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Today's News

  • Pine Mountain Longbeards host archery tournament

    The Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its inaugural Sportsman Archery Tournament on Sept. 17 at the Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette. The sign-up started at 9 a.m. and continued until 11.  As the contestants signed up, they were directed to the course of 30 different targets, all at different ranges and set-ups.

    The course was designed to give the archer a “real to life” target using 3-D life-like targets, which included deer, antelope, bear, raccoon and turkey.  

  • Public Records Sept. 29, 2011

     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

    Sept 19 – Sept 23

     

    Charles W. Woods to Gary L. Williams, Dist. 1, $58,500.

    William Lowe and Rita Ann Lowe to James Day and Shelby Day, Dist. 4, $20,000.

    Stephen Young and Mike Maxey to Jamie Ratliff, Dist. 5, $500.

  • Plea agreements

    The following cases were resolved on Monday in criminal court by utilizing plea agreements:

  • News Notes Sept. 29, 2011

     

    Community Health of East Tennessee’s Family Services Center will host the 14th annual candle light ceremony to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cove Lake State Park Pavillion. County Mayor William Baird will present a proclamation. The Stanfield Church of God drama team will also be performing during the program. For more information call 562-8325.

     

  • Jellico looks to assess plans for annexation

     At the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Sept. 15, residents raised many questions about the town’s expansion plans. Although the board was not ready to discuss the issue, it heard complaints and questions.

    No official decision will be made about annexation for nine or 10 months, Mayor Les Stiers said this week. The matter would be decided by an ordinance that must be approved in two separate readings at public meetings in order to become law.

  • Fields of Faith Sidebar

     Campbell County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle will participate in Fields of Faith at Jacksboro Middle School on Oct. 12.

    “The ultimate goal is to obviously bring community awareness to Fellowship of Christian Athletes,” FCA Area Representative Brian Miracle said. “But also bring community athletes together.”

    Fields of Faith is a night of community worship, Miracle said.

    “It’s really to bring the community together, and have a place for worship and prayer,” Miracle said.

  • Brian Miracle tries to develop FCA program in Campbell County

     A Campbell County High School alumnus seeks to move a mountain. Brain Miracle is hoping to develop an active Fellowship of Christian Athletes program.

    Miracle graduated from CCHS in 2006. He played baseball at Tennessee Wesleyan, where he graduated from this spring. He is now an FCA area representative for the Ocoee area, comprised of Megis, Bradley, Polk and McMinn counties.

    Miracle is currently trying to raise money to go to the Ocoee area.

    “I’m up here raising support, getting staff started with FCA,” Miracle said.

  • Jellico hosts 11th Old Fashioned Fall Festival

     

    • Old Fashioned Fall Festival
    • Jellico Veteran’s Park
    • Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8
    • Vendors open at 10 a.m. each day

     

    • Friday
    • Noon-6 p.m. open mic
    • 8 p.m. Eddie Barber and the Kentucky Bred Band

     

  • LUB makes policy changes

     The LaFollette Utility Board approved several policy changes at the September meeting this past Monday.

    During the workshop LUB General Manager Kenny Baird explained these changes to the board.

    There were eight policies that were repealed or amended.

  • Chamber of Commerce to host annual pig roast

     On Oct. 27, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual community pig roast.

    This is one of two fundraisers the Chamber does throughout the year. Chamber director E. L. Morton described it as a Chamber team effort, and said all the chamber members are invited.

    “It’s a great community event,” Morton said.

    Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children.

    For the first time, the roast will be held at the Ball Farm Event Center.