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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Monica Denton heads back to prison
A Cocke County woman sentenced to a federal prison term in February, 2012, for aiding and abetting an armed robbery and selling Oxycodone, is headed back to federal prison. . Monica Denton, 44, Fox Chase Road, Newport, pleaded guilty originally to charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone headed up by William "Billy Mac" McMahan. And she pleaded guilty to the robbery of the Dandridge Waffle House in 2010. US District Judge Ronnie Greer ordered her to serve a 99 month prison term, followed by six years of supervised release. Denton was released from prison in January but is returning after she recently tested positive for Oxycodone, Suboxone and cocaine while on supervised release. The defendant is the daughter of Rusty Denton who was convicted of shooting four men in the Red Lantern Tavern in Newport on Christmas Day in 1976. During the hearing earlier this week, Attorney Wayne Stambaugh representing Denton, argued that her continued drug usage is an attempt at self-medication, stemming from a mental illness that developed as the result of her father's lifestyle.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Consolidated Cocke County social services
  • Cocke County home destroyed by fire
  • Haney conviction upheld
  • Deer monitoring
  • Stargazing at Cades Cove
  • Lamotte murder

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Amazon coming to Nashville
  • Lee to review open records

    Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Classical concert
  • Sanderlin/Toby pursuit and arrest
  • Empower planning a tiny home community
  • Allison died of smoke inhalation
  • Byrd charged in Sunday stabbing
  • Commodity distribution
  • Gas prices

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • Allison fire death
  • Office on Aging Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 09, 2018

  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Inmates Warren and Mantooth face charges
  • KCCB electronics recycling
  • After Thanksgiving hikes
  • Small/Johnson indicted federally

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