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Today's News

  • CCHS golfers place 2nd in district

    With basically the same of group of golfers that finished 5th a year ago, Campbell County High School’s boys tied for 2nd place Thursday afternoon during the District 3-AAA Tournament at Millstone Golf Club in Morristown.

    Knox Halls continued its stranglehold on the league crown, but this year the Cougars were only six strokes behind. The Red Devils ended the day with a team total of 291, while teams from Campbell County and the Hardin Valley Academy shot 297.

  • Cougars come up short against Hawks

    Moral victories don’t sit well with Justin Price,

    However, the rookie head football coach will take all the help he can get in order to turn around Campbell County High School’s gridiron program.

    Battling District 3 foe Hardin Valley to the wire Friday night was another step in a tough rebuilding project for Price and his coaching staff.

    The Cougars (0-3 district, 1-4 overall) narrowly fell, 26-20, after spotting the Hawks (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) a two-touchdown lead in the first five-and-a-half minutes.

  • Locals fare well in elementary/middle school race at Cove Lake

    Campbell County elementary and middle school runners did very well in a cross-country race last week at Cove Lake State Park. 

    A total of 251 runners and 19 complete teams from the greater Knoxville area competed in the middle school division. Led by eighth grader Toby Jones, who consistently finishes among the top runners in any given race, Campbell County’s boys placed 9th in the team standings.

    The hilly and challenging Cove Lake course was 2.2 miles long.

  • Evaluations lead to raises in Jellico

     Jellico employees received a pay increase at the board of mayor and aldermen meeting Sept. 15.

    In July, the board passed a motion to give Jellico employees a 3 percent wage increase. But Mayor Les Stiers vetoed the raise because it did not conform to the town’s personnel policy, which requires employees to undergo evaluations before receiving raises. On Sept. 2, each employee was evaluated by his or her supervisor, Stiers and Alderwoman Pam Carbaugh. Beginning at 7 a.m. all employees were evaluated for the first time.

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 22

    There will be a referee camp at Jacksboro Middle School on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Anyone interested in officiating elementary or middle school basketball should attend the camp.  There is no charge.

  • Family indicted for selling drugs in school zone

     After an eight-month investigation by the Jellico Police Department, three family members were arrested last week for allegedly selling drugs. Jellico Assistant Police Chief J. J. Hatmaker began this investigation in 2010 and sought indictments in May.

  • Tigers tame Blue Devils

    Sunbright High School’s football team dominated Jellico from start to finish Friday night on its way to a convincing 56-6 win in District 4-A.

    The eighth-ranked Tigers (1-1 district, 3-1 overall) defeated the winless Blue Devils for the fourth season in a row. In the last four meetings of the two teams, Sunbright has rolled up 170 points.

  • Mine Rescue Contest comes to Cove Lake State Park

     If you’ve ever thought about getting in a tight spot, this might be the week to do it. Nearly 300 mine rescue experts are in town for a mine safety competition.

    The miners began arriving Monday to participate in the Tennessee Mine Rescue Committee’s mine rescue contest. Twenty-nine teams from Kentucky, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, Virginia and Indiana converged on Cove Lake State Park to participate in competitions that integrate skills and knowledge related to mine rescue and mine safety.

  • Middle school soccer girls win match at Norris

    Campbell County’s girls won a middle school soccer match Thursday at Norris. The CC ladies defeated Norris, 5-0, with goals from Lindsay Horton (2), Drew Leach, Katie Caldwell and Katie Wells.

    Campbell County tied West Valley, 1-1, on Monday. Stacy Morton scored CC’s lone goal.

  • Visitor saves local man from drowning in Norris Lake

     Mark Credlebaugh’s afternoon at Norris Lake started with boat rides and grilling. By the end of the day he had saved a local man from drowning.

    “We were in the right place at the right time,” Credlebaugh said.

    Between 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, Credlebaugh and his friends had gotten back from a boat ride and started to grill.

    “All at once a woman started yelling out,” Credlebaugh said.