Friday, April 29, 2011

Newport's Tornado

Storm Damage

On April 27, 2011 a major storm hit Newport. This is some of the destruction: the Adult High School Building was almost completely leveled, the Cocke County High School and Newport Grammar School had structural damage, and some residents went two days without power. Cocke County was blessed by the Lord with no reported fatalities or life-threatening injuries. However, some of our surrounding counties did have worse damage with fatalities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the effected families.

UPDATE: April 30,2011
We officially had a F1 Tornado. They have classified all the damages. Please pray for our county and all of East Tennessee as we try to recover from the loss and damages.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Newport is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains as most of you know. Our flowers and trees are really coming to life. Here are a few pictures from around town just to show you how blessed we are to live in this beautiful area:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


The first of this video has the children planting different flowers in planters. The children did this for the church to show that we all can do things for one another, young and old alike. The second half shows the children planting pine saplings. Andrew Brown supplied these to us. We would like to thank him for his generous gift.