La Follette man taken into custody in morning drug raid

Members of the Campbell County Sheriff's Department converged on this Bently Lane home about 9:30 AM Thursday morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office and the Sheriff's Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 141 Bently Lane in La Follette this morning.

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CASA hires new executive director

The new Executive Director of CASA of Campbell County, Chris Taylor is pictured at the South Campbell County Rotary Club.  Chris is pictured with CASA Advocate Coordinator Angie Williams.

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - CASA of Campbell County has hired Chris Taylor as its new executive director. He started his first day on the job on Mon.

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County commission to continue animal shelter, rock quarry talk Thursday at 6:30 pm

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Monday's recessed Campbell County Commission meeting is set to continue tonight at 6:30 pm at the courthouse at Jacksboro.  The commission is expected to act on a newly proposed coating offer of not only the interior floors of the Baird Animal Shelter but the exterior kennel runs, doubling the area treated.  The full commission and public may learn of any results from a planned Tuesday conversation between the county, and its attorney, James Wright,  and the operator of the rock quarry located near Campbell County High School.

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La Follette Regional Planning Commission meets this afternoon

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The City of La Follette Regional Planning Commission meets today.

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Approval given for behavioral medicine facility in Knoxville

MURFEESBORO, TN and KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – National HealthCare Corporation (“NHC”), Tennova Healthcare, The University of Tennessee Medical Center (“UTMC”) and Reliant Healthcare have announced the Health Services and Development Agency of the State of Tennessee has granted Certificate of Need approval for a 64 bed psychiatric hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. The facility, Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine, LLC, is the result of a partnership among NHC, Tennova, UTMC and Reliant.

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See you Friday at Mamas and Minis Boutique

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - You are invited out to the ribbon cutting Friday, February 28th at noon at the all new Mamas & Minis Boutique.   

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Former Lady Cougar Cain's Bryan Lions are movin' on up

Former Campbell Lady Cougar Sarah Cain and her Bryan College Lions are closing in on a 30-win season.

DAYTON, TN (WLAF) On Wednesday, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officially announced the Div. II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top-25 Poll—No. 6, and rising one spot is Bryan women's basketball coming in at No. 13.

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Immediate job openings in La Follette area

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - P & P Construction has immediate openings for security guards in the La Follette area.

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Campbell County has 24 new business filings in 4th quarter of 2019

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Initial business filings continue year-over-year growth and don’t show any signs of slowing down, according to a reported released Tuesday by Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office.

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Muncy notes this is Severe Weather Awareness Week

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Jay Muncy reminds us that this is Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week (Feb. 23 to Feb. 29, 2020).  The week is to promote preparedness to Campbell Countians and Tennesseeans.

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Sink hole gets quick attention from the CC Road Dept.

TOP PHOTO:  Tony Malone with the Campbell County Road Department estimates this sink hole to be about eight-feet deep.

Left to right:  Campbell County Road Department Crew members Mike Smith, Darrell Johnson and Tony Malone work a sinkhole on Carr Wynn Road on Wednesday afternoon.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Road Department had a quick response today around lunch time to a sink hole just off Old Middlesboro Hwy on Carr Wynn Rd.

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‘I’m overwhelmed with the loss of Cowboy’ – JPD Chief Jeremy Goins

TOP PHOTO:  Jacksboro Chief of Police Jeremy Goins with K-9 Officer Cowboy in 2015 when Goins was with the Campbell County Sheriff's Department.

This is the photo of K-9 Cowboy that will forever be displayed at the Campbell County Sheriff's Office at Jacksboro.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The sad news of K-9 Cowboy’s passing hit hard Tuesday night.  Not only did his handler Jacksboro Chief of Police Jeremy Goins lose his beloved black Labrador Retriever, Campbell County and the United States lost a decorated officer as well.  Although it’s Chief Goins who is feeling the emotional brunt of the loss, others can relate, in particular Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins who was also very close to Cowboy.

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Recessed county commission meeting is recessed - again

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Commission recessed its regular February meeting from last Monday until this week in order to resolve a necessary spending resolution to reopen the county’s animal shelter. Then they were forced to recess again in order to review what is possibly a better offer.

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When the sun comes out, so does Charlie Hutson's camera

TOP PHOTO:  Twin K Construction is building 800 feet of sidewalk and curb beside La Follette Middle School along Foothills Drive. (Left to right) Tyler Strunk,  Ryan Harness, Jason Crossgrove, and job foreman David Strunk

A PCUD crew working on the Powell-Clinch crossover line on Hwy 63 in East La Follette. (Left to right)  Caleb Shears, J.T. Edwards and Matt Stanley.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF's Charlie Hutson made the most of Tuesday's sunshine and warmth, and his camera loved it.  Look who else the sunshine brought out.

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