Heart of Grace releases first EP with backing from A-list of musicians

Heart of Grace (left to right)  Mona Letner, Jared Meredith and Rebekah Walden

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County's own Heart of Grace just released its first EP (extended play) and wanted it played on its hometown radio station first.  So, on Friday morning, Jared Meredith of Heart of Grace joined WLAF's Big Josh for a visit and the debut of one of the new songs, "I'm All In," from the EP, "Walking Thankful."  Hear Jared's interview and the new tune HERE.

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State COVID-19 death total hits 65; up 21 from Sunday

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Sixty-five people have died in Tennessee from complications due to the Coronavirus.  That's up 21 since Sunday.  Additionally, 352 people have been hospitalized for the virus.  So far, more than 47,000 people have been tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

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Yager hosts COVID-19 info tele-town hall meeting today at 5:30 pm

State Senator Ken Yager, a frequent visitor to Campbell County, hosts a COVID-19 info telephone town hall meeting on Monday.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will hold a telephone town hall on Monday, April 6th to provide an update and answer questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yager will have Laura Conner, Director of the Roane and Morgan County Health Departments, on the line to answer caller questions about what can be done to stay safe during the pandemic. Yager will also provide information on how to access state-related assistance that is available for employees and business owners affected by the virus.

The tele-town hall will take place on Monday, April 6 at 5:30 EDT.  Citizens can join by calling (888) 410-3427 or email Sen. Yager’s office to receive information on how to sign up at sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov.  Listen HERE or click open the video box to your right to listen.

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Lee announces $10-million in small and rural hospital readiness grants

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF)  –  Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.

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Chamber of Commerce offers its Health & Wellness Guide

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Chamber is rolling out different "guides" in the coming weeks to help Campbell County with much needed info. Today is the Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Guide that Chamber Director Christie Sampieri wanted to share with you.

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TV video lessons begin this morning on PBS

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) —The Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with PBS stations across the state to offer 1st-8th grade students up to 30 hours of standards-aligned instructional lessons per week during times of COVID-19 school closures. 

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Building fundraiser underway for Springs of Life

By Charlotte Underwood
JELLICO, TN (WLAF) - Springs of Life Recovery Center in Campbell County is currently raising funds to purchase the building used for its men's recovery program in Jellico.   Springs of Life is a non profit, "Christ-centered, long term, residential recovery center for men."

A look at the bridge refurbishment from up high

 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF's Charlie Hutson shares a photo progress look at the Central Avenue Bridge in Downtown La Follette.

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Leave the front porch light on this weekend for COVID-19 Frontliners

Turn your porch light on tonight for our Frontliners.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) –  “Front porch lights for Frontliners" is happening this weekend to show united appreciation for those on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Keep your distance and keep yourself safe

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Signs went up around Downtown La Follette on Friday reminding us to keep our distance.

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Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 12

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Friday, Gov. Lee and members of the Unified Command group traveled to Knoxville and Chattanooga to meet with local leaders and discuss surge planning efforts in these areas.

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Morton delcares Emergency #1 for Campbell County

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton announced Friday evening:

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Cove Lake State Park is closing Friday at 6 pm

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee's Executive Order 23. This is a complete closure of facilities and access to all Tennessee State Parks and Designated State Natural Areas.
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Commodities distribution is Tuesday, May 12 at Jellico

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) - ETHRA distributes USDA commodities on Tuesday, May 12, at the Jellico Library.

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