Last day for free food for youngsters until at least mid-April

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Thursday's planned free food distribution hosted by the Campbell County School Nutrition Department will go on as planned.  However, after today's "Grab and Go" event, the free food distribution will be suspended until, at least, Wed, April 15.

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Local shops feel different effects of COVID-19

Beard and Bang is located across the four lane from the La Follette Church of God.

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF) -Feast or famine. That is how COVID-19 is affecting local businesses.

Services deemed essential, such as grocery stores, are seeing an upswing in sales while others lacking that designation, such as hairstylist, are having to shutter their services.

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Courthouse is open for business but modified

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton announced Wednesday night that there are modifications for those conducting business at the Campbell County Courthouse.

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Saunders booked for the tenth time

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Sheriff's Sergeant Nathaniel Bostic noticed a vehicle in the parking lot of Indiana Baptist Church on March 25. He saw a male was slumped over behind the wheel of a vehicle and the vehicle’s reverse lights were on. When Bostic made contact with the vehicle, he found Terry Wayne Saunders in the driver’s seat asleep, and the vehicle was not in park, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department.

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Sweethearts part though the memories live on

Frank and Yvonne Shaw were high school sweethearts back in the day at Williamsburg High.  Their love story took a sad turn when Yvonne passed away over the weekend.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “She was the second and last girl I ever dated,” said a broken hearted Frank Shaw.  This past weekend, he lost Yvonne, his sweetheart and wife of 51 years.

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Hutson's a man about town

TOP PHOTO:  The most famous tenant to this old building was the La Follette Press.

A portion of the Central Avenue Bridge came crumbling down on Wednesday as the refurbishment project continues.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF's Charlie Hutson snapped his way around town on Wednesday and shares what he shot.

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UC Bank offers incentive to home buyers

Sharon Ayers, a mortgage lender and United Cumberland Bank vice-president, encourages anyone interested in buying a home to ask her about the Welcome Home program.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - It's fittingly called "Welcome Home."  The program is available through United Cumberland Bank at Jacksboro and helps with a down payment on a home for anyone who qualifies.

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Baird remembers her friend Yvonne Shaw

Left to right Janice Stooksbury, Yvonne Shaw, Jamie Baird and Pat Nichols taught school together and also shared time together during retirement. 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Some of the best friends we ever make are made at school, and that goes for teachers, too.  Such was the case for school teachers Yvonne Shaw and Jamie Baird. 

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Child abuse and neglect are potential collateral damages of COVID-19 pandemic

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) —  Gov. Bill Lee today joined Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.

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Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 10

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

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DA's offices extend suspension of in-office visitation

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - In an effort to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 and consistent with State of Tennessee Executive Orders by Gov. Bill Lee, all offices of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General will be closed to in-office visitors through April 30.

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Deaths from COVID-19 in Tennessee total 24

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Twenty-four people have died in Tennessee from complications due to the Coronavirus.  So far, more than 32,000 people have been tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

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Governor's morning call provides insight into state's COVID-19 response

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Wednesday morning’s state conference call was with Gov. Bill Lee and the Unified Command Group assigned to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The call also included the Commissioners of Finance, TEMA, Dept. of Health, National Guard and others.

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Tennessee Supreme Court orders non-essential hearing rescheduled

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court extended its order that state and local courts will remain open subject to policies and procedures intended to address public health concerns related to COVID-19.

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