CCSO investigating letters left at some churches around Campbell County

TOP PHOTO: Law enforcement officials met with members of the community along with local pastors in June of 2022 about mysterious letters left at some churches and other locations in Campbell County. The meeting was held at the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro.

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Last June, mysterious letters were left on the front doors of some churches here in Campbell County. A similar act is being repeated, according to officials with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Matthew has Moore about what’s happening around town

By Matthew Moore

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN (WLAF) – Now you can view all events in a calendar view. Click HERE to have a larger view of this calendar. You can also click HERE to add this calendar to your device.

Mentor, leader Bob Kibler passes. Services set for Friday.
This photo, circa 1978, features Eagle Scout, and now president of Peoples Bank of the South, David Reynolds, with his scoutmaster Bob Kibler.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A generation of young men in the 1970s and 80s was dramatically influenced by Bob Kibler. Kibler, who passed away Thursday morning, for many years, served as a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts and leaves quite the legacy of developing young men.

A big night for the chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner

TOP PHOTO: LUB was named the 2023 Business of the Year by the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.

Missy Tackett, executive director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, delivers Thursday night’s welcome.

By Derrick Lee Anderson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The 37th Annual Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Banquet and Awards Dinner was held last night at the Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette. The invocation was delivered by Lynn Ray while members of Classy Threads and Catering performed the National Anthem and also provided catering for the event.

WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares his photo gallery HERE.

A-1 Shipping and Printing moves to new location

Jessica Patty and her father Bryan Patty of A-1 Shipping & Printing express their appreciation for being named the Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year award at Thursday’s annual banquet.

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A-1 Shipping & Printing can handle all your shipping and printing needs! The Veteran owned and family operated business is now at its new location in Jacksboro in the former offices of Redus Chiropractic at The Pointe Shopping Center. The move comes with expanded services including a new t-shirt machine that does logos, according to Jessica Patty who runs the business, along with her dad Bryan Patty.

“The new location gave us lots more room, which we needed,” Jessica Patty said.

LUB is 2023 Business of The Year

The award was presented Thursday night by the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

TOP PHOTO: Kenny Baird, general manager of La Follette Utilities Board, displays the Business of the Year award.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “The Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 2023 “Business of the Year” is La Follette Utilities Board. The award was presented on Thursday evening during the chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner held at the Ball Farm Event Center.

“It is truly an honor to have been chosen for this distinguished award,” said Kenny Baird, LUB general manager.

Take a live look at Downtown La Follette on demand

TOP PHOTO: The morning opens quietly in this 6am photo on Friday, June 9.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Thanks to the genius of Todd Overbay and the late Frank Payne, the WLAF – Ben Rogers Building Camera is a reality and is now showing you live looks of Downtown La Follette. Terry’s Pharmacy is the sponsor for the WLAF – Ben Rogers Building Camera. Call 423.562.1450 or email about showcasing your business on the new cam shot.

Connect HERE to watch anytime through the WATCH link on the black tab at the top of the WLAF website.

Leach builds 3D printed train model

TOP PHOTO: Campbell Countian Caleb Leach stands in front of the Big Boy, the worlds largest steam locomotive, at Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A six year project came to a close for Campbell Countian Caleb Leach after he recently finished his 3D printed train model of the World’s largest steam locomotive and claimed first place at the 2019 Tennessee Valley Fair.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A six year project came to a close for Campbell Countian Caleb Leach after he recently finished his 3D printed train model of the World’s largest steam locomotive, “Big Boy.” He also donated the train model to the Cheyenne Depot Museum in Wyoming; home of the real “Big Boy.”

Gina Sharp is Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week

 By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that teacher who inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute all of our hard working educators with a weekly feature.

Jury finds Brock not guilty of DUI

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- It only took a Campbell County jury a few minutes to find Gladys Brock, 82, Clinton, not guilty of DUI (driving under the influence). Brock’s trial was held Friday.

In May 2022 Brock was stopped by police on Highway 116 in Caryville for poor driving and nearly striking another vehicle.

From east to west, Beech Street to be paved this summer

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “Beech Street is going to be paved from east to west,” said Stan Foust, Administrator for the City of La Follette.

City of La Follette to meet as budget talks continue for new fiscal year

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The City of La Follette’s fiscal year wraps up at the end of June, and city leaders are working toward finalizing the next year’s budget.


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