Greene County News


Petition to dismiss charges against man accused of disrupting meeting

A man who made national news after he was accused of disrupting a public meeting in Greene County is now gaining support.

76-year-old speaks out about arrest last week

Police say Eddie Overholt, of Cocke County, disrupted a public meeting of the Industrial Development Board last week.


Man charged with disrupting public meeting about controversial water line

Greenville Police arrested a man they say was disrupting a public meeting Friday morning, and it was caught on camera.

New facts on the Good Samaritan Law in Tennessee

The ‘Good Samaritan Law’ in Tennessee allows someone to break out a window of a car if they see a child in danger, but there are still some things that need to be cleared up.

Plan to put treated water in river draws concerns

Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.

New Facts: Teen to be tried as adult in Greene County murder

A teen suspected of killing his father in Greene County will be tried as an adult according to the Greene County Juvenile Court Clerk.

Theater Camp

Theater camp brings drama to Greeneville

Camp NPAC Kids is a series of week-long theatrical day camps for kids K-12.


Grant to help needy homeowners with repairs

Two communities in our area are getting money from the government to help families improve their living conditions.

Greeneville saves money by putting project on hold

The Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen have decided not to move forward on a renovation project to a fire station.


18 sentenced in oxycodone distribution ring case

18 people were sentenced for cases relating to drugs and tax fraud

Greene County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Greeneville, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 626 square miles
Population: 68,831 (2010)
County seat: Greeneville
Other cities and towns: Afton, Baileyton, Chuckey, Limestone, Mohawk, Mosheim, Tusculum
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