This patch of wooded area, that includes a burned home, abandoned at the time of the November fire, is what the City looks to buy to go along with the land it already owns around it. It’s all a part of the Public Works compound. (ARIEL PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON AND EAGLE I)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The approval of a monetary fee of $200.00 a month for the most improved property clean-up over the next twelve months is among the items on the agenda for the City of La Follette’s first regular monthly meeting of the year. The meeting begins today at 5:30pm at City Hall.

One item that was discussed at last week’s workshop, the leveling of a portion of Depot Street/South 5th Street between West Beech Streets and the former tennis courts, was not added to today’s agenda. The idea behind the leveling was to adjoin Liberty and Seargeant Park.

City officials are expected to vote on making, or not, Cherry Street a one way street at today’s meeting. Traffic will come in from the east and go out the west, according to city officials. This view, courtesy of WLAF’s Charlie Hutson and Eagle I, is looking west toward Jacksboro.
The home, on what is described as the Ogg property, burned on November 11. The City is talking about buying the property.
This is what remains of the home that faces Back Valley Road on the Ogg property.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/03/2022-6AM)