•  The Christian Academy of Campbell County will host a yard sale Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. Donations will be accepted and booths are available for $20. For more information call 566-5294.


    The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest Speaker will be Mike McDonough.


  • The Jellico Methodist Women are planning a church bazaar for

    Saturday, November 26 from 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

     If you are interested in participating, you may pick up an entry form at: Buck's Jellico Hardware or the Jellico Public Library or call

    423-784-8641 for more information.

    Space is limited.  Entry deadline is August 29.


    Mt Zion United Methodist Church


    131 River Rd, Jacksboro

    Sunday Aug 14  10a.m.

    Covered dish 12 noon

  •  People today sense that we are rushing madly toward a climactic point in history. Authorities trying to discover the basic cause of the world’s ills. Millions of dollars are spent to find an answer to international problems. The stockpile of America’s problems mount higher and higher and out leaders can’t come up with an answer to what to do about it.

  • “. . . My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (See 2 Corinthian, s 12:7-10).


  • “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives; to comfort all who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning; that they might be called trees of righteousness, that He may be glorified.  And they shall rebuild the old ruins” (Isaiah 61:1-4).

  • We had a busy enjoyable week July 22 through July 26 with many family members. We had a reunion on July 23. I have written about my dad’s family many times over the years, they are all very special to me. They have chosen the LaFollette area for our gatherings for over 36 years.

  • Fincastle Church of God vacation Bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Is God fading from our nation’s conscience?


    It occurred to me recently, if everything in our government or judicial system, that was “pending” or “postponed” came to a head immediately, could we as a nation handle the fall out?

    We know in our hearts someday, in His time, God will bring to a halt, all of man’s pre-conceived notions and remind us of His truths.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    July 28 – Aug. 6



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and peach cobbler

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class



     The Blessedness of Righteousness


    “Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book . . . . Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life . . .” (See Revelation 22:7, 14).

  • None of us knew it would be Karen’s last VBS


    “I’m not the VBS Director, Pastor. I share the job with Gayle and Jill,” Karen told me emphatically. But everybody knew she really was the director of  vacation Bible school at our church in Princess Anne, Maryland. To be sure, Gayle and Jill helped her tremendously. But Karen was the brains, the driving force behind it all. 

  • God can help you understand His Word


    So many times I have heard the expression- “I’ve tried to read the Bible, but it seems so hard to understand.”

    The first step to understanding God and His Word is to know that he understands us, and knows all about us. Read Psalms 139:1-24. Take notice of verse one, “O Lord, you have searched me, and known me.” And verse 17- “How precious also are your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”

  • Mount Harmony Baptist Church will have a benefit singing on July 30 at 7 p.m. for Gary Coward’s medical needs. A love offering will be taken. Singers will be Tony Thomas, Blaine Chapel Baptist Church and others.


    Macedonia Baptist Church will have a singing on July 30 at 7 p.m.


    Indian Creek Baptist Church will have a fun day for kids before school starts beginning at 11:30 a.m. on July 30.


    Forks Grove Baptist Church will have revival Aug. 1-5 at 7 p.m.


  • God is great, Satan is a liar


    As the enemy of our soul’s reaks havoc on people lives, as often as he can, it makes me want to write about the hope we have. You see, Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, is the chief opponent of God. He is a liar and deceiver.

  • Braden's Chapel Kids Crusade will be July 25 - July 29 7 - 9 p.m. For directions or more information contact Nick Goins (423) 871-0068 or Tiffany Medley (423)871-0614. 


    New Freedom Community Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 25-29 at 7 p.m. Bus will run nightly. Call 562-6829 to arrange ride.


    Fincastle Church of God vacation bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will hold a neighborhood watch meeting at the New Freedom Community Church on July 21 at 7 p.m. There will also be a meth and litter presentation at the meeting. For more information call 562-7446.


    The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting at The LaFollette Recreation Center, July 21 at 7 p.m.  The election of officials for the next year will take place following the meeting.



    The Blessedness of the First Resurrection


    “Blessed  and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection…” (See Revelation 20:6).

  • Swallowing pride removes barriers to good things


    “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

  • Missing or seizing God-given opportunities


    In many ways our lives are defined by opportunities missed and opportunities seized. According to the Bible, we are to take advantage of opportunities by responding with bold action when we recognize them as God-given chance to participate in his purpose.