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Lady Cougar Softball Has Big Week

Some big things have happened for Lady Cougar Softball since the season began.

Taylor Shanks got her first career homerun in a loss to Oak Ridge earlier in the season.

As a team they have picked up some big wins in the last week.

Over the previous weekend they picked up a big win over the Lady Indians of Oneida, avenging an early season loss. They defeated the Lady Indians 8-1. Jacolby Lane got things rolling as she hit an in park home run. Jenna Byrd had an RBI double in the game.

A couple of days later the Lady Cougars battled the Lady Panthers of Cumberland Gap. The Lady Cougars posted a tight 11-10 win that day.

Then they battled the Lady Highlanders of Scott County on Thursday. The Lady Cougars won in a dominating fashion as the game was called via the mercy rule as they Lady Cougars were up 17-1 after the third inning concluded. The Lady Cougars had a big opening volley. The first inning saw Brenna Rutherford go two for two at the plate with a trio of RBI’s. Jenna Byrd had a big first as well with a three RBI double. Byrd also had an RBI triple in the game.

Home Federal Bank In Harrogate Robbed

Shortly before 5 PM a man with a grey shirt over his head entered the Home Federal Bank branch in Harrogate and proceeded to rob the bank.

The suspect fled on foot and Claiborne County Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are on scene.

More details as the become available.

Robyn R. King

Mrs. Robyn R. King, age 53 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was preceded in death by Daughter, Brae Frazier and Parents, Leon and Patricia Frazier Alsup, and 2 Sisters.

Survivors: Husband, Bennie King; Daughter, Shayla King and companion Harrison Collins; Sister, Shelby Hill; Sister-in-Law, Rosie Jones. Several other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will meet Monday, March 25, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Allred Cemetery for Graveside Services and Interment. Online condolences for Mrs. King may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Robyn R. King.

Fields Named Superintendent Of The Month

Jennifer Fields has been the Director of Schools for Campbell County Schools for a little over a year. In that short time she has implemented. School safety has been upgraded, academic coaches have been put into the system, and opportunities for more Career Technical Education has been offered both at the high school and dual credit with Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Caryville are among the many accomplishments under the leadership of Fields.

Now she is being recognized for her efforts by the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents in their monthly spotlight as Superintendent of the Month.

The full story about her recognition can be found by following this link:

Cougar Middle School Soccer Picks Up Big WIn

Cougar Soccer has had some early success on the high school level. Now it is the turn of their younger ounterparts to bask in the spotlight of victory.

Claiborne County Soccer made the trek down the valley to take on the Cougars at Ken Snodderly Park. They went back to Tazewell with a loss as the Cougars defeated them 7-1.

Caleb Dabney had the hat trick with three goals. Landon York had a pair of goals of his own. The scoring was rounded out by Caden Bostic and Colton Robertson with a goal each.