Municipal Technical Advisory Service - City Information

City of Newport (Cocke County)

P. O. Box 370
Newport, TN 37822-0370
Phone: (423) 623-7323
Fax: (423) 623-7098
City URL:
City Email Address:

Governing Body
Meets: 2nd Tuesday
Time: 5:45 PM
Place: City Hall
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Charter for City of Newport
Municipal Data
Municipal Court: Yes
2013 Population (Certified by ECD): 6,945
Election Date: 11/04/2014
Grand Division: East
# of Employees: 118
2010 Population: 6,945
Square Miles: 4.3
Time Zone: Eastern
MTAS Management Consultant
W. Patrick Hardy
City: Water, Sewer, Garbage, Electric
Other: Gas
City Data
County Seat: Yes
Charter Form: Private Acts 2005, ch. 76
Date of Incorporation: 02/01/1799 12:00:00 AM
Incorporation Act: Acts 1799, ch. 32, p. 80
Previous Citations: Acts 1855-56, ch. 163, sec. 17, p. 252; Private Acts 1903, ch. 104, p. 193
City Officials

Mayor - Connie Ball
Vice Mayor - Bill Costner
Alderman - Kathy Holt
Alderman - John Bugg
Alderman - Kenny Morgan
Alderman - Freddy Gregg
Animal Control Officer - Brandy Hensley
Assistant Police Chief - James Finchum
Building Inspector - Mark Robinson
City Attorney - Terry E. Hurst
City Court Clerk - Jessica McGaha
City Judge - Vida Bell
City Recorder - Jessica McGaha
Code Enforcement Director - Mark Robinson
Finance Clerk - Tiffany Ball
Finance Director - Julia Carroll
Fire Chief - Randy Ragan
Human Resources/Payroll - Regina Thornton
Interim City Administrator - James Finchum
Parks and Recreation Director - Tim Dockery
Planning Director - Mark Robinson
Police Chief - Maurice Shults
Recycling Director - Dean Cogdill
Street Superintendent - Ben Hicks

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