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Today's News

  • Judicial districts won’t see changes in coming election

    The state’s judicial districts will remain the same after the state house of representatives failed to pass a measure to change some of the boundaries.
    The news is welcome to state Rep. Dennis Powers and 8th Judicial District Attorney Lori Phillips-Jones. When the measure was first considered, Campbell County was on the list for potential changes – the first since 1984.

  • 'Young Frankenstein' comes alive Friday, Saturday

     JACKSBORO—Campbell County High School presents “Young Frankenstein” — a collaborative effort between the Advanced Vocal Music class of John Edwards and the Advanced Theatre Arts class of Billie Jo Ralston. 

  • EXCLUSIVE: No home. No hope. Then they found here.

    Christopher Rodrigue was a professional in Marietta, Ga. He made $45,000 working in quality control for a food processing company. He had a home, professional friends, colleagues and business contacts. His wife, Jerrilynn, ran a professional cleaning business before she was diagnosed with neuropathy—which kept her from working. Christopher looked at homeless people with scorn—he thought they were lazy, dirty, alcoholics or even drug addicts. He didn’t know that he was about to become one of them.

  • TIMBER: Iconic interstate sign on chopping block

    An iconic Caryville landmark seen by millions of travelers along Interstate 75 for the past 38 years will be history by mid June, when associates of Holiday Inn Express & Suites replace it in favor of a sleeker, more modern sign. 

    The approximately 60-foot tall, tree-shaped sign— located at exit 134 —  peaks just above the roofline of the four-story hotel now under renovation at the former Thacker Christmas Inn & Restaurant site.  

  • Weekend fire burns warehouse
  • Help for the homeless

    Homelessness isn’t always the result of drug addiction or laziness.
    Several programs are offered to help homeless people in Campbell County regain stability. Community Health of East Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, the Campbell County Mayor’s Office, the Campbell County Veterans Affairs Office, Ridgeview and the Shepherd’s Home are some of the local organizations working together to help people escape the trap of homelessness.

  • $30k raised at local Children’s Center benefit luncheon

    About $30,000 was raised for the Campbell County Children’s Center at a luncheon April 17 at LaFollette Church of God. With close to 200 people in attendance, it was “the largest luncheon we held so far,” executive director Tracie Davis said.
    “It was truly an amazing event,” Davis said.

  • Sports News 4-25-13

    April 25

    Campbell County Tennis

    The Campbell County High School tennis team will host Central High School on Thursday. The home match is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

     

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School baseball team will travel to Whitley County, Ky. The teams will face off at 5 p.m.

     

    Campbell County Baseball

  • Powers passes three bills this session

    NASHVILLE—In addition to Lynn’s Law and the Breast Cancer Prevention Act, Rep. Dennis Powers managed to get three bills passed before the end of this years’ legislative session.
    The Cumberland Regional Agribusiness and Marketing Authority bill will allow the eight-county area serviced by Roane State Community College—that includes Campbell County—to apply for grants together. This will allow these rural counties to compete with metropolitan counties, like Knox County, in economic development.

  • New law will penalize those who abandon helpless adults here

    Last week, the Tennessee General Assembly passed Lynn’s Law, named after 19-year-old Lynn Cameron, a mentally disabled Illinois woman who was abandoned in a Caryville bar last summer by her mother, Eva Cameron.
    “It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time,” Rep. Dennis Powers, R-Jacksboro said. “It’s not just a cruel and (inhuman) thing to do to these people...it costs the Tennessee taxpayers.”