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Monday, April 16, 2018

Work begins on water and wastewater lines on Broadway
Newport Utilities(NU) Water Works crews have begun the work of replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure along Broadway in Newport. Over the last two weeks, crews have staged supplies and equipment that will be needed for the project; permits and traffic plans were approved, and traffic signs and barricades were ordered. On Thursday crews began cutting concrete in preparation for required access to manholes, pipes, and fittings. NU Spokesperson Sharon Kyser says NU water crews plan to begin work today on Woodlawn Avenue. The construction schedule calls for Woodlawn Avenue to be closed from Main Street to Broadway. Side streets at both east and west ends of the closed areas will be open as alternate routes. Woodlawn will be closed through April 20. When work is completed on Woodlawn, crews will begin working on Broadway. Broadway will be closed between Woodlawn and Jefferson Avenue beginning April 23 through May 11 and between Jefferson and White Oak Avenues from May 11 through June 1. All construction schedules are subject to change depending on weather and other uncontrollable variables. The completed water project will include approximately one mile of new 12" ductile iron pipe, all new water lines connecting to side streets, new fire hydrants, and new service connections. The replacements will result in a vast improvement in the water flow to fire hydrants. The wastewater project, which will be done simultaneously, calls for replacing 6" clay pipes with 8" PVC and installing all new connections to sewer lines on side streets.


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • Jones arrest
  • Planned Parenthood funding
  • Kids health
  • Don't sell TVA
  • Tennessee gets funding for opioid fight

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Pleas in Cocke County Circuit Court
  • Three arrested in drug investigation
  • "Lakeway Tribute" to be performed at Walters State
  • Work starts today on new piping
  • TNReady problems continue
  • Dollywood employees get a bonus

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • Holt arrest
  • CLB funds SRO's
  • Tennessee may control spanking of disabled students
  • TVA overcharges
  • Charlotte Nan Mims obituary
  • Ridley Auto Sales

    Monday, April 16, 2018

  • Organ Donor Day
  • Del Rio brush fire
  • Work begins on water and wastewater lines on Broadway
  • Del Rio woodland fire

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • Emergency Food and Shelter grants
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