JOHNSON CITY—Two Cocke County men, Derrick Woods of Parrottsville and the late Roland A. Dykes, Jr., were among those honored at the recent DAPS Awards (Distinguished African American Profession and Student) banquet held in Johnson City.
NEWPORT—A Newport couple were arrested by the Newport Police Department after they were found in possession of methamphetamine at McDonald’s on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
PARROTTSVILLE—An investigation is underway after an early morning fire destroyed Forest Hill Baptist Church in the Parrottsville community on Saturday, Jan. 18.
COCKE COUNTY—In the near future you will see “little boxes of hope,” as the Hope House of Cocke County group is calling them, popping up around the county.
NEWPORT—The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services along with the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Newport woman after reports say she absconded with her minor children on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
NEWPORT—While news of Conagra’s closing struck a blow to the industry of Cocke County this week, the Economic Development Commission continues to pursue projects and recruit companies to the area.
NEWPORT—City and county leaders held a brief press conference Thursday evening to address concerns over the recent announcement that Conagra will close in January 2021.
NEWPORT—The Cocke County General Committee met Thursday evening where they focused on searching for five candidates to form a new board that would oversee the County’s Recreation Department.
NEWPORT—The City of Newport’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 14 where they continued the discussion of potentially changing the name of River Road and River Street to Water’s Edge. During the meeting the council also voted to have a council member serve o…
NEWPORT—Cocke County High School senior Derek Driskill has been named to the Niswonger School for the Class of 2024, one of six East Tennessee students in Northeast Tennessee to receive this prestigious Niswonger Scholar award.
NEWPORT — The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office has released details in the investigation of an assault that occurred, which left one inmate with serious injuries on Jan. 10.
COCKE COUNTY—Over the next two months Cocke County teachers will use a portion of their class time to assess the frequency in which each of their students exhibits certain risk behaviors.
NEWPORT—Cocke County Fire Chief Keith Large approached the County Budget Committee Monday afternoon seeking funds to cover his department’s overtime expenses.
NEWPORT—Cocke County 2019 Fairest of the Fair Ashlyn Campbell is just about packed and ready to leave for the State Fairest of the Fair pageant.
NEWPORT—Students in the Cosby and Cocke County High Schools vocational programs will be among those benefiting from a million dollar grant from Tennessee.
NEWPORT—A Parrottsville woman is facing an array of charges after police reports say she left a bag full of drugs at a register at Walmart Wednesday morning.
COCKE COUNTY—A class action complaint was filed in December against Strange Honey Farm LLC, in Del Rio. Two Knoxville honey consumers filed the lawsuit on behalf of the 100 or more individuals in the class who have purchased Strange Honey throughout the region.
PARROTTSVILLE—The volunteers at the Parrottsville Fire Department spent much of 2019 stepping up their game in order to improve their station’s NFPA Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating.
NEWPORT—Most everyone has heard the old phrases, “Out with the Old, In with the New” and “New Year, New You” as part of the New Year’s resolutions of the past.
NEWPORT—He is a small, four legged black ball of fur that very easily has become the county’s poster “child” for a living miracle by surpassing all medical prognosis and defeating the bleakest of expectancies.
COCKE COUNTY—When Emily and Billy Thompson suffered the unexpected loss of their nine-year-old daughter, it was a devastating and traumatic change for their small family.
PARROTTSVILLE—Mike Callahan of CE Designers spoke to Parrottsville’s commissioners Thursday evening about a grant the city recently received in the amount of $35,000.
MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College recently celebrated the graduation of Class 114 of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Fifty-two graduates, including some from Cocke County, are now qualified to serve in law enforcement positions in Tennessee.
NEWPORT—With the natural gas customer base approaching 8,000 for Jefferson Cocke County Utility District (JCCUD), weather is a key factor for sales, but after a cold November forecasters see warmer days into 2020.
NEWPORT—The first thoughts of Christmas typically bring to mind family, food and festivities. Christmas is a time for gathering and sharing with those you love most.
NEWPORT—Police were led on a high speed chase early Saturday morning after a Cocke County man stole a red 1984 Chevrolet Corvette owned by Tip Brown of Newport.
NEWPORT—The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office and Newport City Police Department will be joined by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) in ramping up patrol forces for New Year’s Eve.
NEWPORT—The Newport Police Department is investigating a confrontation that occurred at a local gas station where a male struck another male with a tobacco cutter on Wednesday, Dec. 25.