Today's News

  • Civil War Council planning annual toy run

    With just over three months left until Christmas, the Caryville Civil War Council (CCWC) is already making its list and checking it twice.

    The all volunteer group is in the middle of planning its annual toy run to benefit needy families during the holiday season.

    This year marks the ninth time engines have roared to raise funds for needy families.

    It is all about helping others, said Larry Collier a founding member of the CCWC.

  • Jellico tops CCHS in girl's volleyball

    Jellico High School’s volleyball team defeated rival Campbell County, 25-17, 25-13, Monday night at CCHS for its 10th win of the season.
    The Lady Blue Devils (10-6 overall) have already wrapped up the District 4 regular season championship and are preparing for next week’s league tournament, which has been moved from Wartburg to Coalfield.
    “After we beat Berean Christian (last week on senior night), I have hope that we’ll get to substate,” said Jellico coach Barbara Carter.

  • Chamber gears up for pig roast

    If the leaves are turning and a chill is in the air that means one thing- the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Pig Roast is just around the corner.

    Scheduled for Oct. 26 the annual event will be held at The Stables, its home for the last few years.

    “We are very excited about this event,” said Cindi Reynolds, administrative assistant at the chamber.

  • Information key in beating breast cancer

    June Lynch and Teresa Thomas have seen both sides of breast cancer.

    As health care providers it has been their duty to educate women and assist in screening them for the disease.

    But as women, they have held the hands of those they love who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    “It is a really scary thing for the family,” said Lynch. Her 59- year old cousin recently underwent a mastectomy. “It is hard to describe what it does to you and your family.”

  • On Higher Ground

    What does a pastor want for Pastor Appreciation Day?


    “Pastor?”  It was Dave, one of my deacons, calling.  “There are some people at church upset over the performance of the youth minister.  This could get ugly.  I expect we’ll lose some members over it.”

  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 11 – Oct. 15



    Champion Orange Chicken

    Steamed Rice

    Egg Roll



    Mandarin Oranges



    Step-it-up Spaghetti with meat sauce

    Garden salad

    Green beans

    Whole wheat roll

    Mixed fresh fruit


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 7 – Oct. 16



    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving chili

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving chili and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken parmesan    

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • News Notes

    The Humane Society of Campbell County will host its third annual dog show on Oct. 9 at Cove Lake State Park pavilion 4, registration begins at 10 a.m.


    The Community Cares/Vista of LaFollette Housing Authority will host a 4- Wheeler Ride 2010 on Oct. 9 at Ivey Dale to raise money for activities for children that live in the housing. Registration will be from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and start will be at 10:30 a.m. Participants must have a license to ride. For more information call Melissa Dykes at 377-5114 or Casper Dunn at 201-8013.


  • Church News

    Faith Way Assembly of God will have fall homecoming revival with guest speaker Evangelist Joe Sneed Oct. 7 -9 at 7 p.m. nightly and Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. with homecoming meal following service. Special singers will be Oct. 7- Charlie Lambert; Oct. 8- Betty Jean Robinson and Oct. 9- Jason Gabbard. For more information call the church at 566-5161.


    Betty Jean Robinson will be in concert at Faith Way Assembly of God on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.


  • Library grant given to city of LaFollette

    After 10 years of waiting the city of LaFollette is well on its way to a new library.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the city is going to receive $200,000 in federal funding to construct a new library.

    LaFollette was the only city in Tennessee qualifying for significant grant funding, according to the USDA.

    This money is a great start to building a new library and comes with a $1 million loan with a low interest rate, said LaFollette Library Director Nancy Green.