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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Boyd addresses Cocke County Finance Committee
The Cocke County Finance Committee Tuesday evening heard from Randy Boyd, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. He dropped in on the discussion aimed at developing a new county budget. Boyd is the former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. After listening to the committee discussion regarding the jail overcrowding, the candidate said he wants a revamp of the jail system in Tennessee with regard to treating drug addiction and mental illness. "The problem we are seeing all across the state is people with drug addiction and mental illness being housed in jail. They aren't getting better they are just coming right back in. This also would help with the jail overcrowding We want to invest in treatment, so they are out of the jail, being treated in a better and more effective way, so they don't have to come back." The owner of the Tennessee Smokies and Radio Systems in Knoxville also offered to assist with the costs associated with the animal shelter which is currently being upgraded by the Friends of the Animal Shelter Humane Society. "I'd love to help out in the long term. My company does grants for animal shelters, but don't put off your plans because you think we can help. Petsmart Charities, my company and other people I know, that is what we do help out with shelters."


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Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Small fruit and nut seminar
  • Newport leaf pickup
  • Federal shutdown
  • Opioid Task Force
  • Tennessee sees a growing population
  • Radon Awareness month
  • 250K Tree Day

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Carpenter receives lengthy prison term
  • Jefferson Circuit guilty pleas
  • Smoking costs are high
  • Haslam appoints water committee
  • Newport Home grant

    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
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