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Today's News

  • On Higher Ground

    Why teaching them doctrine is so important

     

    “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 4:2-4).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Bought by the precious blood of Christ

     

    We read in I Peter 1:18-21 “Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

    He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”

  • Sweet sweep for Lady Cougars

      Campbell County High School’s softball team swept neighboring rival Cumberland Gap last week for the second consecutive year.

    In both instances, it was the first two victories of the season for the Lady Cougars, who are 2-16 overall heading into games this week against Oak Ridge and Claiborne County.

    “Last year, (the sweep) came at the end of the season instead of in the middle, so we hope there are a few more wins for us this year,” said Campbell County coach Rebecca Mongar.

  • Tennis teams find success

      There’s a youth movement afoot in the Campbell County High School tennis program.

    Of the 20-plus players, over half are sophomores and freshmen. Though their inexperience shows, the Cougars have plenty of time to develop as a group.

    “In two years, we expect to contend for our district (championship),” said Campbell County coach Jason Ivey.

    The CCHS boys’ team includes two seniors, three juniors and half a dozen sophomores.

  • Chapman, Goins set records at OR Relays

     Kristin Chapman broke another meet record in the high jump last week while competing for the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team.

    Chapman finally reached the 5-foot-8 mark to win 1st place Saturday at the Oak Ridge Relays. The talented junior also tied Amanda Forrester’s school record, which was set in 1999 at the state championships.

    “That put her over the hump,” said Chapman’s coach, Billie Ann Evans.

  • County middle school baseball team wins three consecutive games

     The Campbell County Middle School (CCMS) baseball team has won three games in a row for the first time in its history. Record-setting performances have set the tone for this current streak.

  • Carter rallies past Cougars

      Campbell County High School’s baseball team suffered a tough loss, 13-5, Friday to visiting Carter. 

    The Cougars led 4-1 before faltering down the stretch. Hitting leaders for Campbell County included: Andy Hickman, 1-for-4 with a double and a run; Donovan, 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Dykes (3-1) was tagged with his first loss of the season. Bo Farris pitched in relief for the final 1 and 2/3 innings.

    Carter’s comeback was fueled by several Campbell County errors.

  • Smith sets new JMS records in shot put and discus

     Michaela Smith broke the Jacksboro Middle School girls’ shot put record last week during a track and field meet at Union Grove Middle School. She threw 31-9.5.  

    Then, during Thursday’s meet at Oak Ridge, Smith broke the Lady Eagles’ discus record (79-8). She took 1st place in both events, while teammate Courtney Charles was runner-up.

    Jacksboro distance runners Gracie Faulkner and Kaitlyn Goins finished 4th and 5th, respectively, in the mile. The Lady Eagles also had a 4th place 4x800 relay team.

  • Week 5 Powder Mill Tournament winners

     Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill took 1st place Saturday with 13 lbs. during the fifth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Dotson also boated the biggest bass, a 3.14 lb. largemouth. Runners-up were Rick and Cathy Childs with 12.3 lbs., while David and Karen Miller finished 3rd with 8.6 lbs. Winner of the sponsor bonus ($50 from Union Bank of Jellico) was Sam Richardson.

  • Bass bite continues on Norris

      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 lake level on Friday, April 8 was 1,014.70 feet, which is four feet higher than the previous week. 

    There is considerable floating debris in the Clinch and Powell rivers. Boaters need to exercise caution at all locations, but especially on the upper half of the lake.

    Surface temperatures range from 53 to 60 degrees depending on time of day and location.