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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IMPROVE ACT impact on Cocke County
Itís †The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee held a series of news conferences May 15 to discuss the impact of the IMPROVE Actís projects on different areas of the state. † The total impact for Cocke County is $10,502,137 for the combined revenue to cities and counties as well as the Tennessee Department of Transportation road and bridge projects, totaling $153,065,000 funded with the increased gasoline and diesel tax. The increase in the user fees means Tennessee residents wonít shoulder the entire burden alone, as revenue will be captured from visiting tourists and the trucks that move goods through the state. This continues Tennesseeís history as a pay-as-you-go state, meaning the people who use the roads pay for their upkeep. Total 15-year investment for Cocke County $163,567,137 TDOT project investment: twenty-five projects in Cocke County $153,065,000 IMPROVE Act project and local funding for Cocke County New Local Revenue over the next 15-years Cocke County $9,482,487 Newport $982,446 Parrottsville $37,204 Major local projects include; Interstate I-40 INTERCHANGE AT O'NEIL ROAD 0.17 miles $14,500,000; COSBY HWY. TO WILTON SPRINGS RD. $64,500,000; Rural Access US-321 (SR- 35) (NEWPORT BYPASS) FROM Thinwood Drive on West Highway 25/70 TO SAINT TIDE HOLLOW ROAD $43,000,000


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Former jailers arrested
  • Commodity distribution next week
  • Black bear caution
  • East Tennessee has retirement affordability
  • Park officials continue their search for teen
  • Tree cutting to slow traffic in Gatlinburg

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Cocke Grand Jury
  • Fletcher Ervin obit
  • Agribusiness grants
  • Dolly to record children's CD
  • Cocke County energy grant

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Tax freeze for seniors
  • KOA Lane fire
  • Lee touts vouchers
  • Seniors and opiods
  • Comments on Sunday officer involved shooting

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Shooting Update
  • Cocke County officer involved shooting fatality
  • McMahan charges are pending
  • Clevenger injured in Saturday incident
  • Morris arrested on drug charges
  • Help to protect the Golden-Winged Warbler
  • Gas prices expected top drop

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Smokies offers new education initiative
  • Roe recuperating following surgery
  • New truancy guidelines
  • Munsey sentenced
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