Today's News

  • Birthdays for March 31
    • Happy Birthday to Heaven Warren who was six years old on March 11. Love your mom.


    • Ain’t it nifty Pam Towne is fifty.
  • Church News

    Rock Creek Community Church of God will hold a revival March 31- April 3. Thursday – Saturday night services will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday night services will begin at 6 p.m. Rev. Harry James will be preaching.


    Faith Way Assembly of God will hold a revival April 3 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Paul Baggett.


  • From a Mother's Heart

    When truth stumbles in the street


    The sovereignty of God and the free will of man are parallel truths that we experience as we move toward the coming of the Son of Man.

    God makes it clear in His word that what He decides is greatly dependent on the behavior of man- eternal life or judgment.

    As we look at our national situation through the study of Scripture. May God awaken us to His righteousness.

  • Faithful Words


    “Unto the angel of the church of Sardis write . . . I know thy works” (See Revelation 3:1-7, RSV).

    After a recent service I returned to my office and told the secretary, “I am exhausted!” Have you ever felt that way? Christian service can leave us exhilarated and it can leave us drained. We must use caution not to become “weary in well-doing.”

    Where does the church (and where do Christians) get energy, power, and the breath of life?

  • On Higher Ground

    Beware, your sins will come back to haunt you (when you least expect it)


    “O God, You know my foolishness; and my sins are not hidden from You” (Psalm 69:5). We can perhaps hide our sins from others for awhile, but God sees them.  And often they resurface when we least expect it.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Our supreme example prayed often


    I think sometimes we forget the importance of prayer. Luke gives us seven accounts of Jesus praying.

    Christ was, and is the supreme example for all of those who follow Him. Luke 3:21-22, “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened.

    And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.”

  • Indictments returned


    The Campbell County grand jury returned 34 indictments on March 25.

    Those indictments were: *Howard S. King, Matthew E. Hamblin and Charles F. Pittman, Jr.- aggravated criminal trespass, theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000

    *Adam W. Carroll and Brandy M. Wilson- initiation of the process to meth manufacture, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful entering quarantined property, resisting arrest; *Adam W. Steakley- aggravated burglary, theft over $500

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    Tabitha Dawn Wilhoit Holstein- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; probation, court costs, $1,500 fine.

    Wesley L. Powers- theft over $1,000, felony FTA; split confinement of nine months with a jail credit from July 4, 2010, court costs, $75 to ECF, restitution to victim.

    Alice L. Chambers- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; two years probation, court costs, $500 to LPD drug fund.

  • News Notes

    Community Health Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spring and summer items will be available, all items will be 25 cents. Please bring your own bags; all donations can be dropped off at the administrative office in Jacksboro. For more information call 562-8325.


    The neighborhood resident organization of LaFollette Housing Authority will have a yard sale on April 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. Anyone is welcome to set-up, the fee is $3 a space. For more information call (423) 377-5114.


  • 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

    March 21- March 25


    Franklin R. Riley to Jack R. Varnadoe and Colleen Varnadoe, Dist. 3, $325,000.

    Ayers LP to Charles Edward Morgan and Shirley Ann Morgan, Dist. 1, $18,000.

    TN Land Partners LLC to William W. Riley and Carolyn D. Riley, Dist. 1, $17,900.