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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dowell arrest
A Hamblen County woamn was jailed Friday morning after she approached the information desk of the Cocke County Sheriffs Office, wearing no pants. Newport patrol Officer Paul Weber said he responded to the 8:13 am complaint to find Charla Ann Dowell, 53, McClister Road, Morristown nude from the waist down. The woman said she had just been released from jail and had no pants, but she told officers that she had pajama pants in her purse, and Officer Weber said Dowell told him "she should have put them on." The courthouse was open and citizens and staff were present at the time of the incident. As a result, Dowell was jailed on charges of Indecent Exposure and Disorderly Conduct.

Dollywood is open
Dolly Parton invited the world to Dollywood on Friday as she prepares to open her theme park today for another season. Friday was media day and she announced she will write the music for an upcoming movie based on the top selling novel “Dumplin”. It features an overweight young girl who builds her confidence by listening to Dolly's music. But Dolly also has other big plans...... a sequel to "9 to 5". She, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, plan a new movie addressing current issues including the pay disparity between men and women. This year's Festival of Nations at Dollywood runs through April 9 and features music and dancers from South Africa, Siberia, Spain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Ecuador and Germany. From April 11 till the 29th, the park will host award-winning artists from across several music genres, from Suzy Bogguss to The Blind Boys of Alabama. Bush's will present Barbeque and Bluegrass from May 25 till June 10, with a wide range of bluegrass music. From June 16 till August 5 the park will be open from 10 am till 10 pm. Then the Harvest Festival will bring Southern Gospel from September 28 till November 3. And the “Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide" is planned for November 10 through January 5.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Dowell arrest
  • Dollywood is open

    Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Jobless numbers
  • Chestnut tree giveaway
  • TVA campgrounds are open
  • Executions delayed
  • Early voting coming up

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Cocke County High "Walk-In"
  • Work for TennCare
  • Tennessee tax burden
  • Food for Peace program revanp
  • Great American Cleanup events

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Chuck Mason arrest
  • Cate case
  • Newport contributes to the Friends animal shelter
  • Broadway infrastructure project
  • O'Brien tools are missing

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • SRO discussions
  • Medical marijuana on CLB agenda
  • Pending legislation to hold down healthcare costs
  • Goodwin being sought on AWOL charges
  • Fraud alert

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