Today's News

  • Their joy stems from their values, not their possessions

       “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21).

  • Sins against the Holy Spirit

     “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (See Psalm 1, RSV).

  • Church News October 13 , 2011

     Faith Missionary Baptist Church will have revival Oct. 10 through Oct. 13 beginning at 7 p.m. Brother Larry Sexton will be preaching revival. For more information call 562-1377.


    The LaFollette Seventh-day-Adventist Church will be free blood sugar tests at the LaFollette Flea Market on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Blood pressure, body fat percentage and weight will also be checked.



  • Do you know The Good Shepherd?

       The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (Psalm 23:1).

    In my younger years I questioned this verse of scripture, “I shall not want.” I wondered, why am I not to want the Lord as my shepherd? As I became more mature and gained more understanding of the scriptures I realized that God would not allow my need to go unmet.

  • After Death…… The Judgment

       Did you ever think about what could be the most important thing you could think about? Sounds like a riddle, but it isn’t. It is you and I asking the question, “how will it be for me when I face judgment?”

    It is something we will all face someday.

  • Bethurem fired by power board

     Without discussion, and with a unanimous vote, the Jellico Electric and Water System Board fired General Manager Mike Bethurem at a special called meeting Monday afternoon.

    Bethurem’s contract had been on the agenda for discussion at two special called meetings in September.

  • Basista removed as power board attorney

    Terry Basista sat calmly before the Jellico power board last Wednesday as it voted unanimously to replace him as its attorney.

    Three members of the board, Darrell Byrge, Les Stiers and Charles Vermillion, called the special meeting for 3:30 p.m. The regular utility meetings are at 5 p.m. The single item on the agenda was to “replace board attorney.”

  • Two men arrested on Pine Mountain Road

     On Oct. 5, Officer Adam Jarboe logged two felony arrests.

    The suspects, Matthew Cobb, Jr. and passenger Robert D. Sweet, were in a black Chevrolet truck on Pine Mountain Road, Jarboe’s report said. Jarboe allegedly saw two syringes in the passenger floorboard. Jarboe got permission to search the vehicle, and officers allegedly found a white, powdery substance that resembled methamphetamine and a one-step methamphetamine lab in a tent bag in the truck’s bed.

  • New law shifts debit card costs from merchants to consumers

     Debit cards have become a convenient method for spending money.

    They have shaped spending habits to the point that many have gotten used to carrying less cash and writing fewer checks.

    “I use a debit card most of the time,” LaFollette resident Mary Shiveley said. “It’s a real convenience.”

    Shively feels safer using a debit card rather than carrying cash because if the card is lost or stolen she can stop the transactions.

  • China Hackler brings old-time culture to the area

     Students from Boston Elementary stepped back in time on Friday. They went on a field trip to the Old Fashioned Fall Fest where they visited China Hackler’s tent.

    Hackler displayed animals, homemade soap, churned butter and portrayed the culture of the area from times past.