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Today's News

  • Thomas wins Tennessee History Day Competition

     Jonathan Thomas represented Jellico in the Tennessee History Day competition in Nashville on April 21. He won first place.

    “We’re very proud of him,” said Ronnie Buck, owner of Buck’s Hardware. “And he’s a fine young man.”

  • CCHS blanks Jellico, 16-0, in softball action

    Monday’s rematch between Campbell County and Jellico was in stark contrast to an earlier meeting of the two girls’ softball rivals.

    The Lady Blue Devils, who won a shootout, 17-14, at Jellico on March 21, were shut out 16-0 Monday afternoon by host Campbell County.

    Alex Hempsall picked up for the win for the Lady Cougars. She struck out three batters, walked one and allowed only one hit during three innings on the mound.

    Campbell County improved its record to 3-24 overall, with two wins coming in the last four games.

  • Turkey hunt inspires hunters and volunteers

    The spirit of Vaitor Davis was alive and well Saturday morning in the woods of Campbell County.

    Davis, who was only 18 years old when passed away on Feb. 20, had been an active participant in the annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for handicapped hunters and wounded warriors held at Stinking Creek on the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham.

    During a time of remembrance at this year’s hunt, County Mayor William Baird was on hand to formally declare Saturday, April 28 as Kelly Vaitor Davis Day in Campbell County.

  • Faulkner, Cooper post top times at First Volunteer 5K

    On April 21, First Volunteer Bank sponsored the 3rd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Relay for Life. Beginning at Jacksboro Middle School, 116 excited, soaking wet runners came out and finished the race to support this wonderful cause. 

    Overall winners were Gracie Faulkner with a time of 20:52 and Gavin Cooper, who was just three seconds behind her at 20:55. 

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Tomorrow night, seventeen teams will gather at Jacksboro Middle School for Relay for Life.

    Campbell County has participated in Relay for Life for about nine years, said Cynthia Russell, media chair for the Relay committee.

    At 6 p.m., the event will kickoff with the opening Survivor Ceremony. Cancer survivors, wearing purple T-shirts, will be presented with medallions, and will take the first lap around the track after each one is announced over the loudspeaker.

  • Former CCHS baseball coach publishes inspirational memoir

     David Vince, a double amputee who coached baseball in the college and high school ranks over three decades, tells his inspirational life story in a 120-page memoir published by Langmarc Publishing in Austin, Texas.

    When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging is a truly unique story of overcoming hardship, living life to the fullest and motivating young men and women to achieve their full potential in sports and in life.

  • Cold case gets another look

    It has been 27 years since an unnamed female was found alongside Interstate 75.

    The records from that day are few but detailed.

    A truck driver called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department on a CB radio. He said a motorist had discovered a body at the 148 1/2 mile marker.

    When police responded they found a female about 15 feet from the guardrail, according to then Capt. Lynn Murphy’s report.

    “It was an unidentified body,” said CCSD Capt. Brandon Elkins. “We still don’t know who she is.”

  • Academy of Martial Arts hosts tournament

    On March 31, the Academy of Martial Arts at LaFollette Fitness Center hosted a martial arts tournament. Students from five schools competed at the tournament, which featured a variety of events. The 24 athletes on the competition team took seventeen 1st place medals and two Grand Champion trophies. 

    “This was the biggest tournament we have hosted in some time, and we were up against some stiff competition,” senior instructor Larry Bostic said. 

  • Local middle school golfers fare well in district play

    On Monday, the Greens at Deerfield hosted the Tennessee District Middle School Golf Tournament with teams from Clinton, Lake City, Jellico, Norris, Norwood, Jacksboro and LaFollette participating.

    In the girls’ portion of the tournament, LaFollette finished 2nd with a team score of 114 and Jacksboro finished 3rd with a score of 117. 

  • Weight loss competition promotes group participation in getting healthy

    Concerns over their health lead two Campbell County principals to start a weight loss competition.

    “Lose it 4 U,” is a joint effort between Valley View Elementary School, Coordinated School Health and Castleton’s Fitness.

    It began with a conversation at a meeting. Valley View Elementary School Principal Steve Rutherford and Alternative School Principal Ronnie Lasley attended training on evaluating teachers together. Lasley has issues with his heart. He and Rutherford began to discuss their concerns about their personal health.