Matthew has Moore about what’s happening around town

By Matthew Moore

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN (WLAF) – There are several events that happen around town each week, and I’m keeping you in the loop about what’s going on in our neck of the woods. Each week, I will share local happenings, and you’ll be up-to-speed.

Special Olympics returns to Campbell County; meeting today at 6pm

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – After 15 years away, Special Olympics is coming back to Campbell County.  “It’s been far too long that athletes in our community have gone without the opportunity to compete,” said Area Director Brandon Johnson.  “We are starting a team now that seeks to change that.”  The group is looking for volunteers, and is hosting a meeting for those interested in supporting the program on Tues., Sept. 27 at 6 pm at Manahouse Coffee.  Special Olympics Staff from Nashville will be on hand to discuss details on how to restart the program effectively.

Promotions were the order of Monday’s LaFollette workshop

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Yesterday afternoon, the LaFollette City Council met with a workshop agenda full of promotions. The first promotion for next week’s monthly meeting will be in the fire department with Andrew Carroll being promoted to captain at a salary of $38,623.96, next will be the promotion of Jeff Fugate to full- time lieutenant at a salary of $36,606.57, Robert McLeay and Jordan Jones to full- time fire fighter at a salary of $31,077.47 effective Oct. 8, 2022.

Lester, Marney, Miller on ballot for Gray Insurance Group’s COW

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It’s time for you to vote in this week’s survey for the WLAF – Gray Insurance Group “Cougar of the Week.” The ballot includes Will Lester, Dillon Marney and Ethan Miller from the Sept. 23, 41-40 loss at Kingston. Vote HERE.

Christian Learning Center’s annual golf tourney is Wednesday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The annual benefit golf tournament for the Campbell County Christian Learning Center is tomorrow.

Various topics, project updates at LaFollette’s round table discussion

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The LaFollette City Council met Monday afternoon prior to the monthly workshop for a round table discussion. The discussion was about various topics and project updates for the city.

Grand jury returns indictments on seven individuals

JACKSBORO,TN. – (WLAF)- The following indictments were returned last week by the Campbell County Grand Jury. These individuals will be arraigned Mon., Oct. 3 at 8:30 am.

Opportunities available to join Team Tennova at La Follette Medical Center

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The La Follette Medical Center welcomes everyone to its hiring event on Tuesday.

Enchanted Trees is set for Nov. 18-19, a Friday and Saturday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Enchanted Trees is a first-ever Christmas event that will likely be around for years to come, and it’s hosted by the Hammacs, Joyce and Danny, at The Depot Event Center.

Faulkner wins Phoenix Bass Fishing Tournament

TOP PHOTO: Jacksboro’s Riley Faulkner won first place at the two day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Cherokee Lake on September 20th.

By Charlotte Underwood

JEFFERSON CITY, TN (WLAF) – Jacksboro’s Riley Faulkner won first place at the two day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Cherokee Lake on September 20th. The tournament was hosted by the Jefferson County Department of Tourism.

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Repairs on Big Four Road at Stinking Creek Rd underway

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Big Four Road, where it joins Stinking Creek Road, will be closed beginning this Monday from 8am -3pm until further notice.

Buckner indicted, charged for intentionally setting a home on fire

TOP PHOTO: Bobby Buckner, 29, was identified as the individual responsible for starting a fire in November 2020 in Jellico.

JELLICO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – An investigation by special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Campbell County man for arson and reckless endangerment charges.

Sunrise and sunset are exactly 12-hours apart today

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It’s that time of autumn where the time between sunrise and sunset comes out exactly to 12 hours on the button.


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