Today's News

  • On Higher Ground

    Swallowing pride removes barriers to good things


    “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Missing or seizing God-given opportunities


    In many ways our lives are defined by opportunities missed and opportunities seized. According to the Bible, we are to take advantage of opportunities by responding with bold action when we recognize them as God-given chance to participate in his purpose.

  • Card makes Bassmaster Elite Series

    Brandon Card describes himself as the “poster child of college fishing”.

    Now the poster boy has landed himself a spot in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series alongside such pro fishing stars as Kevin VanDam.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Opens — a series of three tournaments.

  • Learning to fly

    With no tackling and no running  plays allowed, summertime 7-on-7 passing scenarios make it tempting to draw up plays in the dirt and play backyard football.

    However, new Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price views the passing drills as an opportunity to teach the quarterbacks he inherited how to run his trademark spread offense. 

    Rising senior Tuffy Shoupe didn’t throw the ball much the past three seasons while playing quarterback in a ground-hugging option attack. 

  • Stripers are active on Powell River

    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 Friday, July 15 was 1,019.73-feet and below full pool (1,020) for the first time since late April. 

    Surface temperatures range from 84 to 89 degrees, depending on time of day and location. The lake is clear at all locations, and 65-degree water can be found at 33 feet deep.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Elk hunt permit auctioned on eBay

    The final permit for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt will go to the successful bidder in an eBay auction that ends on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the state’s elk restoration program.

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) donated a permit to The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF).

  • The punch that saved her life

    This past spring Katelyn Norman was walking on the Jacksboro Middle School football track with a friend. During mild horseplay, Norman received a friendly punch to her right arm, which began to swell.

    Norman had suffered a two or three fracture break.

    “I was feeling fine,” she said. “I got punched in the arm and it hurt really bad.”

  • Commission debates ambulance service management

    Issues regarding the county’s ambulance service continued to be a source of debate during Monday’s commission meeting.

    Commissioner Alvin Evans kicked off the discussion asking for his colleagues to choose from one of four options presented establishing who would be responsible for supervising the ambulance service director.

  • Campbell County Veterans Affairs Office No. 2 in state for getting money to veterans

    For each of the past five years, the Veterans Affairs Office in Campbell County has topped the previous year’s incoming monetary benefits.

    In 2010 the office received $14.69 million for veterans and their families this year.

    In 2006, Campbell County veterans received $4.2 million dollars. Over the past five years, this has increased by around 250-percent, director of the Campbell County Veterans Affairs Office Kevin Walden said.

  • Traffic stop nets two active meth labs

    Out of date tags and an inoperable brake light led to more serious charges for a Jacksboro pair last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Richey was patrolling when spotted a vehicle on traveling west on Highway 116 in Caryville with a couple of infractions.

    While conducting a traffic stop Richey allegedly learned the driver, Daryl R. Overbay, 41, of 353 Cedar Circle, Jacksboro, had a revoked license.