Active COVID-19 cases down to 106 in Campbell County

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - As of Thursday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 301, and that includes 261 cases confirmed and probable (four more than on Wednesday).  Of the cases, 154 of those patients have recovered while 106 (active) patients are recovering and one patient has died.  Results through Thursday from 6,403 COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative.


Legislature accomplishes three major goals

TOP PHOTO:  State Representative Dennis Powers played a key role in this week's Special Session of the Tennessee State Legislature.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Tennessee Legislature was called into a Special Session by Governor Bill Lee this week starting on Monday.  


Fight call ends with felony arrest

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Four deputies recently responded to Easter Lane, just off Sugar Hollow Road on Aug. 4 about a fight.


P-EBT benefits available

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Under the new P-EBT program, families of children who receive free or reduced meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school may receive financial assistance to replace school meals during the months of March, April and May due to COVID-19 school closures.


CCSO's annual school supply give-a-way is Sat., Aug. 15

TOP PHOTO:  This year's school supply give-a-way will be a drive-thru event compared to past year give-a-ways like in 2019.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins and his staff will be distributing school supplies on the south and north sides of Campbell County on Sat., Aug. 15.


Powers dubbed a 'taxpayer hero'

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - A recent mail out from Americans For Prosperity-Tennessee is arriving in mailboxes these days.  It labels State Representative Dennis Powers as an A+ Taxpayer Hero.


'It just don't get no bigger than this'-Dean Dillon

By Jim Freeman

CHERRY BOTTOM, TN (WLAF) - For a career that now sits at the top of the highest peak on country music's mountain, it all humbly began with a thumb ride to Nashville in the summer of 1973.  Cherry Bottom native Dean Dillon will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.  


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.


Yager announces library grants for Campbell County Public Libraries

TOP PHOTO:  Senator Ken Yager has secured library grants for the Campbell County Public Libraries.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that a combined total of $37,033 in library grants will be coming to 18 communities throughout  Senate District 12 and that includes $4,782 to the La Follette Public Library; $4,815 to the Jellico Public Library; $426 to the Jacksboro Public Library; and $764 to the Caryville Public Library.


School board discusses mask wearing, stops short of mandate

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education heard mostly good news concerning the opening of schools over the past few days, but the subject of whether or not to require the wearing of face masks by all teachers and staff ended with a "no decision," leaving the question to the discretion of the Director of Schools.  Watch the meeting on demand HERE.


CCSO's Narcotics Division targets Elk Valley man

ELK VALLEY, TN (WLAF) - The last time Corey James Idalski was arrested and placed behind bars at the Campbell County Jail was in February.  After members of the Campbell County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division executed a narcotics search warrant at his home last Wednesday, investigators say the 24-year-old Idalski may be on his way back.  If so, it would mark his 11th arrest in Campbell County.


Sheets annual school supply drive runs through Aug. 24

TOP PHOTO:  WLAF caught up with Zach Sheets in September of 2018 as he dropped off school supplies at La Follette Elementary School.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Zach Sheets, the local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, is again supporting Campbell County Elementary Schools by using his office as a drop-off location for his annual school supplies drive.


Press to recognize La Follette's 1965 State Champs

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - It's been 55-years since the La Follette Little League All-Stars claimed the 1965 State Championship.  That unforgettable group of the boys of summer will be recognized in Thursday's edition of the La Follette Press.  Sports Editor Noah Taylor confirmed earlier this week that he plans to feature the group of men who are now pushing 70-years of age.


Anderson joins Tennova; accepting new patients

KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Daniel Anderson, D.O., internal medicine physician, to his new office at Tennova Primary Care – North, located at 603 East Emory Road in Powell. Same-day appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 865-859-7377 or schedule online at Dr. Anderson also offers telehealth visits.


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