Today's News

  • CCHS girls post top 2 finishes; boys claim victory at home meet

    It’s been a particularly good week for the Campbell County High School girl’s track and field team.

    The Lady Cougars cleaned up in a home meet Thursday afternoon and finished second at the William Blount Invitational on Saturday.

    Sophomore sensation Kristin Chapman had the top high jump (5-6) at the William Blount Invitational. Campbell County had two other event winners: Samantha Leach in the 300-meter hurdles and Lauren Evans in the 800-meter run.

  • Provins leads Owls to pair of second place finishes

    Field events phenom Rusty Provins recently shattered LaFollette Middle School records in shot put and discus.

    The 8th-grader, who is the son of former Campbell County High School and University of Tennessee standout Paul Provins, set a new mark in shot put (46-0) during an 8-team meet at Lenoir City on March 23.

    As much of an attention-getter as that was, Rusty Provins then literally threw his discus out of the park.

  • JMS teams take second at Lenoir City meet

    The Jacksboro Eagles and Lady Eagles track teams both claimed runner-up finishes during a six-team meet on March 29 at Lenoir City.

    Along with the host team, the field included North Middle, Jacksboro, Norris, Cherokee and Clinton.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 134 points to finish a close second behind meet champion North Middle, which scored 162 points.

    Lenoir City’s girls placed third with 56 points, followed by Norris with 41, Cherokee 20 and Clinton 18.

  • Board says yes to land swap

    In contrast to the commission’s lengthy debate over a real estate swap with the school system the evening before, the board of education made quick work of the same issue at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Commission holds lengthy debate on land deal

    Commissioners breezed through their packet of regular budget amendments during Monday’s budget and finance committee meeting with virtually no debate.  But when it came time to discuss the possibility of a land swap with the board of education any hope for a quick resolution to the issue flew out the window.

  • Campbell County Chamber of Commerce to host business Expo

    If business is in your blood, then the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo is the place to be on May 21.

    Beginning at 9 a.m. at Roane State Community College, the event, which is about displaying and promoting local businesses, will further provide an opportunity for growth as well, according to Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Cindi Reynolds.

  • Bill regarding water and sewer rates continues on legislative path

    The legislation that would grant the LaFollette Utility Board power to set its own rates has been moved from the house state and local government committee to the house calendar and rules committee, according to LaFollette Utilities General Manager Kenny Baird. Once it moves out of that committee, the bill will go to the House floor and if it passes in the House, it will then move on through to the senate, Baird said. After the bill leaves the senate, then it has to be signed by the governor before being sent back to the LaFollette City Council for ratification.

  • CCHS Greenhouse set to open

    It’s planting time in Campbell County.

    This year the Campbell County High School Greenhouse is more ready than ever to meet the local gardening demands.

    The greenhouse will officially open for business on April 19.

    “I’ve got a bunch of tomatoes that are ready to go out the door now, others that are smaller and others that will be ready around the first of May,” said CCHS agriculture teacher Eric Reynolds.

  • A dream come true

    A chauffeured limousine.

    A shopping trip without a budget.

    A night on the town.

    Sound like a dream come true?

    It was just that for Mariah Gagaris last week.

    The LaFollette Middle School student received rock star treatment last Thursday thanks to The Dream Connection.

  • Motorcyle event deemed a success; CASA gets needed funds

    Thunder rumbled and chrome shone when over 100 motorcycles turned out for CASA’s benefit ride on Saturday, raising awareness and money for a good cause.

    With a line of motorcycles that stretched over a mile, the dedication to this cause was evident. Over $1,100 was raised with funds going directly back into the county, according to CASA Director Renee Tackett.

    “It was wonderful; I think we made a big splash and really raised a lot of awareness for CASA since we were right there on the main highway,” Tackett said.