Today's Opinions

  • From a Mother's Heart

    The debate that is raging in America is about truth


    Jesus Christ had a very interesting encounter with Pontius Pilate about credibility. Jesus said “Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice” John 18:37. And then Pilate asked, “What is truth?” John 18:38.

  • On Higher Ground

    Broke and wounded, but better off by far


    “It’s football time, in Tennessee!”  John Ward’s enthusiastic announcement sent shivers of excitement down our collective spines every fall as the University of Tennessee cranked up their football machine.  And over the years many a young athlete thrilled us with his unusual running, passing, blocking, or tackling skills.  One such man was quarterback Jimmy Streater.

  • From the Mountain

     By Mark J. Tidwell

         In the last From The Mountain, we talked about what the Winter of O-nine and Ten might have in store for us.  For a quick recap, Mr. Archer of Newcomb had meticulously studied the fogs of August.  We may have three significant snow events according to those observations.  I stated there were other folks out there wanting to share some of their observations.  So, without further ado, let’s see what they are saying.

  • LaFollette Library News

    LaFollette Public Library News – October 28, 2010


  • Letters to the Editor Nov. 4


    LaFollette Press:

    On behalf of the members and volunteers of the Caryville Civil War Council we would like to say a “Special Thank You” to all of the riders that participated in the ninth Annual Toy Run held Oct. 16 and for all the business and individuals that have donated to the 2010 Helping Needy Families Program. We look forward to helping as many families and children as possible the week before Christmas with food baskets, clothing and toys.

    Larry Collier



  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 4
  • Sixty miles never meant so much

     Sometimes there are simply no words.

    In my line of work that can present a problem, but this is precisely where I have found myself for more than a week (although my husband is certain to disagree).

    Since I returned home from walking 60 plus miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure almost two weeks ago I must have started this column over 100 times in my mind, but I kept coming up short.

  • Letters to the Editor Oct. 28


    LaFollette Press:

    The LA Cruizers ninth annual car show at Campbell County High School was a huge success with many out of town visitors. 

    We had 166 entries this year, plus around 40 cars from the LA Cruizers. This year’s show was in memory of Barney Ray Jr., one of the founding members of the LA Cruizers, who passed away three weeks prior to our show. He was a valued and active member who brought joy and laughter to every event.