Today's News

  • From the mountain

     The last of the purple martins departed Highcliff on Aug. 9. The colony site by the garden is now utterly silent. I miss the cheerful martins and all the life that they bring to the farm. 

    But, they’ve got their schedule, dictated by the instinct instilled in them by Mother Nature to follow, while we humans have our timetable to follow.

     I won’t be crossing the Gulf of Mexico on a wing and a prayer like the martins. I won’t be flying over the rainforests of Brazil, down below the equator, like the martins.

  • Jesus performs his first miracle

      “On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus was also invited to the marriage, with his disciples” John 2:1-11, RSV.

    The first miracle of Jesus was turning water into wine. A popular song of several years ago declared, “He turned the water into wine; he turned the water into wine. In the little Cana town, the word went all around; he turned the water into wine.”

  • Church News Sept. 8, 2011

     Trinity Lutheran Church invites anyone who is interested in learning about the Lutheran faith to attend classes beginning this fall. Classes will be held monthly on the first and third Sundays at the Wedding Chapel, 103 S. Sixth Street. For more information call 563-9742.


    There will be a free food and clothing giveaway at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church on Sept. 10. Clothing giveaway starts at 8 a.m. and food will be distributed at 9 a.m. For more information call 562-3420.



  • School Menu Sept. 8

     Campbell County

    School Menu

    Sept 12 - 16


    cheese pizza

    chef salad

    garden sald

    steamed corn

    fresh veggis

    frozen fruit singles

    fresh fruit



    chicken tenders or nuggets

    chicken wrap

    whipped potatoes

    green beans

    fresh veggis

    baked potatoes and apples

    hot rolls

    chilled  peaches



  • God Can Bring Peace In The Midst Of Stress

       Life sometimes causes us to feel like a rubber band stretched tight. Pressures build up and pull us in a different direction or pull against our sense of well-being.

    Job, said “Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward” Job 5:7.

    From health to emotions, finances, and relationships, trouble stands at the brink of it all, waiting to make its unwelcome, untimely and unexpected entrance. No one is exempt.

  • Chief Deputy terminated

    Following an auto accident and the dismissal of of a Campbell County Detective, Sheriff Robbie Goins has let his second in command go.

    Late Wednesday Goins terminated his Chief Deputy Jonathan Finely.

    Earlier in the day, Det. Sgt. Jason Henegar was terminated from his position with the department. These firings came after an auto accident on Monday when Henegr was alleged to have driven his pick up truck into a home in LaFollette.

    The incident is under investigation with the TBI and the THP.

  • Cougars fall 38-14 to rival AC

    Pre-game fireworks. Rowdy home crowd. Black jerseys.

    Campbell County High School’s football team pulled out all the stops Friday night to try and knock District 3 rival Anderson County off its high horse.

    But the Mavericks (1-0 district, 1-2 overall) stuck to their guns and barely flinched while extending their win streak over the Cougars (0-1 district, 1-2 overall) to five in a row.

  • CCSD detective terminated

    An off duty Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective has been terminated following an off- duty auto accident.

    Jason Henegar, a law enforcement veteran, is alleged to have been involved in a crash that resulted in injury and property damage on Monday evening. He was driving his private vehicle at the time.

    “The TBI and THP (Tennessee Highway Patrol) are investigating this incident and our department is cooperating with them,” said CCSD Sheriff Robbie Goins.

  • Campbell County Remembers

    Our world changed 10 years ago.

    Most people remember where they were when they found out about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Gen. Carl Stiner, retired from the Army as a four star general in 1993, was up before the sun that day.

    “Everyday I get up early and watch the weather forecast,” Stiner said. “I had pulled in to cut a hay field, and was ready to start mowing when I got a call on the cell phone.”

    The call was from his brother, who wanted to know if he had seen the television.

  • Baird sees progress in last year

    The past year was not William Baird’s first in the county mayor’s office.

    But the August 2010 election did mark the beginning of Baird’s first full term in the seat.

    In his office on Tuesday morning Baird said he could see a number of tangible ways the county has improved over the course of the last year.