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Today's News

  • Evans, Budd run to 2nd place

    Jasper Budd likely hasn’t run his best race yet, but only because he hasn’t been challenged by anyone in his classification.
    Budd, a senior at Jellico High School, regularly finishes ahead of all the Class A/AA boys at area cross-country meets. That includes Thursday’s meet at Norris Dam, where he was runner-up to Sterling Smith of Karns, a school with over three times the enrollment of Jellico.
    “Our goal this year is to try and get him in the top 25 at state,” said Jellico coach Mike Reynolds.

  • Lack of zoning creates headache for valley community

    There’s a thin line between what will soon be the county’s newest Dollar General Store and a number of local residences. And the line is called Calhoun Road.

    Since learning their tranquility in the Powell Valley would fall victim to Campbell County’s version of urban sprawl, property owners along Calhoun Road and Highway 63 have gotten busy making county officials aware of their opposition.

  • Tina and Lonnie White Habitat raises awareness for 27th house

    Habitat for Humanity plans to build three houses in the next three years.

    And the journey toward building these homes was led by a group of supporters last Saturday.

    Leaving from Woodson’s Mall with riders from the Southern Sons Motorcycle Club and others supporting the cause, a parade led the way to the next building site. The group traveled through town and gathered at the site for a dedication and ground breaking ceremony.

  • Voters can begin casting votes next week

    Early voting for the November election begins Wednesday.

    While many of the municipal elections have no opposition, Administrator of Elections Dean Sexton is still confident voters will come to the polls. 

  • Owls take Egg Bowl, 10-0

    Although LaFollette’s passing game drew rave reviews at the beginning of the season, it was defense that won the Owls an Egg Bowl trophy Thursday night during their annual feud with archrival Jacksboro.
    With a capacity crowd on hand, LaFollette (3-2 district, 4-2 overall) shut out the host Eagles, 10-0, to extend its winning streak to three games and earn a number three seeding next week in the first round of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Football Playoffs.

  • Local advocate battles to keep battle of Gettysburg land sacred

    Some call her a historian while others call her an activist.

    But locally, Violet Clark is a photographer whose art has become the backbone of a national ad campaign.

    Clark has studied history extensively and has a passion for the preservation of historic land. This passion led her down a path in January when she joined the No Casino Gettysburg cause.

  • Civil War Council planning annual toy run

    With just over three months left until Christmas, the Caryville Civil War Council (CCWC) is already making its list and checking it twice.

    The all volunteer group is in the middle of planning its annual toy run to benefit needy families during the holiday season.

    This year marks the ninth time engines have roared to raise funds for needy families.

    It is all about helping others, said Larry Collier a founding member of the CCWC.

  • Jellico tops CCHS in girl's volleyball

    Jellico High School’s volleyball team defeated rival Campbell County, 25-17, 25-13, Monday night at CCHS for its 10th win of the season.
    The Lady Blue Devils (10-6 overall) have already wrapped up the District 4 regular season championship and are preparing for next week’s league tournament, which has been moved from Wartburg to Coalfield.
    “After we beat Berean Christian (last week on senior night), I have hope that we’ll get to substate,” said Jellico coach Barbara Carter.

  • Chamber gears up for pig roast

    If the leaves are turning and a chill is in the air that means one thing- the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Pig Roast is just around the corner.

    Scheduled for Oct. 26 the annual event will be held at The Stables, its home for the last few years.

    “We are very excited about this event,” said Cindi Reynolds, administrative assistant at the chamber.

  • Information key in beating breast cancer

    June Lynch and Teresa Thomas have seen both sides of breast cancer.

    As health care providers it has been their duty to educate women and assist in screening them for the disease.

    But as women, they have held the hands of those they love who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    “It is a really scary thing for the family,” said Lynch. Her 59- year old cousin recently underwent a mastectomy. “It is hard to describe what it does to you and your family.”