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Saturday, July 20, 2019

2018 was a deadly drug year
Last year was the deadliest ever for drug deaths in Tennessee, while the rest of the country has seen a drop in overdose deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports that at least 1,837 people died of drug overdoses in Tennessee in 2018. An additional 89 people died of drug overdoses, but those deaths are still awaiting toxicology testresults. The CDC data does not specify what drugs caused each overdose, but state experts believe Tennessee’s increase is largely attributable to rising fentanyl and methamphetamine usage. While the state has made significant progress cutting down on prescription opioid abuse, those gains have been outweighed by fentanyl and methamphetamine overdoses.


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Thursday, December 12, 2019

  • Newport Grammar closed today and Friday
  • Cocke County delinquent property taxes
  • New Women's Health specialists in Newport
  • Tree of Remembrance

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • Newport council contemplates re-naming River Street
  • Newport car/train crash
  • Bat rescue

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

  • Cocke County gets new SRO's
  • Branscum "drug drop"
  • Schoolcraft arrest
  • Cocke Legislative Body agenda
  • Tree of Remembrance

    Monday, December 09, 2019

  • Cocke County crashes
  • Faison wants bust of segregationist removed
  • Governor's mansion tours
  • Suicide hotline may go to three digits
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Advisory Council,

    Friday, December 06, 2019

  • Glass arrest following pursuit
  • Hall execution
  • Parrottsville Christmas Parade
  • Schoolcraft federal indictment
  • I-40 Challenge results
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