Campbell County School Board meets today at 6 pm

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education meets in person this evening at 6 pm at the Campbell County Courthouse for its regular monthly meeting.  WLAF's Matthew Moore will be on hand for the live telecast.  Just click on the Lindsay's Carpet and Paint Center video player.


No new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Campbell County

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - As of Tuesday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 293, and that includes 254 cases confirmed and probable (zero more than on Monday).  Of the cases, 137 of those patients have recovered while 116 (active) patients are recovering and one patient has died.  Results through Tuesday from 6,213 COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative.


Commissioners discuss sanitation department needs at workshop

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Commissioners held a workshop online via Zoom Monday evening to build the agenda for next week's commission meeting. Sanitation department issues and equipment needs and building and grounds needs will be voted on next week.  Commissioners will also vote on several budget amendments as well.


New vehicles coming to the Town of Caryville

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Monday night, the Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen met with a light agenda.  Watch the meeting HERE on demand.


Budget and finance committee approve amendments

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Commissioners met via Zoom online Monday evening for a brief budget and finance committee meeting to approve budget amendments.


What's dat?

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - If you've been up the valley recently, you may have wondered.  What is that do-hickey?   Well, WLAF's Charlie Hutson is glad you asked.

Food City offers MDBOX Telehealth

ABINGDON, VA (WLAF) Food City recently announced that the supermarket retail chain is partnering with Reliant Immune Diagnostics to offer MDBox telehealth to their valued customers. 


Daybreak wake-up call from LPD and DTF on Monday

La Follette Police Sgt. Noah Riggs was among the many investigators at 519 Cherry Street on Aug. 10.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The flashbang officers set off announcing their entry to a home on Cherry Street was still not enough to bring around a suspect who was passed out in a nearby car, according to La Follette Police Captain Stephen Wallen.


Lambert spent the night in jail; arraignment is today.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - In less than a month, Jesse Lambert has been served with two narcotics search warrants at his Ellison Road apartment.  Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division knocked on Lambert's door early on Monday morning, and this time, the 32-year- old man was taken to jail.  Sheriff Robbie Goins said, "Because Mr. Lambert refuses to follow the law and continues to pollute our county with narcotics, he was arrested and will face the judge today."

Georgia Tech couldn't get Gray to waiver

TOP PHOTO:  Gary Gray dunks for the camera in the Fall of 1969; his junior season as a La Follette Owl.

By Jim Freeman

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - In 1967, La Follette High School Head Basketball Coach Jerry Dagley organized a freshman basketball team, because Gary Gray was not good enough to play on the B-Team (Junior Varsity).  Dagley's logic was to find a place for someone that tall to be able to play and be on the team.  Gray had the height, 6'6", but not much else. 


Rain, wrecks and injuries highlight morning traffic; five accidents.

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Rounds of heavy rainfall this morning played havoc with travelers.  There were five wrecks on I-75 on both the north and south sides of the interstate on Monday.


Census takers will canvas Campbell County on Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WLAF) - Susan Witts, Partnership Specialist, with the Philadelphia Region of the U.S. Census Bureau reminds Campbell Countians that beginning Tuesday morning (August 11), census takers will be working throughout Campbell County canvassing homes that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

La Follette Rescue Squad lives up to its name rescues missing hiker

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The La Follette Rescue Squad came to the rescue of a missing woman not long after sunset on Sunday night.


Grateful granddaughter marks her Mamaw's birthday

TOP PHOTO:  Jaylynn Kitts celebrates her Mamaw Kathy's birthday today.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A thrilled Jaylynn Kitts called the WLAF Trading Post on Monday morning to share her grandmother's birthday live on the radio.


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