Today's News

  • Details over the new library divides LaFollette City Council at Workshop

    At Tuesday night’s workshop, disagreements over the new library facility divided the LaFollette City Council.

    Interim city administrator Cade Sexton presented a review before the council.

    The carpet was installed at the library three weeks ago, the shelving was installed two weeks ago, the furniture was installed last week, and the sign was put up Friday.

    Council member Wayne Kitts asked what remained to be finished.

    “I don’t think we lack anything but the flagpoles and the decorating,” Sexton said.


    Relay for Life benefit basketball games will be held Friday, June 1 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. Games will be played at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. game will feature the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department vs the Rescue Squad. Admission is $5. Concessions will be sold. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

  • Norris Coast Guard Auxiliary offering free safety checks

    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Norris Lake Flotilla will be providing boat safety checks this summer at a number of marinas around the lake.

    “Boats passing this inspection will be awarded a vessel safety check decal for display,” said Public Information Officer Mike McDonough.

    “The decal attests to the fact that the boat is in compliance with all federal and state requirements. 

    “The inspection is also an opportunity for boat owners or operators to receive one-on-one guidance from a trained boating professional.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Deadline is tonight to apply for elk hunt 

    Sportsmen have until midnight (Central Time) on May 31 to submit their application for Tennessee’s annual elk hunt.

    The hunt will be held Oct. 15-19 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area where there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

    Hunters may apply anywhere hunting licenses are sold or online at www.tnelkhunt.org.

  • Spiritually Speaking for week of May 31, 2012

    Spiritually Speaking
    Pearl Harper
    Remembering Graduation and Strawberries

    Many memories come to my mind this time of year about graduation and strawberries. To let you know what I am referring to we moved out in the country in April 1973. The next year May 1974 we had a wonderful crop of strawberries. Bob had planted them the previous year.

  • News Notes for week of May 31, 2012

    American Legion Post 280 is looking for all veterans that want to have a home post and are willing to help DAVs, veteran dependents, toy runs, special functions, and benefits. Contact the post commander or service officer at (865) 426-4700. All nominations for 2012 officers at Post 280 American Legion must be in no later than May. The election will be held in June.
    The Norris Lake Flotilla will be offering free vessel safety checks at Deerfield Marina on June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Senior Citizens for week of May 31, 2012

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County
    May 31 – June 9

    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 fried chicken, mashed potato, gravy, green beans, biscuit, brownie
    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs
    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree w/ Junior and friends $5 admission

    10 a.m. bingo
    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chili dog, baked beans, French fries, cake
    12:00 Silver Sneakers

  • Bill Horner week of May 31, 2012

    God’s grace is greater than conventional wisdom

  • Faithful Words for week of May 31, 2012


  • Church News for week of May 31, 2012

    Stinking Creek Baptist Church will be having a singing on June 2 at 7 p.m. to benefit June Campbell. Singers will include Gospel Harmony, Bill and Debbie Wilson, and others.
    Beginning on June 3 Chaska Church of God will hold a revival. 6 p.m. on Sundays and 7 p.m. weeknights. Different speakers will be featured every night.
    Campbell County Preacher’s fellowship service for the month of June will be hosted by The Bear Wallow Baptist Church in Caryville on June 4 at 7 p.m.