Today's News

  • Military helicopter crashes

    A National Guard helicopter crashed behind Camel Manufacturing around 6 p.m. this evening. Two are believed to be dead as a result of the accident. The area has been sealed off and an investigation is underway. The Press will continue to update this information as it is made available.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Things change God does not


    My article is different today it is about many things. What a crazy world we live in!

    The one thing that disturbs me more than anything is how many stories we read about people being killed, hurt or abused and the victim has less rights than the one who did them harm. Seems we are more and more getting lost in the “gray area”, no black or white anymore, or, should I say, no right or wrong.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    July 7 – July 15



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving taco salad, Spanish rice, vanilla pudding

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving pizza

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



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chicken pot pie, corn, rolls, fried apples 

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class



  • Reunions


    The 36th Annual Wilson Reunion will be held July 9 at Lassie’s Lodge in Caryville for the descendants of Rev. Sylvester and Vedia Luttrell Wilson, George and Lou Ellison and Albert and Martha Beeler Wilson. The reunion will be from 10:30 a.m.  – 8 a.m., a moment of silence will be held at 12:45 and lunch at 1 p.m.  Please bring a couple of covered dishes and dessert.


  • vacation bible school news

    Cumberland View Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be July 10-15 from 7 – 9 p.m. Classes for all ages.


    First Baptist Church of Jacksboro will have vacation Bible school July 10 – 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages two through fifth grade.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church vacation Bible school will be held July 11-14 from 6 to 8 p.m.


    Fincastle United Methodist Church vacation bible school will be July 11- 15 from 7- 9 p.m.


  • Public Records

    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

    June 27 – July 1


    Lloyd Benton Harris II and Linda Harris to Larry Gene Price, Dist. 1, $28,000.

    Ayers LP and Indian Gap Investments Inc. to Wesley Borroughs and Kristen Borroughs, Dist. 2, $49,900

  • News Notes

    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Medic blood drive July 7 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


    Community Cares/Vista Program from LaFollette Housing Authority will have a yard sale at the Dewey Hunter Center July 7 and 8 starting at 9. Anyone interested in setting up can pay $3 per day. For more information call Missy Miller at (423)377-5114 or Casper Dunn at (423)201-8013.


  • Faithful Words

     The Blessedness of the Lord’s Return


    “Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake…” (See Revelation 16:15, RSV).

    The return (or second coming) of Jesus is one of the great doctrines/themes of the Bible. In studying this teaching many devise complicated schemes using maps, charts, and timetables which are far more complicated than the simple, straight-forward proclamation of Jesus himself. The text in Revelation 16:15 mercifully gives us a very simple agenda.

  • On Higher Ground

    One of the bravest sermons I have ever heard


     “We urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13).     

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Learning how to deal with adversity


    Trouble comes with a multitude of names- accidents, afflictions, bereavement, disasters, failures, hard times, sufferings, tragedies, tribulations and woes of all kind. They come sometimes unexpectedly and sometimes after repeated warnings.