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Today's News

  • Senior forward picking up steam for Campbell County

    More minutes from Sean Chapman could mean more victories for the Campbell County High School varsity boy’s basketball team.

    The Cougars (5-4 district, 9-9 overall) managed to win back-to-back games last weekend with their 6-foot-8 senior forward in foul trouble. Despite his limited playing time, Chapman’s production has gone through the roof, both offensively and defensively, for a team trying to get back to the District 3-AAA championship game.

  • CCHS girls net fourth win in past five games

    So far, the year 2010 has proven to be a good one for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    After their 67-39 dismantling of Karns last weekend, the Lady Cougars had won four of their last five games since being beaten by McMinn Central in the championship game of Kessler’s Lady Spartans Holiday Classic.

    An added bonus was that all four victories came against District 3-AAA competition.

  • Malicoat scores 30 points in loss at Powell

    Cody Malicoat looked more like his old self on Tuesday night at Powell.

    The 6-foot-4 Campbell County High School forward posted team-highs in scoring (30 pts.), rebounding (8) and steals (5) during a 73-66 district loss to the Panthers. He even dished out a couple of assists.

    Malicoat, the Cougars’ leading scorer this season, has been trying to get back to full strength since injuring an ankle earlier this year. Judging from his shooting percentage Tuesday night (10 of 21 from the field), it appears that he is almost there.

  • Lady Eagles keep hope alive for championship

    Jacksboro’s girls moved a step closer to their ultimate objective Monday night with a 46-17 victory over Horace Maynard in the quarterfinals of the Tennessee Middle School Area 2 North Basketball Tournament at Anderson County.

    Whitney Williamson scored 12 points to pace the Lady Eagles, who improved their record to 17-1 overall. Jacksboro advanced to Thursday’s semifinal round to face Clinton, a 32-28 quarterfinal winner over LaFollette. Thursday’s game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.

  • Jellico boys drop District 4-A basketball game to Oliver Springs

    District 4-A boy’s basketball heavyweights Jellico and Oliver Springs went head-to-head Friday night to try and keep pace with Sunbright in the regular season championship race.

    The Blue Devils (10-7) picked up a big road win earlier this season at Oliver Springs but weren’t as fortunate this time around. The Bobcats (11-7 overall) avenged their earlier two-point loss with a 67-58 win on Jellico’s home court. Lucas Tauer paced Oliver Springs with 18 points for Oliver Springs. Wesley Rather chipped in 15 points and Rue Eskridge 13 for the Bobcats.

  • Gaylor gets nearly three decades behind bars

    Last February Travis Gaylor agreed he was guilty of killing Jonathan Pierce on top of Caryville Mountain in June 2006.

    On Monday he learned his fate for that act. By the end of the hearing, the judge had told Gaylor that his actions on that warm June night had been “cruel” and that evidence previously presented in the case was “quite shocking.” Ultimately, Gaylor was given the maximum sentence in the case, 28 years behind bars.

  • Point in Time Count reveals large number of homeless in the county

    While most people were snug in their houses, still sound asleep in their beds last Thursday morning, volunteers were searching the county in an effort to locate the homeless.

     Beginning at 5 a.m., teams of volunteers and law enforcement officials were dispatched in all four municipalities and to other areas around the county to participate in a county wide Point in Time Count of all area homeless as part of the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness.

  • Relay for Life kicks off

    This year’s Relay for Life kickoff event began with a whole lot of hope and record attendance.

    The promise is that this year is going to be even bigger and better than ever.

    With many new faces as well as old, excitement was in the air as friends and strangers gathered together with one goal in mind-to fight the battle against cancer.

    Team leaders wearing  ‘Fight Like a Girl’ t-shirts stood around and discussed strategies to wage war against their common nemesis, while others spread inspiration just by being there and being survivors.

  • Duo headed to grand jury for abuse charges

    Details are beginning to emerge in a child abuse case that put a 13-month-old girl in a Georgia burn center.

    On Tuesday, the girl’s mother, Lindsay Norris, and David Thomas, her co- defendant, in the matter were bound over to the grand jury following a lengthy hearing.

    Detective Mike Perkins of the sheriff’s department, testified at the duo’s preliminary hearing that he had observed Kayla Norris with multiple burns and bruises on Jan 22.

  • Pierce arrested for assault

    The father of a murder victim has been arrested following the sentencing hearing for one of his son’s killers

    On Monday Otis Pierce, father of the late Jonathon Pierce, was leaving the courthouse when he became involved in an altercation with one of the officers of the court.

    According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Michael Caudill’s report,  Pierce became agitated when Officer Vienneau tried to have him walk through the metal detector.