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  • At the Jan. 8 Clinch River Trout Unlimited meeting, its sister chapter, the Hiwassee, will speak about its focus on youth conservation education. Don Denney and Jim Monfort will be the speakers and describe what the Hiwassee's youth program has accomplished. Visitwww.crctu.com for more details.

    A Medic blood drive will be held Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center.

  • A ladies Bible study on the new Beth Moore study, Esther, will begin this week. The study will be offered on Thursday evenings starting Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting Jan.13. The group will meet in the church library at Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Workbooks will be $14.95. For more information or to pre-register, please call Brenda Bennett at 562-4910.

    Lick Creek Holiness Church will host a benefit singing on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Singers will be the Reepers and Hanging Rock Singers.

  • See the Need Outreach Mission will not be open this week to distribute food. It will be open next Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Effective Jan.12 the LaFollette Municipal Building’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will not be closed during lunch.

    The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Jan.15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speakers will be Trulene Nash and Jocelyn Griffo who will be discussing Post Office Art and Artists during the depression.

    The Jellico City Council will meet on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

  • The Long Hollow Baptist Church will present its annual Christmas play on Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The children’s play is entitled An Old Fashioned Christmas. The adults will present a play entitled Love So Amazing.

    New Canaan Church in Elk Valley presents He Shall Be Called Wonderful, including a choir medley, children's program, and a musical span of Jesus’ Life on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

    Macedonia Baptist Church will be presenting The Christmas Guest on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

  • Jellico City Council will meet Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

    Community Health, formerly REACHS, Clothes Closet will be open on Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. until 2p.m.

    The Senior Citizens Center will host its Christmas covered dish party on Dec. 20.

    The Historic Speedwell Academy will host an old fashioned Christmas open house on Dec. 20 and 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies will be served. There is no charge for admission. For directions or information call 566-4533.

  • New Horizon Baptist Church will host a special Candlelight Service to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, Christmas Eve night at 6 p.m.  Call 563-0030 for more information.

    Shori Community Candle Light Service will be held Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Caryville First Baptist Church.

    The LaFollette United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve service of candlelight, carols, and Communion on Wednesday at 11 p.m.

  • The LaFollette Street and Sanitation Departments will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. However, the Sanitation Department will be picking up garbage on Dec. 24. Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Dec. 26.

    The Jellico Police Department will be conducting safety checkpoints beginning Dec. 31 thru Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in any of the following areas: North Main Street, South Main Street, Walker Road, London Avenue, Creekmore/Housley Road, Sunset Trail, Fifth Street and Indian Mountain Road.

  • Southern Gospel Trio God's Three, will be performing live on local channel 12, New Years Eve from 11-12. Brother Cory Carroll will be presenting the message.  

    Friendship Community Church will host a watch service on Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m. for more information contact Andrew Ayers at 784-9835.

  • The Herman Bailey family has requested a blood drive on his behalf and they have appealing to the community for help.

    According to Bailey’s daughter, Christy, he started hemorrhaging severely last Saturday.

    “He’s having a lower GI bleed, but the doctor’s are not sure if it’s from a tear in his colon or his intestine,” said his daughter.

    According to the Bailey family, Herman Bailey is receiving massive blood transfusions at St. Mary’s North, but is continuing bleeding it out.

  • The mysterious mist-filled Smoky Mountains hold onto tales and traditions that have long been forgotten elsewhere.

    These oral traditions are often passed from family member to family member and on occasion someone will write the story out and capture a moment in time.

  • The mysterious mist-filled Smoky Mountains hold onto tales and traditions that have long been forgotten elsewhere.

    These oral traditions are often passed from family member to family member and on occasion someone will write the story out and capture a moment in time.

    The story of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith, recorded by Mary Ina Carr, is a piece of history experienced in the late 1800,s yet recounted and brought to life as if it were only yesterday. This story lay dormant for many years before being submitted by Carr’s granddaughter Mary L. Johnson.

  • The Herman Bailey family has requested a blood drive on his behalf and they have appealing to the community for help.

    According to Bailey’s daughter, Christy, he started hemorrhaging severely last Saturday.

    “He’s having a lower GI bleed, but the doctor’s are not sure if it’s from a tear in his colon or his intestine,” said his daughter.

    According to the Bailey family, Herman Bailey is receiving massive blood transfusions at St. Mary’s North, but is continuing bleeding it out.

  • The LaFollette Street and Sanitation Department will closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Jan. 2.

    Community Health Clothes Closet will be open on Jan. 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center for its monthly meeting. For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.

    The Senior Citizens Board meeting will be held Jan. 5 at 10 a.m.

  • Though she never lived in the Tennessee Mountains, Mary Johnson grew up hearing stories told to her by her grandmother Mary Ina Carr who was born in LaFollette in 1888. In her seventies now, Johnson submitted the story her grandmother recounted of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith

    In last week’s LaFollette Press the first part of a true account of mountain life and perseverance was revealed.

    The last installment found little Nannie all alone and lost on top of a mountain somewhere in the Appalachians.

    Installment 2

  • The oral tradition of storytelling has long been a staple of life and entertainment in the Appalachian Mountains. It is through these tales of mountain life and perseverance that we learn about the past through those who have walked these rugged mountain trails before us.

    The story of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith, recorded by Mary Ina Carr, is a piece of history experienced in the late 1800,s yet recounted and brought to life as if it were only yesterday. This story lay dormant for many years before being submitted by Carr’s granddaughter Mary L. Johnson.

  • Christ of the Cumberland Lutheran Church, 190 Forge Ridge Rd., Harrogate, will have midweek Advent Services, Dec. 10 and 17. A meager meal will be served from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with worship service to follow.

    Indian Mound Baptist Church will present The Best Christmas Ever on Dec. 13 at 7p.m.

    Speedwell Church Of God will present Happy Birthday, Jesus on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

  • The Emergency Management Committee meeting will be held Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. in the lower courtroom of the Campbell County Courthouse. The meeting will be for the consideration of electing chairman and vice chairman, question and answer question and any other matters needing to be discussed.

    All parents of students at LaFollette Middle School are invited to observe in their child’s classroom on Dec. 11 during classroom instruction time. Parents are welcome to observe in any or all of their child’s classes. Parents are asked to check in at the front office upon arrival.