Today's News

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    March 10 – March 19



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving roast beef, mashed potatoes w/gravy, peas, slaw and cake 

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and apple pie

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Remembering trip to the Holy Land


    When I wrote last week about Gideon Shor, our guide when we were in Israel, it reminded me of the places we visited.

    Overlooking Jerusalem was breathtaking.It seemed to sparkle. As we approached the site where we could overlook the city, the group started singing “Marching up to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion.” To say it was impressive would be putting it very mildly. It was a very emotional moment, something I will never forget.

  • The 1990-91 CCHS Lady Cougars: Where are they now?

     Audrey Orick Pahach

    Audrey was awarded a college scholarship from Cleveland State Community College, and was a star for 2 seasons in the Tennessee junior college ranks. She went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she graduated in 1997. After college, she taught elementary school in Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina. She currently lives in a suburb of Greenville, S.C. and has been married 12 years to Brent Pahach. The couple has a 6-year-old son named Drew, who is involved in basketball, soccer and taekwondo.

  • Girls on 1990-91 state team left a legacy of hard work

      In the long and glorious history of the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball program, one team stands alone.

    It’s been two decades since the Lady Cougars’ first trip to the state tournament, and the 1990-91 squad still is the CCHS girl’s team by which all others are measured.

    That team produced half a dozen future college players, spawned a couple of brief coaching careers and created an elite basketball fraternity.

  • Jellico boys come up short against Cloudland in home sub-state game

     Twenty years after their only sub-state appearance, Jellico High School’s boys found themselves one win away Monday night from qualifying for the state basketball tournament.

    Playing on their home court before a record crowd (1,076-plus), the Region 2-A champion Blue Devils attempted to extend their 9-game winning streak against Region 1-A runner-up Cloudland.

  • Blue Devils upset Harriman for region title

     Brothers in arms, Jellico High School basketball players Cody Malicoat and Brent Ayers walked out of the visitor’s locker room together Thursday night to a hero’s welcome.

    “We’re going to state. I’ll die before we lose,” declared Malicoat, who was proudly carrying the Region 2-A Tournament Most Valuable Player plaque, his third MVP award during what has been a spectacular season for the junior forward.

  • Utility board discusses rate decrease to settle customer complaints

    In a time when the price of fuel, produce and other necessities are rising, the Jellico Utility Board was asked to consider a rate decrease for electricity.

    “The mayor has asked me to take a look at the financials and see if there is a possibility of doing a rate reduction,” said Jellico Electric and Water System General Manager Mike Bethurem.

  • LaFollette looking to clean things up

     Over 60 houses have been deemed unfit structures in LaFollette.

    Attempts to have property owners clean up or tear down houses have been ongoing, resulting in the LaFollette City Council’s decision to demolish many of them.

    The council previously approved the rental of track hoe equipment. Since then the list of 20 unfit structures has grown to 63.

    Approximately 37 of the property owners have been successfully contacted. Each one has given the city permission to demolish their structures and level the lots.

  • Housing grant applicants being awarded

    Grant applicants throughout Campbell County are about to get the news of a lifetime.

    Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded grants to Caryville, Jellico, LaFollette and Campbell County. Citizens from these four municipalities are currently being considered for comphrehensive home rehabilitation or complete reconstruction.

    The average amount awarded to each municipality is about $187,500. Less than 10 citizens applied for the grants in each area, and less than five will be put on a priority list for grant money.

  • Hate meth gains non-profit status

    Less than six months ago, two young men walked along Highway 63 because they wanted to spread the I Hate Meth message.

    Toby Young and Jonathan LuAllen haven’t waivered from creating a meth free community, rather they have grown in strength. Jellico town leaders attempted to get involved recently with a weeklong awareness effort. However, the initiative was postponed.  Young and LuAllen were prepared to involve themselves in the community effort, but their vision extends farther into the future.