Today's News

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Share the Easter story with cookies


    Several years ago I found this recipe for Easter Story cookies in a Mature Living Magazine, and though I would share it with you readers.

    We live in a world where too many children only have a secular view of Easter. Our children need to be taught that Easter is not about colored eggs or bunnies or Spring Break. It is about an empty tomb and a risen Christ.

  • On Higher Ground

    A gracious attitude reflects the character of God


    “The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool shall swallow him up” (Ecclesiastes 10:12).

    I knew I had a real find—a record album of Roger Williams with his 1960’s-era Top 40 hit “Born Free” And there wasn’t a single scratch on it. It cost all of $5. In the time it has taken to type these first few lines, the transaction was complete, and the store owner handed me my album.

  • Faithful Words


     The importance of baptism


    “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . .” (See Matthew 28:18-20, RSV).

  • 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.