Today's News

  • Marlow undergoing testing

    A man accused of killing his mother with a baseball bat is undergoing a forensic examination.
    In criminal court on Tuesday public defender Charles Herman asked the court to reset James Marlow Jr.’s next court appearance to Sept. 27 so the tests could be completed.
    With no objections raised by prosecutors, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton allowed the postponement.

  • High School seniors get opportunity to win cash

    Social networking sites are all the rage.  And no one seems to know them better than the country’s youth.
    Now this year, thanks to a contest sponsored by the state’s securities division, high school seniors across Tennessee have a chance to earn money by writing about the topic they have achieved a certain degree of expertise in.

  • Cougars fall to 4th-ranked AC

    Campbell County came into Friday night’s District 3 football opener at rival Anderson County with a solid game plan.
    Once again, however, the Cougars proved to be their own worst enemy, and mistakes killed any chance they had of upsetting the state’s fourth-ranked Class 5A team on its home field.

  • We must become humble as a child

    My children and grandchildren have always been such a big part of my life. We have nine grandchildren ages nine through  30, and one great grandson. The age span gives constant amusement for me and Bob. And I might add as they grew into teenagers our prayer life became more steadfast and more faithful.
    When Jacob wanted to reconcile with Esau (remember Jacob stole Esau’s birthright) he was concerned how Esau would receive him. In Genesis chapter 33, we read how Esau received him with gladness.

  • One victory at a time

    Austyn Simmons lunges out of a three-point stance, digs his cleats into the turf, and drives his man backward.
    Play after play, the process is repeated.
    The life of an offensive lineman is about as mundane as it gets in football. However, Austyn revels in the lunch pail task of clearing lanes for running backs that generally get all the glory. The Jellico Elementary School 8th grader is just happy to be part of a team that appreciates him for who is and what he has been through to get here.

  • Church News Sept. 9

    Vasper Baptist Church will have Homecoming on Sept. 12 beginning at 11 a.m.

    The Walnut Grove Baptist Church in the Stinking Creek community will be having its annual homecoming on Sept. 12.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. with lunch being served at 1 p.m.  

    Wynn Community “Big Brick” Church will have revival services beginning Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Brother Bill Borieo will be speaking. For more information call 562-7412 or 562-8662.

  • Subject arrested for alleged burglary


    The Caryville Police Department responded to a disturbance call last Saturday, resulting in an arrest for auto burglary and assaulting an officer.

    Caryville Officer Ben Marlow located a male subject waving down vehicles on Bruce Gap Road around 10:50 p.m., according to the arrest report.

  • The City of New Orleans is worth rebuilding

  • One in the Spirit

    “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.” (See Ephesians 2:11-22).
    In Ephesians, Paul addresses the relationship between grace and good works. We are “saved by grace”, but we are also saved for the purpose of doing “good works.” We should not confuse the two. Good works (even religion) are the result of salvation – not the cause. As someone said, “Don’t try to eat crackers and then whistle your way into heaven!”

  • We are living in the day of deception