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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cocke Finance Committee
Members of the Cocke County Finance Committee met in workshop Monday evening because of a lack of a quorum. Finance Manager Anne Bryant-Hurst told the members that a transfer of funds to balance several budgets will be necessary before year end. Money was shifted from the sheriff's department to fund an additional $12,000 for food in the jail. And additional monies were transferred for jail medical needs. Administrative Captain Derrick Woods said jail medical costs so far this year have totaled about $427,000. Sheriff Armando Fontes also is asking that line transfers totaling $49,950 be used to purchase a second litter pickup vehicle. He said he is concerned that the county could lose state Transportation funds if a second crew is not put on the road. But there was some very good news as well. Bryant-Hurst said as the result of the recently approved gasoline and diesel tax, the county should see additional revenue of $392,000 in the first year earmarked for road work. The six cent increase in gasoline tax and ten cents per gallon on diesel, will be implemented gradually over the next three years. That means the county will see increases in road funds for the next three years and then when the tax is fully implemented, that funding level will continue annually.

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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

    Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Jefferson County Grand Jury
  • January 23...mark it on your calendar
  • Tennessee fire safety
  • TDOT is ready
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter open for business

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