Today's Opinions

  • 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. 

  • Faithful Words



    Back from the dead


    “. . . be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness . . .” (See Ephesians 4:17-32).

  • From the Mountain

    From The Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell

    Fall will be upon us by the time you read this.  The Autumnal Equinox is, I note, listed differently on the 2010 calendars I have hanging in the library.  The Tennessee Wildlife calendar lists the 23rd as the first day of fall while some other almanac type calendars list it as beginning on the 22nd.  I looked on the Internet and also found this discrepancy among various sources.  I’ll stick with my most trusted source, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which proclaims that fall begins at 11:09 p.m. EST.

  • Technology in the Classroom

  • Hope continues to walk on


    I have written many columns during my years at the LaFollette Press.

    Some have practically written themselves. Others have been a struggle to get anything on paper.

    This is one of those columns.

    It is hard to write about someone who you admire and love like a sister. The difficulty is not in knowing they will read your words. The problem comes in finding the right words to describe their selflessness and dedication to a cause.

  • Editorial Cartoon- Sept. 30
  • Letter to the Editor- Nelsie Wooden


    LaFollette Press:

    Thank you for your continued support of the Campbell County Imagination Library, an affiliate with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. 

    Campbell County Imagination Library currently serves 1,100 children from birth to 5 years old with a new book each month delivered by mail. 

  • Letter to the Editor- Elaine Maxwell


    LaFollette Press:

    On Oct. 9 we will be having our third annual Fall Dog Show. Our theme will be Halloween. We are encouraging people to dress up themselves and their pets up for our best dressed class.

    We are having two special classes for people who have adopted dogs from our shelter, Best Trick and Best Dressed.

    We will be having hot dogs and burgers with all the trimmings.