Small businesses take note of PPP and EIJDL differences

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - If you own and/or operate a small business, please take note.

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Fire Marshall urges building fire safety during pandemic

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – As part of following Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 23, Tennessee residents should stay at home in order to help save lives and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Beware of COVID-19 financial swindles. Learn more here.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF)  – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments in the next few weeks.
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COVID-19 information line is 865.549.5343

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN- (WLAF)- In response to the national health emergency of COVID- 19, the Tennessee Department of Health has established an information line.  The phone line, 865.549.5343, is open to area health providers as well as residents of Tennessee.

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LaFollette Library hosting draw and color contest; no late fees.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WLAF)  – Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many public libraries, including the LaFollette Public Library, continue to serve their communities and in partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, are offering several online resources for learning at home, research and entertainment.

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Watch the info video on Springs of Life's building fundraiser here

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."  WATCH HERE.

Athletic Committee to meet. CCHS basketball coach not on agenda.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education's Athletic Committee meets this afternoon at 5pm via Zoom; a first for a Campbell County public meeting.  However, the topic of the search for a new boys basketball coach at Campbell County High School is not on today's agenda.

Power outages, trees down as storm quickly comes and goes

A La Follette home suffered damage when a tree landed on it around 2 am Thursday morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Around 2 am Thursday morning, the predicted storm featuring winds of 60 MPH and higher blew through Campbell County.

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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.  WATCH Yvonne's ceremony HERE.

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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.  WATCH Yvonne's ceremony HERE.

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Car wrecks into apartment

TOP PHOTO:  Jacksboro Police and other agencies responded to a wreck involving a car and an apartment unit.

One person was injured in a Wednesday afternoon wreck that was called in to police at 1:26 pm.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - One person was injured as a car rammed into an apartment complex just before 1:30 pm Wednesday afternoon according to reports.

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Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 15

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

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Local natural gas utilities’ essential services remain a priority

ROCKY TOP, TN (WLAF) - As a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, local utilities are asking that homeowners and
contractors help maintain utility service and keep communities safe by continuing to call 811 before you dig.

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Funds are coming to CHET and other local health centers

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF)- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded funds to four Tennessee health centers in Senate District 12.  The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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