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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Button lawsuit
A worker's compensation insurance company has filed a lawsuit against the State of Tennessee in connection with a 2016 traffic fatality in Cocke County. Attorney Melissa Moore, representing Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company alleges that the Tennessee Department of Transportation(TDOT) is responsible for the death of Raymond Button, who died February 1, when his load of logs left Highway 73 in Cocke County. The action alleges that the roadway had just been repaved, leaving a drop-off of loose gravel on the shoulder. "The excessive drop between the roadway and shoulder caused the rear, passenger side tires of the trailer to become trapped, making it impossible for any driver to correct," according to the litigation. The truck stopped abruptly when it hit a culvert in the ditch line and a load of logs penetrated the truck cab. According to the lawsuit, the Pro Tech cab rack failed to stop the load from penetrating the cab. The action demands $253,715 from TDOT, in the Cocke County Circuit Court action.

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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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