The lights are on on the east side of La Follette

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Drive carefully. Many people have not noticed that the traffic lights are in full operation on the east side of town.

LaFollette City Administrator Stan Foust questions police performance

TOP PHOTO: LaFollette Police on a drug raid in January.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Monday afternoon the LaFollette City Council met for the monthly workshop at City Hall. First up in the meeting was a discussion of reports from departments.

Non-district challenge games ahead for Campbell this week, starting tonight

Watch Campbell and Blount play tonight at Maryville live here over WLAF at 6pm

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It’s a three games in five days week for the Cougars and Lady Cougars of Campbell High. Tonight at William Blount, Thursday at South-Doyle and Friday at home with Anderson are the games on tap.

Harmon pleads guilty to reckless vehicular homicide

Sentenced to probation and community service

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Yesterday, in criminal court, Tristan Harmon pleaded guilty in the accident that claimed his sister’s life.

He was given five years probation and 500 hours of community service after he agreed he was guilty of reckless vehicular homicide. The community service will entail participating in the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Public Schools Outreach program.

LUB discusses water transmission main improvements project 

LaFollette Utilities Board is sponsoring the Veteran’s Breakfast this Saturday

TOP PHOTO: LUB board members, left to right, Joe Snodderly, John Snodderly and Boyd Henegar were among the attendees at Monday’s LUB workshop and meeting.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The LaFollette Utility Board held its monthly workshop and meeting on Monday evening with discussion of a water transmission main improvements project on state route 63 topping the agenda. 

The utility board discussed and voted in approval of an engineering proposal from Cannon & Cannon Engineering regarding the ARPA funded-SR-63 water transmission main improvements project. 

According to LUB General Manager Kenny Baird, the utility has three water projects going on right now.

Christmas banners go up around town on Monday

TOP PHOTO: LFD Firefighter Joey Gilbert finishes up posting a banner at Central and Tennessee on Monday afternoon.

A high wire act for an LFD firefighter.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – La Follette Fire Department’s “B” shift endured Monday’s cold winds to spread Christmas spirit around town by decorating the Christmas tree and hanging Christmas banners.

The Ridgeview Mobile Crisis Walk-In Clinic is open weekdays

OAK RIDGE, TN. (WLAF)- As an enhancement to our 24/7 Crisis Support, Mobile Crisis Walk-In is open weekdays from 9am to 9pm.

In addition to our Mobile Crisis availability 24/7 through 1-800-870-5481, did you know that Ridgeview’s Mobile Crisis Walk-In is also open weekdays from 9am until 9pm?

American Cable of LaFollette joins chamber

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce welcomed American Cable of LaFollette as its newest member yesterday.

Campbell County General Sessions Court docket for today, Nov. 28, 2023

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Below is today’s Campbell County General Sessions Court docket.

Monday, it was LED lights. Today, LUB hangs lighted Christmas ornaments

Lighted Christmas ornaments were put up on a cold day in November 2022 as well.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – LUB crews are back along Central Avenue today. On Monday, they were installing LED street lights. Today is the day the lighted Christmas ornaments go up on the poles. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/28/2023-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

LUB sponsors Saturday’s veterans breakfast, 8am, FBC Jacksboro

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The monthly veterans breakfast honoring veterans and their families is Saturday.

Campbell County seeking bids for concrete work

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- Campbell County is seeking bids for concrete work.

LaFollette man creates YouTube Appalachian Channel

TOP PHOTO: John Ward created the Appalachian Channel on YouTube and features old general stores and more as he travels around the Appalachian region.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – LaFollette resident John Ward went from repairing iPhones to YouTube internet fame in just a little more than two years. He spends his days traveling all across the South East Appalachian region making videos highlighting everything from general stores from a by-gone era to mountain folk making sorghum and apple butter. 

Local baker competes in international competition; needs your vote

Local baker Raegan Marsee is competing in an international baking competition the Greatest Baker, with voting starting at 1 pm, today, November 27th.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Local baker Raegan Marsee is competing in an international baking competition with voting starting at 1 pm, November 27th.

Marsee runs Love Always Bakery, from home, making gourmet cheesecakes and more in honor of her grandmother who inspired her to bake. 


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