Today's News

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament winners — August 5

    David Hatfield and Robbie Powell took 1st place with 10.13 lbs. of bass last week in the latest Powder Mill Night Tournament. Runners-up were David and Karen Miller with 10.06 lbs., while Brian Miller and John Carroll finished 3rd with 7.10 lbs. David Miller’s 4.05 lb. bass took big fish honors.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Catoosa WMA closed because of vandalism

    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area — located in Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties — was closed to all public access effective Monday, Aug. 8.  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials believe this closure is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors using Catoosa WMA as well as agency employees working on the area.  

  • Board discusses cell phone use and dress code for high schools

    Board members kicked of their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night with a discussion about cell phone use and dress codes.

    Jamie Wheeler, Campbell County High School principal, approached the group to ask that changes be made in both policies. In her presentation, Wheeler noted that upwards of 90-percent of students at CCHS owned cell phones. The school’s new principal went on to point out that the current policy and stringent punishment for violations have historically been a problem that plagued the school.

  • Church news

    The Jellico Methodist Women are planning a church bazaar for

    Saturday, November 26 from 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

     If you are interested in participating, you may pick up an entry form at: Buck's Jellico Hardware or the Jellico Public Library or call

    423-784-8641 for more information.

    Space is limited.  Entry deadline is August 29.


    Mt Zion United Methodist Church


    131 River Rd, Jacksboro

    Sunday Aug 14  10a.m.

    Covered dish 12 noon

  • What to do when we reach the end of our rope!

     People today sense that we are rushing madly toward a climactic point in history. Authorities trying to discover the basic cause of the world’s ills. Millions of dollars are spent to find an answer to international problems. The stockpile of America’s problems mount higher and higher and out leaders can’t come up with an answer to what to do about it.

  • The World’s Greatest Violinist

    “. . . My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (See 2 Corinthian, s 12:7-10).


  • Lord-willing, we’ll go back out there again next year

    “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives; to comfort all who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning; that they might be called trees of righteousness, that He may be glorified.  And they shall rebuild the old ruins” (Isaiah 61:1-4).

  • Two arrested for growing marijuana

    An anonymous tip led to arrests for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department last week.

    On Aug. 6 CCSD detectives went to an address on Demory Road to investigate reports of possible drug activity. At the scene the detectives observed several of what they believed to be marijuana plants growing in planters beside the front porch.

    Records indicate Detective John Long obtained a search warrant and went back to the residence.

    As a result a number of other plants also reported to be marijuana were found.

  • Seatbelt violations end with arrests

    Seatbelt violations led to bigger problems during separate instances last week.

    Last Tuesday Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Vann stopped a multi-colored BMW near Eagle Market in Jacksboro when he observed the front seat passenger wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

    During the stop Donna Melissa Farmer, 38, of 104 Gamble Road, allegedly gave Vann numerous birthdays, social security numbers and a false name before he was able to determine her true identity.

  • Fallen tree kills one

    A freak accident claimed the life of a Jacksboro man last week.

    According to THP Trooper Warren Crumpley’s report, Terry W. Russell, 41, of Alpine Drive, Jacksboro, was driving north on Davis Chapel Road when a tree fell and struck the top and front of his vehicle.

    The incident happened near the intersection of Bolinger Lane and Davis Chapel Road. Records indicate Russell died at the scene.