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Today's News

  • Jellico can’t keep pace with ’Jackets during 68-22 loss

    For a while Friday night, it looked as though Jellico High School’s football team might be able to give rival Williamsburg, Ky. a run for its money this year.
    The Blue Devils had rallied from a 20-7 deficit with a touchdown and successful point-after kick with a little over 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
    But the Yellowjackets got stronger as the game wore on and continued to put points on the scoreboard.
    Williamsburg ended up routing the host Blue Devils, 68-22, scoring 30 more points than it did in last year’s game.

  • Eagles cruise 38-22 in opener

    Balance was the buzzword Thursday night for Jacksboro in a 38-22 season-opening football victory over Rutledge Middle School.
    The Eagles scored on offense, defense and special teams. Jacksboro also got tackles from 14 different players.
    Tailback Trey Torres paced Jacksboro’s offense with 120 yards rushing and 3 first-half touchdowns. One of the scores came on a 76-yard kickoff return. Brothers Joseph and Daniel Elkins also got into the scoring act with one touchdown each for the defense.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Waterfowl seasons set
    by wildlife commission

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) at its August meeting, held at the UT West Tennessee Research Center, established the 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons.

  • Indiana woman dies in fatal accident

    Inclement weather has been named as the reason for a fatal accident on Interstate 75, last Wednesday.

    Rochelle Kay Lee, 22, of Plainfield, IN., was driving south on I-75 when she allegedly lost control of her 1999 Ford Mustang near mile marker 144.

    Just after 1 p.m. Lee lost control of her vehicle during heavy rain on the interstate near Stinking Creek, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Skeen.

  • Norris Lake Fishing Report

    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).
    Late last week, the lake level was 1,013.3 feet. That’s 2.1 feet lower than the previous week. The water level is expected to continue falling over the next several days.

  • Brutal slaying of neighborhood dog witnessed by many

    Last week the Caryville Police Department responded to a call where a witness stated that Gary Lynn Phillips, 39, had killed his dog.

    Phillips, amid a group of onlookers grabbed a large stick and began to allegedly beat the small dog to death, police said.

    Phillips then dragged the dying dog to the owner’s property, allegedly leaving it in the grass, according to Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones.

    When questioned, Phillips said the dog was after his daughter and that was why he killed it, the arrest report said.

  • Cougars fall 34-0 at Loudon

    Campbell County High School’s season football opener Friday night looked like a rerun of 2009.
    The Cougars fell 34-0 at Loudon after losing 33-0 to the Redskins a year ago.
    This week, the Cougars hope to get their offense untracked during their home opener against White County. Last week, White County was defeated 52-14 by Franklin County in its season opener.

  • Jellico board debates budget

     The current budget cycle has already begun.

    But Jellico lags behind other municipalities as it continue to debate expenses.

    Last Thursday, the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen should have passed the budget in the second and final reading for the 2010-11 fiscal year beginning July 1. But the board again debated the budget, deciding to meet in a workshop and special call meeting on Wednesday to at last finalize the revenues and expenditures.

  • Every piece of equipment has a story

    The puffing of engines and camaraderie of fellow tractor owners all contributed to the successful tractor/engine show in Jellico on Saturday.

    About 28 machines were lined up next to the stage at Veterans Memorial Park in Jellico. They have tilled lands both large and small and were purchased this year or over 90 years ago.

    The difference in the individual tractors at the show can be equated to those that own them today, some are still used for mowing or tilling but others are just for show.

  • The community shares history of Jellico

    Ronnie Buck has been collecting historic memorabilia for over five years.

    License plates and glass bottles line the shelves above the tools and materials he sells at Buck’s Hardware in Jellico. While Buck has always been a collector of local history, the entire community is now sharing in his passion by contributing to a downtown museum next to the hardware store.