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Today's News

  • 25th Habitat house now occupied

  • McCarty racks up drug charges

  • Golf tourney will benefit baseball team

    The Cougar Classic, a four-person best ball golf tournament to benefit the Campbell County High School baseball program, is scheduled for Aug. 19 at the LaFollette Country Club.

    Lunch will be served at noon. Golfers will tee off at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

    Registration fee is $225 per team. First place pays cash, second place receives a prize.

    Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin

    There will also be a putting contest for cash and door prizes.

    Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Cougars set to unveil 2009 football team

    With the season opener just over a week away, Campbell County High School’s football team is still a work in progress.

    The Cougars, who lost 18 seniors to graduation last spring, will roll out their 2009 team tomorrow (Fri.) night during the Orthopaedic Surgeons of Oak Ridge Football Jamboree at historic Blankenship Field.

    Campbell County struggled on offense during a scrimmage last week against Oliver Springs. Senior quarterback Trevor Nolan did provide a big highlight for the Cougars when he scored on a long touchdown run.

  • Mission field of dreams

    Wearing shorts, t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, Brian Miracle looks more like a typical college student than a missionary.

    But give him half a chance and the Tennessee Wesleyan outfielder will prove to you that athletes can preach as well as play ball.

    Miracle traveled to Italy, Hungary and the Ukraine this summer as an intern with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Impact International Sports Ministry. The team of 15 college students spent two months overseas, which included several weeks of training in the Italian Alps.

  • JMS to host football jamboree Aug. 13

    Jacksboro Middle School will host its annual football jamboree tonight (Thurs.) beginning at 6 p.m.

    Jellico will play Norris in the first game, followed by Lake City vs. Jellico at 6:45 p.m.

    A skills competition will take place at halftime.

    The action will pick back up around 8 p.m. with Jacksboro taking on Fulton at 8 p.m.

     

  • Provins places 5th at USATF meet

    Rusty Provins, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Campbell County, took fifth place nationally in discus at the United States Amateur Track Federation Championships last weekend at Greensboro, N.C.

    Provins, who was ranked third going into the finals, bested his previous personal record by eight feet with a throw of 157-1 on a rainy day in Greensboro.

    The winner of the event — a boy from Huntsville, Ala. — set a national meet record.

    Provins also set a new personal record in shot put (42-6 1/2).

  • CCHS senior runner hopes for college offer

    Carlie Childress has racked up many accomplishments the past three seasons while running cross-country for Campbell County High School.

    Last year, the Lady Cougars’ top runner claimed her second consecutive Cove Lake Invitational girl’s individual title, placed among the top 10 at the Panther Creek Invitational and finished 28th at the regional championships.

    However, the top two goals — qualifying for the state meet and getting a scholarship offer from the University of Tennessee — she has yet to reach.

  • Rock races roar back into Jellico

    The weather was perfect, the music was loud and the dirt was flying at the Extreme Rock Racing Association (XRRA) Eastern Division finals on Saturday.

    The one-day event saw racers from all over flock to the White Oak course in an effort to claim the title and make it to the nationals in Colorado Springs next month.

    Fans came from everywhere as well to watch one of the world’s most extreme sports.

    Sallie Terry and Jacob Lester came from Corbin, Ky., for the day to take in the fun in the dirt and sun.

  • Siler case dropped from federal docket

    While the multi million-dollar lawsuit filed by Lester and Jenny Siler against Campbell County , five of its former deputies and other former officials languishes in state court, there has been movement in the federal case.

    However, it may not be the kind the Silers wanted.

    Last week, United States District Judge R. Allan Edgar issued an order dismissing the Siler’s claim and closing the case in the Eastern District.

    In the order, Edgar said he was granting a motion filed by the Siler’s now sole attorney, Kristie Anderson.