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Members of the William Cocke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution continued their active ways in August and September through their participation in numerous events.

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Over the past year, as the CCHS Class of 1969 prepared for our 50-year reunion, many were the stories told during our planning meetings.

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When the grand CCHS Class of 1969 gathered recently for our 50-year reunion, we asked our class members to share one things about themselves that no one else knew.

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This coming week, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, to be exact, our little family will celebrate a milestone when Connor Dash O’Neil crosses the threshold into kindergarten.

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As we prepare for the October edition of Let the Stories Be Told, I, too, am scrolling through my family’s tales looking for a few to share. Many of them involve the episodes of Robert and Zollie Sisk and their seven children.

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Hurricane Connor, aka Connor Dash O’Neil, our grandson, and his mom recently spent a few days in East Tennessee.

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Currently we are laying the groundwork on our popular yearly special edition, Smoky Mountain Homeplace. Once again we are following the theme, Let the Stories Be Told, and are asking readers to submitted those family stories that are always told whenever the clan comes together.

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This past Friday, July 5, members of the Costner clan found themselves front and center at the popular Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow events at the Cosby Campground Amphitheatre in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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As a proud member of the Cocke County High School Class of 1969, I’m giddy with excitement over our upcoming 50-year reunion.

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The past year has brought significant milestones to Rev. James Suggs, pastor of Cave Hill Baptist Church.

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From the earliest days of Cocke County, many of our citizens have opted to move elsewhere in search of greener pastures.

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The visit of an American President, Vice-President, First Lady, and/or other dignitary today calls for hours of strategic planning, security clearances, and down-to-the-minute itineraries, complete with Secret Service details, sharpshooters, and press.

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The name “Leonard” appears many times in the two hundred-plus years the Huff family has lived in what would become Cocke County, Tennessee. Three Huff brothers, John, Peter, and Joseph, settled in the Del Rio, Bybee, and Cosby communities respectively. Each branch of the family tells the sto…

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Judy McGaha’s dreams of saving Laurel Springs Primitive Baptist Church from the ravages of time took a giant step forward this week when Lindsay Crockett, East Tennessee Development District’s Historic Preservation/Housing Planner, pronounced, “The odds are pretty good.”

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Have you ever played a game in which you’re asked, “If you could have a conversation with any deceased person, who would it be and why?

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It won’t be long before the Newport Plain Talk publishes Let the Stories Be Told – Part II. The special collection of tales handed down from generation to generation by local families will appear at the end of January and promises to be filled with more fascinating stories, some dating back …

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Much has been written and discussed about Newport Utilities’ current project to replace the water and sewer lines in downtown Newport. There have been a few strong words uttered, too, as drivers found themselves caught in traffic and truck drivers ignored clearly worded directions regarding …

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Much has been written in the past weeks about the family storyteller as the Newport Plain Talk prepared its annual Smoky Mountain Homeplace special edition. The eagerly anticipated issue will be part of the Tuesday, October 30, 2018, paper. This year’s theme is Let the Stories Be Told!

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On Saturday, November 3, the Newport Theatre Guild will present The Secret Garden, a musical based on a novel of the same name, penned by Frances Hodgson Burnett.