NEWPORT—Partnership President Lucas Graham shared some good news with EDC/Partnership board members Thursday evening.
NEWPORT—The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter LCPL C Roberts #102 of Newport was presented a $10,000 check from Green For Life (GFL), a waste management company that services the region.
CARSON SPRINGS—The Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center was at capacity Thursday afternoon as hundreds gathered to honor attorney James C. “Jim” McSween, Jr.
NEWPORT—Thursday evening’s school board meeting covered several topics but the main issue discussed was the recent release of the TN Ready test scores.
NEWPORT—A case of massive animal hoarding led county animal control officers and deputies to a mobile home community off of Flatwoods Way early Friday morning.
NEWPORT—Residents at Wellington Manor are enjoying a week of fun as the senior living facility celebrates National Assisted Living Week.
NEWPORT—In the nine months that Matthew Littlejohn has served as CEO of Newport Medical Center (Tennova Healthcare), he has accomplished several of his goals.
NEWPORT—Members of the Cocke County Finance Committee met Monday evening where they had a lengthy discussion about the possibility of implementing a wheel tax in the county.
NEWPORT—Meeting in regular session Tuesday evening, the City of Newport’s Board of Mayor and Alderman heard from City Administrator James Finchum who advised council members of several complaints that have been made by the public.
NEWPORT—Each year, the fundraiser hosted by and benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley Newport Branch, provides the organization the ability to serve more kids.
COCKE COUNTY—Good attendance is essential to student achievement and graduation, and the Cocke County School System and Mayor Crystal Ottinger are committed to dedicating resources and attention to reducing chronic absenteeism rates.
NEWPORT—It was late summer of 1979 when David Sutton returned to his hometown of Newport, this time as a dentist. Dr. Sutton opened his practice in August of that year and started to plant his roots back in the community.
NEWPORT—What began as a brief vehicle pursuit for the Newport Police Department ended abruptly after the male driver jumped from a 25-foot embankment and into the river on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The male was treated at Newport Medical Center and released.
COCKE COUNTY—Deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General, located on Highway 411, concerning a female subject passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on Thursday, Sept. 5.
NEWPORT—Rep. Phil Roe was happy to see the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce federal grants totaling $258,198 for two community health centers in East Tennessee.
COCKE COUNTY—County Mayor Crystal Ottinger recently presented a proclamation recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The mayor urges all citizens to work to prevent suicide and to raise awareness and tolerance for all people affected by tragedies of this type.
NEWPORT—The fundraising efforts to bring an Isaiah 117 House to Cocke County are going extremely well as over $16,000 has been raised in a two month period.
Bush Brothers & Company announced that its Board of Directors unanimously appointed Al Williams, former President and Chief Operating Officer, as President and Chief Executive Officer.
A vehicle and foot pursuit led to the arrest of a Newport female on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Patrolman Shane Bower attempted to conduct a traffic stop after observing a vehicle operating on Interstate 40 without taillights.
NEWPORT—A project to replace waterlines in the Cosby community continues. During their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24, members of the Newport Utilities Board of Directors were briefed on the continued progress of this work by Clint Hammonds, NU Water Works Manager.
NEWPORT—Starting kindergarten is a major life event for both a child and his/her parent/caregiver. While it should be an exciting time of new adventure, it can be stressful for both the child and the adult.
NEWPORT—Two new faces in the Cocke County School System this year are those of Holly Tungett and Kenny Cody, Site Coordinators for the non-profit Communities in Schools in Tennessee, whose focus is to help chronically absent students overcome obstacles to their school attendance.
Judge Duane Slone is the 2019 recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, one of the highest judicial honors in the country.
COSBY—Easton Ball, a Cosby High School junior, was among 36 high school students selected to attend the 30th annual High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute in Oak Ridge this summer.
NEWPORT—As the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless along with Empower Cocke County conducted their yearly Point-in-time Homeless Count, the final tally saw a slight increase in the total number of persons classified as homeless.