The TBI and Dept. of Children's Services is investigating the death of a 12-year-old Cocke County child.
On January 17, 2017, Richard E. Gattis was reported missing from his Bellaire Avenue residence. According to his granddaughter Gattis, 65, was last seen at his residence on Sunday, January 15 just after Midnight. Family members stated Gattis has Dementia and that he has wondered off on a previous occasion, but returned on his own a couple of days later.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to raise Tennessee's tax on each gallon of gasoline by 7 cents and each gallon of diesel by 12 cents while cutting the state's sales tax on groceries and income from earnings on stocks and bonds.
State officials say insurance claims have topped $842 million in the deadly eastern Tennessee wildfires that burned thousands of buildings.