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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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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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