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County delinquent property tax sale nets 147,000

Published: 11:11 PM, 10/25/2013 Last updated: 11:12 PM, 10/25/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-In a span of only two days, Cocke County brought in $147,672 in delinquent property taxes, including proceeds from a full day of the auctioning of properties. It was held at the Courthouse on Thursday, Oct. 24.Jeff Greene, the delinquent tax attorney for the City of Newport and Cocke County, auctioned off about 150 properties in a Circuit Court courtroom reserved for the day. It was standing room only for some people seeking bargains when the auction began around 9:30 a.m. Greene said the crowd thinned out after lunch, after many had purchased properties.The first property bid on was on Clearwood Road, which Andrew Minfor Applegate allegedly owed $384.19 in delinquent property taxes.For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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