Today's News

  • News Notes

    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Medic blood drive July 7 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


    Community Cares/Vista Program from LaFollette Housing Authority will have a yard sale at the Dewey Hunter Center July 7 and 8 starting at 9. Anyone interested in setting up can pay $3 per day. For more information call Missy Miller at (423)377-5114 or Casper Dunn at (423)201-8013.


  • Faithful Words

     The Blessedness of the Lord’s Return


    “Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake…” (See Revelation 16:15, RSV).

    The return (or second coming) of Jesus is one of the great doctrines/themes of the Bible. In studying this teaching many devise complicated schemes using maps, charts, and timetables which are far more complicated than the simple, straight-forward proclamation of Jesus himself. The text in Revelation 16:15 mercifully gives us a very simple agenda.

  • On Higher Ground

    One of the bravest sermons I have ever heard


     “We urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13).     

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Learning how to deal with adversity


    Trouble comes with a multitude of names- accidents, afflictions, bereavement, disasters, failures, hard times, sufferings, tragedies, tribulations and woes of all kind. They come sometimes unexpectedly and sometimes after repeated warnings.

  • Church News

    Cumberland View Baptist Church will have its regular singing on July 9 at 7 p.m. Singers will be Calvin Patterson, singers from Laurel Branch, the Goins family and others.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a yard sale on July 9 in the Family Life Center from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


    Campbell County Preachers Fellowship will be hosted by Duff Baptist Church on July 11 at 7 p.m. A special meal will be served by the sisters of the church.


  • New CCHS basketball coach impressed by players’ potential

    Summer camp has been a great learning experience for new Campbell County High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Matt Housley.

    The Cougars won 13 of 21 games during three summer camps last month while the new coach was getting adjusted to his new players.

    Housley coached many of the same boys two years ago while serving as an assistant to former CCHS skipper Barry Jones. 

  • Soccer camp scores with kids

    The Campbell County Soccer Association held its 4th annual Soccer Camp this summer at the LaFollette Fields.

    Once again, Lincoln Memorial University coach Helio D’Anna brought some of his players to help with the instruction. A total of 59 kids were in attendance. Campers learned the basic fundamentals of soccer and how to apply them in game situations.

  • Officer Greg Cox Campbell Co. Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament winners

    During the Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament, nearly $2,500 was raised by tournament players, fans and organizers. Donations are still being accepted. Call 423-494-2195 for more information.

  • SPORTS NOTES - July 7

    Soccer tryouts for middle school girls will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at the LaFollette Fields. There will be makeup dates for players that will be out of town on that day. For more information, call 423-494-6569.

    Jacksboro Middle School will host the annual Eagle Football Camp the week of July 18-21. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. Camp staff will stress blocking and tackling, as well as work at all the individual positions. The registration fee is $50. Campers should register at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at JMS.

  • Football team has youth camp, golf tourney coming up

    Campbell County High School’s football team has a busy month coming up with  a youth camp and golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for July.

    The Cougar Youth Football Camp is set for July 11-13 at CCHS. Camp hours will be 6-8 p.m. The camp is for boys ages 6-15.The registration fee is $50 per camper or $40 each if there are two or more campers from the same family,

    The registration fee covers a camp t-shirt, camp insurance, snacks and drinks, a certificate of participation, instruction from CCHS coaches, time with CCHS players and guest speakers.