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Today's News

  • And suddenly, just like that, he is gone forever.

      And suddenly, just like that, he is gone forever

  • Senior Citizens for week of December 29, 2011

      Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec 29 – Jan. 6

     

  • News Notes for week of December 29, 2011

      Spiritually Speaking

    Pear Harper

    A Prayer for a the New Year

     

    Lord I would ask for  a holy year, spent in thy perfect will: Help me walk in thy very steps; Help me please thee still.

  • Spiritually Speaking for week of December 29, 2011

      Spiritually Speaking

    Pear Harper

    A Prayer for a the New Year

     

    Lord I would ask for  a holy year, spent in thy perfect will: Help me walk in thy very steps; Help me please thee still.

  • What 2012 holds for cities and towns in Campbell County

    JACKSBORO

    Jacksboro Mayor Jack Cannon hopes the traffic and economy will improve in Jacksboro in 2012.

    “(This year)2011 was better than anticipated,” Cannon said. “The economy kind of stabilized.”

    This helped town leaders in Jacksboro meet some of their goals.

    “We hope everything will continue to improve,” Cannon said. “I hope everybody has a good year, the economy picks up, and we get more jobs here.”

    Jacksboro doesn’t have a property tax, business tax or usage fees.

  • Baird hopes to continue accomplishments into the New Year

    Based on what has been accomplished in 2011 County Mayor William Baird feels confident Campbell County will continue to make strides in the coming year.

    Baird credits much of the progress to a new found desire of county officials and community organizations to collaborate.

    “We have seen the need to work together and now we are working to make that happen,” Baird said.

    According to the mayor, progress has been made on several fronts including the much discussed, highly anticipated business incubator.

  • Looking back at 2011, the year in sports

    June

    The Lady Cougars went 11-8 during summer team basketball camps at William Blount, Tennessee Tech and Alcoa.

    Jellico High School’s boys went 19-10 while playing a mix of small and large school teams during summer team basketball camps at Maryville College, LMU and  Middle Tennessee State.

    Cheerleader camp at Jacksboro Middle School drew a large crowd.

  • The Year In Review- July- December

     July

    Mercy Hospital was sold to Health Management Associates, Inc.

    The Pleasant Ridge Bridge project cost the city of LaFollette $2,500 more than planned. Costs increased because the type of concrete used in the project changed.

    The county commission earmarked $55,000 for a new little league ball field in Jellico.

    Jellico considered if there was enough interest to support a satellite campus of Lincoln Memorial University.

  • Local art students turn trash to treasure

    Area high school art students recently proved their work is not trash even if what they were painting was.

    Students from both Campbell County High School and Jellico High School were solicited to put their talents to use by designing trashcans to be used in conjunction with the county’s litter awareness program administered by county mayor William Baird’s office.

  • Tourney title makes for a Merry Christmas

    The Campbell County Lady Cougars did their best to give the homestanding Gatlinburg-Pittman Lady Highlanders a blue Christmas by spoiling the Blue and Gold’s chance at earning back-to-back Smoky Mountain Classic championships with a 63-52 win by the visitors on Friday night.

    “I thought we came out really with no purpose,” said a disappointed G-P girls’ coach Katie Parton, following the 11-point championship loss.