Today's News

  • Hatfield, Powell finish at top of points standings

     David Hatfield and Robbie Powell took 1st place Friday night with 11.14 lbs. of bass in the Powder Mill Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were David and Karen Miller with 9.07 lbs., while 3rd place went to Jerry Fox and Bill Husky with 9.06 lbs. Sam Richardson took big fish honors with a 4.15 lb. bass.

  • Specialized computers give students access to career planning


    Students in Campbell County trying figure out what they want to be when they grow up now have an edge thanks to some new technology.

    Last Thursday Jay Willoughby of ETHRA Workforce Development was in the county to present state of the art computers to Campbell County High School and Jellico High School.

    According to Willoughby, the presentation of one touch screen computer at each of the area high schools marked the roll out of a program ETHRA Workforce Development is initiating in its nine county region.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    TWRA addresses use of bait for hunting

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has been receiving inquiries concerning hunting with the use of bait. The statute concerning the use of bait (TCA 70-4-113) has not been changed.

  • CCHS golfers win Morristown tourney

    Seniors Cory Martin and Bryce Roach led the Campbell County High School boys golf program to its first Morristown Invitational Tournament championship on Aug. 1.

    Martin placed 3rd overall with a score of 76, while Roach shot 78 to finish 6th overall. CCHS teammates Tyler Chumley and Trevor Huckaby posted scores of 80 and 82, respectively, to round out the scoring. The Cougars turned in a team score of 316, which was one stroke better than tournament runner-up Carter.

  • Cougars stumble in opener

    In a matchup of high school football teams making an offseason switch to a spread offense, it was rather obvious Friday night that Seymour was ahead of Campbell County.

    The Eagles took advantage of their running game and consistently better field position to beat the Cougars 42-6 in the 2011 season-opener at Seymour.

    “We had communication problems all night on the offense side of the ball. We had several plays in which we did not give ourselves the opportunity to succeed due to that,” said first year Campbell County coach Justin Price. 

  • Scouting Report — Cumberland County at CCHS

    It’s back to the drawing board this week for the Campbell County Cougars, who are busily preparing for their home opener tomorrow night against the Cumberland County Jets.

    The Cougars had trouble finding the end zone last week during a 42-6 loss at Seymour. In defense of Campbell County, new Head Football Coach Justin Price has been on the job for less than three months and the Cougars have totally revamped their offensive and defensive schemes. Campbell County’s coaching staff views each game as a learning experience and a chance to improve.

  • Richardsons win Powder Mill Tourney

    Sam and Travis Richardson took 1st place Friday night with 12.07 lbs. of bass in the Powder Mill Tournament on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 11.01 lbs., while 3rd place went to David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 10.12 lbs. Rick Childs boated the biggest fish of the night, a 4.07 lb. bass.

  • Striper fishing improves on Powell

    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 Thursday, Aug. 18 was 1,012.17 feet and rapidly falling.

    Surface temperatures remain in the high 80s.

    Bluegills are hitting on the flats and in deep water along steep, rocky banks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Catoosa re-opened to public access

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced that Catoosa Wildlife Management Area located in Cumberland, Morgan and Fentress counties has been re-opened to public access. 

    Catoosa has been officially closed since Aug. 8 due to vandalism in the form of nails, spikes and nail boards placed in secondary roads and fields across the area. The WMA was closed for public safety concerns related to the vandalism.

  • Forgiveness may never happen

    Teresea Jones wears the pain of losing her son on her face.

    When she talks about him, Michael Jones, tears form in her eyes and her bottom lip quivers. It is a pain that any parent can relate to and one they all pray they will never feel.

    But she isn’t that fortunate.