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Today's News

  • Middle school players celebrate their very own ‘Signing Day’

    In celebration of National Signing Day, members of the Campbell County High School football coaching staff visited Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school athletes last week.

    The purpose of the visit was to reach out to the middle school athletes and let them know that they are vital to the building of the CCHS football program.

    Each middle school player got to participate by having their own “signing day” photo made with the coaches while wearing an authentic CCHS football jersey and cap.

  • Covert gets 10 years

     A child pornography case that began in White Plains, N.Y., ended Monday in Campbell County Criminal Court.

    It ended with Blaine Steven Covert pleading guilty to aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

  • Praying for change: Churches gather for weekly prayer

     From poverty to drugs and crime, Campbell County has its share of problems. But members of local congregations see these as signs of spiritual decay.

    “We believe that there are spiritual solutions to (the) issues with which these people are struggling,” Dr. Duane Mills, pastor of First Baptist Church of LaFollette, said.

  • Debate ends in Jellico: Annexation talks over

     Plans for annexation have ended.

    County residents broke into applause last Thursday as Jellico’s planning commission voted to stop plans for annexation.

  • Jellico LL moves forward

     After establishing a committee at a town hall meeting on Jan. 26, Jellico’s Little League is moving forward to get coaching positions filled and players signed up.

    “We hope to grow, can’t have too much help,” Jellico Little League President Randy McGhee said.

  • Jellico LL moves forward

     After establishing a committee at a town hall meeting on Jan. 26, Jellico’s Little League is moving forward to get coaching positions filled and players signed up.

    “We hope to grow, can’t have too much help,” Jellico Little League President Randy McGhee said.

  • public Records Feb. 9, 2012

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    JAN. 30 – FEB. 3

    Melissa Sharp to Jeffery Scott Smith and Melissa A. Smith, Dist. 3, $115,000.

    Kyle McDowell to Danette Bachman, Dist. 3, $83,4000.

    Linda Gibson to Larry J. Gibson and Linda Gibson, Dist. 1, $15,000.

    John Boll and Jennifer Boll to Daniel E. Yoder, Jr. and Amy L. Yoder, Dist. 5, $7,000.

  • CCHS girls sweep Oak Ridge, Powell

    Campbell County High School’s girls have a chance to clinch the District 3-AAA regular season basketball championship this week with pivotal road games at Knox Halls (Tuesday) and Anderson County (Friday).

    The Lady Cougars (12-0 district, 18-5 overall) stayed perfect in league play last week with victories over longtime district powers Oak Ridge and Powell.

  • Cougars make Wildcats work for win

    With unpleasant memories of a 35-point loss earlier this season at Oak Ridge, players on the Campbell County High School varsity boys’ basketball team were bound and determined not to let it happen again.

    The host Cougars (6-6 district, 14-8 overall) took the Wildcats (11-2 district, 19-3 overall) to the wire Friday night before falling, 56-53.

  • Dixie Youth Baseball League being organized countywide

    After decades of running their own summer baseball leagues, the city of LaFollette and the town of Caryville are combining forces to build a countywide program.

    Prospective coaches got a chance to meet organizers and board members of the newly formed Campbell County Dixie Youth Baseball League during a Sunday afternoon get-together at the CCHS Baseball Field House.

    “I’d like to make our program a countywide program,” CCHS baseball coach Brad Collette said when addressing the coaches in attendance.