Saturday afternoon fire toasts an ATV and scorches grassy area

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - On one of the hottest days of the season, so far, firefighters battled fire as well as nature's heat this afternoon just off the 141 exit of I-75.


An ATV fire at I-75 Exit 141 triggers a brush fire

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Caryville Fire Department was dispatched at 2:20 pm to a fire at Exit 141 of I-75 on Saturday afternoon.


Shiners are out in full force today.

Shriner Jeff Nicely of Speedwell was out hawking Shrine Papers early on this D-Day Saturday morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Your donation, large or small, is welcomed and appreciated this weekend here in Campbell County.


Charlie did it! He photographed two fireworks shows at once.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF's Charlie Hutson worked his photo magic Friday night during Pyro Shows "Celebrate Campbell County" performance.  In the two photos above, C-Hut captured the Depot Street fireworks show in Downtown La Follette on the left and the Midway fireworks show from the Roane State Campus on the right.


Powers recalls trip to Normandy and D-Day today

TOP PHOTO:  As State Representative Dennis Powers stood among the U.S. graves at Normandy in 2017, he said, "I thought about the sacrifice of those young soldiers who ran directly into enemy fire to help liberate countries thousands of miles from home where their families were hopefully awaiting for them to return - many never did.  Then, I remembered a quote: “The U.S. has sent many men and women to fight in foreign lands and all we ever asked for was place to bury our dead.”

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - In the summer of 2017, State Representative Dennis Powers and his wife Traci walked the beaches and toured Normandy.  Today, on this 76th anniversary of D-Day, Dennis Powers shares his thoughts on this historic anniversary.


'I don't know how anyone survived' - WWII Veteran Bud Petitt

WLAF remembers D-Day by sharing a story of photos and memories from WWII Veteran Bud Petitt and State Representative Dennis Powers they shared in a June 2019 D-Day visit to WLAF.

LAFOLLETTE, TN  (WLAF) - One of Campbell County's World War II veterans took time to pay a visit to WLAF on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.


Pyro Shows lights up your sky and WLAF. Watch the show over WLAF's video player.

TOP PHOTO:  Crew leader Brian Nelson backs into place as Justin Chapman directs him on Depot Street launch site of the Downtown La Follette show.

La Follette Police Officer Isiah Lawson set up the barriers to block off Depot Street at West Beech Street and at the other end of Depot at South 5th Street.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A little after 2 pm, Pyro Shows fireworks crews left out for their Friday night launch sites; Downtown La Follette, the Roane State campus, school house hill at Jacksboro, Norris Lake at Springs Dock, Downtown Jellico and Cove Lake State Park.


TDOE announces innovative assessment supports for 2020-21

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced a suite of free, optional assessment supports for the 2020-21 school year, which will be available to all districts this fall. These supports are part of the department’s innovative assessment initiative as described in the Best for All strategic plan. 


Campbell County has had 1,534 tests for COVD-19 come back negative for the virus

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The number of COVD-19 cases in Campbell County remained at 17 for weeks with 16 of those patients having recovered.  However, in the Saturday report from the State Department of Health, one new COVID-19 case was reported in Campbell County.  Results through Friday from 1,1534  COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative through Sunday. There has been one death reported from COVID-19 in Campbell County.


County Insurance and Personnel Committee to meet Tuesday

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Insurance and Personnel Committee meets Tuesday via Zoom.


Rain or shine, it's Shrine Paper sale time

TOP PHOTO:  Charlie Clawson shouted "WLAF" when we slowed up to pick up our Shriner paper.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Your donation, large or small, is welcomed and appreciated this weekend here in Campbell County.


Valley View Elementary holds drive through graduation for kids

Watch out, Sherman!  Sherman Petree was all smiles as he received his kindergarten diploma on Thursday and got a special visit from a shark at Valley View School.

By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Valley View Elementary School held a drive through graduation for its kindergarten and preschool students on Thursday evening. Teachers dressed up and cheered the students on as they drove through to receive their diplomas. A total of 69 kindergarten students received their diplomas, as did around 40 preschoolers.


TWRA stocks catfish ahead of "Free Fishing Day" on Saturday

MORRISTOWN, TN (WLAF) - TWRA is stocking catfish at several locations, including Indian Mountain State Park at Jellico, across east Tennessee ahead of Free Fishing Day, which falls on Saturday, June 6 this year.  Although traditional TWRA sponsored fishing events are cancelled due to COVID-19, many locations will receive fish to promote quality fishing.


WLAF is "Bub Strong"; Fundraiser is Saturday for Phillip "Bub" Johnson.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Family and friends are pulling together for Bub Johnson after last Saturday's tragic farming accident that's likely to keep the young man in the hospital for an extended time.


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