Long time school board member passes

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) - Former long time school board member J.L. "Sarge" Collins passed away early Saturday morning at Beech Tree Manor at Jellico.

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Jakes Day is Saturday at the Ball Farm Event Center

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Registration is full for Saturday’s Jakes Day.  Those who registered are accepted and will take part in a fun day tomorrow at the Ball Farm Event Center.

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Cougars win Jamboree over A-E 13 to 6

Cougar fans come out to cheer on their Cougars Friday night at Neyland Stadium

 

KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Cougars are riding home tonight with a win on the bus after defeating Austin-East 13 to 6 in the KOC Kick-Off Classic at Neyland Stadium.

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WATCH the Cougars dress rehearsal this evening at Neyland Stadium HERE

TOP PHOTO:  WLAF’s Matthew Moore is ready to send you the action of the Cougars this evening live from Neyland Stadium.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Cougars are  close to pulling  back  the curtain on their 2019 football season.  Their dress rehearsal is this evening at 6:30 pm at Neyland Stadium at Knoxville.  CCHS takes on Austin-East, and WLAF's B & M Tires Sports Network will be there broadcasting the game live for you.  WATCH HERE.

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Law enforcement searching for an armed man in a pick-up

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Law enforcement officials are on the look out this afternoon for a man, armed with a gun, driving a dark blue Ford F-350 Truck.  Reports are that the man assaulted another person in the Glade Springs Community and drove off in the truck. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 08/16/2019-2:45PM)

 

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La Follette Police rescue an infant from a drug home

L-R:  LPD Officer Homer Herrell and LPD Captain Stephen Wallen were among the officers on the scene of a narcotics search warrant execution

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "What was developing into a lengthy investigation that was going to involve a lot of time ended up being a rushed effort once we learned that there was a child living in the home," said La Follette Police Captain Stephen Wallen.

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Trustees are making a difference around Campbell County

PINE MOUNTAIN, TN (WLAF) - Thirty-nine days, three weeks, four years.  Campbell County Trustees have no hesitation when asked how much time they have left to serve.  Regardless of the time left on their sentences, being on a daily work detail helps them pass the time, make a positive difference and get credit toward an earlier release.

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Amythyst Kiah announced as headliner of Louie Bluie Festival

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Bluesy, alt-country powerhouse Amythyst Kiah is this year’s headliner at the Louie Bluie festival, which takes place at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville on Sat., Sept. 28. 

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State unemployment holds steady in year-to-year comparison

NASHVILLE - A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent matches the figure from the same month a year ago.

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Ten violators of their supervised release are headed to prison

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - On Monday, August 12, 2019, Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody:

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LUB always puts on quite a spread. Chamber Coffee was this morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - It's not that Kenny Baird, LUB General Manager, can cook, he just has a knack for hiring employees who can cook.  In today's case, it was Betty Snodderly and Deb Woodson.

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Meeting on Central Avenue Bridge is Thursday morning

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – At last week’s regular meeting of the LaFollette City Council, Councilman Mark Hoskins told council  a meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 am,  at the TDOT engineering building, on Stiner Highway east of LaFollette, pertaining to construction of a new downtown viaduct.  

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Potentially deadly situation diffused by the CCSO

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – On Wednesday afternoon around 3 pm, investigators with the Campbell County Sheriffs Office were conducting an investigation into complaints received of narcotics trafficking at 167 Beals Lane in the Glade Springs community of La Follette.

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New look Just Sports made its 2019 debut Wednesday night

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Just Sports with hosts Les Martin (right)  and Robby O'Daniel (left) aired for the first time in the 2019-2020 season on Wednesday night over WLAF.

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