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Monday | Newport Plain Talk

Cosby, CCHS earn wins on diamond

Both Cosby and Cocke County High School came away with wins on the baseball diamond this weekend.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Newport Plain Talk

April blossoms and sunshine ideal time to consider art

The first full month of spring is full of surprises so far as weather as we had a few cool mornings in our hometown but the apple blossoms have yet to appear and that reminds me if we might have some frosty morning weather later after the full moon on the 15th? You recall we completed a chat with Jim Carpenter, of Parrottsville, on Three War ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Parrottsville, TN, US Military, US Air Force, Newport, TN

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Newport Plain Talk

Cosby man seriously injured in wreck

A Cosby man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Sunday. Riley Webb, 19, of 4620 Catons Grove Road, in Cosby, was injured when the 1990 Chevrolet C15 he was driving west on Highway 32, near Liberty Road, crossed the center line to the left, left the highway, hit a small tree and bush in a yard, and then struck a tree head-on, the ... (more)

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Newport Plain Talk

April weather includes rain to sooth winter parched apple roots

Our Managing Editor Rick Hooper covered the tragic death of the lifetime Cosby Volunteer Fire Department member, who was 33, when killed not two miles east of the Wilton Springs 440 interchange.

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Related Topix: Newport, TN, Home Listing, Home, Parrottsville, TN, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Cocke County official charged with domestic assault, assault on an officer

The emergency management director for Cocke County has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his wife, officials said.

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Related Topix: Newport, TN, Sports

Newport Plain Talk

Hartford woman arrested during narcotics search

Narcotic agents, Cocke County Sheriff Sheriff Armando Fontes, Deputy Danny Hartsell, Chief John Carrell, Capt.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Newport Plain Talk

April 7 is last day to register to vote in May 6 election

The Cocke County Election Commission is encouraging the public to register to vote now if they are not a Cocke County registered voter or if they have moved and need to update their address with the Cocke County Election Commission.Voter registration in Tennessee is by county and if you have moved into Cocke County you are required to complete a ... (more)

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Spring snow falling in parts of East Tennessee

It may be spring, but it certainly doesn't feel like it right now! A light snow is falling Tuesday in parts of East Tennessee.

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Newport Plain Talk

Firefighters battle two large brush/grass fires

Cocke County Fire Department and Cosby Volunteer Fire Department personnel battled two large brush/grass fires, one in Cosby, and a second one on Edwina-Bridgeport Road, the CCFD reported.No one was injured.CCFD and CVFD units reported to 540 Conard Road, in Cosby, near Dark Hollow Road, around 6:30 p.m., where a CCFD truck was staged to provide ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cosby, TN, Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Newport Plain Talk

Developers file lawsuit against planning commissioners, county mayor

Lawyers filed a lawsuit in Cocke County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 20, charging Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, Cocke County Regional Planning Commission Chairman Phil Morgan, and planning commissioner Lee Willis of meeting together privately to conspire against plaintiffs and developers Don and Gaylelynne Norwood.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Mother of woman kept in squalor appointed a lawyer

The living area of Katrina Gann, in Cocke County on Sept. 15, 2013. Gann, a mentally disabled woman, was taken to Newport Medical Center for treatment and then to Life Care Center of Morristown.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Straw Plains motorcyclist killed in Cocke County crash

Authorities have identified a 47-year-old Strawberry Plains man as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Cocke County on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Strawberry Plains, TN, Sports

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Lebanon Democrat

Alert: TBI captures Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive, Keith Jamar Thomas was captured last night by officers of the Knoxville Police Department.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

N.C. woman's body struck by vehicle in Cocke County

State authorities are investigating the death of a North Carolina woman whose body was struck by a vehicle along U.S. Highway 321 in Cocke County on Tuesday night.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam targeting the elderly

Keith Jamar Thomas, 25, was wanted by TBI and the Cocke County Sheriff's Office for felony murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Carter County, TN

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