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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fraudulent IRS scam
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax payers that the agency will not make a phone call to demand immediate payment of taxes, without first sending a bill in the mail. So if you receive a phone call from an individual saying they are from the IRS or Federal Revenue Service.....hang up. Homer Geoffrey Jones of Newport on Wednesday to Deputy Hollis Emmons he received a call from an individual who said he was with the IRS . The caller told Jones he owed $200 in back taxes, so Jones gave the caller his bank account number. Thirty minutes later the scam artist called back asking for an additional $200. Later in the day, Jones checked his bank account and discovered an additional $199 had been taken. At that point Jones became suspicious and filed a complaint with the sheriff's office.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • Jefferson County murder/suicide update
  • Jefferson County shooting
  • CLB gets animal shelter update
  • Newport Utilities water project
  • TVA long range plan
  • CWD a risk to humans ?
  • CWD a risk to humans ?

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Newport Grammar..........Closed
  • Grassy Fork reduced ISO rating
  • Ball arrest
  • Drug baby legislation
  • Heavy rains....possible flooding
  • School bus cameras
  • School bus cameras

    Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed Tuesday
  • Holt/Morris arrest
  • Guns in cars
  • Stand Your Groend
  • McMinn drowning

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Roe news conference
  • Alexander says the border is no national emergency
  • National Park funding

    Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Wilson charges are certified
  • Gardner convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child
  • TVA moves away from coal
  • Alexander and Roe support budget legislation
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