Today's News

  • Children's Center receives donations in wake of Pepsi grant project

    Campbell County Children’s Center received a monetary donation despite not being chosen to receive $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project.

    The organization recently learned it was were not recipients of a large grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. But during the process of telling the community to vote for its cause the center garnered approximately $36,000 in private donations.

    Children’s Center CEO Tracie Davis said the project was a success because community awareness was raised about the organization’s services.

  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Nov. 1 – Nov. 5



    In Service Day



    Election Day

    No School




    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    French Fries

    Lettuce, Tomato

    Pickle, Onion

    Apple Wedges


  • Church News

    GBC Quilting Retreat will be held Oct. 29 and 30 at Galilee Bible Camp beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., the cost is $25.


    Mount Harmony Baptist Church will have a singing on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Singing groups will be The Dyer Family and Soldiers of the Cross.


  • News Notes

    Come hear the scary history of LaFollette as told by local story teller Allan Miller. Tour dates are Oct 28 and 29 from 6:30 till 10 p.m. Tours will start at Seargent Park in downtown LaFollette and end at the LaFollette House. Price is only $5 per person and part of the proceeds will benefit the LaFollette Housing Authority relay for life team.


    White Oak Volunteer Fire Department will host a Spook House at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at the fire hall.  All proceeds go to the volunteer fire department.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 28 – Nov. 6



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving chili

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving chili and hot dogs

    Halloween party

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice       

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • Weddings and anniversaries for Oct. 21

    Scroll through the weddings and anniversaries featured in the LaFollette Press on Oct. 21.

  • Birthdays for Oct. 21

    Scroll through the photos for Oct. 21 birthdays shown in the LaFollette Press.

  • Eagles ready for rematch with Clinton

    Nearly five weeks have passed since Jacksboro’s football team was beaten 16-14 in overtime on its home field by district rival Clinton.
    And not a day goes by that the Eagles don’t remember that game and think about what might have been.
    Jacksboro (6-3 overall) was undefeated before Clinton. After that, the Eagles lost two more games while struggling to regain the form that got them off to a 4-0 start.

  • Lawson knew of dubious Ph.D.

    The transgressions of Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren may have come to the attention of the masses rather abruptly.  
    But some close to the situation may have known something was amiss months before the then director of schools and federal programs director tendered their resignations under a cloud of suspicion.
    In recent days, school board member Eugene Lawson has come under fire for failing to act on information he was privy to regarding Martin and Bundren.  

  • Environmental services director named

    Discussion surrounding the pending appointment of an environmental services director had commissioners sweating the details at last week’s workshop.

    When Mayor William Baird announced he would be recommending a candidate to fill the position recently vacated by the retirement of Clifton “ Tip” Jones, commission members had questions about the applicants the mayor could not answer.