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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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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Cocke Grand Jury
  • Fletcher Ervin obit
  • Agribusiness grants
  • Dolly to record children's CD
  • Cocke County energy grant

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Tax freeze for seniors
  • KOA Lane fire
  • Lee touts vouchers
  • Seniors and opiods
  • Comments on Sunday officer involved shooting

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Shooting Update
  • Cocke County officer involved shooting fatality
  • McMahan charges are pending
  • Clevenger injured in Saturday incident
  • Morris arrested on drug charges
  • Help to protect the Golden-Winged Warbler
  • Gas prices expected top drop

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Smokies offers new education initiative
  • Roe recuperating following surgery
  • New truancy guidelines
  • Munsey sentenced

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Newport camper fire
  • Cocke and Newport schools closed for solar eclipse
  • Newport man is victim of hit and run
  • Medical helicopter costs
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