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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Masoner fatality
A Cocke County man died Wednesday morning in a lawn mower accident on a property on Upward Road in the Parrottsville community. The victim was identified as Billy Hugh Masoner, 64, Carson Springs Road, Newport. The owner of the property, Janice Lewis told Cocke County Deputy Tony Bailey that she had hired Masoner to mow her lawn, but had left to take her dog for a ride. When she returned at 8 am, she found the Toro zero-turn mower upside down in a creek, and at that time she called 911. Officer Bailey said upon arrival, he found Masoner who was wearing a seatbelt, pinned under the water, underneath his mower. It appeared that the mower had slid off the embankment, falling approximately 10 feet into the water. A number of officers assisted Parrottsville Volunteer Fire Chief Kenny Trentham and First Call EMS personnel, in the use of a winch to pull the mower back up the bank.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Clarification
  • Finance Committee considers sheriff's budget
  • Newport Utilities Board
  • Update on Gatlinburg wildfires

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Funding for animal shelter tentatively approved.
  • Tressler arrest
  • Senate bill bad for Tennessee hospitals
  • Weekend activities in Parrottsville and Cosby
  • First Saturday

    Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Ramsey ruling overturned by Appeals panel
  • Terry Fine arrest
  • Rodriguez arrest
  • Tax changes come on Saturday
  • Gas prices take a dip

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Parrottsville to receive low-interest loan
  • Food and housing grant for Cocke County
  • May jobless numbers
  • Haslam to make job recruitment trip
  • TWRA on wildlife

    Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Healthcare bill
  • Monument vandalism
  • Brandt charged with aggravated assault
  • Nease charged with attempted jail escape
  • Newport couple charged with child abuse or neglect
  • Cocke County Corrections Partnership
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