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Crusher woes may be over

Published: 8:39 AM, 06/13/2013 Last updated: 8:40 AM, 06/13/2013

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-With gravel supplies dwindling, Cocke County Road Superintendent Kenneth Ford advised members of the Cocke County Highway Commission Tuesday night that the department should have a rock crusher operating by the end of next week.

Ford, who had reported last month that the county's crusher had broken, said he was able to find a replacement for $10,000.

"The old crusher has been there since 1953," he said. "We were told it would cost $140,000 to $150,000 to get it repaired. We had been looking online for a used one we could buy. We finally found one in Jefferson County and were able to get it for $10,000."

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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