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Today's News

  • Man killed in car accident

     Early in the morning on Sept. 8, Timmy A. Byrge died shortly after his Chevy Blazer collided with a Ford F150.

    The two cars were traveling on Howard Baker Highway just east of State Route 297. Byrge was traveling west when his Blazer began to move left of center into the oncoming lane, Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer Aaron Evans’ report said. An oncoming Ford, driven by Gloria S. Goad, was unable to take evasive action and the two vehicles collided, Evans said.

  • True Repentance From the Heart

              

    I have been reading the book of Joel, it only has three chapters, but they are so powerful. We read many stories or accounts of God’s people straying from his love, his teachings and pursuing their own ways.

    Without the protection of the Heavenly Father and relying on their own abilities there were often overwhelmed and defeated. Just as today God does not force his will on is we choose the latter.

  • Scouting Report — Hardin Valley at Campbell County

  • Jellico hosts 11th annual Old Fashioned Fall Festival

     Jellico will again celebrate its heritage as it hosts the 11th annual Old Fashioned Fall Festival on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at Veteran’s Park.

    This festival honors the areas heritage before modern technology began to change people’s way of life.

  • Entertainment scheduled in Jellico at Veteran’s Park

     In Jellico, several music performances are scheduled at Veteran’s Park for the next two weekends.

    This weekend White Water will take the stage on Friday night at 7. The Gem City Cruisers will also have a Cruise-in.

  • Owls, Eagles fall

    It’s not been a good week for local middle school football teams, as both LaFollette and Jacksboro suffered losses Thursday night.

    The Owls fell 32-6 at home to Eagleton, which scored on the first play from scrimmage. LaFollette’s Elijah Powell intercepted a 2-point conversion pass that held the score to 6-0.

    Eagleton scored again to take a 12-0 lead at the end of the opening quarter. The Owls trailed 26-0 at halftime. Powell scored LaFollette’s lone touchdown on a run of over 50 yards.

  • Bolton leads Jellico runners at Oneida meet

    Jellico cross-country runner Matt Bolton placed 3rd overall with a time of 21:03 in the Blue Devils’ first major cross-country meet of the season Thursday evening at Oneida. Teams from Jellico, Oneida, Scott High, Cumberland Gap, Sunbright, J. Frank White Academy and McCreary County Ky. competed in the first full 5K.

    Ovi Kabir ran, despite recovering from a pulled muscle, and finished 16th overall at 23:22.

  • Soccer team wins

    The Campbell County Middle School girls soccer team won its first home match of the season on Monday afternoon. Campbell County defeated West Valley, 3-1.  Lindsay Horton, Drew Leach and Hannah Anderson each scored a goal for the winners.

    Campbell County will play this afternoon (Thurs.) at Norris.

  • 3-D archery tournament set Saturday at Ball Farm

    There will be a 3-D Archery Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Ball Farm Event Center just outside the city limits of LaFollette. Entry fee is a $20 donation. The tournament is open to men, women and children. All proceeds will benefit the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Turkey Hunters Care Program of the Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter. Trophies and prizes will be awarded in three classes. No crossbows are allowed. For more information, call Jason Shetterly at 423-494-1088 or Durand Carmany at 423-871-0605.

  • Middle, elementary runners kick off cross-country season

    Campbell County’s middle and elementary cross-country teams officially kicked off the 2011 season on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. 

    On a rainy, muddy day, the Cougars competed well. Seventh-grader Gracie Faulkner finished 2nd overall (out of 198) in the middle school girls race. 

    Blake Kibler and Riley Faulkner finished 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the elementary boys division. Drew Leach also posted a top-20 finish in the elementary girls race.