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Today's News

  • Church News Aug. 26

    Mount Paran Baptist will host its 2010-11 AWANA Club kickoff to be held at the Mount Paran Family Life Center on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is for all of the kids and teens that plan to attend the AWANA Club for the 2010-2011 school year. There will be food, drinks, games, and a whole lot of fun to celebrate this new AWANA Club year. For more information call 562-1633.


    Coolidge First Baptist church will be having homecoming on Aug. 29 at 10:30. Mike and Cathy Torrence will be singing. Homecoming dinner will be served after the service.

  • On Higher Grounds Aug. 26

    Have you ever been lonely, even in a crowd? Your loneliness may even be more intense around other people. They are all laughing and talking and enjoying each other’s company, while you stand watching, not knowing a soul.  But then someone steps up to you and begins a conversation. The whole world takes on a more pleasant character.

  • Faithful Words Aug. 26

    “And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once you walked, following the course of this world . . .” (See Ephesians 2:1-7).
    Most good biographies, whether describing a statesman, a celebrity, an athlete, or a missionary, follow a basic pattern. There is a description of the individual’s past, an investigation of the individual’s position, and a declaration of the individual’s purpose in life.
    Paul offers a description of the Christian’s past.

  • State funded paving project to take place in LaFollette

    The long awaited road resurfacing through LaFollette has finally arrived. Crews are milling shoulders and side street entrances while LaFollette Utility works on marking manholes and repairing water mains.
    All this work is in preparation of the paving project that should be completed in about 45 days, said street department director Jim Mullens.

  • State funded paving project to take place in LaFollette

    The long awaited road resurfacing through LaFollette has finally arrived. Crews are milling shoulders and side street entrances while LaFollette Utility works on marking manholes and repairing water mains.

    All this work is in preparation of the paving project that should be completed in about 45 days, said street department director Jim Mullens.

    The Rogers Group has been contracted by the state to complete the resurfacing. It will be comprised of a thin layer of blacktop stretching along East Central Avenue from Indiana Avenue toward the valley ending near Food Lion.

  • Several county schools get facelift

    Students all over the county went back to recently improved schools last week.  And while some of the upgrades were more noticeable than others, Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, said all are part of a plan to make the county’s school buildings the best they can be.

    To that end 10 of the county’s 12 schools underwent improvements of varying degrees from July 2009 to June 2010.  

  • Children’s Center in the hunt for grant monies; needs votes

    The race is on and the Campbell County Children’s Center is gaining ground.  

    With its sights set on a new building that will effectively place the services offered to victims of child abuse under one roof, the county’s child advocacy center is shaking down the community, not for money but for votes.

    After three months of jumping through hoops, the center’s application for the Pepsi Refresh grant program was finally accepted.

  • CPD trains Hampton Inn staff on drug detection

    The Caryville Police Department has recently showed concern over growing drug activity in its jurisdiction.

    In an effort to combat possibly dangerous situations the CPD provided the Hampton Inn staff with drug training last week. The hotel staff is now prepared for the worst with specific training on drug detection.

    Detective Sergeant Stephanie Smith listed the warning signs of drug manufacturing and use, and a narcotics detection dog demonstrated the process of finding drugs inside a room.

  • Stanford denied new trial

    Facing 30 years for initiation of the process used to manufacture methamphetamine and drug possession Steven Q. Stanford appeared in court Monday asking for a new trial.

    Despite having his conviction and subsequent prison sentence already a done deal in the eyes of the court, he was still contending he didn’t do it.

    Stanford’s attorney, Charles Herman of the public defender’s office, told the court the evidence to hold his client to the conviction didn’t exist.

  • Hiwassee signs former CCHS star

    With a .450 batting average, 41 RBI, 3 home runs and all-district honors last season, Justin Willoughby was one of the better prospects in the Class of 2010.

    But no tangible offers came his way until Hiwassee College offered the recent Campbell County High School graduate a chance to further his education and baseball career.

    Willoughby, who started at first base and also pitched for the Cougars, recently signed with Hiwassee and plans to major in physical therapy.