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Today's News

  • Faithful Words

     

     Who is Jesus (His Humanity)?

     

    “Is this not the carpenter’s son. Is not his mother called Mary?” (See Matthew 13:53-58, RSV).

  • Church News

    Hillcrest Baptist Church will have vacation bible school June 5-9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.   Family Fun Night will be June 10 at the LaFollette Country Club pool, weather permitting.  Classes will be available from age 4-12 and food and snacks will be served each night.    

     

  • Funding cuts at federal hatcheries could devastate area trout fisheries

    Proposed budget cuts at two federal fish hatcheries have state fisheries managers scrambling to find ways to minimize the impact to Tennessee trout anglers. 

     Federal budget cuts proposed for fiscal year 2012 could have dismal consequences for the state’s 150,000 trout anglers, as the majority of funding for Dale Hollow and Erwin national hatcheries is targeted.

  • Father arrested for abuse

    A LaFollette man has been charged with repeatedly abusing his young son.

    On Friday, officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department arrested Seth Eric Miller, 24, of 115 Mill Road, LaFollette, at his home.

    Miller was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse/ neglect in child under the age of eight, according to Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar of the CCSD.

  • Buiness Expo planned

     On Thursday, June 9 the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host the Synergy Expo 2011 at Jacksboro Middle School from 2 to 8 p.m.

    The chamber will partner with the education system and local businesses to offer networking opportunities and education to members of the local community. E. L. Morton, chamber director, described the event as a “Business and Education Fair.”

    “We’re excited,” Morton said. “We look forward to gain exposure for our chamber members and our business base.”

  • Chapman is state champ again

    With each jump she makes, Kristin Chapman raises the bar a little higher.

    The Campbell County High School junior successfully defended her Class AAA girls’ high jump title Thursday afternoon with another perfect performance at the state meet in Murfreesboro.

  • Cougars take the high road

    Two weeks of pessimism gave way to at least a day of optimism Friday morning at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Perhaps the most tumultuous spring in Campbell County High School football history culminated in the Blue and Orange Game. 

    Never mind the score (for the record, the Blue won 21-10), the single-most important thing the Cougars are taking into a long summer of conditioning and weight training is that they have been united in purpose by an off-season of adversity and misfortune.

  • Fire destroys building

    A popular fireworks store was destroyed by an early morning blaze on Tuesday.

    Around 2:30 a.m., crews with the Caryville Fire Department were sent to 292 John McGhee Boulevard. When they arrived, five minutes later, Thundermountain Fireworks was already fully engulfed, said Caryville Fire Chief Eddie Hatmaker. Flames were coming out the front windows and fireworks were being set off by the blaze forcing crews to fight the fire from a distance.

  • Sports Notes — June 2

  • Audit reveals spending issues

    For a second week Campbell County Schools are in the spotlight. At the root of this unwanted attention is the unfortunate alleged behavior of school administrators.

    In the wake of former Jacksboro Elementary principal Sandra Chaniott's indictment by the grand jury on one count of theft over $1,000 and one count of official misconduct related to the misappropriation of funds at the school, another principal found himself under scrutiny related to his school's financial situation.