A FREEZE WARNING and a severe weather threat loom this weekend

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A FREEZE WARNING is in place for Saturday morning, and crops and other sensitive vegetation are at risk.

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Small businesses take note of PPP and EIJDL differences

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - If you own and/or operate a small business, please take note.

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Jellico Elementary recognized for school improvement

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) - After falling into "priority school status", Jellico Elementary has been implementing multiple changes over the last year to boost not only test scores, but the overall morale of the school. According to school superintendent Jennifer Fields, it is a "success story that deserves to be recognized" Fields said she felt the public should know of the improvement and the teachers should feel proud of the "fruits of their labor."
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"Curbside Prayers" prompts pullovers at La Follette Methodist

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "Not all churches have a curb.  Not all churches are on the four-lane.  But we do, and that's when the idea popped into my mind," said Pastor Chris.

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COVID-19 cases jump by a third to nine in Campbell County

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Ninety-four people have died in Tennessee from complications due to the Coronavirus.  That's up 15 since Wednesday.  Additionally, 505 people have been hospitalized for the virus.  So far, nearly 60,000 people have been tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

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Car wrecks into apartment

TOP PHOTO:  Jacksboro Police and other agencies responded to a wreck involving a car and an apartment unit.

One person was injured in a Wednesday afternoon wreck that was called in to police at 1:26 pm.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - One person was injured as a car rammed into an apartment complex just before 1:30 pm Wednesday afternoon according to reports.

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Mayor Stanfield requests church bells to toll on Sunday

WLAF's Charlie Hutson shares a file photo of the First Presbyterian Church in La Follette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - City of La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield is calling on all churches.

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Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 16

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief.

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FMS meeting reset for next week

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The county's FMS meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the upper courtroom at the courthouse at Jacksboro.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 04/09/2020-4:30PM)

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State to address graduation and teacher requirements today

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The State Board of Education recently announced that the Board will convene a special called electronic meeting today, April 9th at 3:00 PM EDT, to enact emergency rules governing K-12 graduation requirements for Tennessee’s high school seniors in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Athletic Committee to meet. CCHS basketball coach not on agenda.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education's Athletic Committee meets this afternoon at 5pm via Zoom; a first for a Campbell County public meeting.  However, the topic of the search for a new boys basketball coach at Campbell County High School is not on today's agenda.

Fire Marshall urges building fire safety during pandemic

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – As part of following Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 23, Tennessee residents should stay at home in order to help save lives and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Beware of COVID-19 financial swindles. Learn more here.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF)  – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments in the next few weeks.
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COVID-19 information line is 865.549.5343

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN- (WLAF)- In response to the national health emergency of COVID- 19, the Tennessee Department of Health has established an information line.  The phone line, 865.549.5343, is open to area health providers as well as residents of Tennessee.

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