COVID-19 count jumps to 25 active cases in Campbell County

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 68, and that includes 62 cases confirmed and probable (eight more cases than on Tuesday).  Of the cases, 36 of those patients have recovered while 25 patients (six more than Tuesday) are recovering and one patient has died.  Results through Wednesday from 2,976 COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative.

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BOE Safety Committee to meet

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - There will be a Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., in the lower level conference room of the Central Office.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 07/08/2020-1:45PM)

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TSSAA delays any vote on football and girls soccer contingency plan

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to discuss plans for the upcoming football and girls’ soccer seasons due to the extended COVID-19 State of Emergency that is set to expire on August 29.
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BOE Policy Committee to meet on Monday

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education Policy Committee will meet on Monday, July 13th, at 1:00 p.m., in the upper conference room of the Central Office.  The policies below will be discussed at the meeting  including those policies linked HERE.

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Correction: Not enough votes to pass the BOE budget.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education met in a special called session on Tuesday night to vote on a budget for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Six board members attended the meeting with a seventh, Noah Smith, participating by zoom on Chairman Brent Lester’s phone.

Two members, Jeffrey Miller and Ronnie Lasley, protested that they had not had enough time to review the massive budget.  Miller protesting, “We received notice of the called meeting and received an email containing a $43-million budget with only three days to review it. I want more time.”

“Jennifer (Director of Schools Fields) spent a lot of time on the budget. We have to rely on our staff,” Board Member Johnny Byrge pointed out.

With few options and many more questions yet to be answered about the upcoming school year in view of the pandemic, Byrge offered a motion to approve the proposed budget without any changes, with Lisa Fields seconding the motion. With Lasley and Miller voting no, the motion appeared to have passed 5-2, with Lester, Josh James and Noah Smith also voting to approve the budget. Faye Heatherly, Crystal Creekmore and Steve Morgan were unable to attend the meeting.

    However, the special called meeting did not actually end.  It was adjourned in session, because the board of 10 is required to have at least six votes in order to pass the budget.  There were only five votes in favor of the budget.

The Campbell County Board of Education will meet in a recessed session on Thursday, July 9, at 5 pm, in the lower room of the courthouse in another attempt to pass the budget.   (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 07/08/2020-6AM-CORRECTION 07/08/2020-11:30AM)

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Sen. Yager announces candidacy for re-election to Tennessee Senate

TOP PHOTO:  Last October, Senator Ken Yager addresses the student body and guests at the ground breaking of the new wing of the TCAT at Jacksboro.
KINGSTON, TN (WLAF) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced his candidacy for reelection to the Tennessee Senate.  Yager, who serves in a key leadership role as Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus, is seeking a 3rd term to the 12th Senatorial District.
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Truly Nolan eliminates the virus that causes COVID-19 from your home or business

Brian Winter with Truly Nolan is ready to help keep you safe from the virus that causes COVID-19.  Call him at 423.562.0146.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Brian Winter and the staff at Truly Nolan Pest Control offer a new specialized service that eliminates the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Listen to the WLAF Trading Post on demand

Big Josh is your host of the WLAF Trading Post weekday mornings from 8 am until 9 am.  To play along, call 423.562.1450.  It's his radio version of E-Bay.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Miss the WLAF Trading Post this morning?  Need a number from yesterday's WLAF Trading Post?  Listen HERE on demand.

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Criminal court plans to hold in person hearings

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF)- When the Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court holds session Monday, it will do so in person.

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Commodities distribution is set for next week

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - North and south side distributions of commodities is set for next week  in Campbell County.

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United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty visits LaFollette

TOP PHOTO:  United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty greeting supporters during the political event held at the Royal Lunch (The Pool Room) on Tuesday. 
Left to right:  Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins, United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, and LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield.  Hagerty made a stop at the Royal Lunch.
LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF) -  United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty made a brief campaign stop in LaFollette at the Royal Lunch on Tuesday.
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LaFollette City Council fills several positions

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF)- The City of LaFollette has named a new public works director.

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Ford family asks for prayers and invites everyone to fundraiser

Missy and Jeff Ford are shown in happier times before Jeff's life threatening health problems surfaced in May.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The long and winding road to recovery for Jeff Ford remains a haul.  His journey began in late May with a trip to the La Follette Medical Center where he was diagnosed with a heart attack.  From there, it was an ambulance ride to Parkwest Medical Center. While at Parkwest,  Ford underwent six bypasses.  A life flight to Vanderbilt Medical Center was the next leg of the journey.  He remains in Nashville this morning.  "Jeff has a long road ahead, but we praise God for where he’s brought him from and where he’s taking him," said his wife Missy.

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THP competes for the best looking cruiser award; vote now.

TENNESSEE (WLAF) - Who has the best-looking patrol cruiser in the country?  The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) needs your vote to win. 

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