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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Francis father and son arrest
A man who was reported to be passed out in a vehicle on Highway 411 last week, on Wednesday was charged with a new offense. Cocke County Deputy Logan Starritt said when he arrived on the scene last Saturday, he found Derrek Francis, 33, of Sevierville, passed out in the Dodge SUV. His two year-old daughter was on the back seat. EMS took Francis to the Newport Medical Center where he was admitted, reportedly for treatment of a methadone and oxycodone overdose. Both Francis and his father, Darrell Francis who was lying beside the auto, have been charged with child endangerment in connection with the child found in the auto. Other charges were filed against Darrell Francis last week. The Department of Children's Services also was asked to do an investigation into the incident. Derrek Francis reportedly was the target of an earlier child neglect investigation by the state agency.


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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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