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Today's News

  • Board green lights teacher raises; money yet to be designated

    It may have been the last meeting for four school board members, but that didn’t stop the group from carrying on with business as usual.
    When an agenda item dealing with raises for all certified employees came up for discussion outgoing board member Mark A. Wells wasted no time in making a motion in favor of the action.

  • Three women dedicate their lives to their jobs

    How many employers can say they have a staff member that has been with them 50 plus years? At least three in Campbell County can.
    China Willoughby with the Department of Children’s Services, Ruby Childress with Valley View Elementary School and Mildred Asbury with Peoples Bank of the South share over 150 years of hard work toward their chosen professions.
    Starting as a junior stenographer in September 1952, Willoughby has worked 58 years for the department of social services.

  • Public Records for Aug. 16- Aug. 23

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Campbell County Property Transfers
    Aug. 16 – Aug. 20

    Catherine V. Faust to Frank A. Macierjewski and Heidi L. Macierjewski, Dist. 1, $16,000.
    P Mark Hope to Tara Goins, Dist. 3, $120,000.
    Robert Lynn Fannon to Scott Laxton and Laura Christina Laxton, Dist. 1, $352,000.
    Mary Frances Steely to Georgia Pruitt, Dist. 5, $70,000.

  • Sports calendar

    Men’s softball league
    Anyone interested in putting a team in the Caryville Men’s Softball League should contact Wade Lawson at 423-566-1049.
     
    Co-ed softball league
    A co-ed softball fall league is forming in LaFollette. Anyone interested in having a team should contact the LaFollette Recreation Dept. at 423-562-2241.
    Deadline is Friday, Sept. 3.
     
    Girl’s fall softball league

  • Owls grounded in 36-12 loss

    A week after setting school passing records in the season opener against Soldiers Memorial, the LaFollette Middle School football team suffered a 36-12 setback Thursday night to Lenoir City.
    Tommy Lawson scored both of the Owls’ touchdowns: an 80-yard run and a 50-yard run.
    LaFollette will host Clinton tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m.

  • Jellico can’t keep pace with ’Jackets during 68-22 loss

    For a while Friday night, it looked as though Jellico High School’s football team might be able to give rival Williamsburg, Ky. a run for its money this year.
    The Blue Devils had rallied from a 20-7 deficit with a touchdown and successful point-after kick with a little over 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
    But the Yellowjackets got stronger as the game wore on and continued to put points on the scoreboard.
    Williamsburg ended up routing the host Blue Devils, 68-22, scoring 30 more points than it did in last year’s game.

  • Eagles cruise 38-22 in opener

    Balance was the buzzword Thursday night for Jacksboro in a 38-22 season-opening football victory over Rutledge Middle School.
    The Eagles scored on offense, defense and special teams. Jacksboro also got tackles from 14 different players.
    Tailback Trey Torres paced Jacksboro’s offense with 120 yards rushing and 3 first-half touchdowns. One of the scores came on a 76-yard kickoff return. Brothers Joseph and Daniel Elkins also got into the scoring act with one touchdown each for the defense.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Waterfowl seasons set
    by wildlife commission

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) at its August meeting, held at the UT West Tennessee Research Center, established the 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons.

  • Indiana woman dies in fatal accident

    Inclement weather has been named as the reason for a fatal accident on Interstate 75, last Wednesday.

    Rochelle Kay Lee, 22, of Plainfield, IN., was driving south on I-75 when she allegedly lost control of her 1999 Ford Mustang near mile marker 144.

    Just after 1 p.m. Lee lost control of her vehicle during heavy rain on the interstate near Stinking Creek, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Skeen.

  • Norris Lake Fishing Report

    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).
    Late last week, the lake level was 1,013.3 feet. That’s 2.1 feet lower than the previous week. The water level is expected to continue falling over the next several days.