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How Many Degrees Of Separation Are You?
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"Degrees of separation" is a theory about the "connectivity of human beings" which was proposed by Frigyes Karinthy. The supposition is that every person is only six or fewer social connections away from every other person. You are one degree…
Annual Pigeon River Cleanup scheduled for June 5
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CWEET (Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee) is once again gearing up for the Pigeon River Cleanup in Hartford on Sunday, June 5. Participants will be meeting at River Rats located at 3630 Hartford Road at 10 a.m. to divide…
Sheriff's Reports — May 25
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Possession of Schedule I: Sergeant Joshua Boyce responded to the area of Bogard Road in reference to a red truck with front end damage and the driver stumbling outside of the vehicle. When Boyce arrived on scene he observed a…
Police Reports — May 25
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Assault: On May 20, police were dispatched to a residence on Myers Circle in reference to a domestic assault. Patrolman Eli Suggs spoke to the victim, who stated that Ryan Wilson, age 30, had held her juvenile son on the…
Hunt signs with Milligan University to continue track and field career
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NEWPORT—Hard work and perseverance are often recognized with a reward, and Jay Hunt has received the biggest prize in the form of a scholarship to Milligan University. Hunt took an unusual path to find his true home on the track…
Nonprofit Committee opens ARP disbursement talks
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NEWPORT—More parameters are needed for deciding how American Rescue Plan funds should be dispersed to nonprofit groups, leaders determined in a May 17 meeting of the Nonprofit Committee in the Chancery Courtroom at the Annex. The committee said stricter guidelines…
New Legislation From Washington
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Over the last several months I have written about animal memorials, Women Veterans, softball games, events honoring Veterans and First Responders and lots of other interesting subjects. It has been since February that I have bored you with facts about…
Police Reports — May 21
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Theft: On May 17, Patrolwoman Lindsey Laughter responded to a call regarding a theft that had happened the day prior. Laughter spoke to the complainant, who stated that her roommates had invited their cousin to the residence. The complainant stated…
Sheriff's Reports — May 21
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Fugitive From Justice: Deputy Miranda Williams was advised by Lieutenant Wes Keys that a female, identified as Autumn Lynn Johnson, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals. Keys discovered that Johnson was working at the 440 Truck Stop and staying in…
CCHS 4X100 team to compete at State Championship
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Records were shattered all season long by the Cocke County High School Track and Field team. On the boys’ side, one of the most important was in the 4x100 relay when Jody Swann, Roman Stewart, Tasean Simpson and Landon Lane…
County to sign new ambulance contract with First Call
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NEWPORT—After considering two proposals from competing ambulance service providers, members of the County Legislative Body voted on Monday in the Circuit Courtroom of the Cocke County Courthouse to remain with Priority, the company already providing First Call Ambulance Service to…
County Fire Department hoping to receive gear grant to avoid major budget increase
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NEWPORT—Work continues for County Budget Committee members as they recently heard from County Fire Chief Bryan Southerland on his requests for the new fiscal year.
Police Reports — May 17
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Drug Charges: On May 13, Patrolman Paul Weber initiated a traffic stop for a Dodge Ram with an unlit license plate. Weber spoke to the driver, who was identified as Branden James, age 34. James was found to have a…
Sheriff’s Reports — May 18
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Disorderly Conduct: Deputy Joshua Smith responded to 125 Roy Road on a complaint of loud music being played in the area. Upon arrival, Smith made contact with Melanie Scott. Smith noted that he and other deputies have been dispatched to…
Farm Bureau presents scholarship to CCHS student
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The Cocke County Farm Bureau Board of Directors were also honored to award Cocke County High School Senior Cadence Gregg with a $1,000 scholarship to help further her college education in the field of Agriculture.
County BOE frustrated with SRO grant funding
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NEWPORT—Cocke County Director of Schools Manney Moore and Assistant Director Casey Kelley expressed their frustrations with state legislators’ handling of SRO grant funding during the Cocke County Board of Education's (BOE) May meeting last Thursday.
Lady Red’s season comes to an end in regional semifinal
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The final score of Monday’s regional semifinal game did not reflect the effort that was put forth on the field by the Lady Red softball team. Cocke County traveled to Bristol to battle the Lady Vikings of Tennessee High.
Farm Bureau presents scholarship to Cosby High student
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The Cocke County Farm Bureau Board of Directors were honored to award Cosby High School Senior Chesnie Barnes a $1,000 scholarship to help further her college education in the field of Agriculture.
Police Reports — May 14
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Trespassing: On May 10, police were dispatched to a property regarding a trespasser. Patrolman Michael Robey spoke to the manager of the property, who stated that Jerry Acuff, age 59, had been previously banned from the property and was hiding…
Cocke County 4-H Discover Careers event planned for May 25
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Cocke County 4-H is offering a Discover Careers event on May 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will visit the Lick Creek Wildlife Management Area to learn about Wildlife/Outdoor professions.
4-H holding Wow That Cow Day Camp
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NEWPORT—Cocke County 4-H is holding a two day, hands-on and interactive camp utilizing animals to teach stem principles. The event will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24 at the Newport City Park Pavilion. Camp will be held from 9:15…
Sheriff's Reports — May 14
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Possession Charges: Deputy Jacob Damron was patrolling the area of Wilton Springs when he observed a dark colored passenger vehicle with a busted windshield and very loud exhaust. Damron conducted a traffic stop for the violations on Wilton Springs Road…
Claiborne defeats Cocke County bringing 2022 season to a close
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JEFFERSON CITY—The 2022 season for the Fighting Cocks came to an end Wednesday afternoon as they fell to the Claiborne County Bulldogs 16-3. The Bulldogs put five on the board in the first inning to chase senior starter Bryce Click…
Lady Red fall in district championship game to Greeneville
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ROGERSVILLE—Cocke County’s Lady Red softball team was playing with house money Thursday afternoon after they reached the district tournament championship game against the Lady Greene Devils of Greeneville.
Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting to celebrate Isaiah 117 House
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NEWPORT—The Cocke County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Isaiah 117 House representatives into their new office for a celebratory ribbon cutting. Members of the community and supporters of Isaiah 117 gathered for the event to welcome the entity to the…