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Greene Co. inmates make life-changing program


Greene County inmates started a FIGHT that will help them when they return to their communities.

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TBI investigates possible homicide in Greene Co.

3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to look into a possible homicide in Greene County.

Someone called 911 on Thursday morning to report that a man was shot at a home on Cumberland Drive in Tusculum.

When officers arrived, they found the body of 64-year-old David Lineberry.

Deputies say they don't have a suspect at this time.

The TBI is leading the investigation.

Investigators sent Lineberry's body to Johnson City for an autopsy.

Deputies: Women high on drugs pass out with baby in car

Deputies caught two women passed out in a car outside the Greene County jail. They suspect they were doing drugs, with a baby in the back seat.

According to court documents, deputies arrested Jessica Harr, 25, and Tinika Pickel, 21, on Wednesday. They were parked outside on the street, waiting for Harr's boyfriend who was in court next door.

Deputies say the two appeared to be high and had drugs and drug paraphernalia on them.

Greene County man charged with statutory rape

A Greene County man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.

Jason Hickman, 31, is charged with aggravated statutory rape because he's more than 10 years older than the victim.

The crime happened on or around Oct. 25, according to an arrest warrant.

A judge set Hickman's bail at $50,000.

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Jefferson County seeks $2.5 million for high school repairs

Jefferson County Schools is asking the county commission for nearly $2.5 million to finish repairs at Jefferson County High School.

The repairs are related to a roof collapse in July 2013 that damaged the school's vocational building.

Director of Schools Charles Edmonds says the district needs $2,452,854 to renovate the building, which was built in the 70s, and make structure improvements required because of the collapse.

New Greene Co. Sheriff already making changes


(WBIR-Greeneville) Two months into his first term as Greene County Sheriff, Pat Hankins said his department is already undergoing some significant changes.

"It takes a while to get used to," he said Wednesday. "I did feel like it was time for a change in Greene County."