The Lady Blue Devils lost the District 2-A consolation game to Washburn 40-35 tonight at Washburn School. This means the Lady Blue Devils will travel and face the District 1-A champions on Friday night in region tourney action.
A little more clarity on the Jellico water situation: the flooding the area experienced caused a lot of mud in the waters. It was too much for the filters to handle at the treatment plant. This resulted in what’s called high turbidity in the water supply. So, Jellico Utilities switched to a well, which was the back-up water source. Unfortunately, the pump broke. They issued a boil advisory because the pressure change caused sediment from the water lines to get into the water.... Since there was no new water being treated, the city ran out of water. That’s the short version, courtesy of an interview with the water departments city manager Joe Carol. They are implementing things that will ensure this never happens again, and are handing out bottled water tomorrow at the utility company and at Elk Valley Elementary. It IS safe to wash your hands and take a shower, according to Carol. More info in Thursday’s paper.
My grandson, Bryce Duncan, plays basketball
Norris is still on the rise. Up nearly a foot from yesterday at 1:00 p.m. Expected to rise another half foot or so by nidnight tonight. Folks, 1020 is full. ... If you have a dock or float and you have pulled it in, TVA will have to draw the lake down in anticipation of more spring rain in March and April. You MUST make sure you dock or float goes out, or it will be dry-docked until the water comes back up.
BREAKING: Jacksboro Middle girls hoops coach Ryan Browning will step down from his role as head coach, which he planned to do. Browning is uncertain if he will pursue the CCHS head boys coaching job.
Clinton Middle head boys coach James Jones said he will apply for the CCHS job.
According to the Campbell County Mayor's office and county EMA director Jay Muncy, there will be bottled water distribution at Elk Valley Elementary School in Elk Valley starting at 11 a.m. on Monday 2/19/18.
Jellico Water Update
• Boil Water Advisory still in effect until further notice.
• Run faucets until water is clear, water may start clear and then become discolored.
• Water may have a strong bleach odor, continue to run water through faucets until odor diminishes.
DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: Oak Ridge 60, Lady Cougars 38
Boshears was nursing an injury for much of the second half.
All-tourney players are Skylar Boshears, Haley Comer and Madison Brady.
Most current update on Jellico water shortage from Campbell County Mayor
TEMA Field Rep Cilia Von Meizener arrived at 2pm with an emergency drinking water supply for Jellico Hospital. The Boiled Water Advisory remains in effect. Jellico Utility Director Joe Carroll advises that the water purification system has restarted and is beginning to replenish storage tanks across the system including Elk Valley and Jellico. Limited service to homes is expected by morning with full capacity expected by Monday or Tuesday. Jellico Elementary is expected to have full service for classes on Tuesday and Elk Valley School is expected to have at least partial service Tuesday. Next update forecasted for 8pm with local television news outlets.
FINAL: Lady Cougars 59, Clinton 39
Lady Cougars move onto the district title game tomorrow night against Oak Ridge at 6 p.m., at Halls High School.
Cosby defeated the Lady Blue Devils in the district tourney semis, according to head coach D.J. Osborn.
The Lady Blue Devils will play in the consolation game Monday at 6 p.m., at Washburn School.
FINAL: Cosby 65, Jellico boys 62, according to JHS athletic director Danny Oakes.
Jellico will play in the district tourney consolation game Tuesday at 6 p.m., at Washburn School.
Have you heard the latest possibilities about a water park and resort in Norris Lake State Park? It's in the planning stages now.
FINAL/OT: Jellico Blue Devil boys 61, Berean Christian 59
Jerney Ivey got his own rebound after a missed free throw, and time expired.
Jellico clinches a region tourney berth and heads to the district tourney semis tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., against top-seeded Cosby at Washburn School.
FINAL: Lady Blue Devils 35, Hancock County 34. A free throw from Madi Dilbeck with 3 seconds left was the difference.
Jellico moves on to the district tournament semifinals. It is the first time in nine years that the Jellico girls have made regions, per JHS head coach D.J. Osborn.
They next play top-seeded Cosby at 4 p.m. on Friday at Washburn School.