Today's News

  • Jury hands down verdict in Ward case

    At the end of a former sheriff's deputy's trial that began on Wednesday morning a jury reached its decision.

    On Thursday afternoon Daniel Ward learned he had been convicted of 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was immediately taken to custody. Ward's sentencing will be done at a later date.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    June 23 – July 2



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving baked chicken, rice, green beans, rolls and peach cobbler

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

  • Reunions

    The Carter Lowe Family Reunion will be held June 25 at Cove Lake State Park - Recreation Building at noon.  Please bring a covered dish.


    The Victory Elementary School Reunion is scheduled for June 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church Community Center.  Please bring your favorite covered dish and dessert.  Hamburgers, hotdogs and refreshments will be provided.


    The Collins reunion will be held on June 26 at Cove Lake Indoor Pavilion beginning at 11 a.m.


  • Spiritually Speaking

    Our sincere prayers are heard


    I heard a remark recently that I had never heard put that way before. The subject was concerning Satan and his plans and cunning ways. The statement was; “satan has had practice in deception for thousands of years, while every generation is new to his steal, kill and destroy methods” John 10.10.

    The speaker was reminding us that our enemy is real, but our hope lies in following Christ and depending on Him. Prayer is real, it is the way we communicate with our Heavenly Father.

  • Faithful Words


    The Blessedness of Bible Study


    “Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what  is written therein; for the time is near” (See Revelation 1:3, RSV).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Grandchildren at the crowning glory of the aged


    According to Ecclesiastes 3- God predetermines all the event of life. It begins with: To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time be born, and a time to die;-- Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.

  • On Higher Ground

    Unexpected Praise from unexpected quarters for this father


     “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

  • 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

    June 13- June 20


    Union Bank to John Day, Dist. 5, $50,000.

    Calvin J. Ward to Joshua R. Owsley, Dist. 3, $85,000.

    Frederick A. Rushlow to Leland Taylor and Patty Taylor, Dist. 3, $120,000.

  • News Notes

    The Summer Health Celebration will be held at the Dewey Hunter Center on June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be free bounce houses, give-a-ways and free face painting. For more information call (423)377-5114 or (423)201-8013.


  • Ward trial underway

    The trial of a former Campbell County Deputy is underway.

    Daniel Ward is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery by an authority figure and two counts of sexual battery.
    The case has run the legal gamut to date.

    From nearly accepting a plea to being placed in jail because his attorney wasn’t prepared for trial, Ward’s case has lingered in the judicial system.

    But on Wednesday the proceedings began.