Today's News

  • Church News

    Cumberland View Baptist Church will have its regular singing on July 9 at 7 p.m. Singers will be Calvin Patterson, singers from Laurel Branch, the Goins family and others.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a yard sale on July 9 in the Family Life Center from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


    Campbell County Preachers Fellowship will be hosted by Duff Baptist Church on July 11 at 7 p.m. A special meal will be served by the sisters of the church.


  • New CCHS basketball coach impressed by players’ potential

    Summer camp has been a great learning experience for new Campbell County High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Matt Housley.

    The Cougars won 13 of 21 games during three summer camps last month while the new coach was getting adjusted to his new players.

    Housley coached many of the same boys two years ago while serving as an assistant to former CCHS skipper Barry Jones. 

  • Soccer camp scores with kids

    The Campbell County Soccer Association held its 4th annual Soccer Camp this summer at the LaFollette Fields.

    Once again, Lincoln Memorial University coach Helio D’Anna brought some of his players to help with the instruction. A total of 59 kids were in attendance. Campers learned the basic fundamentals of soccer and how to apply them in game situations.

  • Officer Greg Cox Campbell Co. Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament winners

    During the Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament, nearly $2,500 was raised by tournament players, fans and organizers. Donations are still being accepted. Call 423-494-2195 for more information.

  • SPORTS NOTES - July 7

    Soccer tryouts for middle school girls will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at the LaFollette Fields. There will be makeup dates for players that will be out of town on that day. For more information, call 423-494-6569.

    Jacksboro Middle School will host the annual Eagle Football Camp the week of July 18-21. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. Camp staff will stress blocking and tackling, as well as work at all the individual positions. The registration fee is $50. Campers should register at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at JMS.

  • Football team has youth camp, golf tourney coming up

    Campbell County High School’s football team has a busy month coming up with  a youth camp and golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for July.

    The Cougar Youth Football Camp is set for July 11-13 at CCHS. Camp hours will be 6-8 p.m. The camp is for boys ages 6-15.The registration fee is $50 per camper or $40 each if there are two or more campers from the same family,

    The registration fee covers a camp t-shirt, camp insurance, snacks and drinks, a certificate of participation, instruction from CCHS coaches, time with CCHS players and guest speakers.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    BUI arrests down this year during Operation Dry Water

    Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officials remind all those who visit the state’s waterways to be safe this time of year.

    TWRA officials emphasize the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) while boating in a safe and responsible manner. The TWRA staff wants everyone to have enjoyable time. However, TWRA officers will be on the watch for dangerous boating behavior, such as boating under the influence (BUI) and other reckless operation.

  • Movement seen at county jail

    As work begins on the new justice center, staff at the jail has been able to lessen the overcrowding at the current facility.

    Since Sept. 5, 2010, 64 inmates have been moved into state prison beds, said Sheriff Robbie Goins. “Anytime we can alleviate the overcrowding in our current jail, we take the opportunity,” the sheriff said.

  • Sale of hospital moves forward

    A familiar face will soon be getting a new name.

    On July 1 Health Management Associates, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Mercy Health Partners.

    The recently inked deal will result in the acquisition or lease of all seven Mercy hospitals, including St. Mary’s of Campbell County, that are part of the Knoxville based East Tennessee health system.

  • Pleasant Ridge Bridge costs more than originally planned

    LaFollette City Councilman Hansford Hatmaker sat in for Mayor Mike Stanfield for Tuesday night’s meeting.