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Today's News

  • Campbell County can’t get offense going against a tough Karns defensive unit

    The Karns defense lived up to its pre-game hype Friday night, as the host Beavers shut out District 3 rival Campbell County, 35-0.

    Karns (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) now finds itself atop the league standings with such heavyweights as Powell, Anderson County and Hardin Valley.

    Meanwhile, the Cougars (0-2 district, 1-3 overall) could not put together a consistent drive all night after the athletic Beavers blew up their spread offense.

  • Commission hears complaints about animal control

    Campbell County is going to the dogs-again. After being absent for several months from the commission’s agenda citizen complaints about the county’s animal control department emerged again on Monday night.

    When Johnny Bruce, commission vice chairman, gave citizens time to address the group a well-prepared Crystal Wilson wasted no time laying out her issue.

    Armed with graphic color photographs and DVDs for commissioners to view Wilson reported on Sept. 4 a pack of dogs attacked her herd of cattle in the Pleasant Ridge Community.

  • Campbell Culture Coalition to host fifth annual Louie Bluie Festival

    The Louie Bluie Festival is coming back for the fifth year, and will again be held at Cove Lake State Park on Oct. 1.

    The Louie Bluie Festival is organized by the Campbell Culture Coalition, and features music and art honoring Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong.

    “This is just a festival celebrating the culture and the arts in Campbell County and its surrounding area,” CCC Treasurer and Festival Co-Chair Jocelyn Griffo said.

  • All beauty, like truth, is rooted in God Himself

  • Jesus cleanses the temple

       “And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple, (See John 2:12-25, RSV).

    There are two accounts of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple in the Gospels. One places this event at the beginning of his public ministry, and the other places it near the end of his public ministry.

  • TVA increases rates by three percent

     

     

     

    The Jellico Electric and Water System board approved passing a three percent Tennessee Valley Authority base rate increase to customers.

    Jellico Electric and Water System purchases electricity from TVA. TVA has begun charging Jellico Electric and Water System three percent more for the electricity. The board discussed the prospect of passing a rate increase to customers. Town attorney Terry Basista advised them they didn’t have much of a choice.

  • The Secret Church attempts to give Christians a global perspective

     First Baptist Church of Jacksboro hopes to give local Christians a global perspective at the Secret Church on Nov. 4.

    This view includes a realization of what it costs to be a Christian, and the persecution some people are enduring for their faith in other parts of the world. Because Americans are free to worship however they want, faith often becomes a weekly event rather than a lifestyle worth risking life and limb for. This is not an option in many other countries.

  • What faults Christ found with the seven Churches in Revelation – Do many exist today?

       I, John, both your brother and companion in tribulation and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  • Church News Sept. 15, 2011

    The Valley Fellowship Church of God homecoming will be Sept. 18 with Rev. Lonnie Lyke.

     

    Cumberland View Baptist Church will be having homecoming on Sept. 18 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

     

    The Red Ash Baptist Church in Caryville will be having homecoming service Sept. 25 beginning at 11 a.m. For more information call 494-4731

     

    Jellico Highway Church of God will be having homecoming on Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darrell Reese and Rev. Ray Graham.

     

  • Protestations over annexation begin in Jellico

     The Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen met Sept. 7 for a special called meeting, but residents of surrounding areas, including Newcomb, showed up in force with a different agenda.

    When Mayor Les Stiers brought Jellico’s plans to expand beyond its current borders before the planning commission on Sept. 1, he predicted opposition. It came almost immediately. Rumors of annexation spread, and people from High Cliff, Wooldridge, Brick Plant Hollow, Old Standard and Newcomb, came last Wednesday to show their disapproval.