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Today's News

  • Escapee appears in court

    After escaping the long arm of the law, Adam Wayne Steakley now knows it has a hold on him.
    In December 2009, Steakley was arrested for allegedly stealing a variety of items that included guns and a gaming system. Once in police custody he confessed to his crimes, even taking police to the home where he had stashed the stolen items, police reports said.
    Then he escaped.
    However, on Tuesday Steakley appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court. He was shackled and pleading guilty.

  • Dillard arrested for disorderly conduct

    Pam Dillard gave new meaning to the phrase waking up the neighborhood on Sunday.
    At around 11 p.m. that evening officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department responded to a second 911 call related to a disturbance involving Dillard, 51, of 714 Queener Road, Apartment E-7, Jacksboro, and her son.
    At the scene Deputy Dustin Hatfield and Sgt. Pete Hatfield spoke with several neighbors who reported Dillard had been pounding on their doors demanding to know who had called authorities.

  • Miner's Mile sees many race finishers

    Both the young and young at heart tied up their running shoes for the Labor Day Miners Mile in Jellico.

    The event had about 290 participants, including 90-year-old Betty Hausman who finished the 5K with her son.

    The relief of crossing the finish line was evident on each face as they pushed forward just a little bit more. The cool clear morning was the perfect temperature for racers as they started off at Indian Mountain State Park and continued through town to complete the 10K race.

  • Court denies new trial for Phillips

    Denny Phillips will not be getting a new trial.
    This ruling came after a number of legal questions were posed at a Tuesday morning hearing.

  • Marlow undergoing testing

    A man accused of killing his mother with a baseball bat is undergoing a forensic examination.
    In criminal court on Tuesday public defender Charles Herman asked the court to reset James Marlow Jr.’s next court appearance to Sept. 27 so the tests could be completed.
    With no objections raised by prosecutors, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton allowed the postponement.

  • High School seniors get opportunity to win cash

    Social networking sites are all the rage.  And no one seems to know them better than the country’s youth.
    Now this year, thanks to a contest sponsored by the state’s securities division, high school seniors across Tennessee have a chance to earn money by writing about the topic they have achieved a certain degree of expertise in.

  • Cougars fall to 4th-ranked AC

    Campbell County came into Friday night’s District 3 football opener at rival Anderson County with a solid game plan.
    Once again, however, the Cougars proved to be their own worst enemy, and mistakes killed any chance they had of upsetting the state’s fourth-ranked Class 5A team on its home field.

  • We must become humble as a child

    My children and grandchildren have always been such a big part of my life. We have nine grandchildren ages nine through  30, and one great grandson. The age span gives constant amusement for me and Bob. And I might add as they grew into teenagers our prayer life became more steadfast and more faithful.
    When Jacob wanted to reconcile with Esau (remember Jacob stole Esau’s birthright) he was concerned how Esau would receive him. In Genesis chapter 33, we read how Esau received him with gladness.

  • One victory at a time

    Austyn Simmons lunges out of a three-point stance, digs his cleats into the turf, and drives his man backward.
    Play after play, the process is repeated.
    The life of an offensive lineman is about as mundane as it gets in football. However, Austyn revels in the lunch pail task of clearing lanes for running backs that generally get all the glory. The Jellico Elementary School 8th grader is just happy to be part of a team that appreciates him for who is and what he has been through to get here.

  • Church News Sept. 9

    Vasper Baptist Church will have Homecoming on Sept. 12 beginning at 11 a.m.

    The Walnut Grove Baptist Church in the Stinking Creek community will be having its annual homecoming on Sept. 12.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. with lunch being served at 1 p.m.  

    Wynn Community “Big Brick” Church will have revival services beginning Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Brother Bill Borieo will be speaking. For more information call 562-7412 or 562-8662.