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  • Police warn of dangers of meth house

    The unassuming brown house with a blue door sits under a hill in Jacksboro. It appears similar to the other homes on Cedar Circle.

    Except for the yellow crime scene tape that encircles the front porch and the quarantined signs that decorate the front of the home.

    The house at 353 Cedar Circle is just one of 194 homes quarantined in Campbell County because meth had been produced there, according to the Tennessee Meth Registry.

  • Sports News Sept. 13, 2012

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    Turkey Shoot

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Jellico @ Midway

    When: Friday

    Where: Midway High School; Roane County, Tenn.

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    Records: Jellico (0-4) at Midway (1-3)

    Previous meeting: Last season, Midway took this non-district game from the Blue Devils. The Green Waves took last year’s game, the first between the two schools since 2004, 56-12 in Jellico.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Campbell County vs. Clinton

    When: Friday

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

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    Records: Clinton (0-4, 0-2 District 3-AAA) at Campbell County (2-3, 1-2)

    Previous meeting: Campbell County took last year’s meeting in the District 3-AAA contest at Clinton. The Cougars took the win 28-23.

  • Red Zone Regrets

    Campbell County racked up 508 yards of offense, but miscues within the red zone put a damper on their upset bid over Hardin Valley.

    Five times, the Cougars were within the 5-yard line, resulting in only two scores. A trip to the 8-yard line also resulted in Campbell County coming away empty handed.

    With two turnovers on downs, a fumble, and an interception inside the 10-yard line, head coach Justin Price was obviously frustrated as the Cougars fell 48-30.

  • Eagles not missing a step

    Most call it a goose egg. Jacksboro calls them Eagle eggs.

    Either way, it’s what Jacksboro opponents have been seeing as their score against the Eagles. Through three games this season, the Jacksboro defense has not been scored on thus far.

    Throughout the season, Soldiers’ Memorial and Eagleton have both seen zeroes on the board, as Norris only scored two off of a late safety. The Senators fell 38-2.

    To Eagle head coach, Mike Miller, it’s an achievement that his team can be proud of.

  • Fire at Springs Dock Marina burns 50 boats; CCSD investigations finds no foul play

    A fire burned two sets of slips and about 50 boats at Springs Dock Marina early Monday morning. Authorities don’t suspect foul play.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Captain Brandon Elkins went to Spring’s Dock Marina Monday for an unofficial investigation. He found nothing, he said.

    “There was nothing to show anybody started that fire on purpose,” Elkins said. “Nobody was seen on camera.”

    The fire was a slow burning fire, Elkins said.

  • Jury returns verdict in Suttles case

    Pete Suttles got his day in court.

    He also got a verdict that partially exonerated him.

    In January, he was charged with aggravated arson and two counts of aggravated assault by domestic violence. On Tuesday a jury found him guilty of two counts of assault. A not guilty verdict was returned on the arson charge.

    It was alleged Suttles attacked his then girlfriend, Shelly Ann Keith and her grandmother, Rosa Lee Hicks, then burnt down the trailer they all been living in.

  • Phillips- Jones becomes DA

    Lori Phillips Jones’ enthusiasm is infectious.

    It is a trait that will serve her well now that she has taken the helm at the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

    Last week marked the beginning of Jones’ new appointment.

    She became the district attorney general after Paul Phillips retired following 33 years in the position. With two years left in Phillips’ term, Jones was chosen by Gov. Bill Haslam to step into the role.

    In a sense it is the job Jones has been preparing for since high school.

  • Louie Bluie Festival to feature regional art on Sept. 29

    The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival will highlight the talents of regional artists on Sept. 29.

    The art displayed in the pavilion during the festival will be judged for an art contest the previous evening. For a $10 fee, each artist can submit as many pieces of art as he or she desires. Youth artists, who are 19 and under, only have to pay $5 to participate. Submissions will be taken from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.

    Artists can claim their work and score sheets at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29. Winners can claim their awards.