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Today's News

  • Norris Lake levels still fluctuating

  • Eighteen years after transplant, Adkins leading full life

     Taylor Adkins is graduating from high school this month.

    While many consider that an accomplishment in itself, the young lady has even bigger success.

    As an infant, Taylor Adkins had a heart transplant. In April 1993 Taylor’s parents, Tommy and Teresa, brought home a seemingly perfect baby girl.

  • Area churches ban together to help storm victims

    Not ones to sit idly by while others are in need, members of New Life Ministries circled the wagons after tornadoes ripped through the south two weeks ago.

    However, it wasn’t really a wagon- it was a tractor-trailer loaded with 91,000 pounds of goods and another trailer packed to capacity.

  • Jacksboro conducts ceremony; has moment of silence

    Prior to its meeting the Jacksboro Board of Aldermen held a swearing- in ceremony.

    Mayor Jack Cannon swore in Alderwomen Mattie Lou Nance and Aldermen Ray Green following their reelection to the board last month.

  • Campbell County eliminated after tough losses to Powell and Karns

     Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a brief but memorable appearance last week in the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The Cougars were eliminated after back-to-back losses to Powell and Karns, but had a chance to win both games.

    Regular season district champion Powell appeared to be in shock Friday afternoon during the tournament opener when Campbell County took a 5-1 lead on the Panthers by scoring 5 runs in the top of the third inning. 

  • Jacksboro girls clinch 2nd place at sectionals

        Jacksboro Middle School’s girls capped a spectacular season with a runner-up finish in the TMSAA Track and Field Championships held on April 21 at Lenoir City.

    The Lady Eagles came in a distant 2nd place to team champion Maryville, but finished ahead of 10 other teams. Michaela Smith headlined Jacksboro’s effort with 1st place finishes in shot put and discus. She also ran the third leg of the Lady Eagles’ 6th place 4x100 (also Emily Byrge, Makenzie Seiber, Jessica Stanley) and 5th place 4x200 (Olivia Brown, Byrge, Stanley) relays.

  • Lady Cougars tie for 4th place at Metro 8

     In a final tuneup before sectionals, Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed Friday in the Metro 8 Championships at Oak Ridge.

    Multitalented junior Kristin Chapman led the Lady Cougars to a tie for 4th place with William Blount. Chapman won the high jump, was runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles with a new personal record, placed 5th in the 300-meter hurdles, and finished 7th in the 200-meter dash. A total of 18 girls’ teams participated in the meet.

  • Lady Cougars fall to Oak Ridge girls in tourney opener

        The Campbell County High School softball team bowed out of District 3-AAA Tournament play Thursday afternoon with a 10-0 loss to Oak Ridge at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars (5-29 overall) fell behind 7-0 in the first inning and were never able to get their offense untracked.

    Oak Ridge scored twice more in the bottom of the third to make it 9-0.

    Campbell County had runners in scoring position in the top of the fourth inning, but couldn’t get them home.

  • SPORTS NOTES

     The Lady Owls’ Basketball Camp will be held May 16-19 at the LaFollette Middle School Gym. Hours will be 3-5 p.m. Registration will be May 16 from 3-3:20 p.m. The camp is for girls in grades K-8. All campers must have a registration form signed by parent or guardian. The camp fee is $50. Concessions will be sold daily. The camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball and will include individual and team competitions. With opportunities to win awards. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Night fishing for walleye improves on Norris Lake

        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).

    The lake level on May 10 was 1,021.72 feet, almost 2 feet above full pool.