Time change for the Jellico High School graduation

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – The Jellico High School graduation is this Friday, May 20th.

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See list for sale of property for delinquent taxes by auction

TOP PHOTO: County Attorney Joe Coker (left) and Clerk and Master Dennis Potter (right) conduct the delinquent tax auction in May 2019. Last year’s auction was held at the Jacksboro Middle School.

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF – UPDATED LIST AS OF TUESDAY, MAY 17, 4:30PM) – This is a notice of sale of property for delinquent taxes by auction on Friday, May 20 at 9am, at Chancery Courtroom.  This is for the year 2019 and any previous outstanding years.  See the full list of property HERE. (05/17/2022-4:30PM).

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Powers secures $38,500 for Campbell Children’s Center

TOP PHOTO: State Representative Dennis Powers (left) with Gov. Bill Lee (right) earlier this month at Maynardville.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – State Rep. Dennis Powers, (R- Jacksboro), successfully secured $38,500 in state funding for the Campbell County Children’s Center. The funds will be used to improve programs and services focused on child abuse prevention.

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Coaches believe Brady to be asset to community
A crowd was there for Zac Brady during his Tuesday signing with the University of the Cumberlands. (Left to right) Blair, Cole, Zac, Madison and Averee Brady.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell High Associate Head Basketball Coach Brandon Clawson calls Zac Brady the ultimate competitor. Coach C was among the many on hand for Brady’s signing ceremony on Tuesday at noon in the high school auditorium. Though Brady starred in football and basketball, it’ll be football that he’ll now only play for the University of the Cumberlands.

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Partin clocked at 112 mph; facing multiple charges

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – There was no way Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams could miss Thomas Mack Partin and his La Follette bound red Ford pick-up truck on the Gen. Stiner Highway; it was coming head on at Williams and his cruiser at a high rate of speed, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. It was just after midnight Tuesday when Partin was passing a vehicle and was in Williams’ lane.

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Brady signs to play football for University of the Cumberlands
Proud coaches surround Zac Brady on his special day of signing with the University of the Cumberlands. (Front row) Head Coach Justin Price and Brady with Coach Landon Reese and Coach Matt Price (standing.)

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – All-Region selection football player Zac Brady made it official on Tuesday. The Cougar signed to become a Patriot as he transitions from Campbell High to the University of the Cumberlands.

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Rainbow Family Restaurant to reopen Friday as scheduled

TOP PHOTO: Rainbow Family Restaurant suffered minor fire and water damage in a Monday night fire.

The Rainbow Restaurant, one of the area’s most popular eateries, sits across the four lane from La Follette Monuments.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The Rainbow Restaurant has been closed this week to give its employees a little time off and was scheduled to reopen Friday. However, in the mean time, the buffet caught fire Monday night. That said, the scheduled reopening will go on like planned. “We’ll be back to our regular 4am until noon hours, seven days a week starting Friday morning,” said owner Travis Wallen.

Wallen explains that there’s no damage to the building though the buffet will need to be replaced. He’s assessing everything today and will have the restaurant in order come Friday.

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Camelot recognizes National Foster Care month

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Each year thousands of children across the country are placed in foster care because the family they were born into is unable to care for them. As of today, there over 9,100 children in foster care in Tennessee alone.

Camelot, an organization in Campbell County, wants to help those children.

Camelot is also recognizing May as National Foster Care Month.

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Shetterly praises Brady’s skills

TOP PHOTO: Family and friends came out in support of Zac Brady for his college scholarship signing ceremony on Tuesday. Among the many there was Uncle Jason Shetterly.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell Cougar Zac Brady not only had one pick 6, but two his senior season. One person who loved seeing those interceptions for touchdowns was his uncle, Jacksboro Fire Chief Jason Shetterly. “I’m very proud, so very proud of him,” said Shetterly who attended Brady’s signing ceremony on Tuesday at Campbell High. Brady is headed to Williamsburg to play football for the Patriots of the University of the Cumberlands.

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Lions Club Carnival opens to good weather and a good crowd on Tuesday

TOP PHOTO: This Lions Club pride, left to right, consists of Virgie Selvidge, Martha Wells, Cynda Hodges, Carol McDonald and Bill McDonald. These guys started about 10 am Tuesday morning getting things ready for opening day.

Josie Hubbs (left) and Mistie Chesney were involved in the synchronized funnel cake elimination competition.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The annual Lions Club Carnival is officially open in La Follette. It runs through Saturday opening each day at 4pm with a special noon opening on Saturday.

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Afternoon wreck with injury snarls traffic headed toward La Follette

TOP PHOTO: The Walgreens stop light is where a late afternoon wreck happened.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Just after 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, a three vehicle wreck occurred on the four lane at the Towe String Road stop light backing up La Follette bound travelers. Traffic was forced down to one lane.

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Head on collision closes Hwy 25W near Jellico
Highway 25W near Jellico has been closed since around 8:30am Tuesday.

HIGH CLIFF, TN (WLAF) – The report of a head on collision near Jellico on Hwy 25W north of La Follette occurred in the 8am hour on Tuesday. Fortunately, there were no injuries. However the road has been closed since as crews attempt to clear the scene.

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LFD quick response snuffs out A-C fire at Murphy’s Gas Station

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Multiple fire engines with the La Follette Fire Department just cleared the scene of an air conditioning unit fire at the Murphy Gas Station.

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LPD morning raid nets arrests of Chris Wilson, Beverly Paul
La Follette Police Detective-Sergeant Matt Forsyth (left) interviews suspect Chris Wilson, in the maroon hoodie, as Captain Steve Wallen listens.

TOP PHOTO: La Follette Police made a stop at this home not long after daybreak on Tuesday. The home at 306 South Indiana Avenue sits near the Beech Street intersection.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The names and faces have changed over the years, but La Follette Police were back at the same address, 306 South Indiana Avenue, executing a narcotics search warrant before 7am on Tuesday. One person inside the small, brick home was the target of raid by LPD’s Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team, Chris Wilson.

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