Six COVID-19 cases so far in Campbell County

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Seventy-two people have died in Tennessee from complications due to the Coronavirus.  That's up seven since Monday.  Additionally, 408 people have been hospitalized for the virus.  So far, more than 55,000 people have been tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

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ATV and Edge collide on East Elm Street

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Reports coming in to WLAF News at 2:52 pm on Tuesday are that there is a wreck on East Elm Street.

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BOE Athletic Committee to meet Thursday

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education Athletic Committee will meet on Thursday, April 9th, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 04/07/2020-11AM)

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Now is the time to remember local businesses

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Now is the time, more than ever, to remember local businesses when for shopping or needed services.  Keep in mind, it's the local businesses in Campbell County where many of us reach out for support for  different endeavors from churches to ball teams to schools.  This is a chance to step up and keep  hard earned dollars in the community supporting local businesses.  When you shop local, it helps all of us.  Thank you in advance from your local radio station, WLAF, that is on the air through the goodness and kindness of our local businesses, churches and others.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 04/07/2020-6AM)

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It's 3rd and 4th grade TV video lessons 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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La Follette commodities distribution is Wed., May 13

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - ETHRA distributes USDA commodities on Wed., May 13, at the La Follette Community Center also called West La Follette School.

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Chamber of Commerce offers its Health and 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.

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No La Follette City Council meeting today

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - La Follette City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries announced to WLAF that this afternoon's regular monthly meeting for April is canceled.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 04/07/2020-6AM)

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LHS Best of Times V is rescheduled

La Follette High School circa 1970.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The first La Follette High School Best of Times was in 2000 with the plan to hold the joint reunion every five years thereafter.  However, the fifth such event scheduled for 2020 has a change of plans.

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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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Bizarre incident at Caryville Dollar General Store

An alleged shoplifter drew a lot of attention on Thursday night at Caryville.

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Caryville Police Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General Store on John McGhee Blvd just after 7:30 pm on Thursday evening.

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Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 13

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

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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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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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