Today's Opinions

  • From the Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell

    I realize it varies by locale, but in Highcliff, the morning of Wednesday, October 6, the meadows were spotted by our first frost.  This was not what I would call a killing frost, not being a uniform blanket of sparkling silver covering everything.  It was in selective spots where the temperature had dipped a little lower than the surrounding areas.  So, the katydids were off a few days in predicting the first frost.  But hey, within a week’s range isn’t too bad.

  • On Higher Ground

    I wouldn’t take anything for my last day with Rick


    “Bill, we received an e-mail from Rick today.” 

    That fact in itself was significant, for Rick had had only limited contact with any of the family for almost four years. But I could sense there was more.  Dad continued, “He informed us that he has esophageal cancer.” 

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Yielding to the Spirit Brings Lasting Change


    Many people, after putting their faith in Jesus Christ to save them, become frustrated because they continue to stumble and sin. Or they believe that they could be more effective if they could change certain behaviors, but the changers never seem to last. How can a Christian really change and become more like Christ? Let us look at some very essential points from scripture that can help us experience lasting change.

  • Letter- Henley


    LaFollette Press:

    I would like to take the time to thank the impatient driver in the busy school zone on Thursday morning who prompted a life lesson for my 11 year-old-son.

  • Letter- Heatherly


    LaFollette Press:

  • Letter- Nicholson


    LaFollette Press:

    On mid-morning of Sept. 26, I was traveling Interstate 75 West.

  • Letter- Daugherty


    LaFollette Press:

    Boy Scout Troop 310, charted by Cedar Hill Baptist Church - LaFollette would like to thank everyone who supported its recent fundraiser, especially Lowe's and Wal-Mart.  Also a special thanks to Mark's Pharmacy in Lake City for an unexpected generous contribution.  Funds raised will go towards purchasing equipment for the troop.  


    Mark Daugherty

    Troop Committee Chair


  • Pet population is growing at shelter

       The animal shelter provides a much needed service to Campbell County residents. It serves all of the city municipalities as well as the outlying county areas where they patrol for strays and also respond to requests to resolve pet issues. 

    In many cases, lost dogs and cats end up at the shelter enabling them to be returned to the owner. 

    The September 2010 report shows that five animals were returned to their owner.