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Today's News

  • 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

     

    Thursday

    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

     

    Friday

    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.

  • Owls soar into Class AAA semifinals with 50-36 rout of Horace Maynard

    LaFollette quarterback Ethan Jeffers broke his own school record last week during a 50-36 rout of Horace Maynard in the opening round of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Football Playoffs.
    Jeffers passed for a whopping 480 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also ran for a TD. Jeffers surpassed his previous single-game passing record by 146 yards. At halftime, he was recognized for having thrown for 2,000 yards this season. His favorite target, Tommy Lawson, was also honored for 1,000 yards receiving.
    Both are school single-season records.

  • Library grant comes with stipulations

    A new 6,000-square foot library sounded too good to be true.

    And it was.

    With the stipulations attached to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture library grant awarded to the city of LaFollette, plans for a new library have been halted.

    Following the announcement of a $200,000 library grant, LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield learned that a $1million loan was not an option-it was a requirement.

    The plan was to move the community center to West LaFollette School and renovate the current community center for the library.