Today's Opinions

  • Letter- Owens

    LaFollette Press:
    In reference to our current political campaigns, an incumbent seeking re-election should be able to stand on his record, his personal integrity and moral standards. It should not be necessary for him to expose and distort a personal crisis in his opponent’s life to get votes.
    Nancy L. Owens

  • Letter- Jones

    LaFollette Press:
    Woodson Gap Baptist Church recently had its fall festival and would like to thank the following: Golden Treasures, Bowman Jewelers, U BBQ, Donna Walden, Wild Bob, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Ideal Florist, Country Florist, Petals of Grace, Charley’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Ralph’s Bread Co., Country Comforts and Crafts Gift Shop, C and L Furniture, Christian Book Store, UGO, Food Lion, Riggs Drug Store, Nancy Rose, IGA, and Simplicity Hair.
    Thanks to all of you our fall festival was a great success.
    Connie Jones

  • Letter- Hendricks

    LaFollette Press:
    The CCHS Band would like to thank the Peoples Bank of the South for its support and donations to the Cougar Band in its recent to Blue Ridge, Ga. The Cougar Band participated in the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Band Festival and won third place in Class A and the band’s Flag Corps took first place honors in the Class A Competition. The band’s Drum Major Campbell Reynolds, was rated Superior in the competition.

  • Letter- CCWC

    LaFollette Press,
    The Caryville Civil War Council held its ninth Annual Toy Run on Saturday.
    All of the money raised goes to our Helping Needy Families program in Campbell Country, with food baskets, clothing and toys being delivered to families the week before Christmas
    The 2010 Toy Run drew between 75-85 motorcycles for a beautiful ride up the valley to Harrogate and we had over a 110 riders.

  • Working Words

    Every language on the planet today, but especially those spoken in the modern world, has a term to describe one of the most frightful conditions known to modern man. In the United States, we simply apply a negative prefix to describe it: “un-employment.” In Great Britain, out-of-work people are compared to superfluous things, like a collection of old shoes.  They are, in “Oxford English,” called “redundant.”

  • Was the public given adequate notice?

    Last Thursday evening the LaFollette Press was notified the Campbell County Board of Education was planning a special called meeting. Specifically, Jennifer Caldwell, who covers the board for our readers, received a telephone call on her personal cell phone 90 minutes before the start of the meeting.
    We certainly appreciate the gesture board chairman Mike Orick made in making us aware of the “emergency meeting.”

  • Faithful Words

    The Spirit-filled church


    “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit…” (See Ephesians 5:18, RSV).

    The Apostle Paul was not afraid of the Holy Spirit!

    He spoke and wrote of being “sealed” with the Spirit and receiving the “earnest” of the Spirit.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Prayer is having an intimate relationship with God


    Prayer is one of the great mysteries of the Christian faith.

    Its simplest definition is communication with God. Not just a one way conversation but learning to listen as God wants to speak to us.