FMS meeting is Thursday

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Financial Management System (FMS) meeting is set for the last week of February.

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Elk Valley Elementary STEM School Awarded TVA STEM Education Grant

Left to right)  EVES Principal Nancy Lay and Senator Ken Yager listen to EVES Teacher Steve Greek visit during a ceremony last summer at the award winning school.

ELK VALLEY, TN (WLAF) - Elk Valley STEM School is excited to announce a recently awarded grant of $5000 by the Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated for a STEM (science, technology, education and math) education project.

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Chili supper to benefit Camp Galilee set for Saturday

NORRIS LAKE, TN (WLAF) - Galilee Bible Camp will host its 12th annual chili and pie supper on Feb. 22 from 5 -8 pm at Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

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Duo charged with trespassing

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - On Sun., Feb. 16, Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Allen responded to a call about a burglary in progress on Hollifield Drive. The caller said her husband had gone outside to confront the two people who were trying to get into their home. The caller continued that the pair was arguing with her husband.

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Kevin O'Neill & Mark Griffin among Hatfield's guest on Holding Court

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - It's Campbell County's very own sports-talk program, Holding Court.  Former Cougar Keith Hatfield talks sports with some of the biggest names in sport right here on WLAF every Friday afternoon from 1 pm until 3 pm.

Tune-in to AM 1450 or FM 100.9 as well as WLAF-TV 12 for today's Hatfield get-to-gether.  Connect LISTEN HERE for "Holding Court."   (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 02/21/2020-6AM)

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Early Voting continues

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Tennessee is holding its presidential primary on Tue., March 3. Early voting for the presidential primary and is open until Tue., Feb. 25.  The presidential race will be decided on Tue., Nov. 3.

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District Attorney proposes legislative bill

District Attorney Jared Effler, several staff, and victim's family members visited State Representative Dennis Powers in Nashville last week in support of a bill banning "prison party photos."
By Charlotte Underwood

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - A bill that would make it a crime to publicly share photos of inmates taken inside of a correctional facility during visitation has been proposed in Nashville. House Bill 2653 and Senate Bill 3534 to "ban prison party photos" was proposed and drafted by District Attorney General Jared Effler, along with the help of two attorneys, Ron Laffitte and Matt McClung. They began the bill drafting process in late December 2018 after the photo of a convicted murderer surfaced on social media and was viewed by family members of the victim.

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John Allen Arnold is the week's "CCHS Player of the Week"

John Allen Arnold, in his last game as a Cougar on Tuesday versus Powell at Oak Ridge, is this week's WLAF - Gray Insurance CCHS "Player of the Week."  (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF'S PAT PEBLEY)

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The basketball season is over for the Cougars and Lady Cougars.  As a tribute to the six CCHS Seniors, they were all candidates in the final WLAF - Gray Insurance CCHS "Player of the Week" survey.  

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Michael Dent is this week's WLAF Good Samaritan

Bishop Michael Dent of La Follette Church of God

By Renee Carrier

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - This week’s Good Samaritan is Bishop Michael Dent of La Follette Church of God. Bishop Dent has an outstanding positive and motivating presence with his ability to reach the community with his inspirational capabilities to connect with the public.

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Former Lady Cougar Sarah Cain and Bryan continue historic run with 3rd-straight AAC Title

The Bryan women's team defeated Milligan, winning the AAC regular-season title outright, marking their third straight AAC regular-season championship. Pictured is the team during a net cutting between games on Wednesday night.

DAYTON, TN (WLAF) The historic run continues for 14th-ranked Bryan women’s basketball, as they captured their third straight Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular-Season Title on Wednesday night in an impressive 88-66 routing of fellow conference foe Milligan College (Tenn.).

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Hammonds promoted to TWRA Regional Major

MORRISTOWN, TN (WLAF) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has promoted Wildlife Officer Shelley Hammonds (above) to the rank of Law Enforcement Major for Region 4.  She will manage and coordinate all law enforcement activities within the region covering 21 east Tennessee counties, including Campbell. 

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New Blessing Box on Long Hollow Road

Top photo:  The new Blessing Box is on the right side of Chadwell's Market & Deli on Long Hollow Road in La Follette.

Donations are needed at the new Blessing Box.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - There is a new Blessing Box in town.  It's located next to Chadwell's Market and Deli on Long Hollow Road.

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La Follette Regional Planning Commission meets next week

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The City of La Follette Regional Planning Commission meets next week.

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Five arrests made in morning drug bust at La Follette home

"We knew there would be a lot of people in the house.  That's why there are so many agencies here," said LPD Captain Steven Wallen.

In the predawn hours of Thursday morning, officers brought out suspect after suspect, one at a time, from what's being described as a "drug house" at 507 East Prospect Street.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - La Follette Police led a drug bust in the predawn hours of Thursday morning at a home at 507 East Prospect Street.  All-in-all, 11 people were in the home at the time of the raid according to LPD Captain Steven Wallen.  Wallen said five of those individuals were arrested.

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