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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A Bonanza Drive, Newport man who previously pleaded guilty to arson and theft charges in Cocke County Circuit Court, on Tuesday was ordered to serve a prison term. Ricky Trouten, 31, admitted to the July 2016 arson of a residence on Wayside Alley owned by Paul and Kim Gregg. Mrs. Gregg told Judge Carter Moore that the home was being remodeled when it was torched. The defendant was ordered to pay restitution of $24,400 for the residence. Trouten also pleaded guilty to the theft of an auto. Judge Moore initially imposed a seven-year sentence but the defendant was placed on supervised release after serving a year in jail. More recently, Trouten was charged with violating his probation because he didn't stay in contact with his probation officer. In addition, on Tuesday Ms. Gregg told the court that Trouten hasn't paid any restitution, and so the court ordered him to serve the seven years in jail. In another case, Judge Moore ordered Jordan Franklin, 29, Sherman Hollow Road, Parrottsville, to pay a total of $7,471 in restitution for five trees he cut down in the Gunter Road area of Parrottsville. Wayne Gunter testified he gave Franklin permission to cut down one large tree, but he cut down two trees, and Jeffrey Winter testified Franklin cut down three large oak and walnut trees on his property without permission. Winter said his loss totals $12,880, but the court ordered restitution of $6,781, and Franklin was ordered to pay Gunter $690. The defendant will make restitution at $100 per month.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

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  • Gardner convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed on Friday
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  • TennCare expansion
  • STEM initiative
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Newport receives $950,0000 state grant
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  • Newport City Council
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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    Monday, February 11, 2019

  • DCS investigations
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