Today's News

  • Crappie bite is good on Norris

     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 falling water level and windy days have helped clear some of the debris from the upper end channels. Still, boaters need to exercise caution in all locations.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Applications for elk hunt accepted April 1-May 31

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will accept applications from April 1 through May 31 for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt.

    The hunt will be held October 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. There will be five elk hunting zones designated at the North Cumberland WMA.

  • Operation Clean Streets puts offenders behind bars

    The energy was contagious on Tuesday morning in the conference room of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. As officers assembled in the room for a tactical meeting there were occasional good-natured jabs, side conversations and talk about the night’s arrests.

    When Detective John Long started the briefing, the energy remained but the focus shifted. It became clear the men were there for one reason- to plan how they were going to execute a number of arrests.

  • CCSD rounding up wanted persons

    Beginning early this morning the Campbell County Sheriff's Department started rounding up people who were wanted on outstanding warrants. The CCSD had assistance from the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshal's Service. The ACSD brought its "paddy wagon" in order to transport some of the arrestees back to the Anderson County Jail, according to CCSD Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

    By the end of the round up nine people who woke up this morning free found themselves in jail.

  • Three arrested for home invasion

    Three men were arrested this morning for home invasion that occurred just after 9:30 on Thursday night.

    The men, Mark Bull, 1685 Rocky Valley Road, New Market, James M. Breeden, 107 Chad Road, Jefferson City and Samuel L. Large, 701 Pedigo Road Knoxville are thought to be the men who broke into the Back Valley residence, according to Campbell County Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

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  • Thomas will serve sentence in endangerment conviction

    When David Thomas took his chances with a jury earlier this year he was convicted of reckless endangerment not child abuse.

    On Monday, he was sentenced on the lesser charge. Thomas was also sentenced for multiple thefts in an unrelated case at the same time.

  • Habitat for Humanity dedicating house

    Tonight members of the Davis Chapel community will welcome some new neighbors.

    Tina and Lonnie White, along with their four children, will move into their new home at 768 Coolidge Road.

    While the move is momentous for the family, another group is also excited about it. The White home marks the 27th house Campbell County Habitat for Humanity has completed.

  • Williamson case still in court system

    A question of technicality took Joann Williamson’s case to the state appeals court. A question of technicality also got it kicked back to the Campbell County Criminal Court.

    And in the process Williamson found herself back in jail.

    After the state appeals court denied her case because it hadn’t been filed properly, the justices also set a new $6,500 bond for her. “I think that speaks for itself,” Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton said.

    Appearing in court on Monday Williamson was already in police custody.