Today's News

  • Faithful Words

    Who is God? – Part 1


    “Philip said to him, ‘Show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied’” (See John 14:8-11, RSV).

  • On Higher Ground

    Do you really think He would leave you on your own?


    “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.
     The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting” (Psalm 138:7-8).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Learn to listen to the voice of God


    Throughout the scriptures God’s people heard him speak but refused to listen, refused to acknowledge what he said, and refused to obey and act upon it. We must learn to listen. Listen to wise counsel from others. Listen to God. Listen and learn. Then you will be better equipped to know how to live when you are bombarded with innumerable voices.

    Leviticus 26:21 NIV, says, If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.

  • Church News

    Fordtown Baptist Church will have a special service on May 21 at 7 p.m. with Eternal Hope Singers.


    Fordtown Baptist Church will host vacation bible school May 23-27 from 6:30 to 8.


    Submit all Church News by 3 p.m. on Thursday, fax to 566-7060 or email to stories@lafollettepress.com.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Not willing that any should perish

    Do you believe God can change a life that has never been taught about His mercy and his goodness? He did mine.

    I did not have a rich Christian heritage to draw from as some people do. But I always knew there was a God. When I was a child it was a common thing to hear someone make a reference to or a statement about God. I might emphasize it was done reverently even if the person wasn’t a Christian.

  • Caryville announce festival plans

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen began its meeting Monday night with Alderman Mike Miller revealing more details of an upcoming festival to be held July 15,16 and 17.

    He requested permission to close Main Street off to traffic from the Caryville Surplus Building moving up the street . Miller said the city wouldn’t incur any cost for the festival.

  • Bolton arrested on theft charges

     A domestic dispute leads to theft charges for a Jacksboro man.

    On April 23, Officer Jim Wilson of the Caryville Police Department received a call from an individual stating she had loaned her 1995 Ford Taurus to Jennifer Bolton. The individual told Wilson that Bolton’s husband, Ezekiel Bolton had taken the vehicle after he and his wife had gotten into an argument, according to the police report. During the argument he had taken the keys to the vehicle without her permission or permission of the owner of the vehicle and left in the vehicle.

  • Relay for Life event sees success

    When it comes to fighting cancer Campbell County has proven it doesn't mess around.

    On Friday night area residents poured onto the Jacksboro Middle School football field to celebrate the culmination of months of hard work.

    In the county's ninth year of hosting a Relay for Life event the evening's activities embodied the slogan Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.

  • Poston announces new staff; board votes to spend money

    Donnie Poston has been on the job for just under a month as the county's new director of schools. But that has been enough time for him to put together the team of experts he hopes will help propel area schools forward in the future.

  • Commissioners say yes to jail project at budget and finance meeting

    The county's 96 bed jail facility reached a staggering inmate population of 265 last week. But relief may be in sight.

    On Monday night commissioners voted 9-4 in favor of awarding the bid to Merit Construction for the justice center that will provide approximately 150 beds for prisoner housing as well as a north jail addition to accommodate approximately 100 more inmates.