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Friday, July 14, 2017

Shults sentenced
In Cocke County Criminal court on Thursday, Judge Ben Hooper accepted a guilty plea from a man who faced charges in connection with an October, 2016 burglary of the Edgemont Elementary School. Brandon Shults,32, Orchard View Drive, Newport, took an Ipad Air, Ipad mini, Apple Mac Pro Book and a Black Kindle from the school, and then sold all but the Pro Book. Detective C.J. Ball retrieved the stolen items valued at $3,300, a short time later. In the plea agreement, Shults pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and the sale of a counterfeit controlled substance in a separate case. He was given a three-year sentence, will serve 60 days with the balance in the Community Corrections program. The defendant has already completed a drug rehabilitation program. Shults will make restitution of $2,000 for the stolen items. Asst. DA Joanne Sheldon told the court that the school system agreed to the plea arrangement. Charges against a co-defendant were resolved previously.


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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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