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Today's News

  • public records for the week of Nov. 29, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    NOV. 19  – NOV. 21

    Campbell County Habitat for Humanity to Bunny Allen, Dist. 1, $86,000.

    Ralph Junior Swain to Scott Wayne Hughes and Warren E Terry, Dist. 5, $1600.

    Nealy M. Jenkins, Jr. and Sherry Jenkins to Walter Witt and Catherine Whitt, Dist. 3, $33,000.

  • Bad to the Bone

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    With 2:48 left in the third quarter, the Clinton student section had already done their game-winning chant as the Dragons led by nine.

    However, as “Bad to the Bone” played with 20 seconds left, the electricity in the air changed as Campbell County trailed by only one, 43-42.

    That’s when Gunner St. John proved just how bad to the bone he really was.

    Fellow senior, Clay Gaylor, hit St. John in the post for a half hook shot that found nothing but the bottom of the net.

  • Post play pushes Lady Cougars past Clinton

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Following the Sevier County game, Lady Cougar head coach Ryan Browning said his team needed to dominate the paint in order to win ball games.

    Against District 3-AAA foe, Clinton, that’s exactly what they did in order to come out with a 50-31 victory over the Lady Dragons.

    “That was something big,” Browning said. “I though we had a chance to get it in there. Their post is a little bit slow of foot at times when she rotated. I thought we did a good job.”

  • Cougar 7U finishes third place

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Close games were all around for the Campbell County 7U team in the 2012 Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Classic.

    After falling by a combined 12 points in their two games during the Battle in Rocky Top, things only got closer in Gatlinburg.

    On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, the Cougars fell 20-19 to the Glen Este Trojans of Ohio. Friday, they lost in a 0-0 overtime game, as the Amelia Barons gained more yardage during the overtime period.

  • Lake City Mavs 8U take fourth place in Turkey Bowl

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    The road wasn’t easy for the Lake City Mavericks during the 2012 Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Classic.

    After the tournament combined the 8U Central and National divisions, the competition became even greater for the Turkey Bowl.

    If a team was to lose in the first round of the 8U National division, it would fall into the Central division with hopes of winning a championship in that league.

    However, after a 13-6 victory on Thursday night, the Mavs were looking to face off with the big dogs.

  • McGuire makes a stand for Jacksboro

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Jacob McGuire has become the go-to-guy for the Jacksboro Eagles.

    In five games, McGuire has scored a total of 65 points for the Eagles, as they have opened up a three-game winning streak.

    “He has to score for us to be what we can,” head coach Cody Parker said. “His outside shooting, I’d put him up against anybody around. He can shoot the ball. That’s his specialty. For him to put up those kinds of numbers, we need him to develop and keep that coming along.”

  • Sports News 11-29-12

    LaFollette Middle School Basketball

    The LaFollette basketball teams will take on Robertsville tonight, Thursday Nov. 29 at home. The junior varsity boys are set to tipoff at 5 p.m., with the varsity squads to follow. The Owls also have a game on Monday, Nov. 3 as Oneida travels to LaFollette. Junior varsity girls will tipoff at 5 p.m., with the varsity squads following.

     

    Jellico Basketball

  • About 180 local children to shop with a cop on Dec. 14

    On Dec. 14, local law enforcement will take about 180 local children Christmas shopping as part of the Shop with a Cop program.
    Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman started the Shop with a Chop program with Wal-Mart about 15 years ago. Since then, about 1,700 children have been involved with the annual event. The Shop with a Cop program raises money to take children Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart.
    “The donations come from businesses, churches, individuals,” Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman said.

  • East LaFollette Learning Academy new site for alternative school

    The Campbell County Alternative School is now operating at its new location at East LaFollette. It moved there Oct. 29, but renovations were complete by Oct. 1.
    “Everything was finished, we just had to have the fire marshal approve it,” school board member Johnny Byrge said.
    “It’s a brand new building,” Principal Ronnie Lasley said. “It gives a better atmosphere for the kids to be working in. It’s a great improvement.”
    The East LaFollette Learning Academy is able to hold about 100 students.

  • Commission passed resolution to refund $21,000 in delinquent tax refunds

    Monday night, the Campbell County approved a budget resolution to spend $21,739 to refund delinquent taxes. Combined with the resolution passed last month to spend $5,089 to refund delinquent taxes, the county has spent $26,828 from the undesignated fund balance.
    The delinquent tax refunds weren’t a part 2012-13 budget, and money has been appropriated from the undesignated fund balance in order to pay them, according to Campbell County Finance Director Jeff Marlow.