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‘I wanted to cry’: Morristown business owner devastated by fire
A large fire in Morristown on Friday left a business in ruins and the owners searching for an answer as they try to move forward.
A Taste of Mexico: 5 Greeneville Restaurants Serving Up Delicious Mexican Fare
This piece presents a curated list of five Mexican restaurants in Greeneville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
SWAT, tear gas deployed in arrest of wanted man
A Newport man wanted on outstanding warrants was taken into custody Friday after a brief standoff that ended after the Cocke County SWAT team was deployed and CS tear gas was shot into the residence. According to a police report filed by Cocke County Sheriff Narcotics Officer James Cupp, law enforcement arrived at 571 Bonanza Road to serve outstanding warrants on James Patrick Summers, 32, for violation of probation. The SWAT team surrounded the home, giving verbal commands for Summers to come outside with his...
Demolition comes along on the Parks-Belk building, downtown businesses still open
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Morristown crews are starting the process of demolishing the Parks-Belk building in downtown Morristown. In early January, the Parks-Belk Building burned down and the city said it was too damaged to recover. Instead, they had to tear it down. Crews were able to remove the majority...
BMW driver apprehended after wild, high-speed pursuit
An apparent drag race between two BMW's led to a high-speed police pursuit by both the Cocke County Sheriff's Office and the Newport Police Department Friday evening. The pursuit ended at the doorsteps of the The Newport Plain Talk building in Newport. Two people were charged. Cocke Cocke Deputy Gavin Colley reports the events unfolded when he observed two vehicles speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on northbound Cosby Highway near Armory Road. One vehicle was described in his report as a dark...
Alleged prowler arrested after foot pursuit, Taser deployments
Shortly after midnight on Feb. 20, Newport Police received a report of a prowler in a complainant’s backyard on Meyer’s Circle. The alleged prowler was eventually placed under arrest but only after a pursuit and multiple Taser deployments. Patrolman Paul Weber responded and in his incident report states he observed a male, identified as Cody Alonzo Johnson, 30, pulling on the back door of the residence. The report further indicates...
Part of E. Morris Blvd. back open after crews responded to fire at Morristown business
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Crews were responding to reports of a structure fire in Morristown on Friday. The City of Morristown said on social media that it was burning in the building of Morristown Signs, a business on E. Morris Boulevard. The city said to keep firefighters and the general community safe, an area of the road would be closed. By 3 p.m. the road was back open.
Region 1-3A girls tip off Friday
When the Region 1-3A girls basketball tournament begins with quarterfinal action at four satellite sites on Friday, Feb. 23, teams will be fighting for their lives. Every game in the regional tournament is an elimination game. Win and move on; lose and your season is over. In the top half of the Region 1 girls bracket, District 1 champion and state-ranked David Crockett (24-4) will host Claiborne (9-20) and Greeneville...
Missing Morristown teen found, police say
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - Investigators with the Morristown Police Department previously asked for help finding a missing teen. Police said that 16-year-old Brayan Lopez was reported missing by his parents Friday morning. Investigators and family are concerned for Brayan’s safety. Brayan is described as 5′9″ tall and weighs approximately...
Lady Rebels Suffer Early Playoff Exit
South Greene was given an early exit from the Region 1-2A tournament as the Oneida Lady Indians used a full court press style of defense to win 48-42, Friday night in South Greene. “I felt like our team just didn’t show up tonight,” South Greene coach Stephen Gregg said. “I’m just disappointed for this team because they’ve grown a lot and come together. You just can’t have a bad night at this point your season. There was a lot of stuff we just didn't do.” ...
Hamblen County crews put out business fire in Morristown
While the fire is out, the Morristown Fire Department said they are still on scene putting out hot spots.
Swift Water Rescue Team comes to aid of stranded Douglas Lake boaters
NEWPORT — Boaters stranded on Douglas Lake were rescued by the Swift Water Rescue Team (SWRT) on Monday evening. According to Cocke County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Joe Esway, the three man rescue team consisted of Capt. Zach Holt, Capt. Walt Cross Jr. and Lt. Cody Keys. He said a 911 call was received from the boaters on Douglas Lake and the cell phone signal died during the call, but a pin drop to general dispatch during the call was the key to locating...
‘Hometown Market Place’ coming to Greeneville
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Hometown Market Place, a unique take-out eatery, is coming to Greeneville this summer and will be in the old Fatz Café location on East Andrew Johnson Highway. Fatz Café closed down in Aug. 2023 after the company filed for bankruptcy and Amos Stoltzfus, owner of the Hometown Market Place, is […]
Indicted juvenile judge agrees to forgo salary six months after suspension
Suspended Hawkins County Juvenile judge Daniel Boyd informed the County Mayor’s office last week that he would be foregoing any further payment while his suspension is pending. Boyd was served a sealed indictment warrant on Aug. 15 of last year on bribery and forgery charges. On Aug. 16 Boyd was officially suspended from his Juvenile Judge position by the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct. Hawkins County budget director Eric Buchanan...
Wanted, 'nervous' driver arrested after circular pursuit
A driver is alleged to have led Newport Police on an odd pursuit Wednesday before being apprehended. According to an incident report filed by Newport Police Department Officer Lindsey Laughter, a car driven by Jeremy Henley, 40, was spotted on Cosby Highway traveling north and failing to maintain its lane before turning into the parking lot at Cracker Barrel. When Laughter activated the patrol car’s blue lights, the driver reportedly...
Greene County deputy helps injured hiker to safety at Margarette Falls
Greene County deputy helps injured hiker to safety at Margarette Falls.
Celebrating 100 years
NEWPORT — Community leaders and business associates gathered at Fisher Insurance Agency off East Main Street to celebrate 100 years on Friday. Cocke County Mayor Rob Mathis and Newport City Mayor Roland Dykes III presented a joint proclamation to recognize the business and the business was presented with both a key to the city and a key to the county. Among those who attended the reception were Cocke County Property Assessor Macie Reed, Newport Vice Mayor Connie Ball, Sheriff C.J. Ball, attorney James McSween, Trevor...
2 multi-vehicle crashes Monday tie up I-81 traffic
Traffic was snagged Monday morning on Interstate 81 in Greene County after a pair of multi-vehicle wrecks involving tractor-trailers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the crashes, which shut down both the southbound and northbound lanes of I-81 for a period of time. The first happened about 6:45 a.m. Monday near Fish Hatchery Road, Exit 15 off I-81, and involved four vehicles. One injury was reported. ...
Newport Speedway to reopen with fresh touch from new owner
NEWPORT — When one drives up to 767 Industrial Road, he or she is greeted by a faded yellow sign welcoming visitors to Newport Speedway. Car and truck frames are visible near the front entrance, and dusty cinder blocks lay broken beside a shack that may have been used to hand out infield passes. A quick drive over more gravel and dirt will bring visitors upon the infield, which houses...
Committees recommend $1.357 million bid for Justice Center roof replacement
The Hawkins County Commission’s Budget Committee voted Tuesday to recommend approval of a $1.357 million bid for replacing the Justice Center roof, which includes accepting an option for skylights. The skylights increased the cost of the project by $99,995, and will help cut down on power use by utilizing natural light in the jail. The committee voted to reject an option for a thicker roof membrane that would have increased...