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Today's News

  • Owls, Eagles remain in the hunt for sectional championship

     Five of Campbell County’s middle school basketball teams were in action over the weekend when the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association East Sectional Championships got underway at Sevierville.

  • Largemouth bass are still best bet for Norris anglers

     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).

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Deadline approaching

    for annual photo contest

    The deadline is just around the corner to submit entries for the Tennessee Wildlife magazine photo contest. All photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing, wildlife native to the Volunteer State, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee.

    March 5 is this year’s entry deadline.

  • Lady Cougars move on with 47-44 tourney win over AC

     Juniors Shayla Goins and Courtney Morris combined to score 9 of Campbell County’s final 13 points Tuesday night to carry the Lady Cougars to a 47-44 opening round triumph over rival Anderson County in the District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Karns.

    The No. 4 seed Lady Cougars advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round to face regular season champion and No. 1 tournament seed Oak Ridge at 4:30 p.m. 

    The loss eliminated Anderson County from further postseason play this year.

  • Controlled burn planned for Saturday

    On Saturday, officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association will be using a time honored practice to usher in new growth.

    On Feb. 19 the agencies will work together in a combined effort on a controlled burn. The area around the elk viewing station on Hatmaker Knob and around the Flatwoods Road will be cleared utilizing combustible ping-pong balls, said Danny Akins, the assistant wildlife manager for the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The roads surrounding this area will also be closed beginning at 7 a.m.

  • Blue Devils roll into District 4-A Tourney as top seed

     Jellico High School’s boys got the top prize and top billing in this week’s District 4-A Basketball Tournament at Wartburg.

    Junior forward Cody Malicoat was selected boy’s player of the year after leading the Blue Devils to a No. 1 seeding. Jellico got a first-round bye and will open tournament play on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against the Oneida/Oakdale winner. The game will be broadcast live on the radio at WLAF 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.1450wlaf.com. 

  • Couple has Valentines Day shoot out

    When police received a call of gunshots and a man hanging out of a car window they thought the worst.

    But after tracking down the people and vehicle involved officers learned that a marital dispute had escalated.

    On Monday evening just before 7 p.m., Campbell County Deputy Josh Vann responded to call that shots had been fired at the Cedar Creek Bridge.

    When Vann arrived there no one was present. This prompted him to begin a search of the area.

  • Caryville police intercept prescription drug operation

    Caryville Police Officer Ben Marlow never imagined he would be breaking up a prescription drug operation when he was dispatched on a reckless driving call.

    Last week, Marlow conducted a traffic stop on I-75 after reports were made about a white Chevy Monte Carlo driving recklessly.

    Deborah J. Williams, 44, of Lexington, Ky, was taken into custody after several scheduled substances were found in her possession.

    During a search of the vehicle four yellow pills, believed to be a schedule IV controlled substance, were allegedly found, the report said.

  • Morris arrested on multiple charges

    Around 9 a.m. last Tuesday morning LaFollette Police Sgt. William Owens was called to 601 West Ash Street to investigate a burglary. On his way to the residence Owens reported spotting a male who matched the description of a suspect in a case. 

    Owens allegedly stopped Johnny E. Morris, 45, of 239 Rain Valley Road, to question him about a theft. When Owens told Morris one of the items taken in the burglary was a flashlight Morris allegedly denied being in possession of such an item.

  • Fowler going to next court level

     A man accused of causing an explosion that left others homeless is headed to the grand jury.

    On Friday, Russell Harry Fowler appeared in general sessions court.

    He was there answering to charges he was cooking meth in his Pinecrest apartment when the process went bad igniting a fire. The blaze eventually leveled half of the building leaving several people without a home.