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Today's News

  • Cougars to face Oneida in jamboree

    New Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price will lead his Cougars onto the field Friday night for a dress rehearsal against Oneida in the Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics Jamboree.

    Anderson County High School will host the jamboree, which is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. with the Cougars vs. the Indians. Clinton will battle Wartburg at 7:45 p.m., followed by a halftime punt, pass and kick competition. Wartburg and the host Mavericks will close out the jamboree at 9 p.m.

  • Defense coming along for Campbell County

    After tweaking its pass defense in 7-on-7 drills this summer, Campbell County got a good dose of power football during a full-contact scrimmage Friday afternoon at Scott County.

    “It was good for our kids to see that,” said Cougars coach Justin Price.

    “We have more of a finesse passing attack, so our defense doesn’t always get tested by a physical running game at practice.

    “We don’t try to win the scrimmage. We just try to put our kids in situations to see what they can do. 

  • Stand-off ends with arrest

    A domestic situation escalated into something far more serious Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley, Calvin J. Geddings, 43, of 637 Luther Seiber Boulevard, Apt. 5, became involved in an argument with his girlfriend. During the course of the altercation Geddings reportedly fired a shot from a .22 caliber revolver.

    Finley stated after the gun was fired Geddings’ girlfriend fled the apartment with a four-year-old child and called authorities while in route to safety at a relative’s home.

  • Campbell County homeschoolers find support in groups

       

     

    By PETER SAWYER

    psawyer@lafollettepress.com

     

    As many students in Campbell County scramble to buy pencils and notebooks for the upcoming school year, not all are preparing to learn in a classroom setting.

    Home schooling is an option some parents choose for their children. Many home school families in Campbell County have chosen to find support in groups such as Eternal Praise in Christ, or Learning is Fun Every Day.

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament winners — August 5

    David Hatfield and Robbie Powell took 1st place with 10.13 lbs. of bass last week in the latest Powder Mill Night Tournament. Runners-up were David and Karen Miller with 10.06 lbs., while Brian Miller and John Carroll finished 3rd with 7.10 lbs. David Miller’s 4.05 lb. bass took big fish honors.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Catoosa WMA closed because of vandalism

    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area — located in Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties — was closed to all public access effective Monday, Aug. 8.  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials believe this closure is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors using Catoosa WMA as well as agency employees working on the area.  

  • Board discusses cell phone use and dress code for high schools

    Board members kicked of their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night with a discussion about cell phone use and dress codes.

    Jamie Wheeler, Campbell County High School principal, approached the group to ask that changes be made in both policies. In her presentation, Wheeler noted that upwards of 90-percent of students at CCHS owned cell phones. The school’s new principal went on to point out that the current policy and stringent punishment for violations have historically been a problem that plagued the school.

  • Church news

    The Jellico Methodist Women are planning a church bazaar for

    Saturday, November 26 from 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

     If you are interested in participating, you may pick up an entry form at: Buck's Jellico Hardware or the Jellico Public Library or call

    423-784-8641 for more information.

    Space is limited.  Entry deadline is August 29.

     

    Mt Zion United Methodist Church

     Homecoming

    131 River Rd, Jacksboro

    Sunday Aug 14  10a.m.

    Covered dish 12 noon

  • What to do when we reach the end of our rope!

     People today sense that we are rushing madly toward a climactic point in history. Authorities trying to discover the basic cause of the world’s ills. Millions of dollars are spent to find an answer to international problems. The stockpile of America’s problems mount higher and higher and out leaders can’t come up with an answer to what to do about it.

  • The World’s Greatest Violinist

    “. . . My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (See 2 Corinthian, s 12:7-10).