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Today's News

  • County elementary tournament begins

    It’s tournament time for all Campbell County elementary and middle school basketball teams.

    The Campbell County Tournament tipped off Monday night at Jacksboro Middle with a full slate of boy’s games.

    Girl’s first-round games were set for Tuesday. The cheerleading competition was scheduled for Wednesday.

    Semifinal rounds for basketball will be Thursday and Friday.

    Championship games will be played on Saturday in all divisions.

  • Teetzman lauded for special teams play

    Winless and player of the year aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence.

    However, the Region 1-1A high school football coaches didn’t penalize Jellico place-kicker Jacob Teetzman for playing on an unsuccessful team.

    Teetzman was selected as special teams player of the year, as much for his strength and reliability as his accuracy. He made 10 of 12 point-after kicks and finished the season with a 27-yard field goal against Unaka.

    “He is real good at placing the ball off the tee on deep kicks,” said Blue Devils’ coach Danny Oakes.

  • Cougars make quick work of Oneida

    Zach Norman continues to impress as his basketball team continues to win.

    The Campbell County High forward hit 10 of 13 shots from the field Thursday night at Oneida while powering in a game-high 21 points during a 67-35 Cougars’ victory.

    Norman also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Campbell County also scored from the perimeter. Guards Justin Young and Chris Poteet tallied 11 points each and combined to make five 3-point baskets.

    “Physically, it was a mismatch,” said Cougars’ coach Barry Jones.

  • Middle school basketball teams get mixed results

    After a forgettable 0-3 start, the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s varsity basketball team has won three of its last six games, including key conference victories over Oak Ridge-Jefferson and Clinton.

    The Lady Eagles’ most recent victory came Thursday night against visiting Clinton. Hannah Owens led a balanced attack with eight points as Jacksboro won 29-15.

    Jamie Mynatt added seven points while Whitney Sawyer and Kristy Owens had four each for the Lady Eagles, who improved their record to 3-6 overall.

  • Breaking and entering case leads to drug arrest

  • Environmental committee debates tipping fees

  • Planning commission revisits zoning

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  • Bad weather sidesteps county; electrical problem closes schools

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  • LaFollette Council reappoints all department heads

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    As a full council took its seats at the LaFollette meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Mike Stanfield had a request. He asked all department heads to come to the front of the room and introduce themselves.

    After the department heads had stated their names and departments, Stanfield said, “Ladies and gentlemen these are your department heads.” The announcement was met with a round of applause.

  • Campbell County Christmas Parade is this weekend

    This weekend the Campbell County Christmas Parade will march through town with decorative floats, smiling faces and horses. Leading the parade is Grand Marshal Jerry Sharp.

    Sharp expressed his satisfaction and surprise at being chosen to lead the parade this year. He explained Dec. 6, will also be his 51st wedding anniversary with his entire family in town to celebrate the occasion.

    Though he will be celebrating his anniversary with businesses, churches and popular citizens in tow Saturday night, a special reception will honor Sharp prior to the parade.