Today's News

  • Cooler temperatures helping to improve fishing on Norris

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Tuesday, Oct. 4 was 1,007.59 feet, which is a foot lower than it was the previous week. 

    Surface temperatures range from 72 to 75 degrees, depending on time of day and location. The lake is clear on the lower end, but the river sections have a little more color.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Opening weekend harvests up for bears, deer, turkeys

    The weekend of Sept. 24-25 marked the beginning of bear, deer and turkey seasons for archers only. So far this year, there have been increased harvests for all three species.

  • Warning system installed at Watauga Dam and modified at 11 others, including Norris

    The Tennessee Valley Authority is installing a new safety warning system at Watauga Dam in Carter County and modifying others to improve public safety during water releases from the dams.

  • How quickly God can turn the fortunes of a whole empire

       “Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, ‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.  See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant’”  (Jeremiah 1:9-10).

  • So, Where is the Holy Spirit?

      “ It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; . . . ” (See John 6:63a, RSV).

  • Blue Devils fall to Midway


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    The Midway Green Wave made the long trip up Interstate 75 Friday night to take on Jellico, and the trip proved a good one as Joe Campbell's squad rolled to a 56-12 victory over the Blue Devils.

    “This was a good win for us,” Campbell said after his Green Wave improved to 2-3 on the season. “It's good to get the momentum heading in the right direction with some big district games coming up.”

  • Walking down the hall of faith

       Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). While reading the whole chapter of Hebrews eleven, I can imagine God walking down the middle of a big hall similar to what we have here on earth as the “Hall of Fame”. I picture God painting out faithful people who please and obeyed him.

  • Church News Sept. 29, 2011

     Fincastle United Methodist Church will have a free dinner Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.


    Free flu shots will be given by St. Mary’s Medical Center and outdoor yard and bake sale Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LaFollette Church of God. Proceeds will benefit Kidz Kare projects and Missions.


  • Cougars break Clinton jinx, 28-23

    It took Campbell County High School’s football team less than three hours Friday night to erase seven years of frustration.

    Led by senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe, the Cougars (1-3 district, 2-4 overall) finally beat District 3 rival Clinton, 28-23, after several near misses over the past decade.

    Shoupe was a workhorse for Campbell County with 257 yards and 2 touchdowns passing and 65 yards and another score on the ground. His 41-yard touchdown bomb to Jordan Kindred at the close of the second quarter gave the Cougars a 21-14 halftime advantage.

  • Bunch leads Eagles to homecoming victory

    Jacob Bunch ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 42 seconds left Thursday night to lift Jacksboro Middle to a 13-12 homecoming victory over Eagleton. The win snapped a 2-game skid for the Eagles (3-2 overall), who were able to rally from a 12-point deficit in the opening quarter even though they lost two fumbles deep in their own territory.