Today's News

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Are we holding our banner high?


    Could anyone that claims to be a Christian not want to see people accept Christ? Could anyone that desires to see soul’s saved, not want to know the secret? To win battles and to win others, there are things we must do. There is no plan or program “we” can make, and accomplish our goals if we choose to leave Christ out. “We” aren’t big enough to fight our enemies alone.

  • Little League Night set April 15 at LMU

      Lincoln Memorial University Head Baseball Coach Jeff Sziksai recently announced that LMU’s “Little League Night” will be held on Friday, April 15 prior to the Railsplitters’ South Atlantic Conference game with Carson Newman.

    Before LMU takes on Carson Newman at 7 p.m., Railsplitter players and coaches will work with little league kids from the tri-state area on various fundamentals of the game of baseball that include hitting, pitching, fielding and base-running.

  • JMS to host basketball clinic April 9

      There will be a basketball clinic for all ages, boys and girls, on Saturday, April 9 at Jacksboro Middle School from 8-11:30 a.m.  

    The cost is $25 per child. 

    For more information or to register, call 423-494-8606. Space is limited. 

  • Campbell County falls 20-10 in shootout at AC

      District 3-AAA rivals Campbell County and Anderson County packed a lot into five innings of high school baseball Saturday on the Mavericks’ field.

    The teams combined for a whopping 30 runs, 24 hits and a couple of homers in a game that was shortened by two full innings due to the 10-run slaughter rule.

    AC won 20-10, but it wasn’t as easy as it looked. The score was 11-10 in the fourth inning before the Mavericks (4-3 district, 7-6 overall) finally began to break away.

  • Cougars continue mastery of Central

     Andrew Dykes had a big series last week against Knoxville Central to lead Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of the Bobcats.

    Dykes was a combined 5-for-8 with a triple, double, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. He also went the distance on the mound in the first game to pick up his third victory (3-0) of the season, scattering 9 hits, walking 2 and striking out 9.

  • CCHS teams net top finish at Anderson County meet

     It appears that Mother Nature is the only thing able to slow down Campbell County High School’s track and field teams this season.

    “Our greatest challenge right now is the weather,” said CCHS coach Billie Ann Evans, who had to cancel Monday’s practice session because of severe thunderstorms.

    “We’ve not been able to get a good practice in.”

  • Crank baits, spinners working on Norris bass

     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 Monday, April 4 was 1,010.53 feet. Feeder streams and the river arms have considerable floating debris that has lifted from the shoreline. Boaters need to exercise caution at all locations, but especially on the upper half of the lake.

    Surface temperatures range from 54 to 60 degrees depending on time of day and location.

  • Size and creel limits changing for Norris smallmouth bass

     The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) voted to amend regulations in regard to smallmouth bass fishing on Norris Lake during its March meeting.

    Bobby Wilson, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, recently attended a Norris Lake Fisheries Advisory Committee (NLFAC) meeting. The NLFAC is a community-based group of advisors to the TWRC on fishery management. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency acts as an advisor to the committee.

  • Storm knock out power

    As storms tore threw Campbell County on Monday night some of the area’s power went with them.

  • Nance, Green retain seats

    The results of Saturday’s municipal elections didn’t change the dynamics on the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

    Incumbents Ray Green and Mattie Lou Nance won their seats over challenger Jerri Starrett.

    With the final votes tallied Green took the bulk of the ballots earning 138 votes. Nance was a close second with 122 votes, according to election commission records. Starrett closed the race with 74 votes.