LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields is dismissing Campbell County High School students Monday at 12:30 pm. Fields said in a statement to WLAF, “I am dismissing CCHS students today at 12:30 pm as a precautionary measure to protect students from any potentially harmful situation caused by the scheduled blasting by Potter’s Southeast.”
La Follette Mayor Mike Standfield has ordered roads near the blast site to be temporarily closed during the planned blasting event. Stanfield said, “All roads from about Bales Buick to the Skyway Bridge will be blocked off to traffic.” The blast is expected to take a very short time.
BLASTING ZONE signs went up this morning along the four lane near Campbell County High School. It appears that what county officials call a proposed rock quarry may begin blasting as soon as today. The property is the former Robert Baird land located between the high school and Hunters Branch Road.
Just last Monday night, the Campbell County Commission, in a recessed session, voted unanimously for a resolution that commissioners hope will block or at least restrict a planned rock quarry near Campbell County High School. See the full story HERE. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/03/2020-9AM – UPDATED 02/03/2020-11:30AM)