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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Kathy Holt arrest
A former Newport alderwoman who didn't show for her Monday court hearing in Cocke County Criminal Court, has been arrested. Kathy Holt, 55, Ratcliff Street, Newport, was scheduled to enter a plea to a probation violation but didn't show. She was taken into custody at her home at 7 pm by Deputy Sgt. Heath Willis, and is being held without bond. In May 2015, Holt who operated the Pit Stop Market in Newport pleaded guilty to three felony charges in Cocke County Circuit Court; two counts of money laundering as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering. Circuit Court Judge Rex Henry Ogle ordered her to serve eight years on probation in that case. In September of last year, Holt went through the self-checkout at Wal Mart but did not scan all of the items before bagging them. Police said she allegedly concealed several items in her purse valued at $176, that she did not pay for. Following the shoplifting charge, the defendant was indicted by a grand jury on the probation violation. Because Holt did not show to enter a plea on the violation, Judge Carter Moore yesterday ordered her arrested and held without bond. Others who did not appear for their court hearings also were ordered arrested; Melissa Harris, William Crisp, Randall Joe Mathis, Alonzo Mark Mills, Steve E. Moore, Michelle Leigh Murphy, Stacey Sisk, James Sweeten and Jerrod Jerred Michael Turner.


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Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • Sutton chooses the electric chair
  • Cocke County home fires
  • Holt free on bond
  • Board of Sanitation
  • TVA fuel costs to drop

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Worex-Parker terminated
  • South Highway 321 closure
  • Cocke County Legislative Body meets
  • Alexander on impeachment
  • Greene County cattle rustlers
  • Tennessee is # 1
  • Gasoline prices are dropping

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Morris indicted
  • Legislative session is underway
  • Grooms/Valentine charges
  • Legal aid for seniors
  • KCCB litter pickup postponed
  • Krystal files for Chapter 11

    Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Forest Hills Baptist Church destroyed by fire
  • Rafting was positive in 2019
  • Thacker arrest
  • New Market robbery
  • Barrett teen is back home.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Joy Barrett is missing
  • Worex-Parker has been terminated Update)
  • General Committee talks recreation
  • KCCB announces cleanup/environmental projects
  • Waterline break in Parrottsville
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