Yager and Powers announce $900,000 grant for La Follette

WLAF's Jim Freeman (left) and Senator Ken Yager laugh as Representative Dennis Powers tells a tale back in a 2013 visit to WLAF.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced today that the city of La Follette will receive a $901,930 Multimodal Access Grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).  The grant will fund improvements to SR-9 from Old Jacksboro Hwy. to 5th Street, including construction of sidewalks and crosswalks.

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It's a "day on the beech"... Beech Street, that is, for the Fox sisters

Katelynn (left) and Crosslyn Fox, sisters, welcome you by their lemonade stand.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Chips, animal cookies, candy, and, of course, the drink of summer, lemonade, are all on sale at the Fox sisters lemonade stand on West Beech Street next to the Co-op.

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Tiffany Logsdon is WLAF's teacher of the week

By Charlotte Underwood 

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: If there was ever a testimony on the power of a teacher, a parent and a school system, today's feature is it. Thank you, Tiffany Logsdon, and to all those of you who teach, have taught and aspire to teach like my granddaughter - Jim Freeman

HABERSHAM, TN (WLAF) - Wynn Elementary's Tiffany Logsdon is WLAF's teacher of the week. She teaches fourth and fifth grade math and science and has been a teacher in Campbell County for nine years. 

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Twigloo is at Walmart today at 11am distributing free meals

TOP PHOTO: Look for the Twigloo School Nutrition Bus this morning at Walmart.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Look for the Twigloo School Nutrition Bus this morning (Thursday) at the Walmart.

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Around the Bin bargains TONIGHT on WLAF; bid at 423.377.1090.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - It'll be another fun night tonight when Around the Bin goes live on WLAF from 6pm to 11pm. Larry and Donna Gay Watters invite you to tune-in HERE for five big hours of offer-up, auction style, of household items, tools, toys and much more; all at well below wholesale prices.

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Riggs' attempt to hide narcotics proves unsuccessful

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - While trying to serve an active arrest warrant on a person who fled inside Eddie Ray Riggs Long Hollow Road home, Campbell County Sheriff's Det. David Wormsley searched Riggs.

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La Follette has rare full time career opportunity

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The City of La Follette has a full time opening in its public works department.

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United Cumberland Bank is the Business of the Year

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Missy Tackett announced Tuesday afternoon that United Cumberland Bank is the chamber's 2021 "Business of the Year."

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Home saved as camper fire is contained

This camper fire was contained to the structure.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Around 6:15pm Wednesday, firefighters with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service responded to a report of a camper on fire on Old Long Hollow Road.

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Baird's family offers $4,000 reward leading to info of his whereabouts

Father, brother, son Adam Baird was last seen in March 2019, and his family is offering a reward for information on his whereabouts.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "I have cried so much. The stories floating around have been unbearable and cruel in a lot of ways," said Belinda Powell, sister of missing person Adam Baird. Of all the changes to our world these past couple of years, there is one constant. Baird’s disappearance remains a mystery, and his family has no answers and no closure.

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A heart for children led Jones to CASA

TOP PHOTO: "I'm excited to be here and see how I can grow the program," said new CASA Executive Director Jan Jones.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Her sister saw the job opening knowing she'd be perfect for it, and the CASA Board agreed. So, now, Jan Jones is the new executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

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I-75 in Campbell County is open following morning wreck

TOP PHOTO: North bound I-75 traffic is coming through La Follette creating slow downs from Caryville to Indiana Avenue.

No one was injured when this concrete truck wrecked on I-75 Wednesday morning.

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - A truck hauling concrete rolled over on I-75 just after 11:30am Wednesday morning according to E-911 accounts. As of 2:30pm, north bound traffic was backed up some 14-miles.

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JPD's Chapman promoted to assistant chief

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Det. Sgt. Cody Chapman has been promoted to assistant chief of the Jacksboro Police Department. 

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Commission to set budget with no tax hike

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Commission discussed mostly financial issues at its Monday night workshop and budget meeting, tentatively approving a total of $97,291,077 in spending for all funds. The good news for county taxpayers is that the property tax rate will remain the same as last year at $2.0659 for each $100 in assessed value. Watch the Budget and Finance Committee meeting and the workshop HERE on demand.

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