Today's News

  • Birthdays for March 17
  • Spiritually Speaking

    More about Israel


    Two weeks ago I wrote about our trip to Israel (1986-87) and our guide Gideon Shor. Last week I wrote about some of the places we visited in Jerusalem, experiences we will never forget.

    It is impossible to write about all the places we visited. But one very notable place was Jericho. Jericho is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has a spring, called Elisha’s Spring, it never goes dry, their agriculture flourishes.

  • Relay for Life events


    A Relay 4 Life Team Captain meeting will be held March 17 at 5:30. This meeting will be held at Jacksboro Middle School.

    First Volunteer Bank will host a 5K Run/Walk on March 19 at Jacksboro Middle School. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20, sign up by March 12 to receive a free t-shirt. Contact Angie Wells, First Volunteer Bank, 301 Main St., Jacksboro, Tn.  37757. All proceeds will go toward Relay for Life.

  • 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

    March 7 – March 12


    Janie Westbrook and Michael D. Westbrook to Freddie Heatherly, Dist. 1, $8,000.

    Mary Ellen Vinsant Allen to Peggy Lou Allen, Dist. 3, $4,000.

  • News Notes

    The Humane Society will hold its monthly meeting March 17 at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.


    The Campbell County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Wedding Chapel. Featured speaker will be Joe Stephens. The topic of his talk will be the "Army Mail Bag," a newspaper published in Knoxville during the Civil War by enlisted men in the Union Army. 


  • Jellico Library News

    Jellico Library News

    Library Director Mark J. Tidwell


    It has been a very busy time here at Jellico Public Library.  The nursing team from Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Universities was with us on Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9.  This fine bunch of girls really made the place come alive.  On one side of the Tramell Building, Zumba classes were in full swing.  Lots of ladies were exercising and getting fit as the music played. 

  • Faithful Words

    The church confronting heresy


    “Unto the angel of the church of Pergamum write . . . I know thy works” (See Revelation 2:12-17, RSV).

    The description of Christ as “The Word of God” in the letter to the church at Pergamum is an indication that this congregation has a problem – one that can only be corrected by knowing and applying the truth of God and adhering to his Word (both Living and written).

  • On Higher Ground

    Friendships outside the faith are just not this good


    “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    The Good Shepherd is eternal


    Twenty five years ago when I was in Israel, I had the opportunity to visit many places that still come to my remembrance as I read about them in the Bible. Whenever I read the 23rd Psalm, I always think of the place where we stood looking, down into that large deep valley. Its vastness was so deep that you could see shadows everywhere as you gazed down into the deep valley below.

  • Church News

    Word of Life Church will be celebrating five in the Lafollette area on March 20. Saturday night revival services will be at 7 p.m. with Evangelist Gary White,   Sunday morning 11 a.m. worship service, and dinner will be served at 1 p.m., in the afternoon there will be  a community singing open to all who would like to take part .