Today's News

  • Reunions

    The Leatherwood reunion will hold its 38thannual event at Cove Lake State Park at the pavilion on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the covered dish dinner will begin at 1 p.m. For more information contact Ernie Cornett at 566-7560.


    The Pyles reunion will be held on Oct. 10 at Cove Lake pavilion please bring a covered dish. The reunion will begin at 11 with lunch at 12:30.


  • News Notes

    Friends of Norris Lake will meet Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center with representatives of the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to discuss water pollution issues.


    LaFollette Middle School Carnival will be held Sept. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a haunted house, Velcro wall, bounce houses, obstacle courses, bingo, cotton candy, nachos, etc.


  • Church News

    Faith Way Assembly of God is hosting a two day event to help restore and revitalize women of faith in the community. Sister Sid Renfro is the special guest   speaker for the Women of Faith with Purpose event to be held on Sept. 
    24 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be served following the Saturday service. For more information contact Whitney Alderman at 566-5161 or Emma Nolan at 562-7601.


  • School menu's

    Campbell County School Menu

    Sept. 27  – Oct. 1



    Stuffed Crust Pizza or

    Cheese Sticks w/Marinara Sauce

    Steamed Corn

    Garden Salad

    Trail Mix



    Turkey-n-Dressing w/ or w/o Gravy

    Whipped Potatoes

    English Peas

    Hot Roll

    Cranberry Sauce

    Fresh Fruit


  • Largemouth bass continue to bite topwater lures at dawn on Norris

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level continues to fall. On Monday, Sept. 20, it was 1,009.35 feet, about a foot lower than it was the previous week.
    On the lower end of the lake, the surface temperature ranges from 79 to 81 degrees. Farther upstream, the water gets slightly warmer.
    The lake is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Sept. 16
  • Birthdays Sept. 16

    Flip through the slideshow to see all the birthdays featured for Sept. 16.

  • A dream comes true for Tatum

    It was a year ago when Tatum Croft was diagnosed with leukemia. She was only three-years-old when she started to receive treatment twice a week, a process that is draining for an adult and twice as much for a child.

    During those initial treatments she signed up for the Dream Connection, a non-profit organization granting wishes to children in East Tennessee.

    The group behind the Dream Connection believes a dream come true to a child can give back, in some small way, that which disease and illness have taken away.

  • Debate sparks over selling industrial property

    A prospective buyer of industrial property in Jellico has the board buzzing about what to do next.

    During a special call meeting of the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen last Wednesday, there was a discussion about how to keep the Taylor Machine Building from being tied up in legal transfer.

    While many of the board members were eager to sell the property for the asking price of $350,000, Mayor Forster Baird was reluctant to sell the property for a variety of reasons.

  • Dance class awaits participants


    An organization devoted to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities is preparing to offer services in Campbell County.

    The Sunshine Ambassadors are shaking and grooving their way to LaFollette, with plans to offer weekly dance classes for the disabled.

    Classes are currently offered in six locations across four counties. But the program is reaching out to allow more people to take part in the classes.