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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Newport Utilities water project
Newport Utilities(NU) Water Department crews will begin a construction project in the Cosby area the first week of March. Water crews will replace existing 6" cast iron pipe waterlines with 12" ductile iron pipe to update the system and meet the growing demand for water. The new pipe will also reduce the frequent water leaks in the area. A boring crew has already begun installing pipe underneath roadways and creek beds, according to Sharon R. Kyser, Marketing & Public Relations Manager. The current work is not expected to impact traffic flow. NU's Water Construction crew will begin work at the Jones Cove and Cosby Highway intersection around March 1. Construction will progress southward toward Hooper Highway, however lane closures are not expected at this time. Kyser said NU is requesting the public's cooperation in maintaining a safe and productive work zone. "Please be mindful of workers along the highways, maintain proper speed and be alert to any change in traffic patterns," she said.


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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
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    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory
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