Afternoon wrecks send two to the hospital; one by air

These two vehicles collided in front of the Hardee's Friday afternoon.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - First Responders have been extra busy this afternoon working accidents with injury.


Police say woman was selling drugs out of walk-up bedroom window

TOP PHOTO: The La Follette Police Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant at this West La Follette home Friday morning.

La Follette Police say this woman, Crystal King, being interviewed by La Follette Police Detective-Sergeant Matthew Forsyth, was selling drugs out of the bedroom window below.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Four people went to jail the last time the La Follette Police Department's Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team were in action executing a narcotics search warrant at 1117 West Central Avenue. LPD units and officers were back at the home that sits at the corner of West Central Avenue and 25th Street this morning just after 6am executing another narcotics search warrant. Related story.


Postmark LaFollette to receive 2020 Region Strong Award for Campbell County

CUMBERLAND GAP, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - The Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association has announced that “Postmark LaFollette: Arts, Culture, & History Center” is the recipient of the 2020 Region Strong Award for Campbell County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic - the 2020 Awards are just being held.


Late night knock nets deputy a wanted man

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - It was almost midnight when a deputy went looking for a wanted Caryville man. On the night of Monday, May 3, Campbell County Deputy Shayne Wilburn was searching for Russell Allen Jerrell.


National Police Week is May 9-15; Sat. is Peace Officers Memorial Day

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - National Police Week is May 9 -15, with the 15th designated as Peace Officer's Memorial Day.


Local students field winning teams at ESTEAM Pitch Series

Jacksboro Middle School students Macey Miesel (center) and Eden Reese (right) make up the first place "Made-N-Memories" ESTEAM competition team with their ambassador Erica Simpson (left).

By Bob Fowler
Roane State staff writer

HARRIMAN, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Middle and high school students from four local counties fielded winning teams in the virtual ESTEAM Pitch Series, and Roane State provided judges and ambassadors to organize and coordinate activities.


This week's WLAF business feature showcases Jo's Yoga

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Jo's Yoga is offering ladies fitness classes for spring. Classes are limited in size to offer a personalized experienced.


Powers announces COVID-19 Fiscal Recovery Funds

State Representative Dennis Powers

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The State of Tennessee has announced the state will be releasing COVID-19 Recovery funds to eligible local governments. Local governments will receive funds in two payments with 50 percent provided by the end of this May and the balance will be delivered in approximately 12 months.  


Rosales fails to report accident

DUFF, TN (WLAF) - In the early hours of May 6, two broken taillights caught the attention of Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy Preston Mullins while he was patrolling White Oak Rd. Mullins stopped the camo colored Suzuki and made contact with the driver, Donald Caldwell and the rear seat passenger Kathryn Jewell Rosales. Rosales had two small children that appeared to be toddler age sitting in Rosales' lap without a seatbelt on, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.


RAM's free vision, dental & medical clinic is Sat. and Sun. at Jellico High School

ROCKFORD, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Remote Area Medical (RAM), a major non-profit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality, dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individual, returns to Jellico this weekend, May 15 & 16, to provide free dental, vision, and medical care.


Ideal weather for Saturday's Farmers Market

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - There's plenty of time to make the Farmers Market a part of your Saturday. The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Tractor Supply to present the Campbell County Farmers Market every Saturday.


Carnival continues for two more days

It's a grip, grin and wave from high above the crowd.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Even before the sun went down Thursday, the crowd was beginning to grow at the Lions Club Carnival. 


Miller, a star on LHS state championship finalist team, passes

The La Follette Owls of 1953-54 featured Kenneth Smiley Miller, Number 26, along with life-long friends, Bill Ed Davis, in street clothes, and Jimmy Davis, Number 24. The team was coached by the legendary John Reynolds Woodson Brown, in coat and tie.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - His given name was Kenneth though he went through life as Smiley; Kenneth Smiley Miller. The man with the infectious smile and strong handshake passed away on Wednesday.


Local legend Claude Wilson passes

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Claude Wilson was a true servant of the community. The man who has been helping families in the funeral business since the 1960s passed away this morning.


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