TOP PHOTO: A La Follette Firefighter is fighting fire inside this dormer of a home that caught fire on the second Sunday of the New Year in 2022.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- With a few days in left in 2022, it is time to look back on the stories that captured the attention of WLAF viewers and readers. Today, we look at some of the stories of January and February.
Cold weather hit hard in the new year with low temperatures and snow. For a review of one of the stories CLICK HERE.
An early morning fire destroyed a LaFollette home. CLICK HERE for the story.
A La Follette Police undercover drug agent nabbed an unsuspecting drug dealer in an exchange that began online. “Steven Craig Huckaby, 37, of 249 Crestview Lane, Jacksboro arranged to sell me an 8ball of methamphetamine via Facebook Messenger for $130,” said LPD Det./Sgt. Matthew Forsyth. Forsyth said Huckaby asked him to meet around Walker’s Grocery Store in east La Follette. For the full story CLICK HERE.
Allegations of a threat to “dog stomp” a man sent the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office to Highway 297 home. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Cold, snowy weather put more than 7,000 LUB customers without service. To read more CLICK HERE.
Campbell County selected three educators as the “District Teachers of the Year.” The teachers represented the district at the elementary, middle and high school levels. For the full story CLICK HERE.
LaFollette Middle School received its America’s Entrepreneurial Schools (AES) designation in recognition of its commitment to providing entrepreneurship education to every student in the LMS building in a single year. For the full story CLICK HERE.
Fourth graders at Wynn Elementary School began building stringed musical guitars as participants in a workshop under the tutelage of WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood, a local stringed instrument crafter, who uses found objects to create unique and artistic instruments. CLICK HERE to read more.
WLAF lost one of its own when the woman who called everyone “Honey” died. Health challenges forced Stacey “Honey Bee” Mayton off the air at WLAF in late 2019, and those health challenges took her from us. CLICK HERE to read more.
“Man, I got nervous, because I have drugs in my backpack, and my license is suspended,” Nathaniel Jared Smith allegedly said to Campbell County Sheriff’s Sergeant Joe Weaver the night he was arrested. Smith’s comments came after he wrecked his motorcycle into a mailbox. To read more CLICK HERE.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 12/26/2022 – 6AM)