School board votes to borrow $4 million for roof, HVAC projects at ten schools

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a $4 million bond issue to fund roof and heating & air replacements at a number of county schools.

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Combatting Elder Abuse in Tennessee

Jared Effler is District Attorney General for the 8th Judicial District and is shown here hosting the first School Resource Officer (SRO) and School Administration Training Session in July.

By Jared Effler

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Tennessee’s District Attorneys General are on a mission to protect seniors from elder abuse. We are improving laws, increasing public awareness and, with the help of other partners, using criminal investigations and courtroom prosecutions to protect our seniors.  But, we need the help of informed citizens to win this battle.

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Short ride for a full ride as Brady's headed to TTU

The whole Brady bunch was on hand for Madison's signing.  L-R Dad Robbie, brother Zac, Madison, sister Blair, Momma Heather and sister Averee.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - They love her footwork.  They, the women's basketball coaches at Tennessee Tech University, also love the fact the Madison Brady plays with a lot of heart.  Brady loves TTU, because it feels like home and she loves the players and coaches.  So it's easy to understand why Number 43 for the Campbell County Lady Cougars said no to 50 other schools representing conferences ranging from The Big 10 to the SEC to the Big East and said yes to Tech of the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Muncy encourages you to take part in short survey

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County is conducting a study to assess the preparedness needs of its residents as an important part of the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan update. To do so, a questionnaire has been distributed throughout the County, and you have been invited to participate. Your feedback is greatly needed and appreciated.

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Ball Farm's Christmas Gift Show is tomorrow and Saturday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The second weekend of the 9th annual Ball Farm Event Center’s Christmas Gift Show is Friday and Saturday.  The holiday event runs Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm and Saturday 10 am until 3 pm.

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Smith Hardware hosts grilling event on Saturday

Sherman Campbell has the best grill selection and savings around just in time for the holidays.  Give a grill or get a grill or both for your holiday cooking needs, and Saturday is the best time to do that at Smith Hardware.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Sherman, Debra and the folks at Smith ACE Hardware invite you to their Thanksgiving grilling event on Saturday.

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'TTU's a good fit for Maddi Shack' - Papaw Tim Cox

Tim Cox from Jacksboro (L) doubles as Madison Brady's (R) papaw and Number 1 fan.  That's Madison's sister Averee wanting to be held.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - "I started coaching her at age three at the old La Follette Rec Center Gym," said Tim Cox, Madison Brady's papaw.

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Three-car pile up snarls rush hour traffic

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A three-car wreck at the back end of rush hour forced east bound travelers down to one lane Wednesday evening.  The accident, without injury, happened in the right lane just before 6:30  pm this evening in front of Woodson Mall - Food City Center.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 11/13/2019-7PM)

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South 17th Street challenges big rig and blocks the four lane

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF's Charlie Hutson shares photos from this morning's "stuck truck" carrying boats fiasco on South 17th Street between JR's Tires and the Sonic.

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'Conner was my buddy' - Ron Dilbeck, Road Superintendent

TOP PHOTO:  Conner's sign was unveiled on Saturday morning.

Katy Carmany, Kelly Potter and Tate McGhee designed Conner's sign.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - If you drive out Mt. Paran Road and don't smile when you see Conner Lane's picture on the sign dedicating that stretch of road in his memory, you must be looking the other way.  The sign stands beside the road at the Campbell County Highway Department on the way to Conner's home.

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Wednesday opens dangerously cold

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Bitter breezes and temps in the teens open our Wednesday.  However, sunshine and dry air drive temperatures quickly upwards.  But not too far upwards; 44 for the high.  Tonight's low dips below freezing to 25-degrees.

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Brady's ready to take her game to Cookeville

Brady showed off her size 13s after a win at Central last December.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Madison Brady, the force upfront with the soft touch, plans to sign college basketball scholarship papers this morning with Tennessee Tech University.

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Informant's tip leads to major drug bust by Caryville Police

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - A young La Follette man remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning on a $300,000 secure bond.  According to jail records, this was the first time 18-year old Cole Edward Williams has been arrested.

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Amount of Muse family crimes just being calculated

TOP PHOTO:  Four trailers currently house the clothes, furniture and appliances police have recovered. “The officers have done a great job with this case,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins.

A trailer of stolen clothes and tools confiscated from a storage shed at the Muse home is only a sampling of what police recovered.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Deputies are still unraveling the thread of stolen goods recovered at a LaFollette home last week.

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