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Changes are all around like at the La Follette Medical Center.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Here are some changes and closings you’ll want to know about. See WLAF’s Charlie Hutson’s trip around town.
Campbell County Schools are closed through March 31.
There will NOT be any General Sessions Court on March 24th OR March 26th 2020
TCAT Jacksboro President Debbie Petree said, “Effective Monday, March 23rd, ALL program instruction will move to an online format through the end of day on April 3rd. The campus computer lab will be available to any student who needs to complete assigned coursework during this two-week period from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The campus will open with essential staff available to assist students and prospective students complete paperwork and/or get information.” Any campus functions scheduled through mid-May have been postponed and will be addressed at a later date. Unless the situation changes, TCAT students will return to campus on Monday, April 6th. Faculty will contact students to inform them of their scheduled times for class.
Several churches have canceled services including, but not limited to, First Baptist Church of La Follette, Fincastle Church of God, Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Jacksboro and New Horizon Baptist Church.
Planned litter clean-up projects on Norris Lake for March 28 and April 18 are postponed.
The Habitat for Humanity Restore is temporarily closed.
The Campbell County Department of Finance lobby is closed to the public. Please use email, telephone (423.562.6201) or the front door drop to communicate with members of the staff.
The Shriner’s annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction has been canceled.
The City of La Follette Regional Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday March 26, 2020, is cancelled.
Contingent on the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the La Follette City Council will make a decision early next week on whether to cancel the workshop scheduled for March 30, 2020.
The Social Security Administration Office at Jacksboro is closed. For assistance, call 866.964.7324 or connect to www.SSA.gov
The AARP’s Volsintax program is discontinued, and all appointments have been canceled.
The annual Ride Royal Blue Cancer Association Ride is postponed.
Food City has immediate job openings. Apply in person at your La Follette Food City or online at www.FoodCityCareers.com .
La Follette City Hall is closed, and it is discontinuing non-essential functions. La Follette Police and Fire along with regular household garbage pick-up will continue on a routine basis.
La Follette is extending its 2018 delinquent tax notices with the new deadline of April 14, 2020.
All La Follette Housing Authority lobbies are closed for the next 30 days. Please call (423.562.2261) or email LHA if you need to contact the office.
The LUB lobby is closed until further notice. The drive up windows and phone lines remain open 423.562.3316.
The March clothes give-a-way at West La Follette Baptist Church is canceled.
Construction work on Old Highway 63 at Caryville, about a quarter mile up from Bruce Gap Road, has closed the road until further notice.
This week’s town hall gathering at Jacksboro hosted by State Senator Ken Yager has been postponed.
The La Follette Public Library and the La Follette Rec Center are closed until further notice.
The Campbell County Senior Citizens Center is closed due to health concerns. The center plans to reopen on April 1. In the meantime, meals will be delivered via Meals on Wheels.
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting scheduled for March 27 has been cancelled.
*All TWRA shooting ranges are closed until further notice.
*All TWRA Hunter Education and Boating classes are cancelled until further notice.
*The 2020 National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament April 2-3 is cancelled. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/19/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)