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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dog bites on the increase
Cocke County has had a number of incidents of dog bites this Spring, And as the dog days of summer approach, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the United States Postal Service remind Tennessee homeowners that leash laws can be a homeowner’s best friend when it comes to preventing costly dog bite insurance claims. The Insurance Information Institute and State Farm estimate that dog bites last year in Tennessee topped more than 300 claims with $9.4 million paid out in damages. Nationwide, dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in last year, costing in excess of $600 million. TDCI Assistant Commissioner Michael Humphreys. “One way to help lower the risk of dog-bite injuries is to always obey local leash laws and be a responsible pet owner. Such actions protect our friends, neighbors and postal letter carriers who deliver our mail, rain or shine,”says Assistant Commissioner Michael Humphreys. State officials are encouraging Tennesseans to review their policies to ensure appropriate coverage in the event of a dog bite. Some insurance carriers may not offer coverage or may charge more for dog breeds considered more dangerous than others and pet owners need to be aware of such coverage limitations. June is traditionally when postal letter carriers are most often attacked by dogs. The Postal Service’s Tennessee District has the following tips for owners to help prevent an incident that could have costly ramifications; make sure your dog is secured and put your dog in a separate room before opening the door for mail.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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  • Cocke Grand Jury
  • Fletcher Ervin obit
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  • Tax freeze for seniors
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  • Shooting Update
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  • McMahan charges are pending
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  • Morris arrested on drug charges
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  • 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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