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Today's News

  • Goins signs with King College

    Two-sport standout Shayla Goins now knows where she will be attending classes this fall.

    The recent Campbell County High School graduate signed a letter-of-intent Monday afternoon to compete as a member of the women’s track and field team at King College, an NCAA Division II school in Bristol.

    Goins enjoyed a stellar season campaign with a 2nd place state finish in shot put and 4th in discus. She was also an all-district selection in basketball. Goins plans to major in education with the hope of one day coaching both sports.

  • Monday wins championship

    Alla Faye Monday won the Class A championship Saturday in the James Davis Open at Asbury Park in Caryville. She had a 5-1 won/loss record. She had 208 points and entered the event with a 58.88 percent ringer average, which she improved to 60.83. 

    Monday defeated 88-year-old Frank Jones, who was 3-3 with 189 points and a 48.76 average. In the Class B championships, Henry Nease won seven of his eight contests, defeating Jackie Smith of Morristown. H. L. Evans, a local man, placed 4th.

     

  • 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.