Today's News

  • On Higher Ground

    A crisis of faith at the tender age of 14


    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

    But that was my problem—believing in what was not seen. 

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Jesus Christ and The Bible releases spiritual power


    You may ask why Christians put so much emphasis on the Bible. The main reason is this: The way you treat your Bible is the way you treat Jesus Christ. He is the living Word and the Bible is the written Word, and they agree in their character and ministry. The accompanying charts help demonstrate this concept.

  • Church News

    Fordtown Baptist Church will have a special service, June 18 at 7 p.m. with Singer Allen Powell.


    The youth group at Cumberland View Baptist Church will be hosting a Cake and Pie Auction June 18 at 5 p.m. at its old church building (River Road).  For more information call 563-5742.


    The House of Prayer and Praise will have special services June 19 at 10 a.m. with Fathers Day and June 26 at 10 a.m. with Freedom Service. The Freedom Service will be held at Cove Lake State Park, shelter #1.


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    June 9- June 18



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving beef and noodles, peas and rolls

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, rolls and applesauce

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • Reunions

    The 2011 family reunion for descendants and relatives of William (Bill, Willie) J. Brown born 1850 in Anderson County will be held June 18. Anyone related to Bill is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please call Vicky at (865) 696-6237 or email foustgenology@live.com for further details.


  • Standoff at gas station leads to string of charges

    Some guys just can't stay out of trouble. And Johnny Morris seems to be one of them.

    Within four days Morris, 45, had allegedly assaulted a sheriff's deputy, had a standoff with police at a Jellico gas station and was allegedly found in possession of meth.

    Morris' bad run of luck began on June 6 when CCSD Deputy Gary Jeffers saw Morris walking along Pine Mountain Road.

  • Summer program gives Jellico teens the opportunity to work

     This year the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen created an eight-week summer work program for teens.

    While the Tennessee Career Center recruited students at Jellico High School to work for different industries, the Town’s program gave them the alternative of working outdoor jobs. Jobs were only offered to rising and graduating seniors who live in Jellico.

    “I’d love to work everybody, but we have to take care of the kids from Jellico,” Jellico Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • K-9 officer killed in Caryville

    A Knoxville City K-9 officer was killed in Campbell County last week after he allegedly bit a woman.

    Police reports indicate the woman was in her garage when she noticed Elko, a Belgian Malinois, standing in the doorway. Her first inclination was to attempt to chase the dog from the garage by yelling and clapping her hands, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department report said. Instead of Elko leaving the garage, he allegedly advanced towards the 71-year-old woman biting her on the right arm, pulling her to the ground.

  • Commission to vote on several items next week

    The county’s fiscal year is coming to an end. While commissioners have been meeting for months to discuss the particulars of the upcoming budget, Jeff Marlow, finance director, took time during Monday’s budget and finance meeting to brief the group on some items it will be required to vote on at next week’s meeting.

  • CCSD seizes meth labs

    In a series of arrests, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department destroyed eight meth labs in five days.

    Last Tuesday, Deputy Cody Chapman began the arrests when he went to a home on Pleasant Lane in LaFollette. He had received information that a meth lab was at the home, said CCSD Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley.

    Once at the home, Chapman’s investigation allegedly revealed an active lab under the front porch of the home, Finley said. Also allegedly found was two other labs  that had recently been used and discarded.