Grand jury exercises little known ability in deputies’ case

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The three deputies facing charges for allegedly assaulting an inmate in June appeared in court Tuesday. They plead not guilty to the charges.

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Jan. 22, 2020 declared Jim Robinson Appreciation Day

TOP PHOTO:  County Mayor E.L. Morton presented Joy Robinson with a plaque at Tuesday evening's commission meeting declaring Jan. 22, 2020 as Jim Robinson Appreciation Day in honor of her husband's efforts in establishing the first recycling program in the county.

Joy Robinson accepted a plaque dedicated to her deceased husband Jim Robinson for his efforts in creating the first recycling program in Campbell County.

By:  Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - La Follette native Jim Robinson was honored by Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton and the county commission on Tuesday evening. The commission declared Jan. 22, 2020 as Jim Robinson Appreciation Day.

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LES's Smiddy headed to Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee

Front row:  Jaydin Parks (left) and Mason Smiddy (right).  Back row:  L-R Judge Lena Nelson, Spelling Bee Coordinator Stephanie White, Judge Dylan Leach and Judge Josh James.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Mason Smiddy of La Follette Elementary School is on his way to the News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee in mid-March.

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Failure to maintain lane lands a man in jail

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) - On Jan. 14, Campbell County Deputy Anthony Mahar noticed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane. Mahar stopped the vehicle at the Exxon in Jellico. When he contacted the driver and the passenger identified as Rodney Steven Day both were giving conflicting stories about where they were going.

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Charlie Hutson takes us down WLAF Memory Lane

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF signed on the air in the spring of 1953 and was located in the Piedmont Hotel on North 5th Street.

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Former Lady Cougar Cain scores 11 in rout for #18 Bryan

DAYTON, TN (WLAF) – For the sixth time this season, sophomore forward Destiny Kassner has eclipsed the 20-point mark, as the former Oak Ridge High School standout led the 18th-ranked Bryan women’s basketball team in an overwhelming 85-61 win at home over Appalachian Athletic Conference visitor Truett McConnell University (Ga.).

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Actions of the Campbell County Commission 01/21/2020

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Here are the actions from the Campbell County Commission meeting from Tue., Jan. 21, 2020.  WATCH the meeting on demand here.

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Earthquakes recorded Sunday, Monday "and" Tuesday at Fincastle

FINCASTLE, TN (WLAF) - For three days in a row, there have been earthquakes recorded each day in the Fincastle community according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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Sampieri, Campbell making inroads in the Midwest

Near Chicago, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Director Christie Sampieri (right) shared information about retiring to Campbell County with hundreds of couples over the weekend.
SPECIAL TO WLAF FROM CHRISTIE SAMPIERI, DIRECTOR OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
SCHAUMBURG, ILL (WLAF) - More than 600 couples attended the Ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Show in Schaumburg, IL over the past weekend.

Macy's creation led to a fun night for the student section

TOP PHOTO:  L to R: Brennon Byrge (Senior), Carson Meade (Junior), Cobey Raines (Senior), Michael Brown (Senior)

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Lady Cougar and artist Macy Monday poses with her creation as Josh Parker snaps her photo before Tuesday night's games on Brown Court. 

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At Tuesday's county commission meeting - Wallace resigns. Vanover appointed.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Headlining a night of big headlines at Tuesday's Campbell County Commission meeting, Deputy Mayor Andy Wallace tendered his resignation.  Reports are that Wallace is headed to a government position with Anderson County.  Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton appointed Johnny Vanover to fill the short-lived vacancy.  Vanover is retired from a career in law enforcement and is currently the pastor at East Jacksboro Baptist Church.  WATCH the meeting on demand here.

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Snodderly honored by county commission

TOP PHOTO:  Betty Snodderly shares a hug with grandson Cooper.

Jan. 21, 2020 was declared as Betty Snodderly Appreciation Day. Her family attended the celebration as well. Pictured is grandson Ian Lusby, son John Snodderly, daughter-in-law Raewyn Snodderly, grandson Cooper Lusby, daughter Amy Lusby, granddaughter Kennedy Lusby, Betty Snodderly, and granddaughter Nora Snodderly and grandson Zeke Snodderly.

By:  Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Betty Snodderly was honored by the County Commission on Tuesday evening for her many years of service with the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.  Snodderly's family showed up to be part of the big surprise.

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New sidewalks will soon be underway in LaFollette

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) -Phase three of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant is ready to start.

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2012 Lady Cougars honored at Tuesday's game

TOP PHOTO:  The banner honoring the 2012 District Championship was hung on Tuesday night. It is the second time in 45 years that the district title has been won. 

Members of the 2012 Lady Cougars reminiscing about the big district championship win.

By:  Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The 2011-2012 District 3 Girls Basketball Champions were all smiles during the honor ceremony and banner hanging held during the half time of the boy's game on Tuesday night. Afterwards, members of the 2012 team hung out in the girl's locker room with this year's team.  Coach Ryan Browning and Coach Brad Honeycutt had some special words for the team.

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