Big rig is back at CT Bank accepting your Kentucky bound donations

TOP PHOTO: Letcher County, Kentucky, was the hardest hit area of the Kentucky flood disaster, and your last loads of donations went to Fleming-Neon. Today’s truck load will go to Jenkins; both in Letcher County. Most all supplies are being delivered via four-wheelers.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Another 18-wheeler is stationed in the parking lot of Community Trust Bank – Weir Woods/Jacksboro. Your supply donations are ready to be loaded right now.

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Donna Jones 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.

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Alternate route best bet during Towe String Road lane closure

TOP PHOTO: “Everyone who typically turns left at Walgreens needs to consider going out to the highway through downtown Jacksboro for a few days. School just opened, and this intersection is probably going to be crazy between 7:30am and 8:00am for a while. Sinkholes can be a bugger that only get bigger,” said WLAF viewer Chuck Welch in a response to the original WLAF sinkhole story.

You can see the outline of the sinkhole that was discovered on Wednesday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – For those heading toward Jacksboro or La Follette who regularly come off Towe String Road via the Citizens Bank stop light at the four lane, you may want to re-think your travel route. The Towe String Road left turn lanes at the four lane went from two lanes to one lane on Wednesday afternoon after a sinkhole developed. That lane shutdown will also affect La Follette bound travelers.

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Christian Learning Center’s annual golf tourney is next month

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Now is the time to make plans to take part in the annual benefit golf tournament for the Campbell County Christian Learning Center.

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Next THP Sobriety Checkpoint is Friday, Sept. 2, near Lobertini Bridge

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The September Sobriety Checkpoint conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Campbell County is set. It’ll be where North Indiana and North Tennessee Avenues meet at the Leo Lobertini Bridge in La Follette.

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TCAT and Habitat partner on house build; more to come

TOP PHOTO: TCAT and Habitat for Humanity teamed to build this home for the Douglas family; a first for the two entities.

Habitat President Zach Sheets helps stretch the ribbon on Tonya Douglas’ new home. Tonya’s son, Derrick, and daughter, Keerstin, look on.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Jacksboro Tennessee College of Applied Technology students are gaining valuable on site experience while building for Habitat for Humanity. According to both organizations, it’s a “true win-win situation” for the community and students alike. Students gain first hand experience in their trade, as well as learning how it feels to “give something back” to the community. 

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Jacksboro man arrested on 6th driving on suspended license violation

PIONEER, TN (WLAF) – A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested a Jacksboro man early on Sunday morning at the Campbell-Scott County line.

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Throwback Thursday remembers Monday Motors

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – This is a look at Monday Motors on what back in the day was called Highway 25W. Today this same location is the Sonic Drive-In. Curt Monday was the owner and operator.

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Sentencing delayed in Byrd’s homicide case

TOP PHOTO: The fatal accident happened on Feb. 4, 2021, on the four lane near Krome.

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Yesterday, Robert Byrd was slated to learn his fate for causing a fatal traffic accident in Feb. 2021.

But collecting two arrests since he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide delayed his sentencing until October.

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Jaylynn, Sadie and J.R. wish Mammaw Kathy happy birthday
Jaylynn, Mammaw Kathy and Sadie Kitts.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – It’s fun day today for granddaughters Jaylynn and Sadie Kitts. They’re wishing their mammaw a happy birthday.

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Norris Lake communities headline workshop’s public input session

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Last month, the county commission workshop was addressed by a group of Shady Cove residents upset over the condition of their road and lack of help from the county for what is technically still a private road. Commission Chairman Johnny Bruce announced at Monday’s workshop that he has set a meeting with Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck and Shady Cove residents the next day in hopes of finding a solution.

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BOE hears concerns about basketball schedule

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The August meeting of the Campbell County Board of Education started off with Director Jennifer Fields presenting retiring board member Faye Heatherly with a large floral arrangement and etched crystal award and praised her 18 years of service on the board. Heatherly served as Campbell County’s representative to the Tennessee School Board Association, serving on the TSBA’s board of directors and a term as TSBA president during her years on the board.

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Commission votes to help Honor Guard

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – When the Campbell County Commission met Monday afternoon for their budget committee session, the audience included around 20 members of the Jellico Honor Guard, all decked out in their dress uniforms and hoping for some financial support from commissioners.

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BP’s back at Big O’s and at other Rice Oil outlets

TOP PHOTO: The rest of the sign that includes the pricing had not yet been put in place by up in the afternoon on Tuesday.

Landen Brooks is part of the crew with Branded Image Group out of Knoxville that is helping make the signage switch. He was working Tuesday afternoon at Big O’s. “We’ll probably need about half the day Wednesday to finish up here,” Brooks noted.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Rice Oil, the local distributor for Marathon, is switching to another brand and is now providing BP oil and gasoline, British Petroleum Company, to Campbell and surrounding counties.

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