Powers appointed Chair of Banking/Consumer Affairs Subcommittee

TOP PHOTO: State Representative Dennis Powers addresses a crowd last October at the courthouse at Jacksboro.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - State Representative Dennis Powers has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.  

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Local artists featured on Chapman Hill Winery bottles; wine event is Saturday

Four local artists have been chosen to have their artwork on Chapman Hill Winery's new Signature Series wine. A wine event is scheduled at Chapman Hill Winery Saturday Feb. 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Four local artists are being featured on Chapman Hill Winery bottles. Chapman Hill Winery approached artists last year about using original artworks from local artists on their bottles. The wine event unveiling these four specialty artwork bottles will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Chapman Hill Winery from 3 to 5 p.m. 

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Periods of heavy rain this weekend with flooding potential

Rain, heavy at times, is forecast for Campbell County and the region for the next several days.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Expect periods of heavy rain this weekend with the greatest potential of flooding from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

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A barn and home saved from brush fire

Temps were in the 70s under a sunny sky Thursday afternoon as firefighters fought a four acre brush fire in south La Follette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Firefighters with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service battled a brush fire Thursday afternoon.

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LaFollette Planning Commission meets

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The LaFollette Regional Planning Commission had its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at city hall.

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One COVID-19 death reported as active cases drop

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Here is the latest COVID-19 information for Campbell County as of Thursday afternoon from the State of Tennessee Department of Health.

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Catching up with Ken. I mean, Mr. Hicks.

It was good catching up with my high school typing teacher, Ken Hicks, on Thursday
morning.

By Jim Freeman

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - I looked at him as if he was someone I should know, and he looked back at me the same way. After a second or two, I realized it was Ken Hicks.

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Begging to play football pays off in scholarship for Johnson

Thomas Johnson signed to play football at Maryville College on Thursday morning at Campbell High. Dad Dustin and Mom Carolyn along with sister Chelsea look on. Mom and Chelsea, who is a big part of his life, are overjoyed he'll be close to home.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Thomas Johnson begged to play football. Finally, by his junior year at Campbell High, his parents gave in.

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Tresa Brock is WLAF's Teacher of the Week

By Charlotte Underwood   

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Teachers change lives. Each school day an educator makes a difference in a child's life in Campbell County. This past school year has been especially challenging on teachers and students alike, which is why WLAF wants to recognize our area educators and all that they do.   

Tresa Brock is WLAF's Teacher of the Week. She teaches fourth grade at Valley View Elementary School.

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Congratulations to WLAF's Ann Rutherford

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Today's edition of the La Follette Press features its Campbell County "Women in Business 2021" section. Among those honored is WLAF's Ann Rutherford.

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Johnson to sign with Maryville College this morning

TOP PHOTO: Cougar Thomas Johnson kicks during a game on Pat Kerr Field in 2019.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - "They've been following me since 2019, but the talk of me playing at Maryville became serious earlier this month," said Campbell High football and soccer kicker Thomas Johnson.

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K9 Mya assists with arrest

CCSO Sgt. Wayne Barton and K9 Mya shown in a file photo from a summer of 2018 bust.

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) - Speeding cost John Leonard Smith a trip to jail. Late on Monday, Feb. 15, Deputy Joseph Weaver saw a silver Infiniti on Sunset Trail in Jellico at South Florence Street.

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COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center is live at 844.500.1112

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - By now, many Tennesseans have heard about the COVID-19 Rent Relief program that will bring needed assistance to tenants and landlords across our state.

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Casey Kasem features 1971 Saturday night 7pm - 10pm on WLAF

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The fun of Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 70s trips back to February 1971, Saturday night at 7 pm over WLAF radio.  The fun three hours of memories are brought to you by Maynard's Auto Parts, Petals of Grace Flowers and Gifts and State Representative Dennis Powers.

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