Caryville Police Chief resigns to become Scott County’s sheriff

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Last night at the regular monthly meeting of the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Police Chief Brian Keeton read his resignation letter effective Aug. 26 and thanked the council for the past eight years. He talked about how he had enjoyed his time in Caryville and serving the citizens of the town.

Flooding concerns loom today and Wednesday

TOP PHOTO: Campbell County is in the slight risk category for scattered flash flooding.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It’s another steamy, stormy day with temps heading to near 90 and feels-like temps up close to 100-degrees. The threat of showers and storms is with us today with the best time frame being from about 4pm to sunset.

Jones has bond revoked after stabbing arrest

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Following his latest arrest, Cameron Jones is being held without bond on prior charges.

New JES gym/cafeteria, elementary basketball rules on BOE agenda

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A full agenda awaits members of the Campbell County Board of Education at this evening’s 6pm meeting at the courthouse.

Campbell County Schools show improvement in AMOs

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – According to Campbell County School Superintendent Jennifer Fields, area Schools showed improvement this past year with all three grade bands meeting the district’s Annual Measurable Objective (AMO).

Lay charged with driving on suspended license and drug possession

NEWCOMB, TN (WLAF) – On July 29, Campbell County Sheriff’s Lt. Nathaniel Bostic saw a blue Dodge Neon leaving a home on Newcomb School Rd in Newcomb. Bostic knew the man behind the wheel had a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle turned onto Hwy 297 and traveled west into Hicks Cemetery and made a loop back onto Hwy 297 and park on the edge of the roadway, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

School zones open, buses running on first full day of classes

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The first full day of classes for Campbell County Schools is today. We’ll all need to get back into that ‘school’s in session mode’ as school zones are open, buses are running and students are walking near schools.

Kickoff to hunting season event at Sevier Range on Sat., Sept. 10

TOP PHOTO: All ranges will be staffed by certified range officers to ensure safety. 

KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The John Sevier Hunter Education Complex in Knoxville is hosting a Kickoff To Hunting Season event on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Cougars to host Halls in final tune-up scrimmage ahead of new season

TOP PHOTO: Campbell practiced on Monday afternoon and will scrimmage Tuesday at home against Halls in a 6pm start. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S MATTHEW MOORE)

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – This evening marks the final tune-up for the Campbell County Cougars ahead next week’s first game.

Walden prepares to assume new role

TOP PHOTO: Zack Walden appeared on WLAF election night last Thursday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Just a few years after graduating from the Alabama School of Law, Zach Walden has been elected the Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge.

Jones’ attempted murder charge marks 45th arrest

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- A longtime county employee is recovering from stab wounds as her attacker remains housed in the Knox County Jail.

Officers contain fight and fire at Campbell County Jail

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – In a Campbell County Sheriff’s Office release, it was reported late last Thursday evening, July 28, around 10 inmates at the Campbell County Jail ended up in a fight with each other. These same inmates used a broom handle to knock out a camera and attempted to start a fire in a trash can by inserting a piece of metal into an electrical outlet.

Same smiles, same family feeling at new-name Builtwell Bank

TOP PHOTO: The new Builtwell Bank signage was put in place last week.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It was a double ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at the Jacksboro and La Follette offices of Builtwell Bank formerly named First Volunteer as Builtwell Bank becomes the newest member of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great time to do a reset, bring some attention and let the community know why we’re here and what we want to do,” said Laura Byrge, Market Leader for Builtwell Bank.

New look parking lots at CCHS

TOP PHOTO: From Eagle I, this is a look at the La Follette side parking lot at Campbell High.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A major project has been completed at Campbell County High School.


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