Today's News

  • Church News

    Grace Age Fellowship Church will have a fall fest on Oct. 23 beginning at 10 a.m. There will be games, prizes, food for sale and a cake walk. For more information call 562-2974 or 562-9568.


    Fall Festival and Community Cookout will be held Oct. 23 at noon at the Wynn Community "Big Brick" Church.  Games for the kids, prizes, bouncing inflatable’s, hayride, free food, face painting, and fun for the whole family. For more information, call Donna at 566-1820.


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 25 – Oct. 29



    Pepperoni Pizza

    Garden Salad

    Steamed Corn

    Autumn Spice Bar

    Chilled Peaches



    Chicken Quesadilla

    Salsa, sour cream

    Broccoli and Cheese Soup

    Garden Salad

    Corn on Cob

    Fresh Fruit


  • Birthdays Oct. 14

    Scroll through the pictures to see birthdays featured in the LaFollette Press on Oct. 14.

  • Ridenour named interim

    Sharon Ridenour was greeted with a rousing ovation as she took her place next to chairman Mike Orick at Tuesday night’s board of education meeting.

    After a nomination by board member Rector Miller the group voted unanimously to name Ridenour interim director in the wake of former director Dr. Michael Martin’s abrupt departure from the system Friday.

    While Ridenour may be new to the director’s chair she is no stranger to education.

  • Nephew facing murder after uncle starves to death

    A man believed to have starved his uncle to death has been charged with murder.

    John Lowe,40, 455 Meredith Road, Caryville, was indicted for felony murder, second-degree murder, gross negligence of an impaired adult and theft over $10,000 on Friday.

    On Monday he was arrested at his home, said Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Brandon Elkins.

  • Grand jury indicts Perkins

    Four months after two local teens were killed in a drag racing incident the driver of the other vehicle has been indicted on criminal charges.

    On Oct. 8 the Campbell County Grand Jury returned a true bill indicting Mark A. Perkins, 18, of Lake City, of two counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.

    According to Tennessee Highway Patrol officials, Perkins was arrested on Tuesday at his home and is currently being held in the Campbell County jail on $150,000 bond.

  • Campbell County’s Evans takes first place at Victor Ashe meet

    Campbell County High School junior Lauren Evans won a cross-country race Thursday afternoon at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville.
    Evans finished the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 24 seconds.
    Teammate Camille Reynolds (26:29) placed 40th overall in a field of 170 girls. The Lady Cougars finished eighth out of 17 teams.
    Other Campbell County finishers included Micheala Thomas, 50th; Maria Green, 63rd; Christina Goodman, 69th; Lucy Branam, 89th; and Christen VanEtten, 90th.

  • Commission moves ahead with budget; discusses hiring of environmental services director

    With only one item on the agenda Monday evening’s budget and finance committee meeting went off without much fanfare.

    As commissioners and citizens were given the opportunity to discuss the proposal to raise the certified tax rate by five cents, Commissioner Bobby White was one of the most vocally opposed to the increase.

  • Two arrest for meth manufacture

    Activity at a quarantined home on West Walden Street led police to a meth lab last Thursday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Bill Owens said when he arrived at what should have been an empty home just after midnight, someone was running from the residence.

  • Caryville aldermen approve $20k in expenses

     Over $20,000 in purchases was approved by the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night.

    Caryville Street Department Director David Muse addressed the board concerning purchases of road salt and a leaf box. The approval to bid for both items last month led to the receipt of several quotes.

    The board approved the purchase of 48 tons of salt at about $76 a ton for the street department. They also approved the purchase of a leaf box to be bought from the state street aid fund for $4,658.