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Today's News

  • Jellico Electric and Water System hires Rowe as manager

     At a special called meeting Feb. 1, Billy Rowe was hired as the new manager for Jellico Electric and Water System by a margin of 3-2.

    “Just glad to be here,” Rowe said.

  • JMS boys, LMS girls eliminated at Area 2 Basketball Tourney

    Basketball teams from Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools ended their seasons last week with losses in their respective consolation games at the Area 2 Tournament in Oak Ridge.

    Only the top three finishers in each area tournament qualified for East Tennessee sectional play. That meant that teams that did not play for an area championship or win their area consolation game did not advance to sectionals.

  • Volleyball tourney set

    The Jellico High School softball team will hold a co-ed volleyball tournament Feb. 3-4 as a fundraiser.

    The event will be hosted by Jellico High School. Games will begin on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $30 per team of six players. There must be two females on the court at all times for each team.

    To register, call Angie at 784-9455/784-9453 or Nancy at 494-1452.

  • 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.