In the last installment of the 2018 year in review news from October, November and December is highlighted.


The LaFollette City Council debated $1.8 million in play with Tennova; members of the council asked media to withhold details of the potential offer. To read the story:  VISIT

After a yearly match up between Jacksboro Middle School and LaFollette Middle School, the Egg Bowl trophy stayed at JMS. The full story is HERE.

The third annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament, held at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club, raised funds for the children’s centers of Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union Counties.  It has become the second largest sporting clays tournament held at the south Blount County facility. The full story and how it benefits the centers is HERE.

Mary Brumitte was way beyond her required sweat equity hours. Her straight-A-student-son, Ramsey, has already piled up a lot of his own sweat equity hours. And Thursday, with warm sunshine streaming through the trees on East Fir Street, ground was broken for the family’s future Habitat Home. Their full story is HERE.

Campbell County attorney Michael Hatmaker had his license suspended for five years. Four years of the suspension will be a total suspension of his law privileges while the last can be served on probation with oversight and monitoring by an approved professional. To see the full story VISIT.

A community bid farewell when more than 1,000 people attended Charles McNeeley’s receiving of friends on Monday night at the New Horizon Baptist Church. The full story is HERE.


Paving begins on LaFollette’s dusty trail, also known as the four lane road that runs through the middle of town. The road had been a source of grime and angst for many in the days leading up to the paving. To see the full story VISIT.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with Jellico Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at  at a home on Wright Street in Jellico.  The full story is seen HERE.

The Fall elections saw a few close races and the turnover in as many seats. To see the story VISIT.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins recognized CCSD Deputy John Minor for superior performance of duty as a deputy sheriff. Minor’s story is found HERE.

A woman’s inability to stay in her lane of traffic cost she and her daughter a trip to jail. The full story is HERE.

Terry’s Pharmacy donated more than a ton of food, literally, to the Food Life Services in Campbell County in its annual food drive. The full story is HERE.

When a man was arrested for trespassing he told police it was because of “bad dope.” His full story is HERE.


Mark Hoskins and Ann Thompson were sworn in to serve a four-year term on city council for LaFollette. The full story is HERE.

High Street Baptist Church’s “Reason for the Season” float took top honors at the Campbell County Christmas Parade. For more details SEE.

The LaFollette – Campbell County law offices of Forrester – Burrell – Varsalona  opened  in the Ben Rogers Building at the corner of West Central and Nevada Avenues. The full story is HERE.

Brent Peel was introduced as the new Jellico High School football coach. The story is HERE.

Campbell County saw a significant  amount of snow on Sunday, December 10.  The photo at the top of the page was snapped by Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck as he and his crews with the Campbell County Road Department continued their road clearing efforts on Caryville Mountain on Monday.

TOP PHOTO:  Snow totals are “that” short of a foot on Caryville Mountain.  To see how road crews responded VISIT.

Lyndsay Janenko Craw was charged with criminal homicide in the death of Billy Partin Jr.  Police say Craw was his girlfriend and was living with Partin when he was stabbed on Saturday, December 8. The full story is HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/31/2018-6AM)