• Deputies enter into high-speed chase with stolen vehicle

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said that at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, a Sheriff’s deputy identified a white Toyota Camry traveling Washington Street near Jones Avenue. The same vehicle and registration was reported stolen out of Rhea County, Tennessee. The stolen vehicle continued traveling onto Sevierville Road, heading north out of […]

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  • Help find missing person in Maryville, Tennessee

    MARYVILLE, TN – The Maryville Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing person, Trenton Ryback of Maryville. Trenton was last seen at Pearsons Springs Park on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. walking from the pavilion toward Montgomery Lane. Trenton is 20 years old, 6’4″, 120 lbs brown hair and blue eyes. […]

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  • Knoxville man victim of fatal car crash in Blount County

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is sad to announce a Knoxville man was killed in a fatal car crash in Blount County Tuesday evening. Aaron M. Christopher, 18, of Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in the vehicle, Gabriel A. Sisson, 17, […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office awards several commendations

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is proud to announce the Sheriff’s Office awarded three commendations to two deserving law enforcement officers and one heroic former law enforcement officer. The three commendations were awarded during a short ceremony at the Blount County Justice Center this morning. Deputy Chief Jeff French awarded a […]

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  • Deputies recognized for their lifesaving efforts

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Several sheriff’s deputies were recognized for their lifesaving efforts and other deputies as employees of the month recently. Deputy Rex Ogle received the honor of March Employee of the Month for intervening in a plot in March involving an unreported armed robbery that led to a group of individuals planning to do […]

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  • Louisville man charged in connection to death of infant son

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said an 18-year-old Louisville man was charged Thursday in the death of his infant son. Corey Ryan Dillow, 18, Red Hill Drive, Louisville, is in custody in the Blount County Correctional Facility. Dillow is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated child abuse. He is being held […]

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  • Phone scammer posing as a BCSO officer

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is asking the public to beware of another phone scammer who is posing as a Sheriff’s deputy and harassing citizens with phony phone calls. The Sheriff’s Office became aware of the phone scam today. The individual claims to be Sgt. McAlister of the Blount County Sheriff’s […]

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  • Three juveniles in stolen vehicle arrested after pursuit

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said three female juveniles were arrested today and are in custody on multiple charges after fleeing from deputies in a stolen vehicle shortly after noon today. The three juveniles, a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds, were taken to the Blount County Juvenile Facility where they will be […]

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  • Sheriff Berrong addresses use of force policy

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    MARYVILLE, TENN. – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong issued a statement concerning the office’s use of force and social justice. See the entire statement below. “I’d like to begin by saying that in my years as serving as Sheriff of Blount County, I could not be more proud of our deputies and their professionalism. […]

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  • Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group updates guidance for close contact in public

    Economic recovery close contact

    Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group continues to advance the state’s reopening plan, issuing updated guidelines today for close contact service businesses, exercise facilities and recreation activities under the Tennessee Pledge. In addition, the ERG added recommendations for large community events to the previously issued guidance for attractions and large venues. Events like fairs, festivals, expos […]

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  • Sheriff says goodbye to three retiring deputies

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong and the deputies of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office are saying goodbye to three long-time deputies who are retiring or scheduled for retirement in the next few weeks. The Sheriff’s Office honored and thanked Deputies John Douglas, P.K. Gregory, and Kim “Boo Boo” Roach at a […]

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  • Tennessee begins extended unemployment benefits program

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    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has completed building the third pandemic unemployment program provided through the federal CARES Act signed into law by President Donald Trump. TDLWD is now processing Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), in addition to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). PEUC provides […]

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  • Tennessee lifting restaurants and retail capacity restrictions

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    Nashville, Tenn. – As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced today it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22. […]

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  • 16,370 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 8,624 recovered

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    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 13, 2020, TDH reported 16,370 cases statewide, 273 deaths, and 8,624 recovered. The […]

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  • 14,768 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 7,369 recovered

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    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 9, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., TDH reported 14,768 cases statewide, 242 deaths, and […]

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  • 14,096 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 6,783 recovered

    confirmed cases

    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 7, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., TDH reported 14,096 cases statewide, 237 deaths, and […]

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