More details emerge surrounding a JMS student taken into custody over a gun

 JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - A Jacksboro Middle School student was taken into custody on Tuesday after taking a gun to school. According to a Campbell County Sheriff's Department press release, the incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 26.

Tasha Hammac is WLAF'S "Teacher Feature" of the week

By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - WLAF'S Teacher Feature of the week is Tasha Hammac.

Car parked in the middle of road, engine on; driver charged with DUI

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher West responded to a call of a possible overdose not long before daybreak one morning last week.  The call took him to Hiawatha Lane in Caryville.  When he arrived, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit was already on the scene, but the suspect refused medical treatment. The EMT told West he found the suspect in the driver seat of the car.  The engine was running, and the car was in park sitting in the middle of the road blocking a driveway.  The  EMT turned off the engine and removed the keys.


Appeals court upholds Marlow's sentence

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Despite an extensive criminal history, Nichole Larae Marlow cried foul when she was given a seven year prison sentence after pleading guilty to possession of contraband in a penal facility.  She felt that alternative sentencing, such as probation, would have been a better course of action.


Today is last day to cast an early vote

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Determined voters  waited in the rain to cast their ballots on Wednesday at the Campbell County  Election Commission Office.  Five hundred and sixteen early votes  were cast yesterday.


La Follette City Hall reopens to accept property tax payments

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - La Follette has reopened its city hall daily from 8 am until 4 pm in order for property owners to pay their property taxes.


Governor offers words of encouragement during WLAF interview

TOP PHOTO:  During a July 2019 visit to Campbell County, the governor stopped for a video beside the Daniel Boone-like figure overlooking Bungalow Hollow on McCloud Mountain.  See the video HERE.  

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - On his last day of quarantine on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Lee took a few minutes for a phone interview with WLAF's Jim Freeman.   A couple of member's of the governor's detail tested positive for COVID-19, and that put Lee and his wife Maria in quarantine until yesterday afternoon.  CLICK HERE to hear Governor Lee's remarks over WLAF.


Listen to the WLAF Trading Post on demand

Big Josh is your host of the WLAF Trading Post weekday mornings from 8 am until 9 am.  To play along, call 423.562.1450.  It's his radio version of E-Bay.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Miss the WLAF Trading Post this morning?  Need a number from yesterday's WLAF Trading Post?  Listen HERE on demand.


Flash Flood Watch runs through 2 pm; frost for the weekend.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A wet and windy Thursday continues creating challenges in some areas of Campbell County this  morning.  Once we clear lunch time today, rain chances begin diminishing as cooler air slowly begins chasing the rain away.


No school on Thursday due to flooding around Campbell County

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - "After checking road conditions with Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck, and the reports of heavy rain through the night, Campbell County Schools will be closed Thursday, October 29," said Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields.


COVID-19 claims life of another Campbell Countian

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Here is the latest COVID-19 information for Campbell County as of Wednesday afternoon from the State of Tennessee Department of Health. 


JMS student taken into custody

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - In a release issued Wednesday morning from Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields, Fields details that a Jacksboro Middle School student was taken into custody Tuesday after it was reported that the student had taken a gun to school.


La Follette Public Works getting ahead of expected heavy rainfall

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - It's all hands on deck this morning for La Follette Public Works.  "We have extra people out already specifically checking drains around town," said Public Works Director Casey Boshears.


RSCC offers free "remote work" classes and more

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The Roane State Community College campus in Campbell County is offering several free courses. These courses include a class to help improve skills related to "remote work" or working from home, as well as an environmental infection protection training class.

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