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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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Monday, May 21, 2018

  • Rolling Thunder to stop off in Cocke County
  • Cocke Fire
  • Paramedics attacked
  • Lawson arrest in shooting
  • Trump to visit Nashville
  • Expensive gas for Memorial holiday

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

  • Tiny Homes purchases former Ace Products site
  • Qualifying is underway for Newport and Parrottsville posts
  • Do not disturb young wildlife
  • Farm Bill defeated
  • TBI investigating Greene County officer involved shooting
  • Walters State is tech-savvy
  • Friday fuel leak

    Friday, May 18, 2018

  • Partnership update
  • Fancher is candidate for Newport mayor
  • Missing Retreivers
  • Corley arrest
  • Safe Boating Awareness

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • SNAP could be cut to pay for tax cuts
  • Marijuana sentencing
  • Candidates for governor poll
  • Bredesen /Blackburn poll
  • Tennessee sues Oxycontin maker
  • In lieu of tax payments

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • Trouten pleads to arson
  • Phone wire cut in Del Rio
  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Cocke County Jail assaults
  • Buckner injury
  • Burger search
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