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Cocke Co. mayor's race includes rare write-in campaigns


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(WBIR-Newport) Two rare write-in campaigns are happening in Cocke County.

Voters in Greeneville will decide on wine in grocery stores


Another East Tennessee city will be voting on whether wine will be sold in local grocery stores.

The Greene County Election Commission verified enough signatures to get the measure on the November 4 election ballot for residents of Greeneville.

Former FBI agent recalls Cocke County corruption


ID=13143503(WBIR) Two Newport police captains charged with multiple counts of money laundering have been suspended without pay. Cocke County is no stranger to corruption, once criticized as "Little Chicago" given the rash of crime and public corruption.

Newport chief: 'We'll move forward' following officers' arrests


Newport police captain charged in drug conspiracy in court


(WBIR) The first of four suspects accused in a drug conspiracy case in Cocke County appeared in federal court Thursday.

A grand jury indicted Newport Police Captain James Holt on several federal charges related to money laundering. Officials also arrested Holt's wife, Kathy, who is Newport alderwoman. Kathy Holt's son, Kenny Myers, and Newport Police Captain Roger Lynn Shults are also facing charges.

2 police captains among 4 indicted in money laundering case


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(WBIR) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the District Attorney General announced Wednesday the indictments of four people in a money laundering case, including two Newport police officers.

Man charged with killing neighbor in 10-year-old cold case


A Cocke County man is now charged with killing his neighbor more than ten years ago.

According to District Attorney General James Dunn, a special grand jury indicted Boyd James, 60, of Hartford, on first degree murder charges in the shooting death of Randy Grooms.

Grooms was found shot to death on May 25, 2004, at a home on Big Creek Road in Hartford.

James was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and violation of the sex offender registry.