WLAF features 1972 Saturday & Sunday nights with Casey Kasem

TOP PHOTO: Saturday night at 7pm and Sunday night at 8pm, over WLAF, the late legendary Casey Kasem counts down the top songs of the week ending August 12, 1972.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The fun of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 The 70s trips back to August 12, 1972, Saturday night at 7pm and Sunday night at 8pm over WLAF radio. The fun three hours of memories are brought to you by Maynard’s Auto Parts and State Representative Dennis Powers.

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As summer wanes, Walt has one more load of watermelons
Walt Goins selects a melon for Tonya Braden (gold shirt) as Goins daughter Jan Jones watches.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The morning air had a hint of coolness to it as Walt Goins pulled his little teal colored pick-up truck beside the curb in front of the Royal Lunch & Billiards this morning. His bed full of watermelons was drawing folks to pull over.

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Supply donations continue being accepted on Saturday at CT Bank

TOP PHOTO: Letcher County, Kentucky, was the hardest hit area of the Kentucky flood disaster, and your last loads of donations went to Fleming-Neon. This truck load will go to Jenkins; both in Letcher County. Most all supplies are being delivered via four-wheelers.

Eva Pemberton (left) and her grandmother Tammy Bostic are manning the big trailer where your donations will be loaded and driven to Kentucky.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Another 18-wheeler is stationed in the parking lot of Community Trust Bank – Weir Woods/Jacksboro. Your supply donations for Kentucky flood victims are ready to be loaded on Saturday.

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Grill demos today at Smith ACE Hardware. Come out for a sample.

TOP PHOTO: Back in May 2019, Pit Master Hutch Swafford served up chicken wings and tenderloin at a Smith Hardware grill demonstration day.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Sherman, Debra and the staff at Smith ACE Hardware welcome you by today for grill demonstrations on the Traeger Grill and the Big Green Egg. All the fun begins at 11:30 this morning at Smith’s.

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Ayers Auction & Real Estate online auctions are open
Take part in an Ayers online auction this weekend.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The region’s auction leader leads the way again with online auctions. Take a moment this weekend and see what Ayers Auction and Real Estate has on the block and what’s going on the block in the near future.

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St. Clare’s Episcopal Church offers backpacks, school supplies

TOP PHOTO: St. Clare’s Episcopal Church is at 103 South 6th Street (The Wedding Chapel) in La Follette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – St. Clare’s Episcopal Church offers LAST CHANCE for backpacks and school supplies.

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City of La Follette working with state to repair Towe String Road
Here’s how the box culvert under the Towe String Road-Four Lane intersection looks and the reason the sink hole developed.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Officials with the City of La Follette met with leaders of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to formulate a game plan to repair the Towe String Road entrance to the four lane, Hwy 25W/State Route 9 at the Citizens Bank stop light.

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Heritage Landscapes is WLAF’s business of the week
Heritage Landscapes is WLAF’s business of the week. Check them out for all your landscaping needs! From left to right is John Thacker, Nate Hatfield, owner Chris Thacker and Stewart Thacker.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Heritage Landscapes is this week’s featured business. The Landscape business celebrated one year in business last week.

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Cougar David Bates signs to play college golf
Cougar David Bates made it official on Thursday. He’ll play golf for Shelton State. He’s joined at the Greens at Deerfield by his parents, Buckey and Barbara McKillop. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NIC SHARP)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Ahead of a match with Anderson County on Thursday afternoon, Campbell Cougar Golfer David Bates signed college scholarship papers to continue his career after graduating from Campbell High in May.

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Alternate route best bet during Towe String Road lane closure

TOP PHOTO: “Everyone who typically turns left at Walgreens needs to consider going out to the highway through downtown Jacksboro for a few days. School just opened, and this intersection is probably going to be crazy between 7:30am and 8:00am for a while. Sinkholes can be a bugger that only get bigger,” said WLAF viewer Chuck Welch in a response to the original WLAF sinkhole story.

You can see the outline of the sinkhole that was discovered on Wednesday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – For those heading toward Jacksboro or La Follette who regularly come off Towe String Road via the Citizens Bank stop light at the four lane, you may want to re-think your travel route. The Towe String Road left turn lanes at the four lane went from two lanes to one lane on Wednesday afternoon after a sinkhole developed. That lane shutdown will also affect La Follette bound travelers.

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LaFollette Library celebrates 10 years at current location

TOP PHOTO: LaFollette Librarian Nancy Green was all smiles at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Library’s new location. At left is Clinch Powell Regional Library Director Matthew Jordan who was also in attendance for the event.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The LaFollette Library hosted a 10 year anniversary on Thursday to celebrate a decade at its new location. The Library used to be housed over at LaFollette’s City Hall building and was in much need of additional space.  Librarian Nancy Green worked tirelessly to secure a larger library for the community. Ten years ago, the LaFollette Recreation Center was converted into the new library, providing the opportunity for the LaFollette Library to grow into what it is today.

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JAKES Day is Saturday at the Ball Farm; good weather expected

TOP PHOTO: As crews hustle to get everything ready for JAKES Day on Saturday, there’s not doubt that tomorrow at Ball Farm Event Center will be the busiest place in Campbell County.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – All the planning over the last year for the annual JAKES Day hosted by the Pine Mountain Longbeards was put into motion on Thursday as the massive set up began onsite at the Ball Farm and Event Center. See Charlie Hutson’s full photo gallery HERE.

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Donna Jones is Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week

By Charlotte Underwood 

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that teacher who inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute all of our hard working educators with a weekly feature.

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TCAT and Habitat partner on house build; more to come

TOP PHOTO: TCAT and Habitat for Humanity teamed to build this home for the Douglas family; a first for the two entities.

Habitat President Zach Sheets helps stretch the ribbon on Tonya Douglas’ new home. Tonya’s son, Derrick, and daughter, Keerstin, look on.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Jacksboro Tennessee College of Applied Technology students are gaining valuable on site experience while building for Habitat for Humanity. According to both organizations, it’s a “true win-win situation” for the community and students alike. Students gain first hand experience in their trade, as well as learning how it feels to “give something back” to the community. 

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