Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hance captured again
A Cocke County Jail inmate who bolted from the courthouse, as he was being escorted to the jail Monday afternoon, was re-captured on Tuesday. William “Billy” Hance, 47, Old Sevierville Highway, Newport, was handcuffed when he ran down the courthouse stairs and fled the building. At about 5:45 pm on Tuesday, the escaped inmate was taken into custody in the parking lot of a hotel on the Cosby Road. Officers had received a tip that Hance had been seen getting out of a vehicle at the motel, and so officers converged on the area and apprehended him. Hance was being held on numerous charges stemming from a Sunday pursuit including kidnapping and numerous traffic violations.


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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
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  • Cades Cove to be closed to vehicles on Wednesdays
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  • Evans is terminated
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    Monday, June 01, 2020

  • Cocke County crash
  • Tennessee protests against racism
  • UT Athletics statement
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