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Today's News

  • Bass not as deep as in previous weeks

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Friday, Nov. 19 was 1,002.96 feet above sea level.
    Surface temperature readings range from 58 to 60 degrees, with cooler temperatures being found upstream.
    Bass are more active in shallow water than in previous weeks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Fall turkey hunting
    allowed in 63 counties

    A fall either-sex wild turkey hunting season is set for 63 counties across the state, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Counties open are those that have larger populations of wild turkeys and consistently high harvests of bearded birds in the spring.

  • Public Records Nov. 25

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

     

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

     

    Ayers and Campbell, Haskel Hack Ayers Real Estate and Auction, Relda Campbell executrix, Paul Campbell Estate, Relda Campbell TR and Ginger Campell Holdredge TR to Edith Pennycuff, Dist. 3, $3,500.

  • Joint workshop planned in Caryville

    A bevy of representatives are gathering in Caryville for the sake of liquor next Monday. That is for the sake of doing it right.

    These representatives are conducting a workshop to discuss liquor ordinances and procedures to enact those regulations Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

  • Bradley nabbed on drug charges again

     

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Nov. 18
    •  Congratulations to Melvin and Sharon Blankenship of Elk Valley who will celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25.
    •  William Shaun Parker and Carrie Ann Lay are announcing their engagement. The bride elect is the daughter of Sandra Lay of Oneida and Donald and Peggy Lay of LaFollette. The groom to be is the son of Bill and Rita Parker of LaFollette. 
  • Birthdays for Nov. 18

    Scroll through the photos to the birthdays featured in the LaFollette Press on Nov. 18.

  • New Jellico mayor and aldermen take oath Thursday

    An invitation has been extended to the public for the Jellico swearing in ceremony.

    The newly elected officials will fulfill the roles of office immediately following the ceremony at the monthly meeting. The swearing in ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 18. A brief reception will be held before the board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

    Mayor-elect Les Stiers plans on making some appointments during the meeting, but others will be made at a later date.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Gun season opens Nov. 20
    for Tennessee deer hunters
    The first segment of Tennessee’s gun/muzzleloader/archery season for deer hunters will open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Units A, B and L.
    The season dates for all three units are the same. Nov. 20-Dec. 5 and Dec. 18-Jan. 9.
    One antlered buck may be taken per day anytime the season is open until the statewide bag limit of 3 is reached. No more than 1 antlered buck may be taken per day. An antlered buck is defined as a buck having an antler at least 3 inches long.

  • Buffalo Bill

    Living out your dream can have multiple interpretations.

    However, for Bill Kincaid there is only one- walking among his own herd of buffalo.

    On a cool Saturday morning in November, Kincaid and his wife Shawn were feeding the enormous animals. Hauling pellets purchased from the local feed store out to the buffalos in an ATV, the couple looked comfortable among the sizeable mammals. When the blue plastic tub was opened to access the pellets, one of the buffalos moved closer.

    He knew it was feeding time.