Today's News

  • Count shows rise in county’s homeless

    Despite torrential rain volunteers trekked out last Thursday in an effort to put a number on the county’s homeless and precariously placed population.

    For the third year Campbell County resident volunteers joined forces with municipality officials and local law enforcement for the national Point In Time Count.

    This year’s count revealed an increase in those people in the county’s borders who are living without unsheltered or in a situation where were it not for the generosity of friends or relatives would be homeless.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County Feb. 2, 2012

      Feb 2– Feb 10



    9:30 a.m. Line dance class

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cobbler

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs

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



    10 a.m. bingo

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.  Lunch serving Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, and banana pudding

    12:00 Silver Sneakers Exercise Class


  • News Notes for the week of Feb. 2, 2012

     CHET Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All items are .25 cents - $1. Donations accepted weekly. For more information  call 562-8325.

    Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have karaoke on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    Cumberland Mountain Eagles will host a Super Bowl Party on Feb. 5, with free food. The game will be shown on a big screen T.V. Everyone is welcome.

    The Senior Citizens Center will hold a board meeting at the Senior Center in LaFollette on Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m.

  • The fruit of the Spirit – Part 1

       “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh”(See Galatians5:16-26, RSV).

  • Would you want someone to withhold such a kindness from you?

    “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14).

    I am always wary of those double left turns at intersections. The driver in one lane does not always remember that another lane is turning also. The potential for a sideswipe is great.

  • Church News Feb. 2, 2012

     Campbell County Preacher’s monthly fellowship for February will be hosted by Grace Missionary Baptist Church on Feb. 6. The service will start at 7 p.m. Sisters of Grace Missionary Baptist Church will provide the meal. Everyone is invited.

    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will host a blood drive on Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will also be a spaghetti dinner. The cost is half price if blood is donated.

    Steve Collett will be speaking at the White Oak Church of God Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

  • School Menu Feb. 2,2012





    Campbell County

    School Menu

    Feb.  6 – Feb. 10



    Manager’s choice



    stuffed crust pizza

    pinto beans with cornbread

    mixed greens

    tomato cup

    garden salad

    steamed corn

    fresh fruit



    taco salad

    chicken wrap

    lettuce, tomato, cheese

  • Choose To Drink From The Fountain of “Living Water”


    Jesus answered and said unto her, “whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” John 4:13-14.

    In talking with the woman at the well, Jesus spoke of life-giving water. The water of the world can never satisfy the void in the heart of any lost person.

  • Dilbeck snoozed in drive-thru, gets arrested

    Jon Travis Dilbeck appeared to be more tired than hungry last week when he allegedly fell asleep several times at a local restaurant’s drive-thru window.

    On Jan. 28, employees at Taco Bell phoned in a report of a possible intoxicated driver in the drive-thru. The caller reported the driver had repeatedly passed out behind the wheel.

  • Wallace arrested in separate incidents

    Loneliness is probably not a good reason to call the police. At least that’s what Kenny Wayne Wallace found out on Jan. 23.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Hopper was dispatched to a residence on White Rock Road in Jacksboro to investigate reports of a possible breaking and entering incident.

    Records indicate Wallace, 42, of 326 White Rock Road, Jacksboro, had called 911 reporting that someone was attempting to break into his house. Wallace allegedly gave the dispatcher a false name and address to respond to.