Today's News

  • News Notes

    Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will hold a neighborhood watch meeting at the New Freedom Community Church on July 21 at 7 p.m. There will also be a meth and litter presentation at the meeting. For more information call 562-7446.


    The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting at The LaFollette Recreation Center, July 21 at 7 p.m.  The election of officials for the next year will take place following the meeting.


  • Indictments returned

    The following indictments were returned July 14; arraignments are set for July 25 at 8:30 a.m.

    •Anthony M. Bowman, burglary, theft of property over $1,000, vandalism.

    •Steven D. Austin, promotion meth manufacture.

    •Nicholas D. Baird, no true bill.

    •Margaret A. Riggs and Ralph E. Marlow, two counts meth manufacture (Riggs only), initiation of process to manufacture meth (Marlow only).

    •Andy Brad Jones, ten counts obtaining controlled substance by fraud, FTA.

  • Faithful Words


    The Blessedness of the First Resurrection


    “Blessed  and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection…” (See Revelation 20:6).

  • On Higher Ground

    Swallowing pride removes barriers to good things


    “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Missing or seizing God-given opportunities


    In many ways our lives are defined by opportunities missed and opportunities seized. According to the Bible, we are to take advantage of opportunities by responding with bold action when we recognize them as God-given chance to participate in his purpose.

  • Card makes Bassmaster Elite Series

    Brandon Card describes himself as the “poster child of college fishing”.

    Now the poster boy has landed himself a spot in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series alongside such pro fishing stars as Kevin VanDam.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Opens — a series of three tournaments.

  • Learning to fly

    With no tackling and no running  plays allowed, summertime 7-on-7 passing scenarios make it tempting to draw up plays in the dirt and play backyard football.

    However, new Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price views the passing drills as an opportunity to teach the quarterbacks he inherited how to run his trademark spread offense. 

    Rising senior Tuffy Shoupe didn’t throw the ball much the past three seasons while playing quarterback in a ground-hugging option attack. 

  • Stripers are active on Powell River

    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, July 15 was 1,019.73-feet and below full pool (1,020) for the first time since late April. 

    Surface temperatures range from 84 to 89 degrees, depending on time of day and location. The lake is clear at all locations, and 65-degree water can be found at 33 feet deep.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Elk hunt permit auctioned on eBay

    The final permit for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt will go to the successful bidder in an eBay auction that ends on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the state’s elk restoration program.

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) donated a permit to The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF).

  • The punch that saved her life

    This past spring Katelyn Norman was walking on the Jacksboro Middle School football track with a friend. During mild horseplay, Norman received a friendly punch to her right arm, which began to swell.

    Norman had suffered a two or three fracture break.

    “I was feeling fine,” she said. “I got punched in the arm and it hurt really bad.”