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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Large barn/apartment destroyed by fire
A large pole barn and attached apartment, was destroyed by fire on Lower Cliff Road in Cocke County on Monday. The structure was owned by Ronnie Hartsell and Debbie McGill. Cocke County Firefighter Cody Keys said the fire was reported at 11:39 am. A witness told the NewsSource that a pile of debris was being burned and it apparently spread to the structure. When Cosby Firefighters arrived on the scene they concentrated on cooling a 500 gallon propane tank until workmen from the Jefferson-Cocke County Utility arrived on the scene. When Cocke County firefighters arrived they6 concentrated on preventing the flames from spreading to a second nearby barn. Although a small portion of the barn did catch fire because of the intense heat, the structure was saved with just minimal damage. There were no animals in the barn, but the structural loss is placed at $100,000 and the loss of contents is placed at $50,000. Grassy Fork Volunteer firefighters also assisted in fighting the flames.


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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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