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Today's News

  • LMS golfers enjoy success in 2011

    The LaFollette Owls had a successful year in middle school golf. The boys’ team was district runner-up and finished 4th in the regional tournament at The Greens at Deerfield. Weston Sharp qualified for the state tournament at Niota, where he shot a 93. Members of the LMS girls’ team qualified individually for regional play. Pictured below, from left to right, are members of the LMS boys’ team: Derrick Marlow, Hunter Lawson (the only 8th grader on the team), Sharp, Andrew Prim, Austin Phillips.

  • CCHS tennis finishes up in District 3-AAA Tournament

     Campbell County High School’s tennis teams wrapped up their season May 7 in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    Lady Cougars senior Lindsey Sharp defeated her No. 1 singles opponent from Oak Ridge, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1, in an opening round upset. Sharp advanced to the quarterfinal round, where she was eliminated by her opponent from Knox Halls.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series May 21 winners

    Brian Miller and John Carroll took 1st place Saturday with 14.05 lbs of bass in the eighth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill with 12.06 lbs. Third place went to David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 8.15 lbs. Stanfill was big fish winner with a 4.04 lb. bass.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Application deadline for state elk hunt is May 31

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in Campbell, Scott, Anderson and Morgan counties. Once again, there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    We need to discard junk

     

    If you read my articles and haven’t picked up on the fact already, I will just confess. At my age a lot of my thoughts are related to a time and period of my life.

    Recently I was attempting to clean up and organize my utility room. I was absolutely astonished at the junk we had accumulated. It is our utility room, basement and attic, everything we don’t know what to do with, goes there. Due to a lot of circumstances it was not at the top of my list for things to do.

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    May 9 – May 13

     

    Union Bank of Jellico to Tommy Ray Wood and Mary Ann Wood, Dist. 5, $25,000.

    David Paul Taylor to Michael L. Miller and Debra L. Miller, Dist. 1, $72,000.

    David A. Jimenez to Carolyn M. Jimenez, Dist. 2, $0.

  • News Notes

    The Humane Society of Campbell County (HSCC) will hold its monthly meeting tonight at the LaFollette Recreation Center at 7 p.m.

     

    Community Health Developmental Center, a sheltered workshop serving developmentally disabled adults, will host an open house on May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 470 Stone Mill Road, Jacksboro. For more information call 562-4289.

     

  • Jacksboro Library News

    What’s new at the Jacksboro Public Library

    If you've not been in the library lately, you may not know that we have undergone a complete remodel.  Some of the new additions to the library include: carpet, window blinds, a redesigned computer area and the addition of a reading area.  We now have ten (10) public access computers with a T-1 connection.  Our reading area consists of a couch, chair, table and floor lamp located in a quiet corner of the library. 

  • Faithful Words

    FAITHFUL WORDS

     

     Who is God? – Part 2

     

    “Philip said to him, ‘Show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied’” (See John 14:8-11, RSV).

     

  • On Higher Ground

    The most awful day of my Dad’s life

     

    “Is this the William Horner who served on the U.S.S. Farquahr during World War II?” the pleasant, elderly-sounding voice on the other end of the phone line was asking.

    “No, that was a little before my time. But I think you might want my Dad,” I replied.  Not wanting to give a stranger my father’s phone number, I assured the man I would have Dad call him. That phone contact would have a significant impact on Dad.