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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.


TBI investigates possible homicide in Greene Co.


The district attorney 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.

We don't have many details at this time, but we'll update you on wbir.com and 10News once we've learned more.


Pickin' & Grinnin' enlists peewee players


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


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(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."

One man dead after Cocke County crash


(WBIR) One person is dead following a crash in Cocke County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at mile marker 434 near Newport

Former Newport alderwoman facing new criminal charges


A former Newport alderwoman who's already facing money laundering charges is now charged with perjury while she was running for reelection.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted Kathy Holt. Investigators say Holt filed a petition for an order of protection in July. In that petition, she stated her address is on Hemlock Road which is not inside the Newport city limits.