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Today's News

  • CCHS cross-country runners fare well at early season meets

    Cross-country runners from Campbell County High School have done well in the first two meets of the year.
    Lauren Evans was girl’s runner-up at the recent Panther Creek Invitational season-opener near Morristown. She was 12 seconds behind the winner.
    Dayne Deavours finished 12th in the boy’s race. Both are juniors.
    During a much larger meet Saturday at Cherokee Blvd. in Knoxville, Evans and Deavours both ran personal-best times. Evans finished 6th in the girl’s race, while Deavours took 31st in the boy’s race.

  • Crappie fishing improves on Norris Lake

    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).

  • Tennessee Wildife Resources Agency news

    State game officials tweak
    deer carcass importation law

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) has made an amendment to a proclamation that was established in May concerning the addition of states from which deer carcasses are prohibited for importation unless bones were removed to aid in the prevention of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Tennessee.

  • Cougars drop heartbreaker, 21-14

    Frustrating.
    In a word, that sums up the first two weeks of the season for Campbell County High School’s football team.
    The most recent disappointment for the Cougars (0-2 overall) was a 21-14 loss Friday night to visiting White County, a team they beat by 30 points last year while setting school single-game records for interceptions (4) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (2).
    This year looked to be more of the same until Campbell County blew a 14-point lead in the final three quarters.

  • Jellico's middle school football team snaps losing streak

    The drought is over for Jellico’s middle school football team.
    Austin Plank scored three touchdowns and Caney Minton scored twice Thursday night as the Blue Devils (1-2 overall) clobbered Episcopal School of Knoxville, 40-0, to snap a losing streak over five years in the making.
    His team leading 32-0 at intermission, Jellico coach Les Stiers began to empty his bench to start the second half.
    “Our kids haven’t had anything like that to celebrate in a long time,’ said Stiers.

  • Personal conflict gets air at meeting

    The proposed promotion of three officers took a turn for the worst at the LaFollette Council workshop this week.
    Officers William Owens, Joe Brown and Jason Marlow have been working in the capacity of sergeants and were recommended for a salary increase of $1,500 per person to match their responsibilities.
    “We can only work them so long without compensation for that,” said acting City Administrator Cade Sexton.

  • Outgoing commissioners take final trip

    Last week a contingency of Campbell County commissioners traveled to Nashville for an orientation program for newly elected officials.
    In addition to the 15 commissioners who won seats in the Aug. 5 elections two others were also in attendance at the two-day conference.
    Despite having lost their bids for re-election former commissioners Lynn Letner and David G. Young made the trip to the state’s capital. Once back, they filed expense reimbursement requests with the county.

  • Jellico passes budget, hikes property taxes

    After several months of conversations and meetings, the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved the 2010-11 fiscal year budget in a special call meeting last week.
    While the conversations between the mayor and aldermen have led to a decision to lower property taxes, they have in fact increased taxes without notification, according to Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin.

  • County officials take oath

    The lower courtroom looked more like a sea of humanity as a capacity crowd packed the courthouse on Tuesday afternoon.
    Family, friends and curious onlookers packed the pews and lined the walls to witness newly elected officials and their staff swear to uphold the duties of their offices.

  • Opening day of soccer play

    Saturday was the 2010 season kickoff for Campbell County Soccer Association teams.
    Games began at 9 a.m. sharp and continued into the early afternoon hours. Hundreds of people braved the late August heat to come and watch their children and grandchildren play.
    Approximately 300 kids are registered for league competition this year.
    “We’re off to a good start,” said CCSA spokesperson Bryan Horton.