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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Newport gas leak
Traffic on West Highway 25/70 in Cocke County was blocked for 15 minutes Friday afternoon after an above ground natural gas connection was ruptured. The incident just after 5 pm occurred on Country Path Road in the Reidtown community as a tractor-trailer pulled from the side road and struck a stop sign as he turned. When the rig backed up, it struck the above ground gas valve which was several feet off the roadway. Cocke County Deputy Chris Barnes who was among the first on the scene said natural gas was shooting in the air from the rupture when he arrived. Employees of Jefferson-Cocke County Gas Utility District were able to shut off the gas leak quickly, and traffic was allowed to flow smoothly. Employees of the utility said area homes were not impacted by the leak.


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Monday, May 21, 2018

  • Rolling Thunder to stop off in Cocke County
  • Cocke Fire
  • Paramedics attacked
  • Lawson arrest in shooting
  • Trump to visit Nashville
  • Expensive gas for Memorial holiday

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

  • Tiny Homes purchases former Ace Products site
  • Qualifying is underway for Newport and Parrottsville posts
  • Do not disturb young wildlife
  • Farm Bill defeated
  • TBI investigating Greene County officer involved shooting
  • Walters State is tech-savvy
  • Friday fuel leak

    Friday, May 18, 2018

  • Partnership update
  • Fancher is candidate for Newport mayor
  • Missing Retreivers
  • Corley arrest
  • Safe Boating Awareness

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • SNAP could be cut to pay for tax cuts
  • Marijuana sentencing
  • Candidates for governor poll
  • Bredesen /Blackburn poll
  • Tennessee sues Oxycontin maker
  • In lieu of tax payments

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • Trouten pleads to arson
  • Phone wire cut in Del Rio
  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Cocke County Jail assaults
  • Buckner injury
  • Burger search
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