Wind playing havoc; power outages, trees down

TOP PHOTO: This tree is across Rogers Lane at the Country Club in east La Follette.

LAFOLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “We’re getting hammered,” said LUB General Manager Kenny Baird. A Wind Advisory is living up to its billing with sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour and gusts as high as 50 MPH and a shade higher. Baird is referencing all the power outages as a result.

Friday evening wreck sends two patients to the hospital

TOP PHOTO: There was a two vehicle wreck Friday evening at the East Central Avenue and Myers Lane intersection.

The entrance to Myers Lane was temporarily closed Friday evening after two vehicles wrecked into each other.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Two vehicles collided just after 7:00 o’clock Friday evening on East Central Avenue near the Food Lion.

Traffic on East Central Avenue was temporarily shutdown to clear wreckage. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DALTON BROWN)
LMC commemorates Doctors’ Day with donation to Caryville Cares

TOP PHOTO: On Tues., March 28, Mark Cain, CEO of Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette (right) and Sara Lloyd, VP of Operations at Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette (center) presented a check to Brandon Johnson, president Caryville Cares, for this Inclusive Playground Project.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – This year, to celebrate National Doctors’ Day, Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette Medical Center found a unique way to thank the providers who serve the community and hospitals. In lieu of gifts, Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette donated money to local charity, Caryville Cares Inclusive Playground Project.

Final Four is tonight in WLAF-Collectables & More Final Four Run
Here’s the grand prize from Collectables & More in the WLAF – Collectables & More Final Four Fun Run. It’s autographed by several Vols including Santiago Vescovi, Zakai Zeigler and Josiah-Jordan James.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) –The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been whittled down from 68 teams to four as the WLAF – Collectables & More Final Four Fun Run continues.

Connect HERE for the full bracket and more from the NCAA and the weekend’s final scores.

The Final Four is set, and here are Sunday and Saturday’s final scores:

Saturday, April 1 (Final Four)

Bill Berry – No. 9 Florida Atlantic Owls versus Katie Campbell – No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs SAT 6:09pm CBS

Tony Fraley – No. 4 Connecticutt Huskies (UConn) versus John Perkins – No. 4 Miami Hurricanes SAT 8:49pm CBS

Road closure in Bethlehem area starts Monday

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- A portion of Bethlehem Road will be closed beginning Monday morning.

Baird’s gone; grief remains. Today marks anniversary of disappearance.

TOP PHOTO: Adam Baird, who vanished four years ago today, would be 37 years old.

On April 3, 2019, the search for Adam Baird intensified by deploying the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and K-9 division to the Big Four Rd. area. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the La Follette Rescue Squad, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Aviation unit.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Another March 31 is here, and there’s still no sign of Adam Baird who vanished on this date four years ago.  Baird would be 37- years- old.

Neal, facing murder charges, acquires attempted murder charge

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Michael Wayne Neal, Jr. was already on bail for second degree murder when he allegedly attempted to kill another person. In this case, his father, Michael Wayne Neal, Sr., was also charged.

Friday’s LaFollette Easter Egg Hunt is postponed to Monday 5pm

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Join the City of LaFollette for its annual Easter egg hunts now on Monday at 5pm.

CC Litter Control & Norris Lake Project Team collect 197 bags of trash

TOP PHOTO: Dedicated volunteers worked eagerly on Saturday to clean up the Norris Lake shore line above and below Powell Valley Marina.

By Matthew Moore

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – In a bid to clean the shorelines of Powell Valley Marina on Norris Lake, there was a litter cleanup on Saturday, which saw the participation of 70 volunteers. The event was hosted by Campbell County Litter Control and the Norris Lake Project Team. “The project covered a four mile stretch of shoreline, and the volunteers were able to collect a staggering 197 bags of litter, 40 tires, barrels, buoys, and other waste material,” said Glennis Monday, Campbell County litter control officer.

Campbell hosts Clinch River Classic today and Saturday

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – This weekend, Campbell Cougar Baseball welcomes teams from three states for the first Clinch River Classic. Opening pitch is Friday at 5pm when the Bryan Station Defenders out of Lexington take on the David Crockett Pioneers of Jonesborough followed by the Pioneers facing off with the Belfry Pirates at 7:30pm.

All buildings across from Woodson Mall have been razed
Here is the look from the Woodson Mall side of the four lane taken by WLAF’s Charlie Hutson with Eagle I.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – As of Thursday evening, all three of the former structures had been razed that once sat along the four lane across from Woodson Mall.

Gibson and Miller arrested at ETHRA Probation office

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – La Follette Police end up arresting two people at the same time at the same location, Wednesday afternoon at a state office.


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