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Today's News

  • Campbell County, Jellico battle on the volleyball court

    High school volleyball rivals Jellico and Campbell County played each other Monday afternoon at LaFollette Elementary.

    Campbell County’s junior varsity team won, 25-22, 25-12, in two games.

    Jellico’s varsity won its match in five games. Campbell County won the first game, 25-8, while Jellico evened things up with a 25-16 decision in the second game.

    Campbell County answered the bell with a 25-19 victory in game three, but Jellico closed out the match with 28-26 and 15-13 victories.

  • Burris arrested for impersonation

    Last week Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to make an arrest in a case that began in July.

    Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar began looking into a complaint made by a female victim and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. As result of his inquiries he learned that on July 26 Donny Ray Burris, 52, of 2796 Highway 116, Caryville, went to the residence of the victim and allegedly told another person who was there at the time that he was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 1

    The Jellico High School boys basketball team will be hosting a 16-inch co-ed softball tournament Sept. 9-10 at Jellico. Entry fee is $150. For more information, call 423-494-9859.

    LaFollette Little League will host postseason banquets next weekend according to the following schedule: Friday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Little League Field, 9-10, 11-12 Little League boys and 13-14, 15-16 softball girls; Saturday Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Little League Field, Tee-Ball, Coach Pitch and Coach Pitch girls.

  • Bowman chalks up 20th book in

    On Aug. 19 Anthony Meade Bowman scored his 19th book in into the county jail. Bowman was charged with theft under $10,000 in connection with a burglary at a local marine store.

    After posting the $5,000 on Aug. 22, Bowman, 23, of 523 Shore Line Circle, took another trip to jail on Aug. 25 making his book in record an even 20.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur’s report, he was called to the corner of Hemlock and 12th Streets to aid a Drug Task Force agent in a traffic stop.

  • Hatfield, Powell finish at top of points standings

     David Hatfield and Robbie Powell took 1st place Friday night with 11.14 lbs. of bass in the Powder Mill Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were David and Karen Miller with 9.07 lbs., while 3rd place went to Jerry Fox and Bill Husky with 9.06 lbs. Sam Richardson took big fish honors with a 4.15 lb. bass.

  • Specialized computers give students access to career planning

     

    Students in Campbell County trying figure out what they want to be when they grow up now have an edge thanks to some new technology.

    Last Thursday Jay Willoughby of ETHRA Workforce Development was in the county to present state of the art computers to Campbell County High School and Jellico High School.

    According to Willoughby, the presentation of one touch screen computer at each of the area high schools marked the roll out of a program ETHRA Workforce Development is initiating in its nine county region.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    TWRA addresses use of bait for hunting

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has been receiving inquiries concerning hunting with the use of bait. The statute concerning the use of bait (TCA 70-4-113) has not been changed.

  • CCHS golfers win Morristown tourney

    Seniors Cory Martin and Bryce Roach led the Campbell County High School boys golf program to its first Morristown Invitational Tournament championship on Aug. 1.

    Martin placed 3rd overall with a score of 76, while Roach shot 78 to finish 6th overall. CCHS teammates Tyler Chumley and Trevor Huckaby posted scores of 80 and 82, respectively, to round out the scoring. The Cougars turned in a team score of 316, which was one stroke better than tournament runner-up Carter.

  • Cougars stumble in opener

    In a matchup of high school football teams making an offseason switch to a spread offense, it was rather obvious Friday night that Seymour was ahead of Campbell County.

    The Eagles took advantage of their running game and consistently better field position to beat the Cougars 42-6 in the 2011 season-opener at Seymour.

    “We had communication problems all night on the offense side of the ball. We had several plays in which we did not give ourselves the opportunity to succeed due to that,” said first year Campbell County coach Justin Price. 

  • Scouting Report — Cumberland County at CCHS

    It’s back to the drawing board this week for the Campbell County Cougars, who are busily preparing for their home opener tomorrow night against the Cumberland County Jets.

    The Cougars had trouble finding the end zone last week during a 42-6 loss at Seymour. In defense of Campbell County, new Head Football Coach Justin Price has been on the job for less than three months and the Cougars have totally revamped their offensive and defensive schemes. Campbell County’s coaching staff views each game as a learning experience and a chance to improve.