TOP PHOTO: Zach Lloyd makes his first visit to Charley’s Pizza since the fall of 2020. This photo was snapped in May, and real life miracle Zach Lloyd reflected on his battle with COVID- 19. For the full story CLICK HERE.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- With a few days in left in 2022, it is time to look back on the stories that captured the attention of WLAF viewers and readers. Today, we look at some of the stories of March, April and May.
Complaints of narcotic overdoses involving Fentanyl-laced Marijuana sent Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Gary Jeffers looking for the source. Through prior investigations and intercepting electronic communications, Jeffers learned that Reginald O’Dell Smith was delivering large amounts of Marijuana and possibly Cocaine to the Jellico area. For the full story CLICK HERE.
A Clinton man was arrested and faced multiple charges stemming from a wild and dangerous event. Arrested was 31-year-old Joshua “Josh” Neil Blair of Clinton. He was charged with violation of probation, a hold for Morgan County, a hold for Anderson County, assault on a first responder or nurse, aggravated assault on a first responder or nurse and attempted criminal homicide. To read more CLICK HERE.
Over three years after Billy Partin, Jr. was found stabbed in his LaFollette apartment, his murderer and one time girlfriend went to jail for his death. In 2018, Lindsay Craw was arrested and charged with first degree murder after Partin died from his injuries. Craw pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter receiving a 15-year sentence that will be served at 60 percent, according to court records. CLICK HERE to read more.
A big rig ended up in a precarious position shutting down Brantley Lane behind La Follette Fire Hall Two near Campbell High. CLICK HERE to see the photos.
The LaFollette City Council approved a four percent privilege tax on any hotel/motel or any place in which rooms, lodging or accommodations are furnished, and it was approved. For the full story CLICK HERE.
A homeless La Follette man arrested for the 17th time. CLICK HERE to read more.
The Louie Bluie Festival was announced to return Sept. 24. This was the first time the festival had been in person on the grounds of Cove Lake State Park in Caryville since the pandemic. To read more CLICK HERE.
The status of the old post office on South Tennessee Avenue was decided when the LaFollette Housing Authority offered to purchase the old post office for $200,000. The LaFollette City Council voted unanimously to accept the offer. For the full story CLICK HERE.
CCSO deputies rescue a child from apartment drug scene. For the full story CLICK HERE.
For the first time since 2019, CHET hosted its annual Down and Derby fundraiser. To read more CLICK HERE.
Real life miracle Zach Lloyd reflected on his battle with COVID- 19. For the full story CLICK HERE.
Jared Brian Lay was arrested for the 18th time in five years. To read more CLICK HERE.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 12/27/2022- 6AM)