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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, September 25, 2017

  • Weekend assaults in Cocke County
  • Shelton arrest
  • BB gun at Cocke County High
  • David Fine arrest
  • Gasoline prices are declining
  • Dover to be sworn in

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Identity theft or fraud
  • Tennessee Promise is helping students
  • Marijuana hearing
  • Sevier County scam

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Job prospects continue to look positive for Cocke County
  • More Pasternak defendants are sentenced
  • Person of interest identified
  • Jobless rate in Tennessee continues to drop
  • Bear season opens on Saturday
  • Water service to be affected

    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
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