Today's News

  • Faithful Words


    The Blessedness of Bible Study


    “Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what  is written therein; for the time is near” (See Revelation 1:3, RSV).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Grandchildren at the crowning glory of the aged


    According to Ecclesiastes 3- God predetermines all the event of life. It begins with: To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time be born, and a time to die;-- Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.

  • On Higher Ground

    Unexpected Praise from unexpected quarters for this father


     “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    June 13- June 20


    Union Bank to John Day, Dist. 5, $50,000.

    Calvin J. Ward to Joshua R. Owsley, Dist. 3, $85,000.

    Frederick A. Rushlow to Leland Taylor and Patty Taylor, Dist. 3, $120,000.

  • News Notes

    The Summer Health Celebration will be held at the Dewey Hunter Center on June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be free bounce houses, give-a-ways and free face painting. For more information call (423)377-5114 or (423)201-8013.


  • Ward trial underway

    The trial of a former Campbell County Deputy is underway.

    Daniel Ward is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery by an authority figure and two counts of sexual battery.
    The case has run the legal gamut to date.

    From nearly accepting a plea to being placed in jail because his attorney wasn’t prepared for trial, Ward’s case has lingered in the judicial system.

    But on Wednesday the proceedings began.

  • Couple sues for nearly half a million after dog bite

    It’s been less than two weeks since Gora Watts was allegedly attacked by Elko, the Knoxville City Police K-9 officer.

    But $450,000 worth of litigation is already pending in the case.

    Just days after the incident which resulted in the Belgian Malinois being shot and killed by Campbell County Animal Control Officer Otis Poore, attorney David Dunaway filed a complaint in circuit court on behalf of Gora Watts and her husband Fred Watts naming the city of Knoxville and Johnathan and Mandy Chadwell as defendants.

  • Terry And Jane Lewis Named Field & Stream Magazine ‘Heroes of Conservation’

        It wasn’t surprising when Terry and Jane Lewis were named Field & Stream Magazine's Heroes of Conservation for June 2011. 

    A list of accomplishments for their conservation efforts would fill a novel-sized document, and their contributions to the outdoors and Campbell County are well known.

  • Ray prohibited from downtown LaFollette

    After pleading guilty in criminal court on Monday, Pam Ray has been denied access to areas of downtown LaFollette.

    In early April, Ray was arrested after the LaFollette Police received allegations that she had had sexual contact with a 14-year-old- male, court records said. She allegedly did this in exchange for money. Police further alleged it had occurred with 100 feet of a church and less than two miles from a school.

  • Judge denies bank robber new trial

    Billy Blankenship won’t be getting a new trial.

    On Monday, his attorney, Michael Hatmaker, allowed the motion he filed in October 2010 to speak for itself. In essence, it said that despite his client being charged with aggravated robbery but convicted of simple robbery, the case still lacked enough evidence to garner a guilty verdict.