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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, January 20, 2018

  • Carpenter receives lengthy prison term
  • Jefferson Circuit guilty pleas
  • Smoking costs are high
  • Haslam appoints water committee
  • Newport Home grant

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • No school in Cocke County
  • Arrowood arrest
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine is the new rescue squad Capyain
  • Family of four die in West Tennessee home fire
  • 250K Tree Day in Tennessee
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