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  • South Holston has potential to surpass record Clinch trout

    Though the nearby Clinch tailwater lays claim to the 28 lb. 12 oz. state record brown trout, an even bigger fish is likely swimming in the 14-mile stretch of river below South Holston Dam in upper East Tennessee.

    In fact, the record may have been “unofficially” broken last fall by an anonymous fly fishermen, who caught a 43-inch behemoth near the Emmett Bridge in Sullivan County.

  • Cougars upset Central, 12-8

    Cougar sophomore Andy Hickman pitched another gem Monday afternoon at Knoxville against District 3-AAA foe Central.

    Campbell County batters did their part to back him up.

    The result was a 12-8 upset of the Bobcats in a game that took three hours to decide. It was the first district win this season for the Cougars (1-5 district, 4-8 overall).

  • 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.