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Today's News

  • Jellico girls stumble in Region 1-A

    Basketball season ended for the Jellico High School girl’s team Friday night with a 66-32 loss at Hampton in the first round of the Region 1-A Tournament.

    Kayla Bolton tallied a game-high 11 points for the Lady Blue Devils (6-24 overall) but couldn’t overcome the Lady Bulldogs’ platoon of scorers.

  • Bearden eliminates CCHS girls from Region 2-AAA Tournament

    Megan Chapman deserved a better going away party.

    Campbell County High School’s lone senior basketball player fought and scratched for half a dozen points Friday night against a towering Bearden front line.

    The effort was there, but the outcome was not what the Lady Cougars had hoped for.

  • Offense fails Campbell County in championship loss to OR

    Coming into last week’s District 3-AAA boy’s championship game, few East Tennessee high school basketball teams had more momentum than Campbell County.

    The Cougars had won 10 of their previous 12 games, including a pair of blowouts of regular season champ and top-seeded Knoxville Central.

    Oak Ridge, which swept Campbell County during the regular season, slipped into Wednesday night’s title game after barely surviving two earlier tournament games against Clinton and Powell.

  • Error-prone Cougars drop baseball opener at Clinton

    About the only good thing to come out of Campbell County’s season and district opener Monday at Clinton is that the Cougars do have the talent and potential to play much better.

    Campbell County committed five errors and managed just four hits during a 10-0 loss to the Dragons. Second baseman Trammell Marlow and shortstop Blake Potter got a double apiece while first baseman Andrew Dykes and third baseman Joe Goins each had a single.

    The Cougars left eight men stranded on base, half of them in scoring position.

  • Tennis players net individual wins vs. Powell

    Although their teams took identical 2-7 losses on opening day, four Campbell County High School tennis players were able to win individual or doubles matches Monday afternoon while playing Powell High at Tyson Park.

    Ashley Morris and Madison Asher, seeded fifth and six respectively for the Lady Cougars, were victorious for the first time in their young tennis careers. Morris won a tiebreaker, 12-9, while Asher edged her opponent, 8-6.

    “I’m so proud of them,” said Campbell County coach Jason Ivey.

  • Blue Devils hit regional roadblock

    Jellico High School’s quest to reach the state boy's basketball tournament ended last week with a 77-58 loss to the Cloudland in the Region 1-A semifinals at Chuckey-Doak.

    The Highlanders pulled out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead and enjoyed a 34-19 halftime advantage.

    Jesse Chambers, who finished with 18 points to carry the Blue Devils, scored nine straight to get Jellico back in the game early in the third quarter. A three-pointer by Ben Mitchell closed the gap to two points, but Jellico could never grab the lead.

  • CCHS students receive certificate of appreciation from Senator Bob Corker

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    In honor of the outstanding examples and ideas for improvements to agriculture and conservation, the Campbell County High School (CCHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter was awarded a certificate of appreciation from Senator Bob Corker.

    Field Director David Leaverton traveled to CCHS on Tuesday in order to award the certificate and recognize the efforts of the FFA students.

  • Simplicity Hair Salon open for business

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    Amanda Hinch and Megan Seiber have partnered together to open Simplicity Hair Salon.

    With over 11 combined years of experience in the salon business, Hinch and Seiber are excited to finally start a business of their own.

    “”I’ve been doing hair for nine years and I always wanted to own my own shop,” said Hinch, who formally worked with Seiber.

    The two friends found a good location to begin their business and the partnership began, according to Hinch.

  • Between a Ballad and a Blues tells the story of Howard Armstrong’s life

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    Audience members both young and old attended the Carpetbag Theatre‘s play honoring LaFollette music legend Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong.

    Sponsored by the Campbell Culture Coalition (CCC), the play premiered in Campbell County March 13 at LaFollette Middle School.

  • Wilson pleads guilty to theft over $10K

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    A woman charged with theft and forgery pled guilty to her crimes in criminal court on Monday.

    Tracy Lynn Tackett- Wilson, 23, of LaFollette will spend the next six-years on unsupervised probation. She was also ordered to pay court costs and a $1,000 fine to the Economic Crime Fund.

    Wilson was arrested on Feb. 2.  She had been accused of siphoning funds from a local construction company while employed as its bookkeeper.