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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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NEWPORT—The Cocke County Finance Committee met Monday evening where they discussed a finding in the county’s annual financial report.

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NEWPORT—Cocke County Fire Chief Keith Large approached the County Budget Committee Monday afternoon seeking funds to cover his department’s overtime expenses.

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NEWPORT—Members of the Cocke County Democratic Women’s Club and Keep Cocke County Informed are partnering in a project to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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NEWPORT—Two individuals have been indicted on murder charges after a Cocke County Grand Jury handed down indictments this week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NEWPORT—The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office reported yet another individual attempted to introduce drugs into the Cocke County Jail.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NEWPORT—Former Cocke County Sheriff Tunney Moore died Sunday, December 28, 2019, after a period of declining health. He was 88.

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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.

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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.

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NEWPORT—A Del Rio woman is facing additional charges after reports say she struck a Cocke County Sheriff deputy on Monday, Dec. 23.

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NEWPORT—The Newport Police Department is searching for Cody Ridge Rathbone, 23, Rice Street, after he was involved in two incidents on Monday, Dec. 23.