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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hepatitis C case is resolved.
A man who exposed Newport police officers to Hepatitis C in July of last year, Monday entered a guilty plea in Cocke County Circuit Court. Henry Greg Stroud, 35, Filbert Street, Newport, was arrested in July of last year and was charged with exposing four Newport police officers to Hepatitis C during an arrest. The subject was suicidal and had walked into traffic prompting the officers response. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and criminal exposure to Hepatitis C, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Judge Ben Hooper ordered Stroud to serve a four year term. The court also arraigned James Brad McGaha, 35, Filbert Street, Newport, who recently was arrested on sealed presentments returned in April by a Cocke County Grand Jury. McGaha is charged with two counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine in a drug free zone (near Newport City Park) as well as another charge of the sale and delivery of methamphetamine outside of a drug free zone.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Cocke County fires
  • Authorities search for man wearing a hoodie
  • Mullins charged
  • Bush Bean recall
  • Boyd to run across Tennessee
  • Gas prices to rise in the short term.

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Fire/Rescue to get new building
  • Jefferson County eligible for FEMA aid
  • Effort to increase physical activity in Cocke County
  • Dunn to prosecute Sheriff Watson
  • Jefferson County motor home fire
  • FAFSA applications are up
  • Overbey to be US Attorney for East Tennessee
  • Senator Lamar Alexander votes for farm and research programs

    Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Partnership and EDC meeting
  • Revised healthcare law
  • Tennessee governors race
  • Lawsuit filed in Ferris wheel accident

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Lane sentencing
  • Assistance available to local farmers
  • ThreeStar award for Cocke County
  • Senate healthcare bill
  • Hot, Hot temperatures are predicted

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Cocke County budget discussions
  • Parrottsville fire
  • Financial literacy for Tennessee adults
  • Benanti receives lengthy sentence
  • Dunn/Ray arrest
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