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Today's News

  • CCHS golf teams play well against district competition

    Campbell County High School golfers placed among the leaders last week during matches at LaFollette and Beaver Brook.
    The Cougars lost by five strokes, 148-153, to two-time defending Class AAA state champion Farragut on Thursday at the LaFollette Country Club. The Hardin Valley Academy finished a distant third with a team score of 178.
    Corey Bray and Trevor Huckaby each shot 37 for the Cougars, followed by Logan Baird and Bryce Roach each with a 39.
    Stuart Thomas shot a 1-under par 35 to lead Farragut.

  • Cougars fall to Karns, 14-7

    Campbell County suffered a 14-7 setback Friday night against District 3 football rival Karns.
    Quarterback Tuffy Shoupe scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to put the Cougars (0-2 district, 0-4 overall) on the scoreboard first. Wesley Cook kicked the extra point. The 12-play scoring drive covered nearly 60 yards and consumed almost seven minutes of the opening quarter. The Beavers answered with a pair of touchdowns and a 2-point conversion during the second quarter. Keenan Evans blocked an extra-point kick following the first Karns touchdown. The halftime score was also 14-7.

  • Elementary, middle school teams begin racing season

    The Campbell County elementary and middle school cross-country teams opened the season last week at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.
    Around 1,200 runners competed. This year, the Campbell County team is the biggest its ever been, with 41 young people out running every day.
    In the elementary boy’s division, three Campbell County runners finished among the top 20 in a field of over 300.
    Top finishers for the Cougars were Blake Kibler (7th with a time of 6:15), Eric Phillips (15th with a time of 6:31) and Timmy Zupancic (18th with a time of 6:50).

  • Campbell runners take 1st place

    This past Saturday the Cougars elementary and middle school cross-country teams competed in the Volunteer Cross Country Invitational at Victor Ashe Park. In spite of heavy rain that came down during the race, Campbell County was well represented at this annual event.

  • Church sponsors fun run/walk

    The Glade Springs Baptist Church 5K for Christ Fun Run and Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 9 a.m., at Cove Lake State Park.
    Check-in and day-of-event registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool shelter. Pastor Chris Stanley will give a devotional at 9 a.m., with the race immediately following. Refreshments will be served after the event.

  • Elk banquet scheduled for Sept. 25

    The Royal Blue Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Ball Farm Event Center at 2107 Gen. Carl Wade Stiner Hwy. in LaFollette. The public is invited for an evening of fun with games of chance, drawings for prizes, silent and live auction, and a wonderful catered meal.
    Proceeds will be used for the preservation of habitat for wildlife species.
    Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

  • Fishing remains slow on Norris despite cooler surface temps

    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 fall drawdown continues. The lake level on Friday, Sept. 10 was 1,010.22 feet, which is over a foot and a half lower than the previous week.

  • Tennessee Wildife Resources Agency news

    TWRA announces availability
    of riparian tree planting grants
    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations and conservation groups with riparian tree planting projects.
    All seedlings must be bought through the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Tree planting season in Tennessee is October through March.

  • Wanted sex offender arrested in Campbell County

    A man working at a Jacksboro nail salon has been arrested by U.S. Marshals on multiple outstanding warrants related to sex crimes.
    Hiep Xuan Le, 37, was arrested late last week in joint operation conducted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal Service, according to Sheriff Robbie Goins. Le had been working in Campbell County since June 2009. He had been in the state since 2008, never registering as a sex offender despite his lengthy criminal past.

  • New commission hears of proposed property tax

    Newly elected commissioners hit the ground running last Thursday evening as they met for the first time after being sworn into office just two days before.
    With the task of setting the 2010-11 budget looming, a priority of the special called meeting was to elect temporary chairpersons for both the budget and finance committee and the full commission.
    Although County Mayor William Baird had previously declined a nomination to chair the commission, he agreed to the temporary spot during the meeting.