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Middlesboro Police hold active-shooter training at senior center

The Middlesboro Police Department recently conducted an active shooter presentation at the Bell County Senior Citizens Center. K9 Office Nick Capps said the center contacted the department and gave the presentation at the Middlesboro location. He informed the faculty and staff about the importance of recognizing the possible threats they...
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Caryville's largest employer could close soon

CARYVILLE, Tenn. — A frozen food manufacturer will soon close its Caryville plant, and hundreds of people in the community could lose their jobs. George's Prepared Food had a plant near the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. "We just got the notice of the actual letter, that's required for...

Farmers markets help local economy grow

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Local farmers markets are a major resource in communities across our region. ”We usually have 100 to 150 people show up every market and we have a good time. We’re just here to promote healthy eating and help our farmers out, sell their produce and enjoy the community,” Becca Maggard, Whitley County Farmers Market Manager said.
Claiborne Progress

Do you know what your candidates think? County Mayor Brooks profile

My name is Joe Brooks. I was born in Tazewell, TN. My parents were Jerry R Brooks and Patricia Lynn (Collins) Brooks of Tazewell. I graduated high school in 1988. I served in the US Navy. I have a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in Social Work. I operate Brooks Farms and am the current County Mayor.

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Kentucky attorneys respond to abortion ban; some offering pro bono services. One lawyer sees far-reaching implications for domestic violence victims, sexual assault survivors, immigrants, and children. How to keep pets safe during July 4 fireworks. Updated: 10 hours ago. Fireworks can be overly loud, scaring pets and causing them to...
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Veterans Appreciation Breakfast set for July 9

(Submitted) Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans. The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by JD’s Realty and Auction. Owners Jason and Natalie Deel are both veterans of the U.S. Army. Jason served in six combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army as an Infantry Officer. Natalie served eight years in the U.S. Army as an officer and had two deployments. Jason and Natalie are also a part of the cast on the Netflix show “Swap Shop.”
Claiborne Progress

Quarry blasting a concern for Speedwell community

Two Speedwell residents asked the Claiborne Commission on Monday evening to consider whether an ordinance could be drafted prohibiting any blasting, surface mining or rock crushing operations inside residential areas within the county. Gary Mayes and Michael Livesay also requested that the county get the ball rolling on cementing zoning...

Coroner identifies Edisto River drowning victim

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified a 22-year-old man who drowned Saturday in the Edisto River. David Edward Daniels, of Clinton, Tennessee, was recovered by rescue officials from the river, Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said. Investigators say a witness noticed Daniels struggling...

Museum of Appalachia to celebrate July 4 with ‘anvil shoots’

NORRIS, Tenn. (WVLT) - While most Americans will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks, the folks over at the Museum of Appalachia plan to celebrate by using gunpowder to send 150-pound anvils into the sky. These “anvil shoots” used to be common, but now the Museum is one of the...

Long Joins PA-S LEAD Board of Directors

Lincoln Memorial University-School of Medical Science (LMU-SMS) Physician Assistant student Kayla Long, class of 2023, has been named the newest member of the Board of Directors of PA Students for Leadership, Equity, Anti-racism, and Diversity (PA-S LEAD), a student-run organization that advocates for diversity and serves PA and pre-PA students all over the nation.
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Here is the Norris Day 2022 schedule of events

The Norris Lions Club invites everyone to the 54th annual Norris Day Celebration on Monday, July 4th on and around the Norris Commons. The day’s activities begin at 8:30 am with the Firecracker 4K Fun Run, followed at 9 m by the Posting of the Colors. The rest of...

Changes around town

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares a couple of ‘around town’ photos with us today. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/29/2022-6AM)

Craig Davis is arrested after police pursuit through La Follette

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The call of a possible 10-49 driver (driving while drunk) came in to La Follette Police Central Dispatch at 1:39 Tuesday afternoon. Soon LPD Officer Aaron Adkins spotted the black box style Scion with black wheels on East Central Avenue and pulled over the compact car.

Southeast graduate turns side hustle into a career

Harlan native Ben Cochran worked underground for 15 years before making a career change. The deciding factor, according to Cochran, was watching his father struggle with black lung disease after 40-plus years in the mines. “I was laid off. I knew I could get a job with another company, but...

Campbell Rural Fire Service answers 400+ calls a year

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The volume of calls the Campbell County Rural Fire Service receives in a year exceeds 400 which comes out to an average of more than one call a day for the all volunteer unit. Volunteers and grant dollars are the lifeblood of the organization which makes Friday’s grant check presentation all the more meaningful.