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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Haney conviction upheld
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Cocke County man convicted of sexual battery Shannon Haney, 48, Holley Street, Newport, was convicted of the offense involving a 14 year-old female acquaintance but was cleared of two counts of rape involving the same victim. Circuit Court Judge Rex Henry Ogle gave Haney a six-year sentence as a career offender, meaning he will be eligible for parole after serving 60 percent of the term. Haney had argued that there was insufficient evidence for a guilty conviction, but the court held that the evidence was sufficient for a rational juror to find the defendant guilty of sexual battery beyond a reasonable doubt. The appeals court set bond for the defendant at $25,000 and gave him 30 days to appeal the decision to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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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

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed on Friday
  • Students poorly prepared for college
  • TennCare expansion
  • STEM initiative
  • Cocke County Grand jury indicts several
  • Fine arrest

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Newport receives $950,0000 state grant
  • Cocke County education
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport City Council

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Skimming arrests
  • Wyse sentencing
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Jimtown fire

    Monday, February 11, 2019

  • DCS investigations
  • Efforts to restrict same sex marriage
  • UT Medical Center restricts visits
  • Gas prices move lower
  • Gas prices move lower

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