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Friday, April 20, 2018

Douglas Lake cleanup
The annual Douglas Lake Cleanup, hosted by Keep Cocke County Beautiful on April 13 resulted in the collection of 316 bags of trash and 5 tires. It was a part of the Great American Cleanup which is the nation’s largest community improvement program involving an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide. The event engages more than five million volunteers and participants every year to create a positive and lasting impact. Keep Cocke County Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, is working to inspire people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment through programs like the Great American Cleanup. The Douglas Lake Cleanup is an important effort to remove trash and debris from the lake bottom every spring before the water is released back into the lake. KCCB recruits volunteers to pick up along the lake and Highway 25E near the lake access. The effort is aimed at preventing trash from entering the waterway and result in a cleaner Douglas Lake and French Broad River. This year the event was facilitated by KCCB Director Meka Henderson, Assistant Director Gretta Carr, and Beautification Director David Veridal. They worked in close partnership with the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department and it's litter crew for the removal of trash and debris. The Cocke County Tourism office and Cocke County Partnership also supported the event to help make it a success. “Jennifer (Brown) and I were so happy to be able to be a small part of this clean-up,” said Cocke County Partnership Tourism Director Linda Lewanski,” All of us at the Partnership are so thankful and impressed with the good work of the Keep Cocke County Beautiful staff all year long. From a tourism standpoint, if tourists visit our County and it is looking good, they are much more apt to return. Remember, Take PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In your Designated Environment)!”

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Monday, March 25, 2019

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  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
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  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
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  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
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  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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