Today's Opinions

  • Weekly Wrap Up

     Republican leaders set legislative agenda


    Republican leaders joined the governor Thursday at a press conference to announce the specific proposals of their legislative package and detailed the priorities of the House, Senate and new Administration.

    The package focuses on two core messages of educating a highly trained workforce: one that will attract high quality jobs and identify the best teachers and creating an environment that keeps in the classrooms across the state.

  • Letters to the Editor Feb. 24, 2011


    LaFollette Press:

    I am looking for the parents and siblings of Ida Wright Goans. Ida was born and married in Anderson County to James Goans, came to LaFollette in early 1900, divorced in 1913 but stayed here until 1925. Who were her parents? Any help you can give me will be appreciated. Please contact me at (865)436-4536 or email GRConnor@aol.com.

    Charlotte Connor





    LaFollette Press:

  • editorial Cartoon Feb. 24, 2011
  • Memories surface as walls come down

     I am not prone to sentimentality or walks down memory lane.

    However, on Monday I found myself pulled in that direction. I had gone to take some pictures of the demolition of East LaFollette Elementary School.

    As I walked around the building where my education began, I could hear the laughter of my classmates and me still echoing from years ago. I also heard our occasional whines.

  • Faithful Words
  • Editorial Cartoon for Feb. 17
  • McNeeley calls for action


    LaFollette Press:

    I am so proud of Toby Young and Jonathan LuAllen for taking action. Shame on you Mr. Business Owner; shame on you public officials; shame on you Mr. Lawyer; shame on you church leaders; shame on every member of this community who could have given but did not.

  • Budget talks continue for state legislature

     Budget hearings continue as funding board projects higher revenues

    The governor continued budget hearings this week, meeting with key officials from each department for a briefing on state finances. State leaders are working to fill a $1.5 billion hole, as the state staved off many reductions last year with the assistance of federal funding. The hearings covered budgetary items from TennCare to weather-related expenses.