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Today's News

  • Caryville Main Street festival approved Monday

     This weekend Main Street will be closed from Caryville Surplus Stores to the railroad depot for the Main Street Festival.

             Tobacco Shop owner and alderman Michael Miller is organizing the festival. The board approved the festival Monday night. Now Miller is searching for vendors. The American Tribal Council will form the base at the depot. They will exhibit crafts, perform music and have other events.

  • County leadership interns get a taste of the real world

     This Monday, 16 Campbell County high school juniors and seniors started their internships with the Campbell County Government Leadership Intern Program.

    This eight-week program aims to educate students on how the government operates. Program director Lonnie Vann wants to get interns familiar with the government, and its different levels, branches, elements and functions. The program gives the interns first hand experience.

    “It’s an educational program,” Vann said. “It’s not just a job for them.”

  • Cove Lake, Firecracker 5K races coming up soon

    Two annual summer 5K road races are coming up soon in Campbell County.

    The races will be held two weeks apart. The Cove Lake 5K is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $15 for anyone that pre-registers by June 17. After that, the entry fee will be $20. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a race t-shirt. Awards will be presented in numerous age categories. Registration forms are available at the Cove Lake State Park office and also at the front desk of the LaFollette Press.

  • SPORTS NOTES — June 16

    The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville.On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination. All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association. The benefit will be hosted by the Jacksboro Police Department. For more information, contact Jeremy Goins at 423-494-2195.

  • Blast from the past

     This photograph of the Clear Fork baseball team was taken around 1930 in front of the store/post office at Fonde, Ky. If LaFollette Press readers recognize any of the men in the photo, they are urged to contact David Prater at 615-893-8893.

  • Webber, Dykes named all-district

    Campbell County High School seniors Lance Webber and Andrew Dykes were named to the All-District 3-AAA Baseball Team earlier this year by a vote of the league coaches. From left to right: Webber, CCHS Baseball Coach Brad Collette, Dykes.

  • Lay wins TGA Junior Tour event

    Hannah Lay of Jacksboro was 1st place winner in the girl’s 15-18 year old division in a Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour event Tuesday at Knoxville Municipal Golf Course.

  • Youth Hunter Education Challenge set

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Crossville City Police Department will be sponsoring the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge on June 25 at Meadow Park Lake in Crossville.

    This event starts at 8 a.m. and is an advanced hunter education program designed to build and further develop skills taught in basic hunter education courses. Parent or guardian permission is required. 

    No prior experience is needed, but participants must be able to safely handle and shoulder firearms.

  • Reunions

    The 2011 family reunion for descendants and relatives of William (Bill, Willie) J. Brown born 1850 in Anderson County will be held June 18. Anyone related to Bill is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please call Vicky at (865) 696-6237 or email foustgenology@live.com for further details.

     

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Devine deliverance

     

    Last week I wrote about Queen Esther, how she became queen and was placed in a position to save the Jews from being destroyed. King Ahasuerus had promoted Haman (a wicked man) to a powerful position. The people were to bow to him and give reverence to him.