Today's News

  • Easter recipe reminds of Holy Day

     Several years ago I found this recipe for Easter Story cookies in a Nature Living Magazine, and decided to share it again with you readers.

    We live in a world where too many children only have a secular view of Easter. Our children need to be taught that Easter is not about colored eggs and Easter bunnies, or spring break. It is about an empty tomb and a risen Christ.

  • The week that changed the world

     I borrowed the headline from a wonderful Easter play or Cantata I saw several years ago. It was fantastic. There was so much love and devoted faithfulness by everyone who participated, it was so encouraging.

    If you would read Matthew 23-25, you will read of the last sermons Jesus preached.

    So much happened the last week of Jesus life on Earth, I can share a little of it, but you should read it in its entirety. 

  • Comment mirrors turbulent times

     “Now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.   Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,  and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:8-10).

  • Winnie sent to prison

    Anthony Craig Winnie is headed back to prison after pleading guilty to more than 20 criminal charges Monday.

    Winnie had been charged in a series of car burglaries that occurred in November 2012. Following the plea, Winnie was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections. He had been released from TDOC supervision in September 2012.

    Winnie and Phillip McGhee were arrested just days after police believe the two burglarized as many as 24 cars in the Jacksboro area.

  • Former volunteer fire chief arrested

     Acting on a warrant issued out of Bradley County, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department arrested former Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Moat at his home.

    The warrant charged Moat with theft over $1,000.

    When CCSD authorities, assisted by Jacksboro Police and the United States Marshal Service, arrested Moat he told them “He had been expecting this.”

  • TAX TIME: Don't get caught in the filing storm

     An estimated 605,000 Tennesseans will wait until April 15 — the deadline — to file their taxes, according to information from Internal Revenue Service auditors. 

    If you’re one of those procrastinators, clip these tips and put them on the fridge:  

  • 'Get your head in the game'


    From the NFL to the youth leagues, concussions have become the talk of the game.

    National stars are coming to the forefront, telling their story of how a traumatic brain injury has altered their life after professional football.

    However, the state of Tennessee is looking to change the culture, as they focus on high school, middle school and youth athletics.

  • Thefts mean hi-tech security for Jellico Electric and Water

    A month ago, thieves stole $15,000 worth of copper and brass from the Jellico Electric and Water service.
    Before that, they cut grounding wires off some of the trucks.
    Last week, they stole a chainsaw.
    “If it’s not tied down, people are taking it,” said J.E.W.S. General Manager Billy Rowe.
    Jellico Police Chief Chris Anderson agrees security is needed at the various utility department properties and that’s why the agency seeks to install a high-tech monitoring system.

  • New award to honor Carl Rutherford

    The Campbell County Youth Basketball Association plans to introduce the Carl Rutherford Award in honor of a former coach.
    “Carl has been involved in youth basketball for many years,” LaFollette Recreation Department Head Johnny Byrge said.

  • Head in the clouds: Sky is limit for Campbell teen with pilot's license



    With its nose lined up on the white centerline, everything is ready. 

    “Downtown traffic. 757 Sierra Yankee. Departing runway 26, downtown traffic,” says the pilot.

    The engine begins to roar. It speeds down the runway. Then suddenly—lift off. 

    The climb begins.

    Once at 3,500 feet, everything is quiet. Off in the distance, are the towering Great Smoky Mountains.