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Courthouse Problem Solved: City provides help for courthouse overcrowding issue, effort started for long-term solution

2012 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER

Cocke County General Sessions Court Judge John Bell, standing, makes a Power
Point presentation to members of the Public Safety Committee on Thrusday.
Published: 12:05 AM, 10/27/2012 Last updated: 12:15 AM, 10/27/2012
 

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-For now, at least, a solution has been found to resolve overcrowding in the Cocke County Courthouse and the City of Newport is to thank.

General Sessions Court Judge John Bell, speaking to the Public Safety Committee of the Cocke County Legislative Body on Thursday, said the City of Newport has offered to allow the county to use the city's Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting room to stage those involved in court cases.

"They said we can use the room from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday," said Bell.

Bell thanked County Mayor Vaughn Moore, who approached the city about the proposal and praised city officials for providing assistance. "I appreciate the cooperation of the city mayor and county mayor to do this," he said.

The issue was of major concern because the grand jury will meet and court be held this coming Monday and Tuesday.

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