Today's News

  • From a Mothers Heart week of November 8, 2012

    Bea Wallen
    From a Mothers Heart
    We are to live in anticipation of Christ’s coming

    When we think about the mystery of the rapture; we need to understand the nature of Christ’s coming, the suddenness of Christ’s coming and to prepare for Christ’s coming (see 1 Thessolonians 4:13-18 and 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11).

  • County sees high voter turn out

    With nearly record numbers and quick results Tuesday’s election is now in the history books.

    “We had a better than average turn out,” said Mark. A. Wells, chair of the election commission. “There seemed to be a lot of interest in the election.”

    With 12,447 Campbell Countian casting ballots election officials said that was close to a record turn out. “Had we had county offices on the ballot, I think we could have broken a record,” said Wells.

  • Campbell County votes down local option sales tax referendum 2-1 again

    For the second time in a year, Campbell County residents voted down the local option sales tax referendum. With 7,398 people voting against the referendum and 3,586 voting for it, it was defeated by a 2-1 margin. This was the second time in a row it was soundly defeated.

    “The people spoke,” county commissioner Beverly Hall said.

    Hall voted to put the referendum on the ballot in order for the people to decide, she said.

    “They have,” she said.

  • State report card shows room for improvement

    The department of education school report cards are in and it’s not great news for Campbell County, but director of schools Donnie Poston says the data gives administrators and teachers ideas of where to go next.

    “It’s given us some good bench marks of where we want to go,” he said.

    While the report card said that the system met the majority of its achievement goals, the majority of gap closure measures weren’t met.

  • Campbell County to host services in observance of Veterans’ Day

    In the wake of Election Day, Campbell County is preparing to honor the men and women whose service has secured the right to vote.

    “We just look forward to honoring our veterans, past and present,” said Kevin Walden, director of the Campbell County Veteran’s Affairs Office. “For the sacrifices of them and their families.”


  • Criminal cases resolved with pleas

    The following cases were resolved in Campbell County Criminal Court with the use of plea agreements:

    Dennis Ray Burris Jr.- theft of property under $500, theft of property $1,000 -  $10,000, theft of property $500 - $1,000, aggravated burglary; split confinement with credit for time served, six years supervised probation, court costs, $225 to ECF, $2,200 restitution.

    Margaret Ann Riggs- burglary; three years supervised probation, court costs, $75 to ECF, $750 restitution.

  • Public records for the week of Nov. 8. 2012



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




    Ayers LP to Arthur J. Dubois and Paula M. Dubois, Dist. 1, $39,900.

    James A. Barnes and Nancy R. Barnes to David Eltringham and Susan Eltringham, Dist. 2, $24,000.

    Tim Hill to Penny S. Saylor, Dist. 3, $78,000.

  • Jacksboro takes AAA runner-up


    While Oneida Middle School achieved its drive for five, it didn’t mean they had an easy road.

    The Indians took their fifth AAA middle school championship title in as many tries on Saturday night. However, Jacksboro found a way to battle, giving what Oneida head coach Heath Sexton called their toughest challenge.

    “That was an all-out war. I mean that,” Sexton said to Jacksboro in their postgame huddle. “That was by far the toughest game we’ve played in my 11 years here.”

  • Powell pushed Lady Owls past Horace Maynard


    The Lady Owls had a strong showing on Tuesday night in the Horace Maynard tipoff tournament.

    Playing a tough defending district champions in the Lady Red Devils, the Lady Owls used a 9-2 surge at the beginning of the third for a 22-13 advantage. LaFollette eventually went on to take the win, 33-28.

  • Blue Devils looking for district success


    As the Blue Devils turn their attention to the hardwood, they have many goals in mind.

    However, their first priority is a District 4-A regular season title. In order for that to happen, head coach Mike Reynolds says his team needs to be flawless at home against their district opponents.