchase iPads for use in its official capacity.

    Board member Josh Parker made the motion to move forward with the purchase of the technology that will allow the group to send and receive documents electronically rather than through more traditional methods.

  • Free workshop offered for small business owners

    The job of a small business owner is often a tough one. But help is on the way.

    On Sept. 21 the Campbell County Mayor’s office will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

    Small business coach Robert Staub will be conducting the workshop that is on TSBDC Grow Your Business Tour.

  • CCHS kitchen project underway; nutritious lunches still available

    The Campbell County High School cafeteria may continues to be under construction. But lunch is still being served.

    The project aimed at adding more square footage and upgraded equipment to CCHS’s outdated kitchen facilities began soon after school was dismissed for the summer. And although it has taken a little longer than originally projected, Rector Miller, school board member and building committee chairman, said the renovation looks to be on target for a completion date in October.