'LMS dismissed out of an abundance of caution' - DOS Jennifer Fields

TOP PHOTO:  Jim Rogers, orange jacket, meets students as they come off a bus and walk into the La Follette United Methodist Church.  

The scene at the La Follette United Methodist Church late Friday morning as students are bused there from La Follette Middle School to the church, the school's safe haven, for parents to pick up their students or for students to be bused on home.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - After the discovery on Thursday of a threat scribbled on a bathroom stall at La Follette Middle School, further action has been taken by the Campbell County Board of Education and the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.  School at LMS was dismissed a couple of hours into the school day on Friday.  The threat was about a bomb for Friday.

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Kevin O’Neill joins Hatfield's sports talk show today on WLAF; 1pm to 3pm

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Former Cougar and La Follette native Keith Hatfield (above) hosts his sports-talk show "Holding Court" on WLAF Fridays at 1 pm.  That's over AM 1450, FM 100.9 and WLAF-TV 12 and you can listen HERE

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I-75 SB is back OPEN...Multiple vehicle accident I-75 SB at MM 132 at railroad trestle

TOP PHOTO:  A nine-vehicle accident on I-75 snarled Friday morning traffic.

A big rig and eight cars were involved in a predawn wreck on I-75 in Campbell County.

RIDGEWOOD, TN (WLAF) - The southbound lanes of I-75 are both back open.  This comes nearly two-hours after a nine-vehicle pile up happened on this rainy Friday morning.

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Right at 6:30 am Friday morning, reports of a major traffic accident are coming in to WLAF.  I-75 southbound is where an accident involving one big rig and eight cars has happened.  As a result, traffic is down to one lane on the interstate, and Hwy 116 is backed past the Waffle House stop light.

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Nothing found in after-school sweep at LMS

TOP PHOTO:  The "bomb dog" from the Knox County Sheriff's Office sniffed every inch of La Follette Middle School Thursday evening.

K-9 Officer CID, an explosive specialist, sniffs his way around La Follette Middle School on Thursday evening.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A message found in a boys bathroom in seventh grade hall Thursday morning at La Follette Middle School warned that a bomb would go off on Friday at the school.  As a result, Campbell County Sheriff's investigators swept the school and did not find any such device this morning.

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'The unborn are the most vulnerable in our society' - Rep. Dennis Powers

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (left) with State Representative Dennis Powers (left).

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - On Thursday, Governor Bill Lee introduced a comprehensive pro-life bill that would include a ban on abortion once a heartbeat can be detected.

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Richardson arrested for possession

PIONEER, TN (WLAF) - What began as a domestic dispute call ended with a drug arrest.

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First Habitat Home dedication of the year is this afternoon

TOP PHOTO:  A new Habitat Home, the first of the new year, will be dedicated Friday afternoon at 5 pm.

By 5 pm Friday afternoon, the grounds will be cleared and ready to welcome the celebration attendees to this new Habitat Home.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - One Campbell County family will be spending the night in its new home tonight.  The dedication of the latest Habitat for Humanity Home is 5 pm on Friday afternoon at 618 East Fir Street.

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Meet Good Samaritan Zach Sheets

By Renee Carrier

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - This week’s featured Good Samaritan is Zach Sheets (photo above.)  Sheets is  your local financial adviser and represents Edward Jones.

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CCHS basketball plays Friday; WATCH Clinton at Campbell here.

Cougar Spencer Boshears (# 30) works past a Powell defender on Tue. night at John R.W. Brown Gym in this Pat Pebley photo.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County hosts Clinton Friday evening for a match up with the Dragons and Lady Dragons.  It continues Campbell's longest stretch of home games in a row on the season; three.  This is game two.

The games will be televised live along with radio coverage over the WLAF - Eagle Tire Pros Sports Network.  That's radio over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 with the telecast right here WATCH and also via Roku TV, Facebook, YouTube and Amazon Firestick.

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SCAM ALERT:  Beware when buying hunting and fishing licenses

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Sportsmen beware! A scam website has been detected by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. There is a new bogus website that appears when you Google Tennessee fishing license.

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Quality Equipment has a job opening

Quality Outdoor Equipment has a job opening.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Quality Equipment at Indian Mound Circle has a job opening.

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Woodson trivia and personal request

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) -  On occasion, WLAF receives a fun request.  This one comes from Christine Turner.

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Dec.'s Unemployment Rate remains unchanged from Nov.

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The state of Tennessee ended 2019 with steady unemployment that continued to sit near record low levels, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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Bomb threat this morning at La Follette Middle School

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) -  For the second time this school year, a threat was made at the La Follette Middle School.  This morning around 9 am, School Resource Officers (SRO) were alerted to a written message in a bathroom.  Sheriff's officials say that a bomb threat for Friday was scribbled on the side of a stall.

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