Morton declares Friday, June 5 as "Celebrate Campbell County Day"

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - This afternoon, Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton declared Friday, June 5, 2020, as "Celebrate Campbell County Day."


Emergency Order #9 issued by Mayor Morton

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Today, Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton issued Emergency Order #9.


County meeting information from the mayor's office

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Here is information released from Mayor E.L. Morton's office this afternoon concerning upcoming meetings.

Tennessee has 406 new COVID-19 cases; none for Campbell County.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The number of COVD-19 cases in Campbell County continues to hold at 17, according to the Friday afternoon report with 16 patients having recovered from the virus.  Results from 1,402  COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative through Friday.  Currently there are no active COVID-19 cases, and there has been one death reported from COVID-19 in Campbell County.


TDEC hosts virtual summer camp for K-12 students

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host a Virtual Summer Camp for environmental education geared for students K-12 in June and July through social media platforms.

Three minors and one adult arrested in downtown

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A call to La Follette Police about shoplifters at the Red Roof Market resulted in four arrests late Thursday afternoon.


WLAF's Sleepy Heads salute Dalton Brown

TOP PHOTO:  The birthday celebration for Dalton Brown began early Friday morning at WLAF.  WLAF's Big Josh Etter (left) and Jim Freeman sport their new Team Dalton T-shirts.

WLAF's Big Josh Etter shows off his new Team Dalton T-Shirt so kindly created by WLAF's Aaron Hopkins and Larry Byrge and the great folks at Byrge Screen Printing.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - It's Dalton Brown's birthday!  The young "cancer fighter" turns 15 today. 


Commissioners discuss sanitation, ambulance, economic development funds

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County commissioners held an online budget and finance meeting on Thursday evening. Commissioners discussed and voted on various budget funds to be approved by the committee including the sanitation and solid waste fund, the ambulance service fund and the industrial economic development fund.


LaFollette Public Library reopening June 1 under strict guidelines

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - In a release from Librairan Nancy Green with the La Follette Public Library: This infectious disease/pandemic plan was created in response to COVID-19.  This policy can be altered as needed in the future.  This reopening plan is phased to allow time to be sure that the pandemic is not going to have a second wave and to prevent the library from becoming a hot spot for the pandemic.


Lobertini blazed trails and warmed hearts

TOP PHOTO:  This photo of Lucy Lobertini is classic Lucy as she was supporting CHET's annual Down and Derby event.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF)- Lucy Lobertini was the first female mayor of LaFollette, the first female county commissioner and was also the first, and only, woman to fill the role of Campbell County Mayor.  She was pioneer in a time when women were struggling to be heard in the community.


BOE returns to public meeting format

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education returns to open-to-the-public meetings next week.


Second annual Bobby Heatherly Classic is Saturday and Sunday

TOP PHOTO:  It was classic Bobby Heatherly as he prepped to hit the first tee shot at the inaugural Bobby Heatherly Open Golf Tournament on Sat., May 18, 2019, at the La Follette Country Club. “It’s 10:35.  Let’s get this going.  Allison (his daughter), get that Titleist (golf ball) off the desk. This may be the last time you see this swing. That ain’t bad (after his shot). I’ve got to have that ball.”

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A tradition began last May at the La Follette Country Club, the Bobby Heatherly Classic.  The classic is named in honor of Bobby Heatherly, the man who invested 36-years on the hill that's home to the beautiful nine-hole course.


La Follette Rescue Squad assisted in recovery effort of teen

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Reports coming in to WLAF this morning are that the body of the teen that drowned on Wednesday evening was recovered just before daybreak Thursday morning. 


Firefighters with the CCRFS snuff out car fire

TOP PHOTO:  The Campbell County Rural Fire Service was called out to a car on fire call right after sunset Wednesday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Firefighters with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service responded to a car fire on Wednesday night just before dark.


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