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Friday, June 07, 2019

Gardner denied new trial
Judge James Gass on Thursday denied a new trial for a man convicted in February of aggravated sexual battery of a child, in Cocke County Circuit Court. The court gave Donald Gardner, 43, Millville, New Jersey a 12 year sentence and ordered that it be served at 100 percent. Judge Gass also ordered the defendant to register as a violent sex offender and to be under community supervision for life. Gardner was staying at a home on Myers Circle in Newport when he sexually assaulted the seven year-old female as she took a bath in August 2016. In denying a new trial, the court held there was clear evidence of the issues, which were more than sufficient to justify the guilty verdict. Judge Gass ruled that there was no basis for a new trial.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

  • NU power outage
  • Judge Duane Slone honored
  • Opioid deaths decrease in Tennessee
  • Congress blocks Saudi arms sales
  • Baby milk formula is recalled
  • Newport Street Department

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • Housing starts in Tennessee
  • Retirement costs
  • Suicide increases in Tennessee

    Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Roe representative to be in Newport

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • McCord visits Newport
  • Alexander sponsors legislation to reduce out of pocket medical costs
  • Messer arrest
  • Special session of CLB

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Cocke County budget discussions continue
  • Phillips charged in double murder
  • ETSU tuition to increase
  • Small business job growth
  • Library is closed

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