Today's News

  • 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).

  • On Higher Ground

    A crisis of faith at the tender age of 14


    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

    But that was my problem—believing in what was not seen. 

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Jesus Christ and The Bible releases spiritual power


    You may ask why Christians put so much emphasis on the Bible. The main reason is this: The way you treat your Bible is the way you treat Jesus Christ. He is the living Word and the Bible is the written Word, and they agree in their character and ministry. The accompanying charts help demonstrate this concept.