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Today's News

  • Cooler weather has bass more active in the shallows

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Friday, Sept. 9 was 1,009.78 feet and rising.

    Heavy rains from the remnants of tropical storm Lee cooled the surface temperature to 80 degrees and swelled the upper rivers with a high inflow. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Agency presents sport fishing changes for 2012

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division has announced its proposed 2012 fishing regulation changes that will be presented to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) in October.

    The TWRA made its initial proposals at the Aug. 24-25 meeting of the TWRC in Kingsport and discussed the possibility of a fishing guide license during this meeting, as well.

    The following are TWRA’s proposed changes for 2012:

  • School board to go paperless

    School board members took a step to going paperless at Tuesday’s meeting.

    In an effort to streamline operations and save on paper and postage the board voted to purchase iPads for use in its official capacity.

    Board member Josh Parker made the motion to move forward with the purchase of the technology that will allow the group to send and receive documents electronically rather than through more traditional methods.

  • Free workshop offered for small business owners

    The job of a small business owner is often a tough one. But help is on the way.

    On Sept. 21 the Campbell County Mayor’s office will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

    Small business coach Robert Staub will be conducting the workshop that is on TSBDC Grow Your Business Tour.

  • CCHS kitchen project underway; nutritious lunches still available

    The Campbell County High School cafeteria may continues to be under construction. But lunch is still being served.

    The project aimed at adding more square footage and upgraded equipment to CCHS’s outdated kitchen facilities began soon after school was dismissed for the summer. And although it has taken a little longer than originally projected, Rector Miller, school board member and building committee chairman, said the renovation looks to be on target for a completion date in October.

  • Goins holds conference

    In an afternoon press conference Sheriff Robbie Goins said he has released his Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley and a detective in the department, Jason Henegar, due to "policy violations." The violations stem from an auto accident Henegar was allegedly involved on on Sept. 6 around midnight.

    The crash appears to have been "alcohol related," Goins said. He also said he wanted to stress Henegar's accident occurred when he was "off-duty."

  • News Notes Sept. 8, 2011

     The Campbell County Artists Association will hold its next meeting on Sept. 8 at the Chaniott and Reikardt Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Center. The group will be discussing Louie Bluie and a Quilt Trail update. Refreshments will be served. Call Karen Cumorich at 423-562-8468 ext. 224 with questions.

     

    Bruce’s Gap Community Singing on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m at The LaFollette Police Department. Bring a lawn chair and all proceeds go for ministry.

     

  • Lessons learned from another family’s sorrow

     

    “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2.

    The year 1970 was an emotional, touchy-feely time. The nation had experienced a decade of turmoil with political assassinations, riots on college campuses, and an unpopular still-raging war. 

    Suddenly the Jesus Revolution had swept the west coast and was moving east. 

  • From the mountain

     The last of the purple martins departed Highcliff on Aug. 9. The colony site by the garden is now utterly silent. I miss the cheerful martins and all the life that they bring to the farm. 

    But, they’ve got their schedule, dictated by the instinct instilled in them by Mother Nature to follow, while we humans have our timetable to follow.

     I won’t be crossing the Gulf of Mexico on a wing and a prayer like the martins. I won’t be flying over the rainforests of Brazil, down below the equator, like the martins.

  • Jesus performs his first miracle

      “On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus was also invited to the marriage, with his disciples” John 2:1-11, RSV.

    The first miracle of Jesus was turning water into wine. A popular song of several years ago declared, “He turned the water into wine; he turned the water into wine. In the little Cana town, the word went all around; he turned the water into wine.”