Today's News

  • Poston announces new staff; board votes to spend money

    Donnie Poston has been on the job for just under a month as the county's new director of schools. But that has been enough time for him to put together the team of experts he hopes will help propel area schools forward in the future.

  • Commissioners say yes to jail project at budget and finance meeting

    The county's 96 bed jail facility reached a staggering inmate population of 265 last week. But relief may be in sight.

    On Monday night commissioners voted 9-4 in favor of awarding the bid to Merit Construction for the justice center that will provide approximately 150 beds for prisoner housing as well as a north jail addition to accommodate approximately 100 more inmates.

  • Supertwang hits town

    With a musical line up that ranges from acoustic to today’s country Supertwang has hit Campbell County.

    But before the gates could swing open welcoming music lovers from across the country, a small city was constructed on the Mountain Creek Farm facility.

  • Norris Lake levels still fluctuating

  • Eighteen years after transplant, Adkins leading full life

     Taylor Adkins is graduating from high school this month.

    While many consider that an accomplishment in itself, the young lady has even bigger success.

    As an infant, Taylor Adkins had a heart transplant. In April 1993 Taylor’s parents, Tommy and Teresa, brought home a seemingly perfect baby girl.

  • Area churches ban together to help storm victims

    Not ones to sit idly by while others are in need, members of New Life Ministries circled the wagons after tornadoes ripped through the south two weeks ago.

    However, it wasn’t really a wagon- it was a tractor-trailer loaded with 91,000 pounds of goods and another trailer packed to capacity.

  • Jacksboro conducts ceremony; has moment of silence

    Prior to its meeting the Jacksboro Board of Aldermen held a swearing- in ceremony.

    Mayor Jack Cannon swore in Alderwomen Mattie Lou Nance and Aldermen Ray Green following their reelection to the board last month.

  • Campbell County eliminated after tough losses to Powell and Karns

     Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a brief but memorable appearance last week in the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The Cougars were eliminated after back-to-back losses to Powell and Karns, but had a chance to win both games.

    Regular season district champion Powell appeared to be in shock Friday afternoon during the tournament opener when Campbell County took a 5-1 lead on the Panthers by scoring 5 runs in the top of the third inning. 

  • Jacksboro girls clinch 2nd place at sectionals

        Jacksboro Middle School’s girls capped a spectacular season with a runner-up finish in the TMSAA Track and Field Championships held on April 21 at Lenoir City.

    The Lady Eagles came in a distant 2nd place to team champion Maryville, but finished ahead of 10 other teams. Michaela Smith headlined Jacksboro’s effort with 1st place finishes in shot put and discus. She also ran the third leg of the Lady Eagles’ 6th place 4x100 (also Emily Byrge, Makenzie Seiber, Jessica Stanley) and 5th place 4x200 (Olivia Brown, Byrge, Stanley) relays.

  • Lady Cougars tie for 4th place at Metro 8

     In a final tuneup before sectionals, Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed Friday in the Metro 8 Championships at Oak Ridge.

    Multitalented junior Kristin Chapman led the Lady Cougars to a tie for 4th place with William Blount. Chapman won the high jump, was runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles with a new personal record, placed 5th in the 300-meter hurdles, and finished 7th in the 200-meter dash. A total of 18 girls’ teams participated in the meet.