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Today's News

  • LaFollette, Jacksboro to meet again

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    One of LaFollette’s maxims may be to play for 32 minutes, but they only needed eight last Thursday night.

    Five first quarter fumbles led to five Owl scores in the first round of the middle school playoffs at LaFollette Middle School. By the end of the first quarter, the Owls led 38-0, before defeating the Bulldogs of Soldier’s Memorial 38-16.

  • Doin' what hasn't been done

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    If the ink pen isn’t out of ink, it has to be close after Friday night's editing of the Cougars' record book.

    Campbell County football records were altered 10 times during the Cougars game with the Halls Red Devils, as Campbell County found the victory, 55-20.

    That score ranks high, as the 55 points is the most scored by any Campbell County team. The most before that point came last season as the Cougars defeated Halls 49-35.

  • Cross-country teams compete well at state

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    For the past eight years, the middle school and elementary school cross-country teams have had someone in the state race.

    With a much more competitive field this season, they didn’t disappoint again as 16 total runners ran in the middle school and elementary school races on Saturday.

  • Cougar cross-country competes

    The Campbell County cross-country teams competed in the Cove Lake Invitational last Thursday. The top two girls in the county were Michaela Thomas who finished sixth place. Jellico's Olivia Veach finished an impressive 11th out of the 63 competitors in the race. Also participating was Venessia Troxell of Jellico and Chelsey Kennedy of Campbell County. The Cougars' Ben Vinsant hit a personal record for the season, finishing with a 19:33. That time was good enought for 18th. Ryan Middleton also turned in a personal best on the course.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Oak Ridge at Campbell County

    When: Friday

    Where: Campbell County High School; L. Hope Dossett Stadium

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    Records: Oak Ridge (8-1, 7-0 District 3-AAA) at Campbell County (3-6, 2-5)

    Previous meeting: Last season, Campbell County fell hard in Oak Ridge. The Wildcats took the District 3-AAA meeting 42-7 over the Cougars.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Oneida at Jellico

    When: Friday

    Where: Jellico High School; Bill Humphreys Field

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    Records: Oneida (8-1, 5-0 District 4-A) at Jellico (1-8, 1-4)

    Previous meeting: Last year, the Indians defeated the Blue Devils in Oneida. In 2011, Oneida took the District 4-A meeting by a decisive 47-0 score.

  • Sports News 10-25-12

    Youth basketball coaches meeting

    A youth basketball coaches meeting will be held tonight, Thursday Oct. 25 at the LaFollette Community Center, which is the old West LaFollette School. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching should attend this meeting. A background check for coaching will be required. For more information, contact the recreation department at 562-9424.

     

    Playoff Madness

  • JMS to host fall festival

    Friday, Jacksboro Middle School will host a literacy-themed fall festival for the community.
    “We just really want to make it a community event where we can open our school to the community and have our kids involved in the community in a not-so-school setting,” JMS Assistant Principal Nikki Bumgardner said.
    The festival will begin at 6 p.m. The theme is “fall into reading,” and it will revolve around storytelling.

  • Interstate closures blamed for lower liquor revenue, business still good

    Caryville can thank the town’s two liquor stores for helping to line the coffers, but store owners say sales could have been even better had the interstate not been closed due to last spring’s landslide.

    “We didn’t experience the sale that we thought we would have just because the interstate was shut down for so long up on the mountain,” said John Davenport, owner of the Liquor Barn off exit 134.

    Between March and September, Caryville received $105,003 of tax money from the sale of liquor, an average of $15,000 per month.

  • FBCJ to host panel discussion for county youth

    Leaders at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro are inviting the county’s youth to sit in on a panel discussion about sin.
    “Anyone’s welcome to come, but it’s geared towards youth,” FBCJ youth leader Jeremy Adkins said.
    The Campbell County Youth Leaders Alliance has helped promote the event, and the Birdsong family will lead worship.
    “We’re inviting every church/youth group that wants to come,” FBCJ youth pastor Ben Spry said. “This is for middle school through high school. Not just high school.”