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Today's News

  • Blue Devils stumble in region opener

    Having a one-dimensional attack likely cost the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team a chance to move on in tournament play.

    The Blue Devils (18-11 overall) could not find their shooting touch from long range Saturday night during a 77-59 loss to Grace Christian Academy (GCA) in a Region 2-A quarterfinal game. The defeat eliminated Jellico from the tournament. Meanwhile, the Rams (18-9 overall), who avenged a two-point loss to Jellico on Jan. 9 at Knoxville, advanced to play Harriman in the region semifinals Tuesday at Wartburg.

  • Lady Cougars have tough time against William Blount in 2-AAA

    Basketball tournaments have little margin for error, especially during the elimination rounds.

    So when the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team didn’t play its best Friday night while hosting a Region 2-AAA quarterfinal game, William Blount was quick to take advantage.

  • Bobcats defeat Blue Devils for District 4-A crown

    The 2009-10 season hasn’t been easy at times for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, as early season injuries and illness made it difficult for Tony Ingram’s squad to hit their stride.

    Through it all, however, coach Ingram knew that the postseason was all that mattered and now that the Bobcats are playing at 100 percent, they seem to be peaking at just the right time. Jellico found out just how good the Bobcats can be when they’re clicking on all cylinders Tuesday night as Oliver Springs bombed the Blue Devils 72-48 to capture the District 4-A Tournament championship.

  • Little League sign-ups being held Saturday in LaFollette

    Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on Saturday, March 6 at the LaFollette Community Center. The time period will be 1-4 p.m. The registration fee is $35 per child.

    Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and three documents that show the address of the child. All children ages 3-15 and who live in Campbell County are eligible to play.

    For more information, call Marvin Rutherford at 423-566-1400.

  • Caryville holding baseball sign-ups on Saturday

    Caryville Youth Baseball sign-ups will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Caryville Municipal Building.

  • Campbell County baseball looks to be improved in 2010

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team got a thumbs up from coach Brad Collette during three pre-season scrimmage games Saturday against Knoxville West, Sevier County and Fulton.

    After opening with a 4-1 loss to West, the Cougars defeated Sevier County, 2-1, and Fulton, 11-5.

    “I was extremely pleased with the way we played on Saturday,” said Campbell County coach Brad Collette.

  • Middle school sports have come a long way with TMSAA

    The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) will be 17 years old this year.

    A middle school organization under the umbrella of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the TMSAA was formed in 1993 after the TSSAA was requested to begin governing the athletics of middle schools across the state. At that time, there existed no common rules of fair play. There was also a need for an end of season playoff and, most importantly, accident insurance that covers catastrophic injuries in practice, games and/or transportation.

  • Old LPO could be deemed historical

    Thanks to efforts and hard work of local representatives, the old LaFollette Post Office has been placed on a list of endangered historic buildings in East Tennessee.

    On Feb. 27, ETPA members announced the 2010 East Tennessee Endangered Heritage list of endangered historic buildings and places in the 16 county region.

    “Each county has something that reflects the culture and heritage of that area and we have so many things here in Campbell County that should be considered for preservation; this organization is a good start,” Myers said.

  • CASA Bluegrass Breakdown scheduled for this week

    It’s bluegrass time again in Campbell County.

    The 9th annual CASA Bluegrass Breakdown is just around the corner. With live music, refreshments and a silent auction all under one roof, CASA’s Bluegrass Breakdown has it all.

    On March 20, at 6 p.m. in the Campbell County High School auditorium, four groups will be performing bluegrass favorites at CASA’s biggest fundraising event.

    Those performing include Larry Gillis and the Hard Driving Bluegrass Band, Shadow Ridge, Eddie Sweat and Thunder Creek, as well as Carl and Mason Capps.

  • Jellico Utilities passes loan approval; discusses TVA Partners agreement

    It was a short agenda at the Jellico Utility board meeting on Tuesday evening, with the main topic of discussion centering on a state revolving fund loan.

    Jellico Utility General Manager Mike Bethurem began the meeting by asking the board to approve a $459,000 increase for the State Revolving Fund (SRF) drinking water loan to aid in the drinking water project.

    The project, which consists of the drilling of two wells, the construction of an elevated storage tank as well as water mains to connect the two wells, was originally estimated to cost approximately $1.3 million.