Today's News

  • News Notes for week of June 7, 2012

    The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (E.T.H.R.A.) will be distributing USDA Commodities on June 8, at the LaFollette Community Center. Starting time is 8:30 a.m., lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It will end at 2:30 p.m. or when the food is gone. Bring a box and some one to carry the food. This program is funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. For more information call E.T.H.R.A. at 562-2948.

  • Senior Citizens for week of June 7, 2012

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County
    June 7 – June 16

    Nutritious Meals Served Daily $4 per person

    9:30 a.m. line dance class
    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving b bque chicken salad sandwich, coleslaw, tater tots, cobbler
    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs
    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree w/ Junior and friends $5 admission

  • Bill Horner week of June 7, 2012

    He paid an awfully heavy price for a little gasoline

  • Faithful Words for week of June 7, 2012


  • From the Mountain for week of June 7, 2012e

    Learning how to deal with adversity

  • church News for week of June 7, 2012

    The Abbott Church of Lick Creek will have a benefit yard sale for Rachel Bolton on June 8 starting at 10 a.m. The money will go for a operation on her arm in Missouri.

    The House of Prayer of the Living God is having a benefit singing for Rachel Bolton. The singing will be June 9 at 6 p.m. All proceeds will go to help the family with travel and expenses for her trip to Missouri for her operation.

  • Audit questions Jellico's line of credit

    A letter issued from the state comptroller’s office on Monday scrutinizes Jellico’s use of a line of credit used in purchasing its convention center and financing street paving.

  • Begley is back

    Tuesday night, the LaFollette City Council voted to rehire Paul Begley, the former project manager for the library.

    The council also agreed to pay him $2,000 to oversee the completion of the new library.

    “I’m real pleased to be back,” Begley said Wednesday morning.

    Begley had quit as project manager in late April. At the workshop on May 29, while interim city administrator Cade Sexton was reviewing the library project, Begley handed him a list of items needing completion.

  • Phillips leaving DA’s office

    After 33 years as district attorney general for the Eighth Judicial District Paul Phillips has decided to retire.

    “I want to leave at a point where I still have the health to do something else,” Phillips said on Tuesday. He said he hopes whatever that something is would be “useful.” But he doubts his new path will be practicing law.

  • Governor visits Campbell County for third time

       Governor Bill Haslam spoke to a receptive crowd at The Stables last Thursday night. It was his third visit to Campbell County since he was elected. The Stables was crowded with people from Campbell County and surrounding areas, along with politicians such as State Rep. Dennis Powers, Senator Ken Yager and Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

    Yager gave Haslam an enthusiastic introduction.