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Newport cuts ribbon on renovated community center entrance


Officials with the city of Newport recently held the grand opening and ribbon cutting on the newly renovated entrance to the Newport Community Center. The city’s parks and recreation department has been working on the project since 2018. The facility on Cosby Highway provides a heated Olympic swimming pool, basketball and volleyball court, racquetball court, gymnastics room, concession stand, meeting rooms, conference center, kitchen, fitness room, and game room. The building is also home to the Newport/Cocke County Museum, the Newport/Cocke County Partnership offices, Keep Cocke County Beautiful, the Newport/Cocke County Chamber of Commerce and the administrative offices of Newport Parks and Recreation.