Today's News

  • Faithful Words

    The Blessedness of a Christian Death


    “…Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth…” (See Revelation 14:33, RSV).

    There is a blessedness (happiness) in being able to face death as a Christian – a believer – someone who is confident of God’s love and grace. The Psalms, especially, are filled with the idea that there are blessings to be gained in death (see Psalms 23:4, 49:15, 116:15). The second of the seven beatitudes in Revelation speaks of the blessedness of a Christian death.

  • On Higher Ground

    The wonder of watching our children cross the threshold of adulthood


     “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (1 Corinthians 13:11).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    God’s active presence in our lives


    Tonight I was reading in Psalm 139. It is the first day of June and I spent most of my day with my youngest daughter, Amanda.

  • Church News

    Fincastle United Methodist Church will be serving a free supper on June 30 at 6 p.m.


    Cumberland View Baptist Church will have its regular singing on July 9 at 7 p.m. Singers will be Calvin Patterson, singers from Laurel Branch, the Goins family and others.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a yard sale on July 9 in the Family Life Center from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


  • vacation bible school news

    Cumberland View Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be July 10-15 from 7 – 9 p.m. Classes for all ages.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church vacation Bible school will be held July 11-14 from 6 to 8 p.m.


    Fincastle Church of God vacation Bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • 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

    June 20 – June 24


    Mt Cloud Inc. to Kenneth Ardent TR, The Kenar Trust and The Kenar Trust, Dist. 4, $110,000.

    Dennis P. Recore and Deborah J. Recore to Kenneth Ardent TR, The Kenar Trust and The Kenar Trust, Dist. 2, $5,000.

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    Arnold Steve White, theft under $500, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, PI, possession drug paraphernalia, felony FTA; jail credit of time served from Jan. 26.

    Caesar C. Adkins, two counts vandalism over $1,000; four years probation, court costs, $500 restitution to victim.

    James L. Wallace, violation of HMVO bar; two years probation, court costs.

  • News Notes

    The Town of Caryville Sanitation Department will be closed on July 4 for the holiday. Monday’s garbage will be picked up Tuesday. Tuesday’s garbage will be picked up Wednesday and recycling will be picked up Thursday.


  • Paquette wins Cove Lake 5K

    Max Paquette beat his closest challenger by almost five seconds to win the annual Cove Lake 5K Saturday at Caryville.

    Paquette, a 26-year-old Knoxvillian, finished the foot race in 15 minutes, 48.9 seconds. Alan Horton, four years his senior, was runner-up with a time of 15:53.4. The only other runner close to them was 22-year-old Anthony Truehart, who was clocked at 16:09.3 for third place. The next closest runner was almost 50 seconds behind Truehart.

  • Two busted for promotion of meth manufacture in Caryville

     The Caryville Police Department received two complaints that meth was allegedly being made behind the outbuilding out of a residence at 430 Spruce Lane.

    Detective Sgt. Freddy Walker of the Caryville Police Department went with Deputy Megahn Wilson of Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to the home.

    Officers met William Livingston and Kelli Davison who offered no resistance to a search of the area.