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Monday, December 04, 2017

Saturday I-40 crash
Westbound traffic on Interstate 40 in Cocke County was blocked for sometime early Saturday morning after a trailer load of AA Duracell batteries caught fire. Cocke County Firefighter Colby McGaha said his department responded to near the 450 mile marker at 4 am. The unidentified driver of the Snyder Transportation rig reported that he noticed his trailer on fire as he drove. He was able to stop, unhook the trailer and pull the tractor forward, saving it from the fire. Firefighter McGaha said the driver suspects the blaze was started when the brakes on the trailer became too hot as he traveled through the curvy Pigeon River gorge. The destroyed trailer and 73,000 batteries were valued at a total of $100,000. Firefighters with the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the blaze.


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Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • Appropriations Committee considers the Farm Bill
  • Lots of new jobs in Tennessee
  • Cocke County man injured in dog attack
  • Jefferson crash injures three
  • THP beefs up enforcement

    Friday, May 25, 2018

  • Traffic...........Traffic
  • Indecent exposure arrests
  • Smokies lawsuit
  • April jobless numbers
  • Auto import tarriffs
  • Reward in Sevierville pedestrian death

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • Smelly South Highway 321
  • Hemp licenses available
  • Holiday travel

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • Shelton pursuit and arrest
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Newport Planning Commission
  • Seat belts may be required on school buses

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

  • Cocke Legislative Body
  • Memorial Day boating
  • NAFTA and tarriffs
  • Wallace in Newport on Saturday
  • Corker turns down ambassadorship
  • Immigration
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