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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brantley plea
On Wednesday, James Brantley, 61, of Bean Station, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer, to tax fraud, wire fraud, and employment of unauthorized illegal aliens. Brantley is the owner of Southeastern Provision, a slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant located in Bean Station. Brantley faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He agreed to pay restitution to the United States government in the total amount of $1,424,000. Beginning in 1988 and continuing through April, Brantley hired unauthorized aliens to work as employees at Southeastern Provision. The unauthorized aliens to reduce his tax obligations, unemployment insurance premiums, unemployment tax obligations, and workers’ compensation insurance premiums. In April a federal search warrant was executed at Southeastern Provision, during which agents discovered at least 104 unauthorized aliens employed there, the largest ICE raid in US history.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Newport East Broadway Update
  • Cocke County Industrial Park
  • Medical issue may have led to Thursday crash

    Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Cocke County to be asked to fund grading for an industrial prospect
  • Justice receives 10 year prison term
  • Tennessee jobless rate remains low
  • Tennessee revenues are up

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Paulin home burglary
  • Four vehicle crash
  • Boyd may be UT president
  • More opioid crisis funding

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Daniel approved for ballot
  • Tennessee average income is rising
  • Tennessee and opioids
  • Roe on Kavanaugh
  • Blake Shelton on Ole Red
  • Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Cocke CLB
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Brett Kavanaugh

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