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Today's News

  • Summer Youth Track Program begins June 1 at CCHS

    Campbell County High School will again be a host site for the Knoxville Track Club’s Summer Youth Track Program.

    The program is open to all girls and boys, ages 5-18, who are interested in track and field, running and athletics. The program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field, with an emphasis on fun and fitness.

    There will be four weeks of instruction, beginning June 1.

    Practices will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Campbell County High School track.

  • CCHS high jumper wins Section 1-AAA championship

    High jumper Kristin Chapman is going back to the Class AAA state track meet.

    However, this time the Campbell County High School sophomore will have a Section 1 championship on her resume. Chapman out jumped Shelbie Burchfield of Morristown West for first place during Friday’s sectional meet at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett and nearly qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles, as well.

  • Cougars remain upbeat after football scrimmage loss to Bearden

    Campbell County High School’s football team would be hard-pressed to find an opponent better than the defending Class 3A state champion Knoxville Catholic team it scrimmaged last spring.

    However, a Bearden team that went two rounds of the Class 6A playoffs and finished 9-3 last season just might be better than that 2009 Catholic squad.

    You’ll get no argument from Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Two Jellico players named first-team all-district in softball

    Jellico High School seniors Brittany Hughes and Noel Tiller have played ball many years together.

    Last week, they were their school’s first team selections on the All-District 4-A Softball Team. Lady Blue Devil teammates Zoe Wynkott and Ashley Ouimette were second team picks.

    Most valuable player was Coalfield’s freshman pitcher Lindsey Fadnek. Joining her on the all-district first team were Coalfield teammates Andrea Foster, Hannah Melhorn and Kaylee Watson.

    The other members of the all-district first team were:

  • Crime in the county: How the numbers look

    Sometimes it is all about the numbers.

    A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report released earlier this month had Campbell County with the fourth highest crime rate in the state.

    However, within the county are five separate law enforcement entities with each one submitting its own report to the TBI.

  • Specialized law enforcement training brought to county

    How do you tell the good guys from the bad in a time where anyone can be perceived as a threat?

    That is what area law enforcement is finding out this week in a specialized training in LaFollette.

  • Sixty- four year sentence to stand for Nance

    Any hope Joseph Nance had of getting a new trial was put to rest on Monday.

    In October 2009, Nance was sentenced to serve 64 years behind bars for multiple counts of child rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. During criminal court this week, Robert Scott attempted to persuade Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton to grant his client a new trial.

    Putting the victim of Nance’s crimes on the stand, Scott tried to undermine the girl’s credibility.

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