Community Prayer Gathering set for Saturday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A group of pastors has organized a special event for Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 am, a Community Prayer Gathering.  "In today's time, our community and nation need prayer," said Joey St. John.

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WLAF has live televised coverage of JMS vs. LMS. WATCH here.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - CLICK on the Lindsay's Carpet & Paint Center video player to watch Friday nights 7 pm game between Jacksboro and La Follette.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 09/25/2020-3PM)

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Campbell County's active COVID-19 count is 43

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - As of Friday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 480, and that includes 439 cases confirmed and probable in Campbell County (an increase of eight since Thursday).  Of the cases, 392 are inactive/recovered while 43 patients are recovering and four patients have died.  There have been 10,576 PCR Negative Tests in Campbell County.

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'My phone's new "and" nicer' - Abbi Oliver

TOP PHOTO:  (Left to right) Jacksboro Police Officers Det. Sgt. Cody Chapman and Sgt. Franklin Ayers reunite with Abbi Oliver as she shows off her new phone.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - As they left the scene of the crime, Jacksboro Police Officers Sgt. Franklin Ayers and Det. Sgt. Cody Chapman turned to each other, almost simultaneously, and said, "Let's go buy her a phone."

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Virtual Louie Bluie Festival is Sat., Oct. 10; headliners include the Armstrong Legacy Trio

TOP PHOTO:  Louie Bluie 2018.
By Charlotte Underwood
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - This year's virtual Louie Bluie Festival is Sat., Oct. 10 beginning at 11 am and running till around 3:30 pm.  Pre recordings for the festival will start this week in Campbell County.
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Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Tennova Healthcare announces free flu shot events in Campbell County

TOP PHOTO:  Last October, folks drove through for flu shots in LaFollette Medical Center's first drive-thru flu shot clinic.

KNOXVILLE, TN (September 16, 2020) Tennova Healthcare today announced it is offering free influenza vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis to the Campbell County community.

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South Campbell County Rotary Club sponsoring bed building event for local kids

TOP PHOTO:  This bed build event was held in May  2019 hosted by United Cumberland Bank.
By Charlotte Underwood 
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Tons of kids sleep on the floor because they don't have a bed to sleep in. Nationwide non-profit Sleep in Heavenly Peace is trying to change that.
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Jacksboro TCAT Foundation to receive check for local students

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - At the groundbreaking of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus at Jacksboro, Sen. Ken Yager  (R-Kingston) who was a key supporter of the project, announced he would raise $15,000 in funds for the Jacksboro TCAT Foundation.  On Mon., Sept. 28, Yager will present checks to the foundation, including those from AT&T and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), as installments towards fulfilling that pledge.
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Deer archery hunting season opens tomorrow

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The 2020 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The archery-only season dates are the same statewide Sept. 26-Oct 30 and Nov. 2-6.  You can use archery equipment at any time during the statewide deer season that run s through Jan. 3, 2021.

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Campbell Golf Teams receive their hardware this morning

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Cougar and Lady Cougar Golf Teams claimed the district tournament titles on Monday at Ruggles Ferry Golf Course at Strawberry Plains.  Congratulations, Cougars and Lady Cougars!  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 09/24/2020-1:30PM-PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF'S JOSH PARKER)

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Wilder goes to jail as a result of LPD's narcotics search warrant

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The La Follette Police Drug Unit and Special Response Team with assistance from investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 907 East Prospect Street just after 9:30 am Thursday morning.  The raid netted 34-year old Tarien Wilder who lives at the Prospect Street mobile home.

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LPD, CCSO execute narcotics search warrant

TOP PHOTO:  La Follette Police and Campbell County Sheriff's investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at a mobile home that sits down under East Prospect Street near the hospital.

LPD Drug Agent Matthew Forsyth talks with the person Forsyth describes as the main target of today's investigation, Tarien Wilder.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - This morning's suspect and law enforcement officers are very familiar with each other.  The La Follette Police Drug Unit and Special Response Team with assistance from investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 907 East Prospect Street just after 9:30 am Thursday morning.

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Early voting starts Oct. 14

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Early voting begins in just a few weeks.

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