Today's Opinions

  • In my perfect world


    Spring Cleaning



    By Kathy Jeffers Smith



    If a young man’s fancy is turns to love in the spring, is life fair that an old married woman’s fancy should turn to spring cleaning? 

    Well, nevertheless, this oldish married woman is feeling more favorable toward tackling some ambitious cleaning projects.

  • Legislative Update

    Legislative Update

    March  28 – April 1


    House begins work on common sense

    Voter photo ID plan

    On Thursday, the house took a major first step towards enacting a common sense reform that was a cornerstone pledge to voters last fall. HB seven passed the State and Local Subcommittee and is expected win approval from the full Committee next week.

  • Fire department thanks


    LaFollette Press,

  • Citizen supports efforts


    LaFollette Press:

    Hello, My name is Fatima Marie Atabey. I am writing you today on behalf of two courageous young men that have started a program called HateMeth.com.
    They have a need for funding in a rural community. It requires ten arces of land to build an amusement park and an educational activity center. It is for the prevention and clean up of Crystal Meth here in Campbell and Claiborne Counties and Tennessee. I now live in what is commonly referred to as the Meth Capital of the United States, LaFollette.

  • Shriners thank


    LaFollette Press:

    The Campbell County Shrine Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who donated items for our auction and spaghetti dinner March 25 at the Campbell County High School. We want to thank all the local merchants that donated over 70 items for the auction.

  • Legislative Update

    Legs update


    Since taking office in January, the governor has made clear his vision for wholesale reform of Tennessee’s education system. He has said student achievement should be the cornerstone of any educational initiative. Legislators agree and have stated on numerous occasions that promoting teacher excellence is one way to ensure that vision becomes a reality for Tennessee students.

  • Editorial Cartoon March 24, 2011
  • Letters to the Editor March 24, 2011


    LaFollette Press:

    I recently had car trouble and went to a local car dealership to have my car scanned. I paid $79 plus tax to have my car scanned for an hour and was then told that I needed two small parts and the throttle body cleaned.

    Their estimate to do this work was $657. They also attempted to add an additional “miscellaneous charge” for the scan, but I avoided having to pay this. I suppose this was the “female walking into a car dealership by herself” charge.