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Today's News

  • Lady Cougars pick up first win, 53-50

    One Campbell County High School basketball team picked up its first win of the season while the other remained in search of victory following Friday night’s games at Sevier County.

    Division I basketball recruit Jessica Moore led the Campbell County girls to a 53-50 triumph. The Campbell University signee carried the Lady Cougars (1-1 overall) with 15 points.

    Campbell County won the game despite making only one basket during the final quarter. The Lady Cougars scored their other 10 points during the fourth period on free throws.

  • Jacksboro gets mixed results at Lake City

    The Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball team kept its perfect record intact Thursday night with a 38-27 victory at Lake City.

    Post player Jamie Mynatt led all scorers with 16 points for the Lady Eagles (5-0 overall).

    Michaela Smith chipped in 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for Jacksboro. Whitney Williamson added eight points for the winners while Hannah Owens had two and Alex Cox one.

    Jacksboro outscored the Lady Lakers 10-0 in the first quarter and held a commanding 21-3 lead at halftime.

  • Jellico grad named academic all-conference in volleyball at UC

    Tommie Thompson, a junior from Pioneer, was one of six University of the Cumberlands volleyball players selected to the Mid-South Conference All-Academic Team.

    In order to receive this award, a player must be at least a sophomore and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

    Thompson is a graduate of Jellico High School.

  • LaFollette girls see bright future

    There was both good news and bad news last week for the LaFollette Middle School girl’s basketball program.

  • Courtroom dedicated to Asbury

    Lee Asbury was many things to the people in his life.

    He was a well-respected judge, an avid outdoorsman, a farmer and devoted family man.

    Last Wednesday, people from each aspect of his life gathered as the upstairs courtroom of the Campbell County Courthouse was dedicated to him. The Campbell County Bar Association had not only planned the ceremony, it had the plaque dedicating the room in Asbury’s memory prepared.

  • Health Department has flu shots

    As reports of the H1N1 virus continue, additional vaccines have become available.

    In Campbell County, a clinic on Tuesday evening at the health department saw 272 citizens line up for a shot. Charles Turner, county director for the health department, said the response was so great, the clinic was extended until 8 p.m.

    This was an hour and half longer than originally scheduled.

    For Raymond Oakes getting his shot on Tuesday was “the right thing to do.”

  • Holiday events taking place around the county

    It’s Christmas time in Campbell County.

    And there is no better way to get in the spirit than to attend one of the multiple holiday events taking place around the area.

  • Library, David Young and water/sewer rate increase top workshop agenda

    The problem of choosing a library site, the continuing issue with David Young and a third proposal of a water and sewer rate increase topped the agenda at Monday night’s LaFollette City Council workshop.

  • Drinking beer without paying ends with arrest

    A LaFollette woman is facing theft of property under $500, filing a false police report, driving on a revoked license and using false identification charges after drinking beer in gas station restroom and then lying to police.

  • Courthouse works on tree tradition

    It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

    Or at least it will next week at the county courthouse after a group of Jacksboro Elementary second graders are done.

    Next Friday, the second county Christmas tree will be placed and decorated, according to Campbell County Mayor William Baird.