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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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Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatality
  • Cocke County pursuit
  • Weisend assault

    Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Governors Rural Opportunity Summit
  • Motorcycle crash
  • Cocke County fire and marijuana
  • Jobless numbers in July
  • West is executed

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Carver's Apple House damaged
  • Cocke County Grand Jury
  • Inmates charged
  • Governor's Rural Opportunities Summit
  • Endangered Species Act

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Williams injury
  • Large barn/apartment destroyed by fire
  • Tennessee tourism continues to grow
  • Gas prices continue to drop
  • Hembree incident
  • Abortion bill

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