Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Drug take-back
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced a partnership with Google Maps to help Tennessee citizens identify nearby locations to safely dispose of their unwanted pharmaceuticals. TDEC has worked with various stakeholders to make available 334 permanent collection bins for expired, unused or unwanted household medications across all 95 counties in Tennessee. The locations include the Cocke County Courthouse and the Newport Police station. “TDEC is at its best when it is partnering with other public and private organizations to find solutions to enhance services for Tennesseans,” said TDEC Commissioner David Salyers. “We appreciate this new partnership with Google and our shared commitment to keeping drugs out of our waterways and out of the wrong hands.” Flushing medications or draining drugs down a sink allows chemicals to enter streams or groundwater where they can affect drinking water and stream ecosystems. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to adequately remove chemicals found in drugs.


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Thursday, June 04, 2020

  • Catons Grove shooting
  • Cades Cove Loop is restricted
  • Jobless claims
  • Vote by mail
  • Black Tennessee lawmakers call for addresing racial issues
  • Medic needs blood
  • Black lawmakers call for respect for everyone
  • Planning Commission to hold public hearing
  • Cades Cove to be closed to vehicles on Wednesdays
  • State parks for community service hours
  • Majors dead at 85

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

  • Mantooth Butcher shop fire
  • Cocke County early voting moves
  • Financial Stimulus Accountability Group
  • RNC national convention may come to Tennessee
  • Beth Freeman has died
  • Livestock scam

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

  • Evans is terminated
  • Cocke Countians rally for Floyd
  • Free fishing on Saturday
  • Gasoline prices move up
  • Stonefly is coming for Rhythm on the River

    Monday, June 01, 2020

  • Cocke County crash
  • Tennessee protests against racism
  • UT Athletics statement
  • Alexander on WHO
  • Teen cyclist dies in Smokies

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Cruise Against Cancer