Daniel Smith named Chief of Police for Jacksboro

TOP PHOTO: Jacksboro Police cruisers were parked earlier today when most all of the police force resigned.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – WLAF has spoken with Jacksboro officials and was told that Daniel Smith is the new Chief of Police for the Town of Jacksboro. Franklin Ayers was promoted to assistant chief for the JPD.

JPD force resigns

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF)- WLAF has confirmed the Town of Jacksboro has lost nearly all of its police force. While the JPD consists of only four officers, three, including Chief Jeremy Goins have resigned, according to sources.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has been asked to assist with covering calls, Sheriff Wayne Barton said.

Calls from WLAF to Goins and Jacksboro Mayor Shayne Green weren’t answered.


Wreck in La Follette on East Central at South Indiana Avenues
This wreck happened around 8:30am Monday in Downtown La Follette on the Speedwell bound side of the road.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – This serious looking wreck resulted, somehow, without anyone being injured. WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares more of his photo gallery HERE.

The big rig and this small pick-up collided around 8:30am Monday at the corner of Central and Indiana Avenues.
Patrick Slone (left) was the driver of the Toyota pick-up truck while Ed McKamey was Slone’s passenger.
Monday morning opens with an accident in Downtown La Follette.
The pick up truck is back up on all fours.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/03/2022-10AM)

Ballot is released for Nov. 8 election

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Administrator of Elections Mallory Rosenfeld released the ballot for the Tuesday, November 8, election. See the full ballot below.

LUB’s coastal crew heads back home today

TOP PHOTO: Michael Owens (front) and Tyler Brammer work way up high on the weekend’s restoration efforts.

Brandon Shown (right) never passes up a photo opp and didn’t this time with Tyler Brammer.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA (WLAF) – An eight-man crew from LUB spent a long weekend at the beach though it wasn’t the kind of long weekend we think of when the beach is involved. The crew worked all weekend long and is headed back today.

See Ayers Auction & Real Estate’s Property Transfers page
Connect to the Property Transfers link on the black tab bar at the top of the WLAF website to see the latest property transfers brought to you by Ayers Auction & Real Estate.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The latest update on property transfers is now posted.

Special Olympics returning to Campbell County; volunteers, funds needed
Cody Wilson attended last Tuesday evening’s Community meeting regarding the re-establishment of Special Olympics in Campbell County. “Cody competed in Special Olympics before he moved to Campbell County. Since he has moved here, he has not had an opportunity to compete. We are going to change that,” said area Special Olympics Director Brandon Johnson.

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – After a 15 year hiatus,  Special Olympics is being re-established in Campbell County. Brandon Johnson is heading up the local efforts as area director to get the program up and running again.  

Gas prices slip under $3 a gallon for the first time in eight months

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – There it was on Sunday morning. The price of a gallon of gasoline dipped under $3 for the first time since Jan. 31 when it was $2.90.

Jacksboro man free on bond after DUI and accident

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A Jacksboro man was arrested on Thursday morning after leaving the scene of an accident.

Multiple agencies respond to massive house fire

TOP PHOTO: A fire claimed a home on Friday afternoon.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “It was a wind driven fire, and that is a very dangerous situation. It just swept through the structure,” said Daniel Lawson, captain with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service. A large home, just off Towe String Road near the River Road-Towe String Road intersection was lost to fire on Friday afternoon.

With election nearing, Archer lists his ideas for La Follette

TOP PHOTO: Bill Archer is a candidate for mayor of the City of La Follette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (PAID AD) – My name is Bill Archer.  I was born and raised right here in La Follette, and I am a candidate for mayor. 

Rumors, tall tales and, in some cases, outright lies are told during campaigns.  This one is no exception.  It’s gotten back to me on more than one occasion that I’m running so I can hire a family member as a department head.  That is not true.

Lady Cougar Soccer celebrates its seniors at Tuesday match

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The three seniors on the Campbell Soccer team will be celebrated at Tuesday’s home game with Claiborne.

Tennova Healthcare LaFollette offers free flu shots at drive thru event

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette is hosting a free drive-thru flu vaccination event on a first-come, first-served basis to the Campbell County community on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 1:00pm to 3:00p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance, located at 923 East Central Avenue in LaFollette.

Get set for a quiet week of weather

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A cloudy morning gives way to sunshine today as temps warm to around 70 degrees. The day begins a quiet and mainly rain-free week of fall weather.


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