Today's News

  • Trick or treating just got a whole lot easier


    Goblins, witches and ghosts…Oh my.

    These are some of the creatures to come out and ask for candy on Halloween. And many towns are changing trick or treat times to Saturday, Oct. 30, to make the evening more convenient.

    Halloween will be celebrated on the streets of Caryville and Jacksboro from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Campbell County and LaFollette neighborhoods will have trick or treating at the same time.

  • Federal authorities charge would be bomber

    Less than a week after his bombing plot went awry James Wesley Wells was arrested by federal authorities.
    On Monday, he appeared in U.S. District Court pleading not guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and two counts of robbery under the Hobbs Act, according to court records.
    Wells was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and given a Dec. 21 court date.

  • Halloween horse show slated for Saturday

    The last horse show of the season will bring witches and ghosts to the Mountain Heritage Field in Stinking Creek.

    The event isn’t haunted. Rather these cowboys are dressing up for the costume contests in connection with the horse show. Mountain Heritage Saddle Club’s 80 plus members are planning the horse and fun show in connection with Halloween.

    There will be people dressed as strange characters gaiting their horses around the ring. Dolly Parton may even be participating in her own race.

  • LMS basketball teams topple Elks

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams opened the 2010-11 season last week with a pair of junior varsity victories over county rival Elk Valley.
    Ashley Whited led the Lady Owls to a 28-11 win with points and 12 rebounds. Kassie Kibler chipped in five points for LaFollette, followed by Rachel Heatherly, Kasi Phillips and Isabella Luna with four points each; and Amber Finkenbine two.
    Megan Muggridge did not score for the Lady Owls but did make a team-high eight steals.

  • Tennessee elk hunt is underway at the North Cumberland WMA

    The second managed elk hunt in Tennessee is now underway, as five individuals will be seeking a trophy at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The hunters will have an opportunity to harvest an elk from Oct. 18-22.
    Four persons won the right to participate as a result of a computer drawing held in June. The participants for this year’s hunt are Jeffrey M. Burdick of Oakdale, Gregory Joseph Burns of Clarksville, Michael Duane Galloway of Corryton and Joseph Edward McDonald, Jr. of Clinton.

  • Two towns could go from parched to soaking wet

    Added to the looming questions about the next municipal leaders is whether two towns will go from dry to wet.

    Caryville and Jellico citizens have both submitted petitions to put liquor by the drink and package stores on the November ballot.

    Caryville needed 67 signatures and had over 80 people sign their names. Jellico needed 89 marks on the petitions and had over 130, according to the election commission.

  • Crappie fishing improves on Norris

    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 fall drawdown continues. The lake level on Monday, Oct. 18 was 1,005.66 feet, which is a foot lower than it was the previous week. Cool nights and shorter days have lowered surface temperatures to the low to mid-70s. The water is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end of the lake.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Cove Lake State Park
    to host TWRA program

    On Thursday, Nov. 4, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host a public meeting at the Cove Lake State Park Pavilion in Caryville. The purpose of this program is to present information about some of the management programs in Anderson, Campbell and Scott counties.

  • Evans continues successful run

    After emerging as Campbell County High School’s dominant female runner during her sophomore season, Lauren Evans continued her string of success with yet another top-10 finish Saturday at the Cherokee Invitational in Knoxville. Evans took second place to Lauren Barnes of Heritage and missed her personal best by five seconds with a time of 20:29.
    Half of Campbell County’s 22 athletes ran personal best times.

  • Public Records Oct.21

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Campbell County Property Transfers
    Oct. 11 – Oct. 15

    Betty Sue Ammons to Betty Sue Ammons and Hurston Gary Ammons, Dist. 3, $0.
    Ralph Swain to Hickory Creek LLC, Dist. 4, $25,000.
    Stanley Darian Foust and Brittany Hope Miller to Rector Miller Construction Inc. and Miller Rector Construction Inc., Dist. 1, $5,979.40.