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Today's News

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Feb. 17

     Happy Anniversary to Bobby and April Ford who will be celebrating their 12th anniversary on Feb. 20. Bobby is the son of Bobby Ford Sr. and Connie Loudin. April is the daughter of Paul and Angie Phillips. They have one son Cody Brooks Ford    

  • Birthdays for Feb. 17

     Happy 60th Birthday to Lois Gibson.  

  • Unable to say good-bye

    After 36 years of marriage, Karen Harmon never got to say goodbye to the man she loves.

    Don Harmon died on Jan. 27.

    He was cremated and funeral services were held earlier this month. Karen Harmon has been separated from Don Harmon for years, they never planned on getting a divorce, but they each went their separate ways, said Karen Harmon.

    She was out of town when she heard the news and couldn’t get back in time for the services.

  • Owls, Eagles remain in the hunt for sectional championship

     Five of Campbell County’s middle school basketball teams were in action over the weekend when the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association East Sectional Championships got underway at Sevierville.

  • Largemouth bass are still best bet for Norris anglers

     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).

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Deadline approaching

    for annual photo contest

    The deadline is just around the corner to submit entries for the Tennessee Wildlife magazine photo contest. All photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing, wildlife native to the Volunteer State, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee.

    March 5 is this year’s entry deadline.

  • Lady Cougars move on with 47-44 tourney win over AC

     Juniors Shayla Goins and Courtney Morris combined to score 9 of Campbell County’s final 13 points Tuesday night to carry the Lady Cougars to a 47-44 opening round triumph over rival Anderson County in the District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Karns.

    The No. 4 seed Lady Cougars advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round to face regular season champion and No. 1 tournament seed Oak Ridge at 4:30 p.m. 

    The loss eliminated Anderson County from further postseason play this year.

  • Controlled burn planned for Saturday

    On Saturday, officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association will be using a time honored practice to usher in new growth.

    On Feb. 19 the agencies will work together in a combined effort on a controlled burn. The area around the elk viewing station on Hatmaker Knob and around the Flatwoods Road will be cleared utilizing combustible ping-pong balls, said Danny Akins, the assistant wildlife manager for the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The roads surrounding this area will also be closed beginning at 7 a.m.

  • Blue Devils roll into District 4-A Tourney as top seed

     Jellico High School’s boys got the top prize and top billing in this week’s District 4-A Basketball Tournament at Wartburg.

    Junior forward Cody Malicoat was selected boy’s player of the year after leading the Blue Devils to a No. 1 seeding. Jellico got a first-round bye and will open tournament play on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against the Oneida/Oakdale winner. The game will be broadcast live on the radio at WLAF 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.1450wlaf.com. 

  • Couple has Valentines Day shoot out

    When police received a call of gunshots and a man hanging out of a car window they thought the worst.

    But after tracking down the people and vehicle involved officers learned that a marital dispute had escalated.

    On Monday evening just before 7 p.m., Campbell County Deputy Josh Vann responded to call that shots had been fired at the Cedar Creek Bridge.

    When Vann arrived there no one was present. This prompted him to begin a search of the area.