Today's News

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    May 12 – May 21



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chef’s choice

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

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Folk Art Class open house and sale

    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving veggie plate, mac and cheese, peas, side salad, rolls and cake


  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    May 2- May 6



    James T. Perkins and Martha J. Perkins to Michael W. Perkins, Dist. 5, $55,000.

    Michael Copeland and Kathy Copeland to Joel G. Clark TR, Dist. 3, $136,000.

    Ed Bruce and Sharon Bruce to Michael Reid and Cynthia Reid, Dist. 2, $29,000.

  • News Notes

    The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on May 12 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Reikardt Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building.  Individuals, who are putting a piece of their artwork in for the Silent Auction, please have all the information about the piece with you, or bring the piece with you.  Art in the Part will be discussed.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468 ext 224.


  • 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.