Town of Caryville meets tonight

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - It is the second Monday of the month, meeting night for the Town of Caryville Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  WLAF's Matthew Moore has the live telecast at 6 pm.  Watch the meeting over the Lindsay's Carpet and Paint Center video player to your right.


Lambert will spend the night in jail; arraignment is Tuesday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - In less than a month, Jesse Lambert has been served with two narcotics search warrants at his Ellison Road apartment.  Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division knocked on Lambert's door early on Monday morning, and this time, the 32-year old man was taken to jail.  Sheriff Robbie Goins said, "Because Mr. Lambert refuses to follow the law and continues to pollute our county with narcotics, he was arrested and will face the judge today."

133 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Campbell County

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - As of Monday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 291, and that includes 254 cases confirmed and probable (five more than on Sunday).  Of the cases, 133 of those patients have recovered while 120 (active) patients are recovering and one patient has died.  Results through Sunday from 6,177 COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative.


Georgia Tech couldn't get Gray to waiver

TOP PHOTO:  Gary Gray dunks for the camera in the Fall of 1969; his junior season as a La Follette Owl.

By Jim Freeman

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - In 1967, La Follette High School Head Basketball Coach Jerry Dagley organized a freshman basketball team, because Gary Gray was not good enough to play on the B-Team (Junior Varsity).  Dagley's logic was to find a place for someone that tall to be able to play and be on the team.  Gray had the height, 6'6", but not much else. 


Daybreak wake-up call from LPD and DTF on Monday

La Follette Police Sergeant Noah Riggs was among the many investigators at 519 Cherry Street on August 10.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The flashbang officers set off announcing their entry to a home on Cherry Street this morning was still not enough to bring around a suspect who was passed out in a nearby car according to La Follette Police Captain Stephen Wallen.


Rain, wrecks and injuries highlight morning traffic; five accidents.

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Rounds of heavy rainfall this morning played havoc with travelers.  There were five wrecks on I-75 on both the north and south sides of the interstate on Monday.


Census takers will canvas Campbell County on Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WLAF) - Susan Witts, Partnership Specialist, with the Philadelphia Region of the U.S. Census Bureau reminds Campbell Countians that beginning Tuesday morning (August 11), census takers will be working throughout Campbell County canvassing homes that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

La Follette Rescue Squad lives up to its name rescues missing hiker

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The La Follette Rescue Squad came to the rescue of a missing woman not long after sunset on Sunday night.


Grateful granddaughter marks her Mamaw's birthday

TOP PHOTO:  Jaylynn Kitts celebrates her Mamaw Kathy's birthday today.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A thrilled Jaylynn Kitts called the WLAF Trading Post on Monday morning to share her grandmother's birthday live on the radio.


Crowded docket grows worse with COVID-19

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF) -COVID-19 brought a screeching halt to the way the world operates.

And while most are starting to recover from the shock of March, the local criminal justice system will feel the impact well into 2021.


Expect rounds of rain and storms today with heavy rainfall and damaging winds

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop across Campbell County and  the rest of East Tennessee today.  Across southeast Tennessee and far western North Carolina, a few of these storms could be strong to severe this afternoon. The main threat with these storms would be the possibility of damaging winds.


Rotech Healthcare is this week's chamber spotlight member

TOP PHOTO:  (Left to right) Shan Ray, respiratory therapist and Rotech's location manager and Starla Berry, wound therapy specialist and Rotech's sales leader.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (LWAF) - This week's Campbell County Chamber of Commerce "Member Spotlight" features Rotech Healthcare.

August meeting schedule with Zoom info

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Here is the August 2020 Campbell County meeting schedule along with in person and Zoom information.


CCSO's annual school supply give-a-way is Sat., Aug. 15

TOP PHOTO:  This year's school supply give-a-way will be a drive-thru event compared to past year give-a-ways like in 2019.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins and his staff will be distributing school supplies on the south and north sides of Campbell County on Sat., Aug. 15.


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