Today's News

  • Bomb threat shuts down courthouse

    An anonymous call to the Campbell County Circuit Court office last Thursday prompted a courthouse evacuation.

    Shortly after the county’s child support and juvenile courts had convened for the day a man called informing the staff there was a bomb in the courtroom, according to Circuit Court Clerk Bobby Vann. That was all the man said before he quickly hung up the phone, according to Vann. He didn’t specify which courtroom.

  • Arrest made in string of scrap thefts

    A bold move by the victim of a theft has led to criminal charges for a Lake City man.
    At around 11:40 a.m. last Monday a woman in the Cherry Bottom community reported a silver Nissan Frontier was on her property and the driver was allegedly loading up scrap iron from her barn.  After laying low and snapping some pictures of the man later determined to be Michael Lee Hallcox, 31, of 2789 Oak Grove Road, Lake City, the victim yelled out at him, Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Preston Primm said.

  • Three people arrested in front of courthouse

    Three people didn’t have far to travel this week when they were arrested on meth charges.

    On Tuesday afternoon Campbell County Deputy Josh Vann stopped a car on Main Street in Jacksboro for traffic violation. As he questioned the occupants of the car, Vann noticed their behavior indicated they were hiding possibly hiding something.

  • Cougars clip Hawks in OT, 75-73

     After losing its first four league games this season, the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team appeared to be a non-factor in the District 3-AAA regular season championship race.

    During a recent four-game stretch, however, the Cougars were no less than spectacular as they played their way back into the hunt for a top 4 seeding in the upcoming league tournament.

  • Sheckles answers personnel and budget questions

    In light of recent conflict between the county’s ambulance service director and some of its employees members of the EMS committee met on Monday night to discuss the department’s policies and procedures.
    As committee chairman Alvin Evans opened the meeting for discussion he requested comments from commissioners be productive and the group refrain from attacks on Sheckles.
    “This is not a meeting to bash you because we have already bashed you,” Evans told Danny Sheckles, ambulance director.

  • CCHS girls jump back into district title race

     Campbell County’s girls jumped back into the race Friday night for a regular season district basketball championship.

    The Lady Cougars edged homecoming foe Hardin Valley, 40-37, in overtime to avenge a 7-point loss a week earlier to the Lady Hawks (7-2 district, 12-7 overall), who also have designs on the district title.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Jan. 13 and 20, 2011
  • Birthdays for Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, 2011


    • Happy Birthday to Jared Kellogg who turned 13 years old on Jan. 8.
    • Happy Birthday to Stephanie Halcomb who turned 35 years old on Jan. 5.
  • NWTF, RMEF and CORA help families in need during holidays

     Much like carolers on Christmas Eve, hunters all over North America brought cheer to homes during the recent holiday season. 

    Through the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Turkey Hunters Care outreach program, hunters across America distributed  tens of thousands of frozen, domesticated turkeys to families in need throughout North America. 

  • Fishing conditions tough 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, Jan. 18 was 1,000.15 feet. Extremely cold weather has cooled the water surface to the point of freezing in most of the protected coves and in the channels far upstream.