Cougars fall after ferocious comeback. Lady Cougars win cake walk.

KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) - It was there for the taking, and Campbell County just could not cash in one of its four tries at a field goal in the closing seconds of the opening district game on Tuesday night. The homestanding West Rebels escaped with a 79-77 win after leading by 20 points late in the third quarter.

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LaFollette has a new mayor, vice-mayor and council member

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Within 15 minutes Tuesday afternoon, the LaFollette City Council had completed the monthly meeting, renewed yearly beer permits, swore in a new mayor, voted in a new vice mayor, and swore in a new council member.

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No December planning commission meeting for La Follette

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Due to no activity, the La Follette Regional Planning Commission will not have a meeting in December.

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Updated December calendar from the county released

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Let's get you up to speed this morning with an updated version of the county's calendar for December. The changes include an Insurance and Personnel Committee Meeting set for Monday 12/13/21 5 pm, to discuss a budget proposal, and any other matters, and then there is a Communication meeting - Tuesday 12/14/21 5:30pm, in a meeting with Comcast to discuss extensions, any other matters.

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Donna Johnson wins today's Common Ground-WLAF gift basket

TOP SHOP: Campbell County's favorite stop for a cup of coffee encourages you to sign up to win from Common Ground and WLAF.

Sign up in this story for a chance to win this Common Ground gift basket. Baskets include: Two fresh ground coffee samples, Common Ground Coffee Mug, Gift card, Chocolate, and a Festive Kitchen Towel.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "We want to bless some downtown businesses with a gift basket, so you can bless someone at your business," said Joey St. John with Common Ground Coffee Shop. Donna Johnson with Heights Finance is the Wednesday winner. Congratulations, Donna!

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Breaking news, other stories anywhere, anytime with WLAF Express

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Have you signed up for WLAF Express? If you follow WLAF and would like notifications anytime and anywhere WLAF publishes a story, brings you breaking news or posts anything, sign-up now to WLAF Express.

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Fire destroys a Caryville home

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Around 2:00 pm on Satellite Lane, the Caryville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire.

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Another active week for the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins (left) and Captain Stony Love (right) were on the scene when the CCSO Drug Unit arrested a Waffle House employee on drug charges last Friday.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins was already in the process of forming a Drug Unit when the District Attorney General disbanded the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force earlier this year. Goins Drug Unit was active again last week with two raids.

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Take a live look at Downtown La Follette

Tuesday morning sunshine as traffic moves through La Follette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Thanks to the genius of Todd Overbay and the late Frank Payne, the WLAF - Ben Rogers Building Camera is a reality and is now showing you live looks of Downtown La Follette. Terry's Pharmacy is the first business to sponsor the WLAF - Ben Rogers Building Camera. Call 423.562.1450 or email jim@1450wlaf.com about showcasing your business on the new cam shot.

Connect HERE to watch and listen.

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Public hearings held regarding subdivision regulation amendments

TOP PHOTO: Left to right: J.C. Miller, Jordan Rockwell, Rusty Orick and Marie Ayers

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Planning Commission members met Monday evening and held a public hearing regarding several proposed subdivision regulation amendments. 

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Landscape painter Spivey is featured artist

TOP PHOTO: Sherman Spivey describes his paintings as "abstract scenery."

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Sherman Spivey is the featured artist for the Postmark LaFollette Homemade Artshine Arts and Crafts Co-op and WLAF. He is a landscape painter and works mostly in acrylics.

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Jellico Historic Zoning Commission meets this evening

JELLICO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - The next meeting of the Jellico Historic Zoning Commission is scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, December 7th, at 6:30 PM, at City Hall.  

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Troutman honored for lifetime of service

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Dr. Gerald A. Troutman, longtime LaFollette dentist now retired, was recently honored by the State of Tennessee House of Representatives for his service in the community.  State Rep. Dennis Powers delivered a proclamation, signed by Tennessee’s Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, and Powers.  Troutman was recognized for his longevity in public health service in providing dental care, and his other community support, at a meeting of the South Campbell County Rotary Club.

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The King, Richard Petty, to appear at Food City-Middlebrook Pike

TOP PHOTO: Richard Petty is the spokesperson for Paralyzed Veterans of America.

KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - During Food City's annual Paralyzed Veterans of America fundraising campaign, the Food City on Middlebrook Pike raised the most funds. As a result, PVA spokesperson and seven-time NASCAR Champion, Richard Petty will be making a special appearance tomorrow at that Food City.

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