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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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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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  • Marijuana hearing
  • Sevier County scam

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Job prospects continue to look positive for Cocke County
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  • Person of interest identified
  • Jobless rate in Tennessee continues to drop
  • Bear season opens on Saturday
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    Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Trial delayed after only half of prospective jurors show
  • Judge Davidson on monitors
  • Potts is being sought
  • THP wants to locate witnesses
  • New Republican health plan
  • Hurricane losses may hike premiums for us all.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Pasternak steroid conspiracy
  • Lt. Lawson on medical leave
  • Charles.....the Survivor
  • Proposed ACA modification falls apart
  • Be aware of flood vehicles

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • Welfare to work
  • Presnell sentenced
  • Fentanyl leads to death
  • CLB talks jail issues
  • Hurricane insurance losses
  • Tuck identified as Park fatality
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