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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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Monday, August 20, 2018

  • Woodside arrest
  • Blackburn and Bredesen
  • Roe representative in Newport today
  • Gas prices drop slightly

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • Forestyr grants available for volunteer fire departments

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Farm Service Agency meet
  • SBA loans available
  • Social Security and livability
  • Jefferson County crash
  • Dover arrest

    Friday, August 17, 2018

  • Moore arrested in threat on Caldwell
  • Bush Brothers fined
  • Cocke County Partnership meet
  • Clint Hammonds
  • Newport/Parrottsville candidates
  • July unemployment
  • Dover arrest

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Speir arrest
  • Cardboard fire
  • Cocke County School Board meet
  • Jefferson City train/car crash
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