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Today's News

  • Cougars stop Gap, 61-53, in OT

    Senior forward Nick Litton scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a pair of shots Friday night to help the Campbell County High varsity boys’ basketball team avenge an earlier loss to Cumberland Gap.

    Playing at home, the Cougars (7-9 district, 16-11 overall) defeated the Panthers 61-53 in overtime to end the regular season on a high note. The victory helped take some of the sting out of district losses to Knoxville Central and Karns last week, both of which were on the road.

    “Central was a tough game,” Housley said.

  • Blue Devils hope to bounce back

    Jellico High School’s boys can erase a season’s worth of frustration with a good showing this week in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    The defending district and regional tournament champion Blue Devils (6-6 district, 13-16 overall) have been anything but consistent this season. Jellico posted an impressive win over state-ranked Grace Christian Academy in late January, but also suffered disappointing district losses to Wartburg, Coalfield, Oneida and most recently Friday to Sunbright on Senior Night.

  • Caryville decides to participate in a variety of programs

     Tuesday night, Caryville’s Board of Mayor and Alderman decided to participate in countywide programs including Code Red and Text a Tip.

    The mayor and aldermen first approved signing an interlocal agreement with Campbell County.

  • Holidays cause liquor sales to spike at Campbell County stores

     The holidays may have brought an upswing in liquor sales, but they leveled off afterwards.

    “Since the holiday season, they (sales) really went flat,” Liquor Barn owner John Davenport said.

  • Vanderbilt nurses host Zumba and storytime at Jellico

     For the third year, nurses from Vanderbilt University Hospital will host a story time at Jellico’s Public Library while they visit the town.

    “We’re just so lucky to have them,” library director Mark Tidwell said.

  • McCollum gets probation

     Gregory Jason McCollum will serve six years of supervised probation and pay $60,000 restitution after pleading guilty to arson in Campbell County Criminal Court on Feb. 7.

    Around May 2006, McCollum set fire to the clothing section in Wal-Mart, Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman said.

  • Jellico utilities gives Rowe $70,000 annual salary

     General Manager Billy Rowe’s salary will cost Jellico Electric and Water System $30,000 less than the previous manager’s.

    Rowe was hired as general manager at a special called meeting on Feb.1. On Tuesday night, the utility board approved his new annual salary of $70,000.

  • CHET operations now serving public under one roof

     Community Health of East Tennessee’s new facility offers more space for its medical clinic.

    “We are proud of this building,” CHET CEO Teresa Dabney said. “We’re just very honored to have it available to serve our patients in a more effective manner.”

  • Jacksboro couple celebrates 74 years of marriage

     I do.

    Aretha and Luther Cox have come a long way since their wedding vows. On Feb. 5, the couple celebrated their 74th anniversary.

  • Warrant results in thousands in seized cash, vehicles and pills

    It’s been just over a month since local law enforcement agencies’ combined effort led to the seizure of thousands in cash and prescription drugs. And last week last week another search warrant yielded more of the same.