Today's News

  • Pyro will light the sky

    Fall in East Tennessee is a busy time.

    But none of the activities can start until the bright lights of Boomsday have been lit.

    And without the vision of a local company the skies over Knoxville would remain dark during the Labor Day weekend.

    When the fireworks are ignited this year it will be the 24th time LaFollette based Pyro Shows has lit the fuse.

  • Mountain Heritage Community Club holds its 42nd Festival

    This coming weekend, the Stinking Creek community will welcome people to celebrate the 42nd Mountain Heritage Festival.

    The Mountain Heritage Community Club’s goal for the festival is to provide enough money to maintain its facilities at the field, but also to provide some other services to the community throughout the year.

    Throughout the year there are horse shows, trade days, reunions, church gatherings and sometimes rodeos at Mountain Heritage Field.

  • News Notes Sept. 1, 2011

     Historic Speedwell Academy will be open to the public celebrating Labor Day Sept. 4-11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission.


    Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA will be having their monthly meeting at the "new" recreation center in LaFollette on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Tony Hook will be our quest speaker.


  • Torn between joy and heartache over the recent news

                   “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’   Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me” Isaiah 6:8.

  • The World’s Greatest Cello Player

    “And [God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth…” (See Acts 17:22-28, KJV).

  • Shoupe leads Cougars past Jets, 34-28

    After sputtering to a season opening loss the previous week, Campbell County High School’s new spread offense roared to life Friday night in the home opener against Cumberland County.

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe passed for 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards and another TD to lead the Cougars to a 34-28 come-from-behind victory over the Jets.

  • Church News Sept. 1, 2011

     Trinity Lutheran Church invites anyone who is interested in learning about the Lutheran faith to attend classes beginning this fall. Classes will be held monthly on the first and third Sundays at the Wedding Chapel, 103 S. Sixth Street, For more information, please call 563-9742.

    Rock Creek Community Church of God will have its 73rd Homecoming on Sept. 4 starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Homecoming at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Sept. 18 starting at 11 a.m.

  • Suffering as a believer can purify and deeper our faith

       1 Peter is a letter from Peter to offer encouragement and perspective to suffering Christians. He reminds Christians that even discouragement and persecution need not be feared if we know Jesus Christ. This letter is a manual on how a Christian shout live in the face of persecution, disintegrating relationships, discouragement, and suffering.

  • LaFollette High School alumni plan mini reunion in conjunction with the Louie Bluie Festival

     On Oct. 1, LaFollette High School alumni will gather at the Louie Bluie Festival for a mini-reunion.

    “We usually meet every five years,” LHS alumna Charlene Oliver Williams said.

    These reunions are called the “Best of Times” reunions. Last year, the LHS alumni hosted the “Best of Times III.”

  • Local runners compete in cross-country races

    Both of Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams placed 5th last week at the Panther Creek Invitational near Morristown.

    Lauren Evans led the Lady Cougars with the 8th place finish overall in a field of 81 runners. She ran the course in 23:17. Michaela Thomas placed 27th, followed by Olivia Brown, 31st; Brooke Bane, 34th; Maria Green, 38th; and Christina Goodman, 49th.