Monday, September 16, 2019

Animal hoarding investigation
The Friends Animal Shelter in Newport has issued a statement on social media calling on area residents to assist in a recent case of animal hoarding. Shelter Manager Elisha Henry said animal control officers on Friday responded to a mobile home in the Flatwoods area, where a large number of animals were found. “Calling all rescues, shelters and fosters... we have a massive hoarding case in Cocke County. It is beyond any description. Around 100 cats total, litter boxes are so full that there are maggots crawling around,” the manager said. “The home and cages are full of fleas, flies and maggots. The smell is enough to knock you over.” Henry said 13 cats were removed on Friday and animal control officers will return to the home today to pick up additional animals. “We do not have the room for them. Please share, please help,” Henry said. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.


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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
  • Medic needs blood
  • Black lawmakers call for respect for everyone
  • Planning Commission to hold public hearing
  • Cades Cove to be closed to vehicles on Wednesdays
  • State parks for community service hours
  • Majors dead at 85

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

  • Mantooth Butcher shop fire
  • Cocke County early voting moves
  • Financial Stimulus Accountability Group
  • RNC national convention may come to Tennessee
  • Beth Freeman has died
  • Livestock scam

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

  • Evans is terminated
  • Cocke Countians rally for Floyd
  • Free fishing on Saturday
  • Gasoline prices move up
  • Stonefly is coming for Rhythm on the River

    Monday, June 01, 2020

  • Cocke County crash
  • Tennessee protests against racism
  • UT Athletics statement
  • Alexander on WHO
  • Teen cyclist dies in Smokies

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Cruise Against Cancer