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Today's News

  • Cougars announce 2009 football schedule

    Campbell County High School’s varsity football schedule will feature a throwback look for 2009.

    After a major realignment by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the Cougars are moving back into what was formerly known as District 3-AAA.

    With the most distant opponent no more than 45 minutes away, all nine schools in the new District 3-5A/6A will be able to decrease gasoline expenses and increase game attendance revenue.

    “We’re real pleased about next year’s schedule,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Blue Devils take early lead in District 2-A race

    High school basketball season is barely two weeks old, and already the Jellico boys are positioning themselves for a run at the District 2-A title.

    The Blue Devils routed their first three opponents by an average margin of 24 points. That includes a 66-55 pre-Thanksgiving victory over defending league champion Hancock County on Nov. 24 at Sneedville.

    A win tomorrow (Fri.) night at Washburn would give Jellico a 2-0 district record before Christmas.

    “It was a war, of course,” said longtime Jellico coach Alvin Evans.

  • Cougars get first district win

    After a loss at Morristown West two weeks ago, Campbell County High basketball coach Barry Jones vowed to substitute freely the rest of the season.

    Jones made good on that promise Tuesday night during his team’s District 3-AAA opener at Clinton. By shuttling five men at a time in and out of the game, Jones was able to keep his troops fresh, wear down the Dragons and secure a 76-63 victory, Campbell County’s first at Clinton since 2006.

  • Operation Christmas Child is underway

     

  • Food pantry shelves full with a little help

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    Thanks to the efforts of a group of co-workers, Food Life Services has a fuller pantry this holiday season.

    Employees at Terry’s Pharmacy have worked throughout the month requesting customers bring in canned food to be donated to Food Life Services.

    However, that was only one part of the charitable idea. Store Owner Rissa Tamer promised to match the cans brought in by customers.

    As of Tuesday morning, the end of the drive, 2021 cans and 73 hams had been donated.

  • Local man continues campaign for harsher penalties for meth-crimes

    Caryville resident Ronnie Daugherty is continuing his crusade against meth by asking the public for support in the eradication of meth and meth-related problems.

    Around two months ago, Daugherty approached the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen with his concerns about the county-wide problem.  At that meeting, he requested the town of Caryville send a letter to the state requesting harsher punishment for meth-related crimes.

    The Caryville board agreed and made a motion to write the letter.

  • Pleas resolve outstanding cases

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week by utilizing plea agreements:

    •Michael Christopher Savage- burglary, simple possession schedule Vi controlled substance; 30 days to serve with credit for time served, four years supervised probation, court costs, $75 to the Economic Crime Fund (ECF), $200 fine, $200 restitution

    •Robert M. Kennedy- criminally negligent homicide; court costs, sentencing set for Jan. 12, 2009

  • Civil rights suit denied by state court

     The state appeals court has told a Campbell County man he has now exhausted all avenues in his attempt to sue for an alleged civil rights violation.

    It also agreed with the lower court’s decision that Denzil Russ Partin and his wife, Mary Partin’s, rights were not violated in January 2002 when they were arrested.

    The state court further said when the lower court rejected the Partin’s claim as a matter of law, it was accurate in the ruling.

  • Caryville Alderman remembered fondly

    Devoted husband, alderman, community asset, avid Tennessee fan, talented woodworker, call him what you will, Joe Heatherly will be dearly missed.

    Heatherly passed away Saturday due to complications from his long-time battle against cancer.

    “It was a shock and a blow; I lost a real good and dear friend and the town of Caryville lost a friend as well,” said Caryville Mayor Bobby Stooksbury.

  • Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism in employee

    Naomi Robbins, a Campbell County native, has been recognized for her charitable efforts by Food City’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition program.

    Each year Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates. Special committees are established to review associate volunteer activities and individuals are selected based upon volunteer achievements in the areas of health, education, environment, cultural arts, recreational, heritage/history, and public service.