Commission reverses itself, rolls back nineteen cent tax increase

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Commission met in a special called budget & finance meeting on Tuesday to reverse an earlier vote that would have effectively increased the county’s property tax rate by nineteen cents.

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Rotary Club makes impressive donation to help CHET’s flood victims

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The heavy rainfall of the evening of Friday, June 7, rose to chest high levels within half-an-hour for residents of CHET’s Family Services Center across from La Follette Middle School.  That’s how quickly lives teetered on surviving or not and how quickly residents lost everything they have.

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City of La Follette plans to increase property taxes

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - “A pretty healthy increase” is how one property assessor professional described the City of La Follette’s intent to exceed the Certified Tax Rate (CTR).

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Deputy answers call of possible impaired man in a ditch

NEWCOMB, TN (WLAF) -  On Friday afternoon, Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy John Minor was dispatched to Highway 297 in reference to a possibly impaired person in a ditch.

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Elkins passes the torch to Sheets

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Zach Sheets is the new president of the South Campbell County Rotary Club. 

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Leadership Campbell County begins new session

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - On Thursday, the newest Leadership Campbell County participants attended orientation.

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Mercury Drive to be shut down for paving on Wednesday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Highway Department is shutting down Mercury Drive (near Doaks Creek) on Wednesday from 7:30 am until 4 pm for paving.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 06/26/2019-6AM)

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DYL All-Star teams claim come from behind wins

ROCKWOOD, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Dixie Youth League 10 and under (10U) All Stars team (BELOW) is state bound after its big come from behind win over Kingston at Rockwood on Tuesday night.

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Smith Hardware's big paint and stain sale starts today

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - That's Sherman Campbell showing off a can of Cabot stain.  The select paints buy one, get one 50% off sale is today through July 8 at Smith Hardware while stain is $10 off per gallon at Smith’s between stop lights 7 & 8. 

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Walden offers his thoughts on property tax increase

An Open Letter to the County Commission:

I’m Zack Walden. I am a 3rd district voter, a Campbell County property owner, Vice-Chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party, and an attorney. I am concerned about and disappointed in the recent actions of the Campbell County Commission, and I appreciate this opportunity to share my thoughts on the proposed tax increase that the county intends to use to fill a slush fund.

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One lane heading north on Jellico Highway

DUFF, TN (WLAF) - TDOT is doing road construction on Jellico Highway from near the Jellico Highway Church of God to near the Duff turn-off.

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A beauty shot from God's Country - Campbell County

DEMORY, TN (WLAF) - Nancy Bright shares this beautiful photo from Demory on this Tuesday morning.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 06/25/2019-7:30AM)

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Morton assures he will not support a property tax increase

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Appearing on WLAF last night, Campbell County Mayor EL Morton attempted to assure the community he wouldn’t be advocating for a tax increase.

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Caryville passes its 2019-2020 budget

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - In less than 20 minutes Monday night, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen completed the second reading of Ordinance 2019-03 for its annual operating budget and passed that budget for 2019-2020. 

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