Today's News

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Application deadline for state elk hunt is May 31

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in Campbell, Scott, Anderson and Morgan counties. Once again, there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    We need to discard junk


    If you read my articles and haven’t picked up on the fact already, I will just confess. At my age a lot of my thoughts are related to a time and period of my life.

    Recently I was attempting to clean up and organize my utility room. I was absolutely astonished at the junk we had accumulated. It is our utility room, basement and attic, everything we don’t know what to do with, goes there. Due to a lot of circumstances it was not at the top of my list for things to do.

  • 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

    May 9 – May 13


    Union Bank of Jellico to Tommy Ray Wood and Mary Ann Wood, Dist. 5, $25,000.

    David Paul Taylor to Michael L. Miller and Debra L. Miller, Dist. 1, $72,000.

    David A. Jimenez to Carolyn M. Jimenez, Dist. 2, $0.

  • News Notes

    The Humane Society of Campbell County (HSCC) will hold its monthly meeting tonight at the LaFollette Recreation Center at 7 p.m.


    Community Health Developmental Center, a sheltered workshop serving developmentally disabled adults, will host an open house on May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 470 Stone Mill Road, Jacksboro. For more information call 562-4289.


  • Jacksboro Library News

    What’s new at the Jacksboro Public Library

    If you've not been in the library lately, you may not know that we have undergone a complete remodel.  Some of the new additions to the library include: carpet, window blinds, a redesigned computer area and the addition of a reading area.  We now have ten (10) public access computers with a T-1 connection.  Our reading area consists of a couch, chair, table and floor lamp located in a quiet corner of the library. 

  • Faithful Words



     Who is God? – Part 2


    “Philip said to him, ‘Show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied’” (See John 14:8-11, RSV).


  • On Higher Ground

    The most awful day of my Dad’s life


    “Is this the William Horner who served on the U.S.S. Farquahr during World War II?” the pleasant, elderly-sounding voice on the other end of the phone line was asking.

    “No, that was a little before my time. But I think you might want my Dad,” I replied.  Not wanting to give a stranger my father’s phone number, I assured the man I would have Dad call him. That phone contact would have a significant impact on Dad.

  • CCHS football coach resigns- again

    For the second time in the last six months, Campbell County High School football players are left without a head coach to lead the program.

    Jerry Mynatt abruptly resigned Tuesday after only three months on the job. Mynatt, who coached previously at East Tennessee State, Pikeville (Ky.) College and Brevard (N.C.) College before coming to CCHS to replace longtime coach Dewayne Wells, who was forced out last December.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Learning to move on through failure


    It is obvious that none of us can be successful in every area of life; there are a number of things we will never do well. We do “pretty well” at other things, but at times we won’t even do those things well. We let people down. We botch a job. How do we deal with failure? When circumstances of live reveal our imperfections do we hide, cry, run away, throw a rage in denial and arguments?

  • Church News

    Fordtown Baptist Church will have a special service on May 21 at 7 p.m. with Eternal Hope Singers.


    Fordtown Baptist Church will host vacation bible school May 23-27 from 6:30 to 8.


    Free Blood Pressures and health literature every Friday morning at the LaFollette flea market

    sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Submit all Church News by 3 p.m. on Thursday, fax to 566-7060 or email to stories@lafollettepress.com.