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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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Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Dowell arrest
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    Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Jobless numbers
  • Chestnut tree giveaway
  • TVA campgrounds are open
  • Executions delayed
  • Early voting coming up

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Cocke County High "Walk-In"
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  • Food for Peace program revanp
  • Great American Cleanup events

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Chuck Mason arrest
  • Cate case
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  • Broadway infrastructure project
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • SRO discussions
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  • Pending legislation to hold down healthcare costs
  • Goodwin being sought on AWOL charges
  • Fraud alert

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