Today's News

  • High school baseball team competing in summer league

    The Campbell County High School summer baseball program began its season on June 3 against Hardin Valley (lost) and the Clinton junior varsity (tied). 

    On June 8, CCHS played two games against the Oak Ridge junior varsity and split the series. On June 10, the Cougars faced Clinton and lost both games; one bright spot was a mammoth home run by Andy Hickman.

    On June 14, CCHS ventured to Oak Ridge to play the junior varsity team in a doubleheader. 

  • Rain doesn't stop car show in Jellico

     Veteran’s Park was filled with classic cars on Saturday when First Volunteer Bank sponsored the 11th annual Classic Car Show.

    Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett called it one of their better shows. While there were fewer cars on display, Bennett said there were plenty of spectators.

    The show drew many local classic car enthusiasts and some from out of town.

    “That’s what these shows are really about,” Bennett said. “Is meeting people you’ve never met before.”

  • Norris anglers are beating the heat by fishing at night or at daybreak

    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 June 16 was 1,020.54 feet and expected to remain stable. Surface temperatures are in the mid to high 80s. The lake is clear at most locations.

    Record high temperatures have kept most anglers off the lake in the daytime. The best fishing is at night and at dawn.

  • Former Campbell County resident reconnects with childhood home

     Paul Provins and his wife Codi Ayers-Provins enjoy the history surrounding their home, which is one of the oldest houses in Campbell County.

    Their house is known as the Bruce house, and is over 150 years old. The Bruce house gets its name from Provins’ great aunt, Dorothy Bruce, who owned it until she died in 2003. Provins and Ayers-Provins bought it from her estate.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Operation Dry Water set for this weekend

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 24-26. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

  • vacation bible school news

    House of Prayer and Praise will have vacation Bible school each Wednesday at 7 p.m. until school starts back.


    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school July 11- 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


    East Jacksboro Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school June 19-24 from 6:15-9 each night.  There are classes for all ages. 


    Forks Grove Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be held June 20-24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For more information or a ride call 566-8807.

  • 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 6- June 10


    David H. Lundell and Patricia L. Lundell to Barry William Brake and Tina Marie Brake, Dist. 2, $370,000.

    Kenneth Boyd Byrd and Lee Ann Byrd to Deborah McConnaughay, Dist. 5, $10,000.

  • News Notes

    The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting and yearly election of officers tonight at The LaFollette Recreation Center at 7 p.m.


    The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing USDA commodities on June 17 at the Community Center (Old West LaFollette School) beginning at 8:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Please bring a box and someone to carry the food out. For more information call 562-2948.


  • Jacksboro Library News

    The Jacksboro Public Library has been awarded a “Books for Children” grant from the Libri Foundation, a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small rural public libraries in the United States.

  • Faithful Words



     Who is the Holy Spirit? – Part 2


    “Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him” (See Romans 8:1-17, RSV).