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  • Owls add state crowns to district, region titles

    Perfection came to fruition last week for LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams.

    The Owls and Lady Owls completed a three-tournament sweep by winning Tennessee Middle School Golf Association championships Thursday at The Greens at Deerfield. Seventeen schools from two regions had representatives playing in the 18-hole tournament, either as a member of one of the four competing teams or as individuals.

  • Sectionals begin today for high school track athletes

    Fifteen track and field athletes from Campbell County High School have qualified to participate in the 1-AAA Sectional Championships this week.

    For the first time, events will be held at two different sites. Morristown West will host the girl’s and boy’s 3,200-meter races this afternoon (Thurs.). The remainder of the meet will be held on Friday at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, with field events scheduled to begin at noon. The top four athletes in each event will qualify for state.

  • Cougars get another win over Central before exiting tourney

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team had to fight through adversity this season, but the Cougars managed to get one more win than they got last season.

    Three of Campbell County’s eight victories came against longtime Knoxville baseball power Central. The Cougars’ most recent triumph over the Bobcats came last Wednesday in a district play-in game. Campbell County won that game, 12-5.

  • Middle school baseball team wins three of last five games

    After sweeping Scott Co. in a rain drenched doubleheader on April 26, the Campbell County Middle School baseball team traveled to Whitley County, Ky. for a doubleheader on April 29.

    Whitley County School was like a field of dreams on a campus sprawling over rolling green pastures that included multiple well-groomed fields and courts. It was a beautiful day for baseball.

  • Campbell County has high crime and misdemeanors

    When the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its crime statistics for 2009, Campbell County found itself in an unfavorable position.

    The numbers, reported by law enforcement departments in each jurisdiction, showed that Campbell County has one of the highest crimes rates in the state, according to the TBI report.

    These are year to date totals that provide a “snapshot” of the crime that is occurring in a county, said TBI Spokesperson Kristin Helms.

    “The numbers were reported to us directly from each individual agency,” Helms said.

  • Commission says no to Sunday beer sales, Marlow steps down

    The move to allow beer sales on Sunday dried up at Monday’s commission meeting.

    Despite Gary Farwick’s, owner of Flat Hollow Marina, attempt to convince commissioners of the financial benefits of repealing the blue law that prohibits the sale of beer on Sunday, the issue went flat.

    Farwick said that while beer itself wasn’t a great moneymaker for the marinas, allowing its sale on Sundays would increase restaurant and gas sale as well as other activities at the docks.