Large pine tree blocks Sunshine Circle; a car suffers damage

TOP PHOTO: Sunshine Circle is blocked because of this fallen tree.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – City of La Follette Public Works Director Casey Boshears and crew are on the scene of a large fallen tree at this hour. As a result, a car is damaged and Sunshine Circle is blocked.

Kimberly Stephens is Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week

By Charlotte Underwood 

DUFF, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher, counselor or principal who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that educator who has inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute all of our hard working educators with a weekly feature. This week’s featured educator is White Oak’s Kimberly Stephens.

Investigation into fatal accident near hospital continues

TOP PHOTO: An expectant mother died in the Wednesday afternoon wreck. Her newborn is alive following an emergency C-section at the Tennova La Follette Medical Center Emergency Room.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Quick moving members of the medical community came together just after 1pm Wednesday to assist a man and woman involved in a motor vehicle accident on East Central Avenue. The accident happened when an SUV backed over the curb in the La Follette Medical Center parking lot, flipped, came down the hill and landed on its top on the sidewalk, according to La Follette Police.

Rocky weather on tap for Thursday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Our last Thursday of May could end up being a challenging one where our weather is concerned. Expect mostly cloudy skies with temperatures ranging between the upper 60s and lower 70s to go along with blustery conditions and a stuffy feel. Showers and thunderstorms are likely today and into the evening with some of the storms becoming strong to severe in the afternoon.

Here’s how to get reimbursed on a recalled Jif product

TOP PHOTO: If you have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425, then you have one of the recalled jars of Jif.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The makers of Jif, the J.M. Smucker Company, are walking you through the process of getting reimbursed if you have a recalled Jif product. 

TCAT receives $2,5000 check from UCOR
State Representative Dennis Powers, Senator Ken Yager, Joe Aylor with UCOR, UCOR Chief of Staff Samantha Dolynchuk, UCOR President and CEO Kenneth J. Rueter, TCAT Jacksboro President Debbie Petree and TCAT Jacksboro Vice President Tim Smith. United Clean Up Oak Ridge (UCOR) presented a check for $2,500 to TCAT on Wednesday. Senator Yager “instigated” the donation to go towards TCATs Foundation to help students.

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) donated $2,5000 to the Jacksboro Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) on Wednesday. The donation was secured by Senator Ken Yager, who has pledged to fundraise for the TCAT foundation.

Chadwell brothers, Hoyt and Kaden, claim TBF Junior two-day fish off

TOP PHOTO: The Campbell County Middle School Fishing Team is coming off a big weekend at Watts Bar Lake.

Kaden and Hoyt Chadwell had quite the haul over the weekend.

KINGSTON, TN (WLAF) – The Chadwell brothers have done it again. Kaden and Hoyt claimed another big fishing tournament on Watts Bar lake. The brothers won there in March and again this past weekend.

Garbage pick-up schedule adjustments for Memorial Day holiday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Caryville and La Follette have adjusted their service schedules for Monday, Memorial Day.

Sun, clouds, 60s for Saturday’s “Cars & Coffee” at Coolidge FBC

COOLIDGE, TN (WLAF) – Saturday is the fourth Saturday of the month and Coolidge First Baptist Church is hosting its first “Cars & Coffee” of the season.

DUI lands Chandler in Campbell County Jail

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – On Sunday afternoon, Deputy Justin Phillips saw a white Mazda truck travelling south on Hwy 116 in Caryville. The vehicle crossed the fog line on the right side of the road outside its lane almost running off the road.

East Central Avenue building featured in Throwback Thursday

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Today we take a look back to the 1950s, and the Lafollette Paper Box Company located on East Central Ave.

BOE announces special called meeting for Tuesday

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The Campbell County Board of Education will meet in a Special Called meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., in the lower level conference room of the Central Office, with an additional meeting on Thursday, June 2, at 5:00, if needed.  

Elk Valley STEM School added to School Nutrition summer feeding schedule

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The school nutrition distribution program schedule is released. Wendy Huckaby, School Nutrition Field Manager, for the Campbell County Board of Education shared the schedule on Tuesday afternoon.

Congratulations to the CCHS Class of 2022; see ceremonies here on demand
A packed house was on hand to honor and celebrate Campbell High’s Class of 2022 on Saturday.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Two hundred and eighty seniors walked across the stage that sat on Reynolds Field Saturday night and walked off the stage as Campbell County High School Graduates representing the Class of 2022, the school’s 47th graduating class. Congratulations! WATCH HERE ON DEMAND.

WLAF’s Charlie Hutson flew Eagle I high above Campbell High on Saturday night.

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