Today's News

  • From a Mothers Heart for the week of January 12, 2012

      Bea Wallen

    From a Mothers Heart

    Life Is Full of Changes and Choices

  • Senior Citizens for week of January 12, 2012

      Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Jan 12 – Jan 20


  • Authorities looking at new drug

    There is a new drug in town. People who smoke it can experience hallucinations. It can cause increased blood pressure, cardiac arrest and brain hemorrhaging. Law enforcement describes it as highly addictive. Yet until Friday it could be purchased at a local convenience store in Jacksboro.

    Naphthoylindole is extracted from the salvia plant through chemical processes. Then it is laced with household products such as dried leaves or chopped celery stalks and sold as herbal essence or potpourri.

  • Cougars go inside, outside to beat AC

    Word seems to have gotten around about the recent success of Campbell County High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team.

    Fans packed out John R.W. Brown Gymnasium Friday night to see if the Cougars could defeat District 3-AAA rival Anderson County and extend their winning streak to six games.

    The Cougars didn’t disappoint.

  • Jellico moving ahead with annexation

    Jellico’s planning commission has given planner Chad Davis the nod to craft an ordinance establishing an agricultural zone in preparation for annexation. Before becoming official, this ordinance will need approval from Jellico’s board of mayor and aldermen.

    Jellico currently doesn’t have an agricultural zone.

    There aren’t any farms within the town limits, Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • Jellico remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jellico will remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16 with a service at the municipal building.

    The theme for the gathering is serving the community better and promoting community service, said Doris Stiers, who helped arrange the event.

    “(Dr.) King was so instrumental in getting communities together in community service,” Stiers said.

    The Rev. Gerald Littlejohn, pastor at First Baptist Church on Baptist Street, will speak with an open discussion to follow.

  • Fourth quarter treys by Morris help decide close girls’ game

    Campbell County High School’s varsity girls continue to hold the top spot in the District 3-AAA standings after their 55-47 home win Friday night over rival Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars (6-0 district, 12-4 overall) got a big lift from senior point guard Courtney Morris, who scored 11 of her game high 17 points in the fourth quarter.

    Morris hit a trio of timely 3-pointers during the final eight minutes, one to tie the game and two for the lead. She finished the game with four treys.

  • Blue Devils top Sunbright in District 4-A

    A good weekend of practice helped get the Jellico High School varsity boys’ basketball team back on track Monday night.

    Playing a District 4-A game at Sunbright, the Blue Devils built a 23-point lead before settling for a 58-46 victory.

    Jellico (4-3 district, 9-10 overall) was coming off a 50-44 overtime loss Friday night at league foe Oneida.

    “We had a good weekend of practice, and played a lot better,” Blue Devils’ coach Mike Reynolds said of his team’s win at Sunbright.

  • Debt management policy passed by town of Caryville

     After adding it to the agenda Monday night, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve a debt management policy.

  • Youth baseball coaches will meet Jan. 29

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important informational league updates. 

    If you have any questions, please call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.