Today's News

  • Newcomb woman is victimized early Monday morning


    A call to 911 may have saved the life of a Newcomb woman when two men forced their way into her home and assaulted her.

    Around 4 a.m. on Monday, sheriff’s deputy Jeff Ivey was dispatched to a Newcomb residence in response to an aggravated burglary and assault, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

    Two men pounded on the windows and doors of the victim’s residence and looked in windows, according to the victim’s statement. The victim was alarmed and contacted 911 for help, said Ivey.

  • Relay events are on the horizon



    Starting this weekend and continuing until the Relay for Life event on May 1, Relay teams are hosting fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society.

    On March 7, First Volunteer Bank and the Gilded Gown will host a Prom and Bridal Fashion Show and Expo at Caryville Elementary School starting at 1 p.m.

  • Bridal and Prom Fashion Show is this Saturday


  • Sheriff’s deputies negotiate man to surrender gun



    A standoff between sheriff’s deputies and an armed man led to an arrest recently.

    Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 2155 Pinecrest Road in Jacksboro in late February, where Donald Bradley Shown was threatening suicide, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Cougars stun champs, 78-52

    With one starter serving a two-game suspension and another in foul trouble, prospects for a victory did not look good Thursday night for the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team.

    Knoxville Central enjoyed homecourt advantage, boasted the District 3-AAA player and coach of the year, and had already locked up the top seed in the league tournament.

  • Blue Devils are favored in District 2-A

    After wrapping up the District 2-A regular season championship, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team is the odds-on favorite to win the league tournament, which begins this week at Rutledge Middle.

    The Blue Devils (9-1 district, 18-7 overall) defeated Clinch, 66-30, Friday night in their homecoming game after leading by 30 points at halftime.

    Junior point guard Darius Marlow makes Jellico go. He averaged 7.8 assists per game during the regular season. Senior guard Ben Mitchell leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 16.5 points per contest.

  • CCHS girls end regular season with 50-34 win

    With Tennessee high school basketball teams beginning district tournament play this week, Campbell County coach Ryan Browning said his girls are as ready for the postseason as they’re going to be.

    The Lady Cougars roll into tonight’s (Thurs.) District 3-AAA opener at Oak Ridge as the No. 5 seed after thumping Knoxville Central last week, 50-34. They’ll play Knoxville West, the No. 4 seed, at 7:30 p.m. for the right to face league champion Oak Ridge on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Clinton.

  • Campbell County players named to all-district teams

    Three Campbell County High School basketball players were selected to their respective All-District 3-AAA teams last week by a vote of the league coaches.

    Jessica Moore, a junior guard, was the only member of the CCHS girl’s team to be picked all-district. She leads the Lady Cougars (8-8 district, 13-12 overall) in scoring with 15.5 points per game and is tied for the team lead for free throw percentage (74).

    Forward Zach Norman and guard Chris Poteet were all-district honorees for the CCHS boy’s team.

  • Fishing report for week of Feb. 16

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

     The lake level on Monday, Feb. 16 was 1,000.26 feet, a decline of over a foot and a half since the previous week.

    Crappie fishing improved the most last week, with the majority of the fish holding tight to brush in stained creek hollows on the upper end of the lake. The best crappie baits have been medium-sized tuffy minnows,  1/32 or 1/64 oz. Popeye flies and small tube jigs.

  • Franklin back home; looking to the future

    It has been a long three and half years for former detective Sammy Franklin.

    After serving that time in two federal prisons, a halfway house and on home confinement, Franklin is now a free man.

    On Jan. 23, he was officially released from the federal bureau of prisons roster, leaving him to serve two years probation.

    Now back home with his family, seated at his kitchen table, Franklin is a different man.