Today's News

  • Freezing weather depletes resources

    So much snow, not enough hours in the day to clear it.

    That’s what several road department directors are saying after two days of non-stop work.

    LaFollette Street Department crews started clearing roads at 5 a.m. Monday. The next day they continued their efforts touching up rough spots as the snow continued to fall.

    “By this afternoon the streets should be in good condition,” said LaFollette Street Department Director Jim Mullens on Tuesday.

  • Humane society lobbies for dangerous animal ordinance

    Members of the local Humane Society are trying to keep the county from going to the dogs. 

    With the number of animal bite cases nearing 100 in the last year Betty Crumley, animal shelter director, said Campbell County is in desperate need of dangerous animal regulations that have some teeth.

  • Martin makes court appearance; declared indigent

    It has been nearly three months since Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren abruptly resigned their positions with the Campbell County Board of Education. Both had their first day in court on Monday morning.

    While Bundren, former federal programs director, waived her appearance at the arraignment allowing attorney Mike Hatmaker speak on her behalf, Martin appeared sans representation for the hearing.

  • Public Records Jan. 13 , 2011

     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

    Jan. 3 – Jan. 7


    Meg Co LLC to Scottie Allen Sharp and Triangle Express Lube, Dist. 1, $210,000.

    Jon Trimbach, Robert Trimbach and William G. Driver to Jeffrey S. Sizemore and Cynthia A. Sizemore, Dist. 1, $215,000.

  • In spite of frigid weather, bass are active on Norris

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Tuesday, Jan. 11 was 1,001.53 and falling.
    Cold rain and snow runoff are cooling the lake as the water is drawn through the reservoir. Surface temperatures range from the 30s in the headwaters to the 40s on the lower end of the lake. On cold mornings, some of the coves on the upper half of the lake were frozen over.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Three men cited for
    fish law violations
    A covert operation during 2010 culminated with three men being charged with violations, which include exceeding the possession and creel limits of game fish and commercialization of game fish, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Working on information received, a TWRA undercover agent went to Swann’s Marina on Douglas Lake and purchased 10 bags of frozen game fish from George Saba, an employee at the marina.

  • Winter weather puts skids on learning

    It may be a new school year, but thanks to Old Man Winter it is shaping up to look very similar to the last.

    With only 13 snow days built into the 2010-11 school calendar Sharon Ridenour, interim director of schools, and her staff will likely be scrambling to devise a plan for making sure students receive the required number of instructional days.

    On Tuesday morning Ridenour reported county schools had already been forced to close nine days as a result of inclement weather.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Jan. 6

    Scroll through the photos to see the weddings and anniversaries featured in the Press on Jan. 6.

  • Birthdays for Jan. 6
  • News Notes

    Community Health of East Tennessee Clothes Closet will be open Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All items will be free. Women and men’s clothing will be free.


    The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet Jan. 10, 6 -6:30 p.m. bring your supper, 6:30-7:30 p.m. business at the First Presbyterian Church, the meeting room behind the church.  Contact Lion Carol McDonald 563-0057 for more information.