Today's News

  • Jellico Lady Devils net regular season 4-A volleyball title

    Halfway to the school-record mark of 16 wins they set a year ago, members of the Jellico High School volleyball team celebrated their second consecutive District 4-A regular season championship Thursday night.
    The Lady Blue Devils (4-0 district, 8-5 overall) clinched the title with a 25-9, 25-14 victory over visiting Wartburg.
    Jellico has its sights set on returning to the substate round this year with a chance of qualifying for the state tournament. Last year, the Lady Blue Devils made their first substate appearance in school history.

  • Cougars let Clinton slip away with win

    Campbell County High School football players and coaches will, no doubt, look back on Friday night’s homecoming game against District 3 rival Clinton as one they let slip through their fingers.
    The Cougars, who outgained the Dragons 329 to 313 in total offense, matched or exceeded their opponents everywhere except on the scoreboard, where Clinton won, 34-21.
    “We had opportunities, there’s no doubt about that,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • News Notes

    Beth Hickman, field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, will visit Campbell County on Sept. 30. She will be available to meet with constituents and assist them with federal matters. She will be in the Council Chambers at Jacksboro City Hall from 10 - 11 a.m. and at the Jellico City Hall in the Council Chambers from 2 to 3 p.m.


    Jacksboro Elementary School will have a fall carnival on Oct. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Sept. 30 – Oct. 9



    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice 

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving barbeque pork and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $4 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving Salisbury steak   

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • From a Mother's Heart

    Passing the baton of faith to the next generation


  • On Higher Ground

    There are some questions science just cannot answer


    Christopher Hitchens is dying.  He is in the final stages of cancer.  He is British.  He is intelligent and well-educated.  And he is an avowed atheist.  The influential writer assures us that if he experiences a death-bed conversion, it will simply be the cancer spreading to his brain.

    Unfortunately Hitchens has bought into the widely prevalent belief that science can answer all questions, including the origin and meaning of life.

  • Church News


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Bazaar on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be homecooked food, homemade bake sale items, apple sale, white elephant sale, kitchen knife sale and two raffles. Takeout orders are available.


    Macedonia Baptist Church will begin revival Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. and each night following at 7 p.m. with Dale Young holding the revival.


    Coolidge Ridge Baptist Church will have homecoming Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 4 – Oct. 8



    Big Daddy’s Pizza or Vegetable Beef Soup

    Garden Salad w/ choice of dressing

    Steamed corn

    Ice cream


    Chicken Tenders


    Whipped potatoes

    Broccoli w/ cheese sauce

    Glazed carrots

    Hot school rolls


  • Brown arrested on drug charges

    Suspicious activity at an abandoned house led to an arrest last Friday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar and Sgt. Jason Heatherly were dispatched to investigate activity at 328 Oak Run Lane.

    When officers pulled into the driveway they observed MaDonna Marie Brown, 29, of 865 South High Knob Road, in a white Ford Ranger truck.

    According to Mongar’s report, a box of baking soda was observed on the dash of the vehicle and a spoon with residue was also located in plain view on the passenger’s side floor board.

  • On Higher Ground

    Forgiveness is always possible with the Lord


    Bad news travels fast.