Today's News

  • The winners are.....

    As the results were tallied for the 2010 election, most of those in the winner's position landed there with a wide margin.

    In the county mayor's race William Baird ended the night with 3,455 votes. David Young garnred 1,940, Fred Cole had 1,665, Ron McClellan recieved 1,171, Scott Kitts was in fifth place with 1,586, followed by Bob T. Andrews with 284 and Ronnie Murray roundinh out the packet with 229.

  • Sports Calendar

    Football camp at JMS

    The annual Jacksboro Eagles Football Camp will be held July 19-22 at JMS. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The fundamentals of football — blocking, tackling, etc. — will be stressed. Registration fee is $50, which includes dinner each day and a camp t-shirt.

    MEGA Sports Camp

  • County voters head to polls

    Months of preparation and campaigning stumping have all led up tomorrow- election day.

    If the numbers from early voting can serve as an indicator of the public’s interest in the ballot then voter apathy appears to be down.

    When early voting closed on Saturday 5,046 people had cast their ballot, according to Dean Sexton, administrator of elections. Four years ago when the same county offices were on the ballot, 3,855 took part in early voting, Sexton said.

  • Polls are closing

     At Valley View and LaFollette Elementary voters have come and gone throughout the day, just like the rainstorms that are scattered over Campbell County. When the polls opened at 9 a.m. a line of voters quickly formed outside the door, said Valley View workers.

    At 5 p.m. LaFollette Elementary reported over 500 votes cast and Valley View had counted almost 400. Many more votes are expected as people return from work. Valley View worker Debbie Loveday estimated at least 100 more votes to come in before the polls close at 8 p.m.

  • Leaders in county commission race

    With all precincts reporting, voters in the first district have chosed N. Marie Ayers with 1,007, Steve Rutherford with 975 and David Adkins with 778.

    The second district has Beverly Hall leading with 895, Bob Walden with 718 and Bobby L. White pulls ahead with 622.

    Third district has Rusty Orick has 676, Melvin Boshears has 666 and Tom Hatmaker has 650.

    Fourth district has Johnny Bruce with 1,160, Charles Baird has 1,096 and Sue Nance with 1,058.

  • State rep race with 20 of 21 precincts

    The final votes are in and for the In the state representative Dennis Powers has a sizeable lead with 3,420 with Chad Faulkner at 2,025 votes.Votes are tallied for all the districts in Campbell County.

    In the Democratic side Keith Clotfelter has 2,212 JC White with 544 and Brian Whitson at 156.


  • Bill Haslam is leading in a landslide

    The final votes are in for Campbell County and Bill Haslam is leading with 3,062 votes.  His closest opponent is Zach Wamp, who garnered 1,982 votes.  Ron Ramsey is a distant third with 642.

    Republican primary winner Bill Haslam will face democrat Mike McWherter, who ran unopposed in the democratic primary, for Tennessee Governor. 

  • School board totals are in

     In the first district  school board race Rector Miller beat out Walter Goins 1,118 to 1,086 .

    Josh Parker has taken 1,145 votes while Jo Bruce has 565 in the second district.

    Third district incumbent Faye Heatherly is trailing Scott Hill by two in a 975 to 977 vote.

    District four incumbent Eugene Lawson has 1,277 votes to Roger Owens 722.

    In the fifth district Johnny W. Creekmore has 1,458 to Chad Seibers 359 votes.

  • Tennessee tax free holiday slated for this weekend

    Campbell County families plan to take advantage of the sixth annual tax-free holiday in Tennessee.

    Making sure children are well equipped for the first day back to school is number one priority for many families, including Joye Smith from Jacksboro.

    Smith has five children, and three are school age with a list of back to school items they need. Starting on Friday, Aug. 6 and continuing through Sunday many items will be sold without state and local sales tax.

  • Transition home is changing lives

    Any of the clients at the Shepherd’s Home could be the girl next door.  

    In fact they are.  

    To be more specific, they are daughters, sisters, mothers as well as bright, articulate women.

    On the street they would present as ordinary people living ordinary lives.

    But the reality is they are not. In fact, extraordinary is a far more accurate word to describe the lives they represent.