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Today's News

  • Reunions

     

  • New coach leading CCHS volleyball team

    After driving the team bus last year, David Seals will pull double duty this fall as both chauffeur and coach for Campbell County High School volleyball players.

    Seals, who grew up in nearby Claiborne County, was hired late last spring to replace Jane Mattie as head volleyball coach at Campbell County.

    The Lady Cougars are coming off the best season in school history — which included an upset of Knoxville West in the opening round of the district tournament — but lost nine seniors to graduation.

  • Cougars schedule pre-season scrimmages

    Campbell County High School football players donned full battle gear Monday afternoon as they took to the field for the first day of pre-season practice in full pads.

    The Cougars worked out in shorts and helmets all last week, and, before that, participated in summer 7-on-7 passing drills with a handful of local teams.

    Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells has scheduled three scrimmages during the four-week period of fall practice.

  • Jacksboro builds AAU basketball dynasty

    Over the past four years, the Jacksboro Lady Eagles — coached by Randy Brown — have become one of the most successful girl’s AAU basketball programs in East Tennessee.

    The Lady Eagles have posted an overall record of 80-17 while winning 17 area AAU tournaments and finishing second in nine others.

    With 26 AAU tournament championship game appearances, one might be hard-pressed to find a team that can match the success of the Lady Eagles.

  • School employees kick year off with enthusiasm

    A sea of red, blue, orange and maroon converged on Jellico Monday morning.  

    Hundreds of school system employees, dressed in t-shirts representing their respective schools, streamed into the Church of God Mountain Assembly in anticipation of the first in-service of the 2009-10 school year.

    While the gathering, that included everyone from central office staff to the maintenance department, was meant to mark the beginning of a new year it was also a celebration of sorts for the accomplishments achieved during the previous year.

  • Counterfeit bags seized

    Larry Watters, owner of Lota Bags may be accused of possessing counterfeit merchandise but the warrant served on him on Monday by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was real.

    Officers were looking for merchandise bearing counterfeit logos at the business as well as at Watter’s home, according to the search warrant.

  • Jellico gets back on the track

    Extreme rock racers are revving their engines as they prepare for the Eastern Division Rock Racing finals, which will be held on the White Oak course Saturday.

    Due to its success in the past, it looks as though there will be ample opportunities to view the outing for years to come.

    “It’s just so good for our area and it does so much for our town. We just hope it’ll bring in more and more people,” said Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett in a previous interview about the event.

  • Classes gearing up for Best of Times III

    Remembering the best of times is easier with a little help from friends. So Gail Stout Herrin, alumni president, is seeking memories, movies and more to make next year’s LaFollette High School reunion “one worth coming home for.”

    The planning for the four day long event, beginning Thursday June 3, 2010, is well underway. The Alumni’s Historian, L.C. Madron, is the official chairman of the first event. Herrin and Sue Byrd Troutman, secretary, hope to  really get things rolling in the coming months.

  • Love of books can be fostered early

    For many the love of books begins at an early age.

    Not only is being read to a fond memory shared by many, studies have shown children who are regularly exposed to books are better prepared when the time comes to start school.

    “The love of reading sparks educational growth,” Nelsie Wooden, who is part of the Campbell County Imagination Library said.

    Wooden addressed the South Campbell County Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on Tuesday stressing the importance of the Imagination Library.

  • Jacksboro Police make DUI and drug arrest

    Sonny L. McHenry, 31, of LaFollette, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and driving on a revoked license on Aug. 7.