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  • The true story of a mountain girl continues; Installment 4

    The mysterious mist-filled Smoky Mountains hold onto tales and traditions that have long been forgotten elsewhere.

    These oral traditions are often passed from family member to family member and on occasion someone will write the story out and capture a moment in time.

  • LaFollette Council tries to fill codes officer position

    natasha@lafollettepress.com

     

    With the temporary leave of Codes Officer Wayne Gregg, the LaFollette council discussed the structure of the codes department and the amount of work stacking up in Gregg’s absence.

    Gregg has been out sick, receiving worker’s compensation, according to City Administrator David Young.

  • The true story of a mountain girl continues; installment 4

    The mysterious mist-filled Smoky Mountains hold onto tales and traditions that have long been forgotten elsewhere.

    These oral traditions are often passed from family member to family member and on occasion someone will write the story out and capture a moment in time.

    The story of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith, recorded by Mary Ina Carr, is a piece of history experienced in the late 1800,s yet recounted and brought to life as if it were only yesterday. This story lay dormant for many years before being submitted by Carr’s granddaughter Mary L. Johnson.

  • Blood drive for Jacksboro man

    The Herman Bailey family has requested a blood drive on his behalf and they have appealing to the community for help.

    According to Bailey’s daughter, Christy, he started hemorrhaging severely last Saturday.

    “He’s having a lower GI bleed, but the doctor’s are not sure if it’s from a tear in his colon or his intestine,” said his daughter.

    According to the Bailey family, Herman Bailey is receiving massive blood transfusions at St. Mary’s North, but is continuing bleeding it out.

  • Installment 5 of the true story of a mountain girl
  • Blood drive for Jacksboro man

    The Herman Bailey family has requested a blood drive on his behalf and they have appealing to the community for help.

    According to Bailey’s daughter, Christy, he started hemorrhaging severely last Saturday.

    “He’s having a lower GI bleed, but the doctor’s are not sure if it’s from a tear in his colon or his intestine,” said his daughter.

    According to the Bailey family, Herman Bailey is receiving massive blood transfusions at St. Mary’s North, but is continuing bleeding it out.

  • Installment 5 of the true story of a mountain girl

    This is the continued story of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith. Recorded by Mary Ina Carr many years ago, the story recounts the real-life adventures, trials and successes experienced by Nancy. Lost in the woods as a little girl and adopted by a mountain family, Nancy then finds happiness in marriage only to have that snatched away as well, yet she continues on. It is a story of mountain strength and perseverance. The story recorded by Mary Ina Carr, is a piece of history experienced in the late 1800,s yet recounted and brought to life as if it were only yesterday.

  • Installment 5 of the true story of a mountain girl
  • McCoys move into new home in nick of time

    If tears were money, local Habitat for Humanity volunteers would have overflowing pockets.

    Just minutes into the dedication of the twenty fourth house built by the group in Campbell County tears of joy began.

    Rev. Kenny Bean, the grandfather of the new homeowner Alishia McCoy, choked back tears. For a moment, he appeared too moved to speak.

  • The year in review- Looking back at 2008

    January

    Campbell County ushered in 2008 with treacherous roads and freezing temperatures. The combination of snow and 18 degree temperatures kept a crew of more than 20 highway department employees busy through the night on Jan. 1.

    A footlocker purchased at a Union County auction was discovered to have a history tied to LaFollette. The locker, which contained the address of Private Earl Roach, Rt. 2 LaFollette, also contained an American flag, a Purple Heart in its original case and a bronze star among other Army possessions.