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Former Jefferson deputy faces child porn charges

A former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on child pornography charges. Timothy Paul Tewell, 45, Agape Way, Dandridge was arrested Jan. 9 by Jefferson County Detective Lt. Pam Taylor on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor after more than 100 images of prepubescent children


Jefferson County wrestlers place ninth at Brawl in the Hall

Thanks to a perfect 5-0 record by Landon Fisher in the 132-pound weight class, the Jefferson County wrestling team placed ninth out of 24 teams that journeyed from five different states to compete in the Bill Brimer Brawl in the Hall January 5.


Cosby man charged with possession of drugs

NEWPORT—A Cosby man is facing several drug charges following an incident in Newport on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Newport police officers charged Billy E. Moore, 44, Middle Creek Road, with possession of schedule II, III and IV drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $7,500 bond.


Jay shuts things down, will not visit Florida or Tennessee

Florida State four-star cornerback commitment Travis Jay has been firm to the Seminoles since he committed in March of 2018. Now there is finality to his recruiting process as well.


1845 building ‘new’ again

Officials will hold a ribbon-cutting and dedication next Tuesday afternoon at the newly-renovated Department of Education Building in Dandridge. The event at 1221 Gay Street begins at 5:30 p.m. Tours of the historic building, the oldest part of which was built in 1845 as the county jail, will be off


Excavation and demolition, just a few of his many skills

The later days in January are living up to its reputation of being a cold and dark month, as you can look to the mountain tops somber with frosty heads about our hometown, where we are hunkered down for the winter nights to come.


Maury boys hold off Jefferson, 32-29

DANDRIDGE - Maury’s boys held on for a 32-29 win over Jefferson Tuesday night in a Middle Eight Conference battle between cross-county rivals. The win gave Maury a sweep of the series between the Dandridge and Jefferson City schools – for both the boys and the girls. The Lady Hornets prevailed in Tu


Police Reports - Jan. 19

Johnson arrest: Officers were dispatched to Dollar Tree concerning a male subject dressed like a female and attempting to steal make up on Wednesday, Jan. 16. While en route, Patrolman Jordan Douglas was advised the male, later identified as Jason Lee Johnson, 42, fled the scene. Upon arrival to the


JCHS freshmen dominate the boards in win over West

DANDRIDGE — Both teams opened the game hot and ended the same way, but it was Jefferson County’s defense and rebounding in the second and third periods that made the difference in a 68-61 freshmen basketball victory Thursday night at Patriot Academy.


‘Project Hope’ continues to progress

NEWPORT—A project that will house some of Cocke County’s most important social service organizations continues to progress. ‘Project Hope’ which is attempting to align a number of those service agencies and locate them on one proposed site, located on Cope Boulevard, remains on the track to becoming


Drug-induced kidnapping nets five years

A Dandridge man has been sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to a drug-induced kidnapping and attempted theft in New Market. Timothy Andrew Eck, 28, of 574 Old Stage Road, entered guilty pleas to especially aggravated kidnapping, attempted theft over $10,000, burglary, making a false repor


Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on fel


Wicked winter storm this weekend in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A dynamic storm approaches Middle Tennessee this weekend with strong wind, heavy rain, ice on roads and even a period of snow. The front associated with this complex storm is know as an "arctic cold front." Once the front comes through, temperatures will fall, creating wint


Dealer gets 190 months in prison

The fallout from the crystal-meth plague in the Lakeway Area landed heavily upon Cocke County dealer Lloyd Neal Justice on Wednesday, according to court documents. Justice, 38, was sentenced to 190 months in federal prison – 130 months for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crystal meth


Loveday’s buzzer-beater lifts Maury to 41-39 win

DANDRIDGE - The crowd anxiously watched as Caroline Loveday’s high-arching shot sailed through the air with just two seconds left in a tie game between Maury and East Ridge Monday night.


East Ridge boys roll past Maury, 70-39

DANDRIDGE - Maury had no answer to East Ridge’s high-powered offense Monday night, falling behind early in a 70-39 loss. The Hornets simply could not match the Bears’ offensive prowess, led by the twin attack of Austin and Ethan Ledford – who combined for 22 points.


Tennessee authorities issue Endangered Child Alert for missing teenager

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a missing teenager who they say is endangered. Maricsa Beltran-Lopez, 16, is described as being Hispanic, 5’5″ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with white l


200-year-old Cocke County home destroyed in fire

NEWPORT, Tenn. (WATE) - A 200-year-old house in Cocke County was destroyed in a fire earlier this week. The Cocke County Fire Department says they were called to the Graham home on Rankin Road just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Heavy fire and smoke was coming from the 5,000 square foot building.


Two EDC projects closer to completion

NEWPORT—Executive Committee members of the Cocke County Partnership and EDC boards met Thursday evening where they heard encouraging updates from Partnership President Lucas Graham.


Slow-starting Patriots fall to Sevier

DANDRIDGE - After falling behind early Friday night against Sevier County, the Patriots never found an offensive spark and were handily defeated in their first game of 2019, 46-31. On the heels of a solid performance in the Maryville Christmas tournament, the Patriots struggled to find open shots ag