Today's News

  • Marching to Murfreesboro

    Adding a few more skills to her resume has made Kristin Chapman a hot commodity in the world of track and field.

    Not only will the Campbell County High School standout return to Murfreesboro next week to defend her Class AAA girls’ high jump title, she also qualified to compete for state championships in pentathlon and the 300-meter hurdles.

    Track and field coaches from several NCAA Division I universities — including Stanford, Duke, Florida and LSU — have already inquired about Chapman as she prepares to wrap up a stellar junior season.

  • Lady Cougars finish up tough season with doubleheader sweep of Jellico

    Wins have been few and far between this season for the Campbell County High School softball team.

    So, when the Lady Cougars swept county rival Jellico a couple of weeks ago, there was cause for an extended celebration.

    Campbell County won the first game 8-4 in five innings. The Lady Cougars pounded out 13 hits to back up pitcher Alex Hempsall.

    Meghan Byrge went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs. She went 6-for-6 during the series with a 2-run triple and 5 RBI.

  • Comer siblings display athletic talents

  • Summer track and field program offers fun, fitness and finish lines

     The Knoxville Track Club (KTC) is hosting their annual summer track and field program for local East Tennessee youth.

    Running from May 31-June 25, the KTC Youth Athletics Program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field.  

    “Our goal for the program is to teach the basic skills most prevalent in the sport of track and field: running, jumping and throwing,” said Marty Sonnenfeldt, KTC youth athletics director.  

    “Our program is conducted with an emphasis on fun and fitness.”

  • Sports Notes — May 19

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series May 14 winners

     Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill took 1st place Saturday with 13.07 lbs. during the 7th week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were George Asbury and Shawn Collins with 11.09 lbs. Third place went to Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 11.01 lbs. Jason Dotson was big fish winner with a 5.06 lb. largemouth. 

  • TWRA facing financial turmoil


    Conflicts between some state lawmakers and members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has led to what could become the extermination of the latter next year.

    Recent conflicts include a clash over smallmouth bass fishing on Norris Lake, and legislation to make deer farming legal.

  • Community given more time to sound off

    Those with an interest in a proposed marina project on Norris Lake will have more than a month of additional time to comment on the plan.

     Local businessman Mark Hoskins applied for a permit to build a 500-slip marina at Heathery’s Point in 2009, and 62 written public comments were collected the same year.

     “The Tennessee Valley Authority wanted to give the public more time to comment,” said Travis Brickey, a spokesman for the agency. 

  • New program helps students explore talents

    The theatre is coming to town. But it won’t be your average drama performance.

    This Friday night The Little Community Theatre will make its debut on the Dottie Rogers Stage at the old West LaFollette School building when it host audience participation night.

  • Fishing begins to heat up as the lake level stabilizes

        The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Monday, May 16 was 1,021.71 feet, which is nearly a foot lower than it was the previous week. Surface temperatures range from 64 to 70 degrees depending on time of day and location.

    Crappie fishing is best in the headwaters of creek embayments and near large rocks, brush piles and wood structure. Crappies are hitting small doll flies, tube jigs and minnows.