Today's Opinions

  • From the Mountain

    From The Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell

    Now don’t get me wrong, fall is always a beautiful time of the year.  Some showcase super-brilliant foliage.  Others are, well, more drab, with less splash and panache.  I would have to personally rank this fall as being a little less spectacular on the scale of falls I’ve experienced. 

  • Faithful Words


    Basic training for Christians


    “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wile sof the devil” (See Ephesians 6:10-20, RSV).

  • On Higher Ground

    Little did they realize the far-reaching impact of their action


    Mom and Dad both showed up at school for the performance.

     That was a real treat.  They could see their 7-year-old son in his grand one-line role as a pilgrim at the first Thanksgiving Day feast.  We all wore elaborate costumes made with construction paper, scissors, and paste.  Since this play was being performed in the school cafeteria/auditorium, the teacher instructed each of us to slip over to the tall floor microphone to say our lines.  

  • Letters to the Editor Nov. 11


    LaFollette Press:

    The LA Cruizers Car Show winner of the Chevy Truck Drawing is Jennifer Mahar of LaFollette. We wish to extend a special thanks to our friends, Will and John at Rainbow Ford for making this possible. This is the fourth year in a row the Rainbow dealership has donated a vehicle for our show. Thanks for supporting us, hope everyone had a great time at our show, see you next year.

    James Brantley




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  • Our Faithful Friend

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 11
  • From a Mother's Heart

    The debate that is raging in America is about truth


    Jesus Christ had a very interesting encounter with Pontius Pilate about credibility. Jesus said “Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice” John 18:37. And then Pilate asked, “What is truth?” John 18:38.

  • On Higher Ground

    Broke and wounded, but better off by far


    “It’s football time, in Tennessee!”  John Ward’s enthusiastic announcement sent shivers of excitement down our collective spines every fall as the University of Tennessee cranked up their football machine.  And over the years many a young athlete thrilled us with his unusual running, passing, blocking, or tackling skills.  One such man was quarterback Jimmy Streater.