TOP PHOTO: Senator Ken Yager is pictured with Missy Tackett, Executive Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism during the chamber’s annual meeting in June at La Follette.
NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced the agenda for his upcoming grants conference which will include a strong line-up of speakers and grant decision makers with expertise in grant writing. The annual Grants Conference will take place on Wednesday, October 12th at Roane State Community College in Harriman in coordination with the college’s Office of Workforce and Community Development. The conference will provide local governments, community groups and nonprofits with important information regarding available grants and the best practices for preparing a successful application.(more…)
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The call of a single-car wreck, over an embankment, with injury came in to La Follette Dispatch around 8:30 Wednesday morning. First Responders with the La Follette Fire Department responded along with La Follette Police to Claiborne Road where it splits with South High Knob Road.(more…)
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Based on the agenda set for Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting for the City of La Follette Mayor and Council, the Beer Board is expected to issue a violation notice.(more…)
TOP PHOTO: Volunteers picked up 10 tons of trash off Norris Lake on Saturday, September 17, in the Sugar Hollow Marina area.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The Sugar Hollow area of Norris Lake had ten tons of trash removed during its latest lake cleanup.(more…)
TOP PHOTO: Brandon Johnson is heading up plans to re-establish Special Olympics in Campbell County. Johnson and representatives from Special Olympics Tennessee spoke at Tuesday’s Rotary Club luncheon.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Representatives from Special Olympics Tennessee presented at Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club luncheon held at the United Methodist Church in LaFollette.
After a 15 year hiatus, efforts are underway to re-establish the Special Olympics in Campbell County. Brandon Johnson is heading up the local efforts as area director to get the program up and running again. He coordinated and introduced Tuesday’s guest speakers for Rotary.(more…)
By Matthew Moore
CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN (WLAF) – There are several events that happen around town each week, and I’m keeping you in the loop about what’s going on in our neck of the woods. Each week, I will share local happenings, and you’ll be up-to-speed.(more…)
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LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Thanks to the genius of Todd Overbay and the late Frank Payne, the WLAF – Ben Rogers Building Camera is a reality and is now showing you live looks of Downtown La Follette. Terry’s Pharmacy is the sponsor for the WLAF – Ben Rogers Building Camera. Call 423.562.1450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org about showcasing your business on the new cam shot.
Connect HERE to watch anytime through the WATCH link on the black tab at the top of the WLAF website.(more…)
TOP PHOTO: Senior Zaylyn Ivey of the Campbell Lady Cougars is never shy to get physical to win a play on ball.
By Amber Cowell
KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Lady Cougars traveled to Karns Tuesday night for their last road game of the regular season. Being Karns’ Senior Night the Beavers were geared up from the whistle. The Cougars started on their back foot as Karns was able to score three times within the first fifteen minutes. Midway in the first half the Cougars began to play more aggressively and played the player and not the ball which led to success with Senior Cheyenne Davis being able to score. The half ended with the Beavers leading 4-1. See the full photo gallery HERE from Amber Cowell.(more…)
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Have you signed up for WLAF Express? If you follow WLAF and would like notifications anytime and anywhere WLAF publishes a story, brings you breaking news or posts anything, sign-up now to WLAF Express.(more…)
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Yesterday afternoon, the LaFollette City Council met with a workshop agenda full of promotions. The first promotion for next week’s monthly meeting will be in the fire department with Andrew Carroll being promoted to captain at a salary of $38,623.96, next will be the promotion of Jeff Fugate to full- time lieutenant at a salary of $36,606.57, Robert McLeay and Jordan Jones to full- time fire fighter at a salary of $31,077.47 effective Oct. 8, 2022.(more…)
JACKSBORO,TN. – (WLAF)- The following indictments were returned last week by the Campbell County Grand Jury. These individuals will be arraigned Mon., Oct. 3 at 8:30 am.(more…)