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Today's News

  • Cougars savor sweep of Central

    Lots of laughter and cheering could be heard last week during a Campbell County High School varsity baseball game at Brown-Archer Field.

    For a change, all the noise was not coming from the opposing team’s dugout.

  • Campbell County track athletes set personal records at Big East Invitational

    A handful of Campbell County High School athletes set new personal records and met sectional qualifying standards while competing in the Big East Invitational last week at Jefferson County.

    Keenan Evans turned in perhaps the most outstanding performance of the day for the Cougars. The junior weight thrower won the shot put (46-11 1/2) and placed third in discus.

    Other notable performances from CCHS athletes include:

    •Sophomore Nick Litton set a PR in boy’s high jump (6-0) to qualify for sectionals.

  • Stiner to be honored by National Football Foundation

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced Saturday that Gen. Carl Wade Stiner has been selected to receive the chapter’s Distinguished American honor.

    In addition to that accolade, Amateur Football Awards will be bestowed upon Dr. William C. Battle and Terry Brown, both of Knoxville.

    Two Knoxville-area high school head football coaches, David Meske of Webb School and Gary Rankin of Alcoa, will also be honored.

  • Owens sets new high jump mark for Jacksboro Middle School girls

    Eighth grader Hannah Owens broke a six-year-old school record to win the high jump and highlight an impressive evening, as the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s track and field team played runner-up to Maryville during a 10-team meet on April 1 at Oak Ridge.

    Owens, who jumped 4-8, broke the previous mark of 4-6 set by Chelsey Jenkins in 2004.

  • Owls sweep golf matches from Eagles

    The LaFollette and Jacksboro middle school golf teams met on Tuesday afternoon at Deerfield, with the Owls winning both the girl’s and boy’s matches.

    Co-medalists for the boys were Jake Clowers of Jacksboro and Trevor Huckaby of LaFollette, both with scores of 39.

    Although Clowers and Huckaby tied, the play of Caleb Baird (41), Tyler Chumley (44) and Weston Sharp (47) led the Owls to victory.

    LaFollette’s Lindsay Taylor was girl’s medalist with score of 49. Julie Davis led the Lady Eagles with a score of 51.

  • CCHS gives Red Devils a scare

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team carried some of the momentum from last week’s District 3-AAA sweep of Knoxville Central over to Monday afternoon’s game at Knoxville against league frontrunner Halls.

    The Cougars (2-6 district, 5-9 overall) fell, 3-0, in a hotly contested game during which both teams combined for only four hits. The Red Devils, who are unbeaten in league play and 18-1 overall, got three hits.

    Josh Hillard went the distance to earn the victory for Halls and gave up a second-inning single to Andrew Dykes.

  • Children’s Center child abuse luncheon raises funds for new building

    Being a kid shouldn’t hurt. That was the message at Friday’s child abuse luncheon. Instead, love, happiness and laughter should define a child’s life, but unfortunately, child abuse is an all too real factor, which is why the Campbell County Children’s Center is raising funds for a new building.

    With only $350,000 left to raise, the children’s center continues to gain momentum towards reaching its goal.

  • County appraisals bring concern, anger

    There are two sure things in life-death and taxes.  

    But despite this certainty even the hint that those taxes might increase has been enough to create a furor among Campbell County residents.

    When those little green reappraisal cards started showing up in mailboxes around the county the popularity of Brandon Partin, property assessor, increased exponentially, but not in a good way.

  • Commission says yes to land swap; want East LaFollette too

    After a nearly two hour discussion on the pros and cons of a property trade at last week’s budget and finance committee meeting it seemed that every angle of the deal had been explored.

    But another winding debate on the issue ensued prior to the county commission’s final approval on Monday.

  • Eyes on LaFollette returns

    Signs of spring are popping up everywhere including the return of the students from University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media.

    The class will return this Friday with 19 students to create the 13th edition of Eyes on LaFollette. They will be looking to capture life in a small town with their cameras during their two day visit.

    Eyes on LaFollette began in 1993, created by Rob Heller, from the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media.