Today's News

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • ‘Bubbling’ lab discovered

    Officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department discovered an active meth lab on Monday night.

    Responding to a tip that meth was being made at a Sugar Hollow home officers went there just before 7 p.m.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    God is great, Satan is a liar


    As the enemy of our soul’s reaks havoc on people lives, as often as he can, it makes me want to write about the hope we have. You see, Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, is the chief opponent of God. He is a liar and deceiver.

  • vacation bible school news

    Braden's Chapel Kids Crusade will be July 25 - July 29 7 - 9 p.m. For directions or more information contact Nick Goins (423) 871-0068 or Tiffany Medley (423)871-0614. 


    New Freedom Community Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 25-29 at 7 p.m. Bus will run nightly. Call 562-6829 to arrange ride.


    Fincastle Church of God vacation bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    July 11 – July 15


    Charles Scoby Asbury, Kyle Asbury, Walter Asbury and Louise Alice Asbury, Estate to Tom Leach, Dist. 3, $30,000.

    Anna F. Cline to Alma R. McCreary, Dist. 3, $33,000.

    Alma R. Woodward to Allen Timothy Thompson and Charlene Thompson, Dist. 3, $52,000.

  • News Notes

    Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will hold a neighborhood watch meeting at the New Freedom Community Church on July 21 at 7 p.m. There will also be a meth and litter presentation at the meeting. For more information call 562-7446.


    The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting at The LaFollette Recreation Center, July 21 at 7 p.m.  The election of officials for the next year will take place following the meeting.


  • Indictments returned

    The following indictments were returned July 14; arraignments are set for July 25 at 8:30 a.m.

    •Anthony M. Bowman, burglary, theft of property over $1,000, vandalism.

    •Steven D. Austin, promotion meth manufacture.

    •Nicholas D. Baird, no true bill.

    •Margaret A. Riggs and Ralph E. Marlow, two counts meth manufacture (Riggs only), initiation of process to manufacture meth (Marlow only).

    •Andy Brad Jones, ten counts obtaining controlled substance by fraud, FTA.

  • Faithful Words


    The Blessedness of the First Resurrection


    “Blessed  and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection…” (See Revelation 20:6).

  • 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.