Today's News

  • Miss Basketball winners announced

     Winners of Tennessee’s Division I Miss Basketball Awards were announced last week at the conclusion of each of the championship games at the state tournament.

    Shacobia Barbee of Riverdale High School was named Class AAA Miss Basketball for 2011. The other two finalists were Hasina Muhammad from Ridgeway High School and Caya Williams from Mt. Juliet High School. 

  • UC cheerleaders qualify for NCA Nationals meet

     The University of the Cumberlands cheerleading squad competed in the first ever NAIA Mid-South Spirit Invitational on Feb. 12 at Rome, Ga., where UC took first place and received a bid to the National Cheer Association (NCA) Nationals.  

    The NCA Nationals will be held April 6-10 at Daytona Beach.

  • Cougars hoping for a better finish during 2011-12

      If Campbell County’s boys can ever finish what they start, the Cougars might be a force to be reckoned with in District 3-AAA high school basketball.

    The Cougars are coming off an 11-16 season during which they lost several winnable games. With only one senior on the roster, Campbell County has a chance to redeem itself next year.

    “It was a disappointing season the way it finished up,” said Cougars coach Barry Jones.

    “That’s two years in a row, when we had to be playing our best, we were playing our worst.

  • Former White Oak student shares story

    The excitement was palpable at White Oak Elementary as students and faculty listened to a visitor from NASA.

    Lisa Blue, electrical engineer, was once a student at White Oak. Blue made the decision to continue her education. Every person has the ability to do something great, said Blue to inspire the kindergarten through eighth grade classes.

    Blue is currently an upper stage avionics and software manager for the Ares Program- designing an essential component of the space shuttle.

  • Anderson upsets No. 10 LMU in NCAA Division II Tournament

      Seventh-seeded Anderson University continued its success against one of the country’s top teams, knocking off second-seeded and 10th-ranked Lincoln Memorial University, 91-86, Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Augusta, Ga.

  • Board reviews package store regulations

    In response to a lengthy document prepared by Fred Cole, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed an amendment to the ordinance establishing liquor regulations. But in the end nothing was changed.

    Cole requested the board remove or lower the 100 feet distance requirements of package stores from residential areas. Alderman Michael Miller said the proposal made sense. A package store building couldn’t be built off exit 132 because residential areas encompass much of the industrial area, said Miller.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series March 12 winners

     March 12 winners in the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series were: (1st place)—Brian St. John and Tom Brown, 11.4 lbs; (2nd place)—Jerry McNealy and Jason Elliott, 9.4 lbs; (3rd place)—Rick and Cathy Childs, 8.10 lbs; (big fish)—Rick Childs, 4.12 lbs. Brian Miller was winner of the sponsor bonus $50 from Union Bank of Jellico.

  • County powers act is hot topic for commission


    The county powers act raised questions and tempers at Monday's commission workshop.

    For a second month in a row Robert Henson addressed commissioners about the resolution passed by the group during its December meeting.

    When County Mayor William Baird asked Henson to hold his comments to the five minute time frame provided for citizens wishing to address the court Henson balked arguing that he needed time to interact with commissioners on the issue.

  • Crappies and bass are biting in spite of high, muddy water

     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 Friday, March 11 was 1,010.73 feet and rapidly rising. The lake level has increased 10.51 feet during the past two weeks because of heavy rains over saturated ground. There is considerable floating debris in the upper reaches of the lake, and boaters need to exercise caution. 

  • State wildlife commission names officers for 2011-12

     The February meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) marked the final scheduled meeting for three commissioners, while the commission named its officers for 2011-12.

    Mike Chase of Knoxville, Johnny Coleman of Livingston and Mike Hayes of Hornbeak have their commission appointments conclude at the end of February. Coleman was unable to attend the meeting due to illness. The two outgoing commissioners present were recognized for their service.