TOP PHOTO:  During a July 2019 visit to Campbell County, the governor stopped for a video beside the Daniel Boone-like figure overlooking Bungalow Hollow on McCloud Mountain.  See the video HERE.  

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – On his last day of quarantine on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Lee took a few minutes for a phone interview with WLAF’s Jim Freeman.   A couple of member’s of the governor’s detail tested positive for COVID-19, and that put Lee and his wife Maria in quarantine until yesterday afternoon.  CLICK HERE to hear Governor Lee’s remarks over WLAF.

During the visit, Lee said, “My team and I are very focused on how it is that we can get the message out in a stronger way.  There are some people out there in Tennessee that we gotta real challenge that it’s going to take every single one of us to kind of do our part and to change some habits until this thing is behind us.  It’s very real.  In fact, it’s very troubling that our rural communities are getting hit the hardest.  Our death rate in rural Tennessee is twice the death rate from COVID as it is in big cities.  We are hoping that more and more and more people will remember what it means to start apart, wash your hands and wear a mask.”

Lee applauded Mayor E.L. Morton for taking the step to encourage Campbell Countians to wear a mask during what Morton is calling “Mask Wearing Season” through December.  “I’m grateful he’s done that.  Proud that he has, ” said the governor.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/29/2020-6AM)