Today's News

  • Battling addiction

    Neisha Romines speech is quick.

    As she recounts a six-month time span that temporarily ruined her life, Romines repeatedly runs her fingers through her short dark hair. It is obviously a nervous habit.

    Talking about the nightmare that meth turned her life into, it is hard to believe she was once an addict.

  • Board says yes to graduation venue change

    Oh, the times they are changing. At least when it comes to graduation at Campbell Campbell County High School they are.

    Student council representatives showed up in force at the Dec. 8 school board meeting to lobby the board to say yes to a change of venue for the event that has traditionally been held at the school’s football field.

  • Caryville issues holiday greetings

     Mayor Robert Stooksbury took a few minutes at the end of Caryville’s monthly meeting to encourage the board members.

    “We’ve had a pretty good year this year,” Stooksbury said. “I like to think things are looking up for the city.”

  • In-house complaints dominate Jellico Utilities agenda

     The agenda isn’t always the rudder that drives meetings. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Jellico’s utility board members spent quite a bit of time addressing complaints from employees.

  • Volunteer state taking steps to honor local volunteers

     Volunteers go unpaid, and often unnoticed, for the work they contribute to their communities.

    Tennessee hopes to encourage “volunteerism” at the local level by honoring those who participate in it, Volunteer Tennessee Executive Director Jim Snell said.

  • Historic Speedwell Academy to host Christmas event

     Christmas is coming to the Speedwell Academy this weekend.

    Hostesses decorated the academy last Saturday and Wednesday in preparation for the crowds that will visit.

  • Nationwide talent search takes online submissions

     Books. Radio. Television Shows. Reality T.V. Hulu. Youtube. Technology continues to change the way people access entertainment and interact with one another.

     In keeping with the changing times, two production companies are using the Internet as the format for a new reality talent show.

  • We are the champions!

    Championships came in pairs last weekend for four Campbell County schools.

    LaFollette Elementary, LaFollette Middle, Jellico Middle and the Christian Academy of Campbell County won both girls’ and boys’ titles during the county tournament held at LaFollette Elementary.

    Six of the eight teams that were seeded No. 1 going into the basketball tournament finished up as a county champion.

    The following is a wrap-up of all the championship games:


    Girls’ small 

  • Local officers recognized

    Three local law enforcement officers were recently recognized by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office for their accomplishments.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Cody Chapman was named the East Tennessee Region Officer of the Year. The award was based on Chapman’s overall activity and service with the department in 2011.

  • Crash leaves three injured

    An accident on Towe String Road sent three people to the hospital last Saturday.

    The crash happened near Wood Lane around 9:40 p.m.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Aaron Evans said Anthony Wayne White, 37, of 121 Dogwood Road, was driving his 2005 Dodge Stratus east on Towe String Road when it left the roadway and centered a utility pole.