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Monday, January 08, 2018

Trump in Nashville
In what the White House is calling his "first major policy address" since passage of the Republican tax plan, President Donald Trump is expected use his speech to the American Farm Bureau in Nashville today to outline efforts to boost agriculture and rural prosperity. He is expected to announce findings of a task force appointed last year to work on agriculture and rural issues. The task force was established to look at .. Enhancing broadband access and commercial connections in the country's rural areas; Improving quality of life, including addressing opioids, education and recreation; Generating a reliable workforce; Advancing technological innovations and Economic development. Ray Starling, special assistant to the president for agriculture, trade and food assistance told the Tennessean, "There's a sentence in the opening statement (in the task force report )that states that, 'While other sectors of the American economy have largely recovered from the Great Recession, rural America has lagged in almost every indicator.'" The report is also expected to include portions focused on trade in an effort to ensure the nation's agriculture industry is on a level playing field around the globe.


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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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