Gas leak prompts response from PCUD and ventilation effort by LFD
PCUD crews along with units from La Follette Fire and Police responded to a gas leak at the Chinatown Cafe on Friday morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “Everything’s OK. PCUD is here, and we’re ventilating the restaurant and the mall,” said La Follette Fire Chief Jimmy Pack.

CC’s Cakes & Creations has Valentine’s specials available

TOP PHOTO: There’s something for everyone’s taste at CC’s Cakes & Creations.

Courtney Cordes welcomes you by CC’s Cakes & Creations behind First National Bank and next to A-1 Shipping & Printing.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, CC’s Cakes & Creations, WLAF’s business of the week, has you covered. 

A variety of handmade sweet treats and lunch specials are available daily and owner Courtney Cordes also has Valentine’s Day specials on sale now! Valentine’s specials include a strawberry bouquet in a vase, as well as chocolate or white chocolate covered strawberries. 

CCSO makes drug raid; suspects arrested and released on the same day

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at 303 Landmark Lane in Jacksboro on Wednesday morning and netted two arrests.

This cold day is a good day for a good jacket; get a free coat today

TOP PHOTO: CHET is where to get a free coat today.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Your friends at Community Health of East Tennessee, CHET, are hosting their first “Warm Your Heart” coat drive through Friday, Feb 3, from 8:30am – 4:30 pm.


Planning commission votes to forbid Zones C-1, C-2 storage units
Members of the City of LaFollette Planning Commission met on Thursday afternoon.

By Lindsey Hutson-Suttles

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The first meeting of the LaFollette Regional Planning Commission for 2023 was held Thursday afternoon at City Hall.

First line of business was to swear in the three new members. Stan Foust, City of LaFollette Administrator, swore in Melanie Nance, Matthew Grodeman and Lynn Letner. Then, voting took place. Stephanie Solomon was voted as chairman. Melanie Nance was voted as Vice chairman. Matthew Grodeman is the secretary.

It’s time to celebrate 2022 Cougar Football

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Monday night has been set aside to honor 2022 Campbell County High School Football.

RAM set for free 2-day clinic in Byrdstown in February

BYRDSTOWN, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Remote Area Medical’s (RAM) pop-up clinic offering FREE dental, vision and medical services to the Byrdstown, Tenn. and surrounding communities is set for two days only, Feb. 25-26, a Saturday and a Sunday.  Potential patients that may be in need of care can learn more HERE.  All services are free, no ID required and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lunch hour wreck sends one person to the hospital
An SUV, van and car collided at the stop light turn in to Woodson Mall on Thursday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Just after 12:00 pm on Thursday, there was a three vehicle wreck at the stop light turn in to the Woodson Mall at Food City Center.

Powell nips Cougars and Lady Cougars in district match-ups

KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Both the Campbell Cougars and Lady Cougars had opportunities to leave Hunter Gym with wins, but neither did. Powell edged the Lady Cougars 39-36, and the Cougars early nine-point lead did not stand up, and Powell held on for the 64-58 victory. Campbell plays at Central Friday night. The live telecast begins at 6pm over the WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network and is shown over the WLAF-Lindsay’s Carpet & Paint Center video player.

The La Follette Owls win TMSAA Area 2 Tourney Championship

KINGSTON, TN (WLAF) – The La Follette Owls defeated the Oak Ridge Jefferson Eagles on Thursday at Cherokee Middle School to claim the TMSAA Area 2 Tournament Championship and advance to the sectionals.

Caryville’s Eric Wright is Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week

By Charlotte Underwood 

CARYVILLE, 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.

Wanted La Follette man arrested and is in jail on $100,000 bond

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – An expired license plate prompted a pullover by police around lunch time last Thursday. The routine traffic stop resulted in an arrest.

City moves ahead with street removal, prime acreage development
This is an aerial file photo from Eagle I and WLAF’s Charlie Hutson of some of the more than 18 acres of land the City of La Follette looks to develop.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The City of La Follette is moving forward with the potential development of the prime property it owns between Bojangles and the University Medical Plaza. Discussion on design for the more than 18 acres of land located along Jacksboro Pike is on the agenda for Monday afternoon’s monthly workshop. “We’re excited about the possibilities of how this property can be developed,” said La Follette City Administrator Stan Foust.

City crews removing flower beds and addressing drainage issues
This La Follette Public Works crew is preparing to cut the pavement to be removed to rework a water drain. Left to right are Adam Hutson, Tim Hall and Brandon Stanford. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM HALL’S PRESS AGENT)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – As crews began removing flower beds in downtown La Follette on Tuesday, travelers were none to happy to be forced into one lane eastbound with traffic creating a slowdown. That is until they realized the flower beds were coming out prompting horn honks, thumbs up and shouts of thank you.


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