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Wednesday | WTVF Nashville

Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty

The Citizen Tribune reports 24-year-old Jessie Eugene Cummings pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of sexual conduct with an inmate and two counts of officer misconduct.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Judge won't throw out potential death penalty in alleged pharmacy killer's case

Former Bean Station police officer Jason Holt enters the Grainger County Circuit Courtroom for a hearing April 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bean-Station, TN, Sports

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Former Grainger jailer pleads guilty to having sex with inmate

A former guard at the Grainger County Detention Facility has pleaded guilty to two counts of Official Misconduct and two counts of Physical Contact A former guard at the Grainger County Detention Facility has pleaded guilty to two counts of Official Misconduct and two counts of Physical Contact with an Inmate.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Former Grainger County jailer pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

The man arrested earlier this year for a 2012 stabbing and sexual assault in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to enter a guilty plea according to court documents.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Knoxville News Sentinel

Ex-Grainger County jailer pleads guilty to having sex with female inmate

The county on April 3 settled a $186 million lawsuit with four women who said that Cummings had raped them at the facility, County Mayor Mark Hipsher said the county's insurance company, Assurance Company of Knoxville, settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Ex-lawman Jason Holt in Grainger County court on murder, robbery charges

Jason Bryan Holt, a former lawman accused of executing two people during a drug store robbery, is in Grainger County Circuit Court on Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bean-Station, TN, Sports

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Grainger County residents hoping for change in race for sheriff

A group of Cedar Bluff Middle School students get quite a surprise. Since August they've been writing to a member of the US Air Force.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Grainger settles lawsuit with four women who allegedly were raped at jail

Grainger County government on April 3 settled a $186 million lawsuit with four women who said a former jailer raped them at the facility, officials said.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sports

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Haslam: No threat implied in VW incentive offer

Gov. Bill Haslam says he regrets not being able to give teachers a raise next year and pledged to find ways to increase their pay in the future.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Knoxville, TN, Union County, TN

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