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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.

Morristown Goodwill hosts job fair today


If you're looking for work, you can check out dozens businesses at the Morristown Goodwill Tuesday.

From 9 a.m. until noon, people can talk with representatives from about 40 companies about job opportunities. The fair will feature employers like the U.S. Army, Dollywood, Food City, Coca-Cola, Covenant Health, Margaritaville, and Aramark. Several community colleges, like ITT Technical Institute and Walters State Community College, will also be on site.

DA, TBI investigate Cocke County Highway Department


(WBIR) District attorney general James Dunn confirmed Tuesday his office is investigating allegations of criminal conduct involving the Cocke County Highway Department.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation served search warrants to obtain records and other evidence relevant the investigation.

"Upon completion of the investigation, I will review the file and take appropriate action," said Dunn.

Mistake leads to a candidate unable to vote for herself


Sen. Alexander to help East TN family with Congo adoptions


Senator Lamar Alexander is asking President Barack Obama to take action and speed up adoptions from the Congo.

Alexander wrote the president a letter Wednesday. In it he says, "It is time the president helps end this heart wrenching delay to see that these children and their adoptive parents are able to leave the country and return to the United States."

Alana Carroll, an East Tennessee mother, is waiting to adopt her two boys Neema and Canaan from the Congo. She says it can't come soon enough.

Man pleads guilty in golf cart accident that killed Tenn. woman


The man accused of hitting a golf cart, causing an accident that killed a Jefferson City woman, has pleaded guilty.

Authorities in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, said James Bloodworth slammed into the golf cart last July, then left the scene of the accident.

Dandridge approves new bridge to replace one paved with history


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(WBIR- Jefferson County) The Dandridge City Council approved plans last week for a new bridge to replace the Hoskins-Jarnagin bridge that crosses Douglas Lake.