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Galilee Bible Camp To Host Retreat

Galilee Bible Camp is hosting a Marriage Retreat, February 16-17, 2018, 7p-4p, $75 per couple. Guest Speakers: Chip and Patsy Owens, “6 Secrets of a Lasting Love.” Chip and Patsy Owens have been doing Marriage Retreats for 35 years in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky & Tenn. areas. Chip has held the title of Family Ministry & Marriage Counseling for the past 14 years for Ohio Valley Association. He has biblical studies at Liberty University and holds a Bachelor Degree in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary. Retreat package includes hotel style room with private bath, king bed, 2 meals and snacks. All linens provided. Please return registration form and full payment ($75) to: Camp Galilee, 586 Camp Galilee Road, LaFollette TN 37766. Please register by Feb. 12th. Registration forms available at or by calling 423-562-4910.
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Christian Cavaliers in Concert at East Side Wesleyan Church

he public is invited to attend a church singing Sunday February 11th at 11 a.m. with the Christian Cavaliers in Concert. The church is located at 711 S. Cumberland Ave, Lafollette.

Since 1972, the Christian Cavaliers have been sharing the “Good News” of the Gospel through song and testimony, and bring hope and encouragement to the church body.

Although they feel that the local church is the foundation of their ministry, Mo and Neva are no strangers to the concert stage. The Cavaliers have been honored to perform through the years with such well known groups as the Kingsmen, Gold City, Speer Family, Hinsons, Blackwoods, Imperials, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters, Senators, and Brian Free and Assurance.

Bring a neighbor, bring a friend to this special musical event to worship God together.

Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with Sunday worship services at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 423-503-2873.
Pastor, Rev. David Lucas

Friends Of Cove Lake Looking For New Members

Chances are if you live in or even near Campbell County then you have used Cove Lake State Park. What most people do not realize is there is a group of citizens who help keep the park the destination that it has become. The Friends of Cove Lake, are concerned citizens who have banded together to assist in protecting, preserving and promoting the beauty and the splendor of Cove Lake State Park. They give selflessly of their time, talents and energy to help ensure the park’s integrity is intact for future generations to enjoy. This organization was formed in 1996 and has held numerous events and completed many projects to benefit the park. The most famous of these is the annual Cove Lake 5K race that draws in runners from around the region. The group has also held clean up days in the park, installed kiosks for park related announcements, and helped provide the fishing pier in conjunction with the TWRA.

To find out more about the group or how to get involved, intersted citizens are encouraaged to come to our monthly meetings the first Monday of every month at 6:00p.m. We meet at the Cove Lake Recreation Building. Also check out the Friends of Cove Lake Facebook page, . Their next meeting is set for February 5th at 6:00p.m.

Caryville 4-H Announces Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 4th grade winners of the 4-H Poster Contest that was held at Caryville Elementary today! The posters were judged based on if the student used the correct poster size and material, originality, if the student’s poster promoted 4-H, if the poster had a catchy slogan, and if the artwork related to the slogan or idea.

First place was awarded to (pictured from left to right – bottom row): Cody Freeman, Megan Shock, Isaac Bowling, and Lakin Smith
Second place was awarded to (pictured from left to right – middle row): Colie Thompson, Cameron Lawson, Braxton Orick, and Corey Moser
Third place was awarded to (pictured from left to right – top row): Gracie Hackler, Mac Fritts, Emma Kate Lawson, Jake Lawson, Hannah Campbell, and not pictured, Reid Chapman

All first place winning posters will be entered into the county 4-H contest.

Open Letter From County Mayor Morton On Legalized Marijuana


The gateway drug marijuana has legislative support for legalization on both sides of the aisle in Nashville. Representative Powers and Senator Yager oppose it’s legalization, as do I.

Tobacco being the illness creator that we now recognize it to be, marijuana is a much more destructive, addictive, hallucinogen and carcinogen.

Medical marijuana is legally produced today in an oral, medical form that causes no hallucination. Every medicinal advantage known to man is provided in this pill. Legalizing it as medicine in a smoked or any other form that causes hallucination, is a step toward legalizing recreational use. That is an unacceptable increase of safety and health risks for our children, families and schools and an unaffordable financial risk for taxpayers.

DUI offenses are showing alarming increases by opioid users. Medical marijuana in the forms proposed for legalization will increase available hallucinogens for the driving population in the same way opioids have in the last decade and more people are dying because of it on our roadways.

The Campbell County Commission and I are currently suing pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers for damages, reduced prescription thresholds and future protections from out of control opioid sales and addiction in our Court system. General Jared Effler, our DA has additionally filed a similar suit. These are the next best steps to healing our county and our country from addiction to poisons disguised as medicine.

Legalizing new forms of medical marijuana is a deadly step in the same direction of opioid addiction, epidemic and financial ruin for our society. I urge you to oppose it in this and future legislative cycles at the local, state and federal levels.

For your information from a noted Vanderbilt University practicing Doctor and Medical School Teacher below:

E.L. Morton


Campbell County, TN