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NEWPORT—Officers were dispatched to the area of Tedder Drive concerning a single vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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NEWPORT— The City of Newport’s Board of Mayor and Alderman spent time Tuesday evening receiving updates and hearing from citizens at Newport City Hall. Council members also voted on a new animal ordinance and to extend a water line on Rack Lane.

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NEWPORT—Requests for new construction permits rose 36 percent last month, according to Michael Williford during his report to the Newport Utilities Board of Directors at their recent meeting. “This is good news for the community.”

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NEWPORT—A Newport woman sustained serious injuries after she was ejected from a vehicle on Monday, Oct. 7. The driver of the vehicle is facing an array of charges including driving under the influence and vehicular assault.

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NEWPORT—Veterans and local officials recently gathered on the lawn of the American Legion building to honor and remember the country’s military members that are listed as POW (Prisoner of War) and MIA (Missing in Action). The event was hosted by American Legion Post 41.

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Welcome to the second month of “Count Down to Kindergarten,” the awareness program designed by the Rural Accelerator Impact leadership team to help parents know what is expected of children entering kindergarten and to help the children be prepared for the transition to school.

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NEWPORT—Two people have been charged following a fatal stabbing in Newport on Monday, Sept. 30.

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NEWPORT—Empower Cocke County’s website has the words “God Sized Change” emblazoned on its page and that’s what facility Executive Director Annette Burke has witnessed the last three years as the once hollow building that houses Empower, has slowly transformed into a fully functioning facilit…

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NEWPORT—Sheriff’s deputies say two men incarcerated in the county jail are now facing charges after allegedly conspiring with a third party to smuggle contraband into their cell.

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NEWPORT—A former City of Newport Alderwoman along with another female were arrested by the Newport Police Department Friday morning after they stole a number of items from Walmart.

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COSBY—Things were really rolling along the roads in Cocke and Sevier Counties last Saturday morning. Motorists in Cosby “shared the road” with almost forty cyclists participating in the inaugural “Tour de Moonshine.”

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NEWPORT—The Newport Police Department Narcotics Unit working in conjunction with the 4th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office sought a padlocking order for a residence and an outbuilding located at 141 English Street in Newport.

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NEWPORT—It’s been a long time coming—way too long, in the eyes of many—but last Thursday, Carlene Robinson finally got to do the “Happy Dance” with fellow members of Tanner Preservation Alliance and employees of the Cocke County Partnership.

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NEWPORT—A hot meal, a refreshing shower and the security of a roof over our heads are things that most of us don’t think twice about in our daily routine. But for a rising number of Cocke County’s homeless, these three simple things are nearly unattainable.

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BYBEE—Ecclesiastes 11 tells us, “Cast your bread upon the waters/for you will find it after many days.” (ESV)

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DEL RIO—Officials with the Cocke County Fire Department and Parrottsville Volunteer Fire Department said a home was destroyed following a fire Saturday evening.

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NEWPORT— The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a male subject after he fled from a traffic stop leaving behind three juveniles on Sunday, Sept. 22.

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NEWPORT —A Newport man was charged with driving under the influence following a single vehicle accident in the Carson Springs community on Saturday, Sept. 21.

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As Autumn winds slowly roll in and mix with the dry and balmy temperatures of late summer, the combination can make for a perfect storm when it comes to fires.

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NEWPORT—The CCHS football team has 70 players this season. With the lack of jerseys, and a limited general budget that scarcely meets expenses for team travel and eats, Coach Scotty Dykes said he knew the team needed some outside assistance when it came to fundraising.

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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.

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CARSON SPRINGS—The Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center was at capacity Thursday afternoon as hundreds gathered to honor attorney James C. “Jim” McSween, Jr.

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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.

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NEWPORT—With names like Cattage Garden, Meow Marina and Purassic Park the cat rooms at Friends Animal Shelter most certainly have the kitties feline fine.

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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.

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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.