Today's News

  • Wartburg boys eliminate Jellico from Region 2-A Tourney

    Jellico High School’s season long quest to return to the boys’ championship game of the Region 2-A Basketball Tournament came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night during a regional semifinal game at Wartburg High School.

    The Blue Devils (16-18 overall) had high hopes of ending the Bulldogs’ 12-game winning streak until their standout forward, Cody Malicoat, went to the bench with four fouls late in the third quarter.

  • Cougars put up a fight at Maryville before falling 45-37 in region

    Campbell County High School’s boys made their first regional basketball tournament appearance in three years with a road trip Saturday to Maryville High School.

    Though the Cougars eventually lost, 45-37, they set the tempo throughout much of the 2-AAA quarterfinal game.

    “We played right with Maryville,” first-year Cougars’ coach Matt Housley said.

    “We just couldn’t finish on too many possessions, and their guys stepped up and made shots.”

  • District champs upset in regionals

    If Campbell County High School’s girls had a sense of déjà vu Friday night, it’s because they had been down this road before.

    Just two years ago, a lower seeded William Blount team came into John R.W. Brown Gymnasium and escaped with a four-point Region 2-AAA quarterfinal victory.

    During that February 2010 game, sophomore wing Tatum Burstrom scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half while leading the Lady Governors to their first region tournament win in 20 years.

  • State champion high jumper going to ETSU

    How does an athlete that hated track and field in middle school end up with two state high school championships and a college scholarship?

    That’s the fairy tale story of Campbell County golden girl Kristin Chapman, a two-sport star that was named MVP of the district girls’ basketball tournament just four days before signing a national letter-of-intent Friday to compete next season for the East Tennessee State University women’s track and field team. 

    She plans to major in nursing while at ETSU.

  • Golfing duo signs with Walters State

    The Walters State Community College men’s golf team is taking on a distinctly Campbell County flavor these days.

    With the addition of CCHS seniors Cory Martin and Bryce Roach, who signed last week, nearly half the 2012-13 Senators’ squad calls Campbell County home. Cody Byrge of Jellico and Matthew Chambers of Jacksboro are already members of the WSCC team.

  • Public Records March 1, 2012

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



    FEB. 20 – FEB. 24


    Richard Brown to Richard Brown, TR. and Richard Brown Revocable Living Trust, Dist. 1, $0.

    Virgil Wilson to James Proffitt, Dist. 1, $2,500.

    Opal Stephens to Mark A. Housley and Tammy C. Housley, Dist. 4, $50,000.

    M. Keebler Williams to Dana D. Lloyd, Dist. 3, $94,165.

  • Jellico municipal board discusses community center

     At the municipal board meeting last Thursday, Jellico’s leaders discussed repairing the community center, which they hope to rent out.

    Mitch Loomis, with the East Tennessee Development District, is working with Jellico as it applies for a 50-50-recreation grant to renovate the community center.

  • Troxell and Bell honored by mayor

     A thank you can go a long way.

    Marvin Douglas was grateful to Jellico after two firefighters, Chief Gary Troxell and Mark Bell, helped him when a fire broke out in his bathroom on Jan. 25.

  • Speed bumps and street signs to make roads safer, Jellico looks to street aid fund for finances

     Around 190 street signs are missing. It costs $8,965 to replace them.

    Four of Jellico’s streets need speed bumps. It will cost $4,600 to install them.

  • Local man spots storms for Knoxville TV station

     When a storm comes through Campbell County, WVLT in Knoxville calls one man. Scott Smith is Channel 8’s storm spotter in Campbell County.

    “Basically we’re (storm spotters) eyes on the ground for TV and national weather services,” Smith said. “They need somebody to report it to them.”