• Passing the baton of faith to the next generation


  • There are some questions science just cannot answer


    Christopher Hitchens is dying.  He is in the final stages of cancer.  He is British.  He is intelligent and well-educated.  And he is an avowed atheist.  The influential writer assures us that if he experiences a death-bed conversion, it will simply be the cancer spreading to his brain.

    Unfortunately Hitchens has bought into the widely prevalent belief that science can answer all questions, including the origin and meaning of life.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Bazaar on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be homecooked food, homemade bake sale items, apple sale, white elephant sale, kitchen knife sale and two raffles. Takeout orders are available.


    Macedonia Baptist Church will begin revival Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. and each night following at 7 p.m. with Dale Young holding the revival.


    Coolidge Ridge Baptist Church will have homecoming Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.



    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 4 – Oct. 8



    Big Daddy’s Pizza or Vegetable Beef Soup

    Garden Salad w/ choice of dressing

    Steamed corn

    Ice cream


    Chicken Tenders


    Whipped potatoes

    Broccoli w/ cheese sauce

    Glazed carrots

    Hot school rolls


  • Forgiveness is always possible with the Lord


    Bad news travels fast.

  • It’s good to be back home again


    After packing our bags full of clothes, snacks and who knows how many other things, my sister from Knoxville and I headed out the door last week for the long 550 mile trip to Pennsylvania to attend our Arentz family reunion.

  • Caryville Library Director Robyn Turner gets excited about fostering a learning environment while promoting reading. That is why pre-school story time and the children’s literacy computer are such important additions.

    Story time has a direct impact on brain development, primarily in pre-school age children, explained Turner last week. For the purpose of positively influencing young minds, Turner has helped organize the weekly story-time program at Caryville Library.

    The story time takes place every Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Sept. 23 -Sept. 30



    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving polish sausage w/kraut

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

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $4 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice   

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

    1 p.m. St. Mary’s Physical Fitness Therapist


  • The Leatherwood reunion will hold its 38thannual event at Cove Lake State Park at the pavilion on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the covered dish dinner will begin at 1 p.m. For more information contact Ernie Cornett at 566-7560.


    The Pyles reunion will be held on Oct. 10 at Cove Lake pavilion please bring a covered dish. The reunion will begin at 11 with lunch at 12:30.


  • Friends of Norris Lake will meet Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center with representatives of the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to discuss water pollution issues.


    LaFollette Middle School Carnival will be held Sept. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a haunted house, Velcro wall, bounce houses, obstacle courses, bingo, cotton candy, nachos, etc.


  • Faith Way Assembly of God is hosting a two day event to help restore and revitalize women of faith in the community. Sister Sid Renfro is the special guest   speaker for the Women of Faith with Purpose event to be held on Sept. 
    24 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be served following the Saturday service. For more information contact Whitney Alderman at 566-5161 or Emma Nolan at 562-7601.


  • Campbell County School Menu

    Sept. 27  – Oct. 1



    Stuffed Crust Pizza or

    Cheese Sticks w/Marinara Sauce

    Steamed Corn

    Garden Salad

    Trail Mix



    Turkey-n-Dressing w/ or w/o Gravy

    Whipped Potatoes

    English Peas

    Hot Roll

    Cranberry Sauce

    Fresh Fruit


  • Flip through the slideshow to see all the birthdays featured for Sept. 16.

  • Ladies Fellowship meeting will be held Sept. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with guest speakers and singers. For more information call (423) 912-6803.


    Cumberland View Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sept. 19 beginning at 10:30. Visiting singers include God’s Three and Barbara Sanders.


    Fordtown Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sept. 19 at 10:30 with Pastor Adam Hunley and the Singing Hamby’s.



    Campbell County School Menu

    Sept. 20 – Sept. 24



    Pepperoni Pizza

    Pinto Beans

    Steamed Corn

    Tossed Salad

    Tomato Cup


    Mixed Greens

    Apple Slices


    Chicken Fajitas or Chicken Tenders

    Whipped Potatoes

    Whole Baby Carrots

    Southern Fried Okra

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Sept. 16-Sept. 25



    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving meatloaf

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

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken     

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

    1 p.m. St. Mary’s Physical Fitness Therapist




  • Campbell County Chamber of CommerceCoffee will be hosted by American Trust Bank of East Tennessee from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on Sept. 16.


    The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.  They will be discussing upcoming events and future grants for cats and dogs to be spayed/ neutered.


    Jellico City Council will meet Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.


  • Indiana Avenue Baptist Church will be hosting a True Woman Conference on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday.


    A benefit singing will be held Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.  at Friendship Community Church for R.L. Baird who has cancer. Singers will be Jimbo Bolton and daughter, Mike Franklin and the House of Prayer and Praise, Walking by Faith, Brenda Bolton and Sherry Bolton. There will also be a bake sale. For more information contact Andrew Ayers at 784-9835 or Dessie Smiddy at 784-0307.