Overnight wreck sends one person to the hospital via a medical helicopter

TOP PHOTO: One person was injured when this truck rammed into a Jacksboro home.

This steep hill is beside the home that was struck by a pick-up truck.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In the wee hours of Sunday morning, a pick-up truck headed down a steep hill on Liberty Street, left the road, went over an embankment and rammed into the back of a home, according to officials.

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WLAF features 1973 Saturday & Sunday nights with Casey Kasem

TOP PHOTO: Saturday night at 7pm and Sunday night at 8pm, over WLAF, the late legendary Casey Kasem counts down the top songs of the week ending September 29, 1973.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The fun of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 The 70s trips back to September 29, 1973, Saturday night at 7pm and Sunday night at 8pm over WLAF radio. The fun three hours of memories are brought to you by Maynard’s Auto Parts and State Representative Dennis Powers.

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Vote for Ferguson, Hensley or Lester in Gray Insurance Group survey

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Who do you think is this week’s Cougar of The Week, Peyton Ferguson, Landen Hensley, or Will Lester? Cast your vote now in the WLAF – Gray Insurance Group survey.

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Matthew has Moore about what’s happening around town

By Matthew Moore

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN (WLAF) – Happy October. 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.

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LUB Crew helps with Hurricane Ian restoration at North Myrtle Beach

TOP: This LUB crew started working as soon as it hit the ground on Friday afternoon.

Left to right are Steve Reynolds, Robert Fritts, Dayne Deavours, Brandon Shown, Michael Owens, Ryan Evans, Eric Griffith and Tyler Brammer with LUB. This crew left out at 6am Friday beach bound to restore power to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, utility customers.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WLAF) – An eight man crew left out before daybreak on Friday headed for the beach, and they weren’t headed for fun in the sun. It’s all business as they drove out at 6am on their way to restore power to one of the many communities in the southeast that was ravaged by Hurricane Ian.

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Neighbors turned heroes rescue mother, daughter from burning home

TOP PHOTO: Firefighters with the La Follette Fire Department continued working the house after all visible fire was out on Thursday evening. “We’re working the attic and other hot spots, because if we don’t, it’ll rekindle later tonight,” said LFD Captain Johnny Seal.

Jerry Allen (left), Blue and Ken Treadway watch as firefighters continue battling the house fire at 309 East Prospect Street.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “Blue kept wanting out of the house, and when I let him out, he ran next door. I followed and saw that the house was on fire,” said Ken Treadway. Treadway, barefooted and shirtless, flagged down a car to call 911 as he ran up onto the porch of the burning home at 309 East Prospect Street.

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CCSO makes arrest in narcotics investigation in east La Follette

TOP PHOTO: Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in east La Follette on Thursday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff Wayne Barton would like to commend the hard work of his officers on a successful narcotics investigation that lead to a search warrant being executed on Thursday in east La Follette.

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Wire-to-wire thrills as Campbell nips Clinton 54-48 in OT

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It’s rare a team scores a touchdown on the first play of the game and the last play of the game, but the Campbell Cougars did just that on Thursday night in a 54-48 overtime win over Clinton. Just for the record, it was Campbell’s first-ever win when playing on Mark Packer’s Rivalry Thursday telecasts.

Peyton Ferguson, the birthday boy, returned the game’s opening kick-off 90 yards for a touchdown, and it was game on. It took the Campbell Cougars ten-seconds to take the lead. With the game tied at 48, Campbell stopped Clinton in overtime followed by a one play overtime for Campbell. Cougar Landen Hensley threw a bullet to an angling Mason Shanks in the west end zone for the win. Four quarters and an overtime later, the Cougars clawed out a 54-48 win over arch rival and Region 3-AAAAA opponent Clinton. Watch the game HERE on demand from WLAF.

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Tennova Healthcare LaFollette offers free flu shots at drive thru event

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette is hosting a free drive-thru flu vaccination event on a first-come, first-served basis to the Campbell County community on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 1:00pm to 3:00p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance, located at 923 East Central Avenue in LaFollette.

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Fields represents CC Board of Education at state school board meeting

TOP PHOTO: Members of the Campbell County Board of Education along with its director attended this week’s Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Fall District meeting at Jefferson County High School. Left to right are BOE Members Steve Morgan, Randy Heatherly, Ronnie Lasley, Director of Schools Jennifer Fields, BOE Members Sharon Ridenour and Lisa Fields with Johnny Byrge in the back.

Lisa Fields is the 2022 TSBA East District Director, and she has served on the Campbell County Board of Education since 2016.

DANDRIDGE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Lisa Fields of the Campbell County Board of Education represented the East Region at this week’s Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Fall District meeting at Jefferson County.

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Allan Miller’s Ghostwalk in downtown LaFollette runs through October

TOP PHOTO: Business of the week. Allan Miller brings history alive with his downtown LaFollette Ghost Walk Tours.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The haunting season is here and LaFollette’s favorite storyteller and historian Allan Miller is back with his yearly Ghostwalk tours. The first tour starts tonight at 7:30.

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CCSO investigators locate active meth lab under the seat of a car

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tosha Tackett responded to a call of a possible accident on Mountain Road at Caryville on Monday morning but didn’t find an accident. Instead she found a vehicle backed into a side road that appeared to have been purposely backed there.

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Lady Cougars finish off White Academy in 4-1 soccer victory

TOP PHOTO: Jessa Riggs of the Lady Cougars makes a break with the ball leaving the Knights trailing.

The Lady Cougars enjoying their win while showing appreciation to their fans.

By Amber Cowell

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In an abbreviated match due to Thursday night football on The Hill, the Lady Cougars hosted the Knights of J. Frank White Academy. Amber shares her full photo gallery HERE.

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Chamber ribbon cutting is today at noon at Vic’s Creekside Restaurant

TOP SIDE: It’s right beside the creek and bridge on Stinking Creek Road.

DUFF, TN (WLAF) – “We are excited for our next Chamber Ribbon-Cutting with new member Vic’s Creekside Restaurant,” said Missy Tackett, Executive Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.

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