NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced today that the city of La Follette will receive a $901,930 Multimodal Access Grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The grant will fund improvements to SR-9 from Old Jacksboro Hwy. to 5th Street, including construction of sidewalks and crosswalks.Read More >>
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Chips, animal cookies, candy, and, of course, the drink of summer, lemonade, are all on sale at the Fox sisters lemonade stand on West Beech Street next to the Co-op.Read More >>
By Charlotte Underwood
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: If there was ever a testimony on the power of a teacher, a parent and a school system, today's feature is it. Thank you, Tiffany Logsdon, and to all those of you who teach, have taught and aspire to teach like my granddaughter - Jim Freeman
HABERSHAM, TN (WLAF) - Wynn Elementary's Tiffany Logsdon is WLAF's teacher of the week. She teaches fourth and fifth grade math and science and has been a teacher in Campbell County for nine years.Read More >>
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - While trying to serve an active arrest warrant on a person who fled inside Eddie Ray Riggs Long Hollow Road home, Campbell County Sheriff's Det. David Wormsley searched Riggs.Read More >>
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The City of La Follette has a full time opening in its public works department.Read More >>
JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Missy Tackett announced Tuesday afternoon that United Cumberland Bank is the chamber's 2021 "Business of the Year."Read More >>
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Around 6:15pm Wednesday, firefighters with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service responded to a report of a camper on fire on Old Long Hollow Road.Read More >>
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "I have cried so much. The stories floating around have been unbearable and cruel in a lot of ways," said Belinda Powell, sister of missing person Adam Baird. Of all the changes to our world these past couple of years, there is one constant. Baird’s disappearance remains a mystery, and his family has no answers and no closure.Read More >>
TOP PHOTO: "I'm excited to be here and see how I can grow the program," said new CASA Executive Director Jan Jones.
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Her sister saw the job opening knowing she'd be perfect for it, and the CASA Board agreed. So, now, Jan Jones is the new executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).Read More >>
TOP PHOTO: North bound I-75 traffic is coming through La Follette creating slow downs from Caryville to Indiana Avenue.
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - A truck hauling concrete rolled over on I-75 just after 11:30am Wednesday morning according to E-911 accounts. As of 2:30pm, north bound traffic was backed up some 14-miles.Read More >>
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Det. Sgt. Cody Chapman has been promoted to assistant chief of the Jacksboro Police Department.Read More >>
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Commission discussed mostly financial issues at its Monday night workshop and budget meeting, tentatively approving a total of $97,291,077 in spending for all funds. The good news for county taxpayers is that the property tax rate will remain the same as last year at $2.0659 for each $100 in assessed value. Watch the Budget and Finance Committee meeting and the workshop HERE on demand.Read More >>
TOP PHOTO: It was a fun time had by all at Saturday's annual Ride Royal Blue Cancer Association benefit ride.
PIONEER, TN (WLAF) - The first benefit ride for the Campbell County Cancer Association generated $880. Fast forward 10 years, and organizers Mike and Laura Vick are pleased to announce that Saturday's event raised more than $12,000.Read More >>