Keith to remain as 'Lander head coach

from staff reports

   It doesn't take a lot to get the rumor mills rolling in Carter County, but one rumor was laid to rest on Monday night. Gary Oaks, athletic director for Cloudland High School, announced that Gary Keith will still be head football coach for this fall season.
   It was rumored that Keith was going to step down from his post and that Robbie Turbyfill would take over as head coach, or would fill in as an interim head coach until Keith's return.
   Keith underwent bypass surgery about a month ago but is expected to come back to coaching, at least part time, at the beginning of August. Until he is medically released, assistants Gary Oaks, Turbyfill and Gary Lewis will fill in for his coaching duties.
   The Highlanders will begin practicing for the passing league on Tuesday, July 20.