TOP PHOTO: Four-Star General Carl Stiner, who passed away in the spring, was just one of the boys in his hometown of La Follette. The General as everyone called him is with dear friends, Bill Seiber (left) and Mike Freeman, at Big O’s in this WLAF archive photo.

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 June and July.


Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sgt. Ken Daugherty and Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins held a press conference Thursday afternoon announcing the identity of a Jane Doe that had been found murdered along Stinking Creek Road in 1998. To read more CLICK HERE.

A welfare check by a La Follette Police Officer landed a man in jail and prompted the Department of Children Services (DCS) to tend to his young son and daughter. For the full story CLICK HERE.

A report was released citing malfeasance on behalf of LaFollette City Officials. The report issued by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office said former Mayor Mike Stanfield and the council abused fire department personnel and equipment. It also said the city council failed to use proper oversight in monitoring Stanfield’s use of a city owned vehicle. To read more and view the report CLICK HERE.

La Follette native Four-Star General Carl Wade Stiner passed away. To read more CLICK HERE.


The City of LaFollette is celebrated its 125th anniversary. CLICK HERE to read more.

Eddie Hatmaker, a 33-year veteran firefighter, called it a career in 2022. He was celebrated at City Hall is this story HERE.

Fellow firefighter Daniel Lawson pats retiring La Follette Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Hatmaker on the shoulder as he expresses his appreciation. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

Strong to severe storm potential was forecast as were Heat Index Values of 100-degrees. For more CLICK HERE.

A Campbell County family survived a drive by shooting while the alleged shooter escaped a burning home. For the full story CLICK HERE.

Campbell County was among 51 counties in Tennessee that fell under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s high risk category for COVID-19. For the full story CLICK HERE.