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Today's News

  • Head Start announces enrollment

    Since 1965 Head Start has been preparing children for school. Four centers in Campbell County will be accepting applications for the upcoming school year.

    Children three-years-old by September can join the head start program. Additional criteria are reviewed said Faye Walden, family service worker for West LaFollette Head Start. The federally funded program provides free early childhood education to pre-school age students.

    Income and number of people in the household are among the criteria, said Walden.

  • Citizen brings complaint about road conditions

    Citizen complaints kicked off the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday. The roads off exit 141 are in major disrepair and industrial employees in the area are looking for a permanent fix to ease their work commutes.

    “See what we can do about a permanent fix instead of a gravel repair,” said James Gross concerning the condition of Luther Seibers Blvd.

    Mayor Robert Stooksbury said the roadway is tied to an industrial prospect.

  • Businesses fined for selling beer to minor

    The monthly beer board meeting in Caryville turned into a hearing as three establishments admitted to violating the law.

    Police Chief Johnny Jones told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen an undercover informant visited approximately seven gas stations and businesses known to sell beer. 

    Many of the businesses did not sell beer to the underage person, but the three caught doing so were at the beer board meeting Monday.

    “The ones that did were the Big Orange Tavern, Kwik-Stop and Takumi restaurant,” said Jones.

  • Overnight fire leaves one dead

    A house fire in Pioneer that left one person dead is currently under investigation.

    Just before 2 a.m. officials found the 501 Adam Hollow Lane road "fully engulfed," said Campbell County Chief Deputy Jonathan Finely. Joyce Powers, 45, was found dead inside the home. "There were other people in the home at the time of the fire who suffered minor injuries," Finely said. However, police aren't releasing their names.

    The CCSD and state fire marshal are investigating the blaze that was deemed "very suspicious."

  • Florida murder case comes in to end in Campbell County

    In the early morning hours of Saturday a Florida man wanted for murder was arrested in Campbell County.

    It was the culimination of a four month long investigation that began in Marion County, Fla.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for March 10
  • Birthdays for March 10
  • Church News

    The congregation of Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church will have a singing on March 12 at 7 p.m.

     

    The Singing Hamby's will be at Fordtown Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Dupuy on March 13, for the a.m. service.

     

    Evangelist Steve Fatow will be at The Ritz Theater on March 24 at 7 p.m. in Clinton. For further information, please call (865) 859-9114.

     

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Understanding God’s purpose for Israel

     

    The modern day student of the Bible may well ask why so much of Scripture is taken up with the history of a single nation. Certainly many Christians wonder why only one nation should be called “God’s chosen people.”

  • On Higher Ground

    Honesty really is the best policy

     

    “Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” 

    How many times have we heard those words, either on television or in a real-life courtroom?  Is it acceptable before God to swear such an oath?