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Old 03-14-2008, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Popcorn Sutton arrested on Federal moonshining charges...

And of course, he was from Cocke County.

The law gets notorious moonshiner Popcorn Sutton - again : Local News : Knoxville News Sentinel

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Federal authorities raided his Parrottsville property on Thursday, seizing three stills with 1,000-gallon capacities, hundreds of gallons of moonshine-making ingredients such as mash, more than 850 gallons of finished product, guns and ammunition, Dedrick said.

"Moonshine is romanticized in folklore and the movies," ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh said in the release. "The truth, though, is that moonshine is a dangerous health issue and breeds other crime."

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Old 03-14-2008, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"The truth, though, is that moonshine is a dangerous health issue and breeds other crime."
Breeds other crimes? like intent to sell moonshine?
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There's a Discovery special on the history of Hillbillies, and he's in that special..
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There's a Discovery special on the history of Hillbillies, and he's in that special..
That was a pretty good show, i've watched it about every time i catch it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a relative in Georgia who's still is on display at Stone Mountain. Still was confiscated and he was fined a $1000. That was some smooth moonshine.
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There's a Discovery special on the history of Hillbillies, and he's in that special..
Are you kidding me... the History of Hillbillies? What next... the History of Coonasses (Nick Saban reference)?
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If it wasn't for MoonShine there would be no NASCAR!
That is how Nascar was formed, They would Race their suped up Stock Cars against one another (for Cash of Course) while they weren't making Liquor Runs.
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"The truth, though, is that moonshine is a dangerous health issue and breeds other crime."

If the government don't get their cut through Taxes, then the other crime would be tax evasion. This is all this is about is The Gov. wants their money. This is why Cigarettes and Liquor is regulated in the first place. Same reason they are trying to stop online gambling. It's not about Law Enforcement, It's about Revenue.
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Are you kidding me... the History of Hillbillies? What next... the History of Coonasses (Nick Saban reference)?
Making fun of Hillbillies and Rednecks?

Some people take pride as to where they come from. I live in the Twin Cities now but grew up in Tennessee. When people up here call me a Hillbilly or Redneck, it doesn't bother me. Because that is where I came from. I am proud of it. When you grow up in Tennessee, you learn early on where you are from.

Where you from boy? TENNESSEE! That's right, don't you forget it. It is practically drilled in your head since birth.
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i'm not sure if it's because i was ridiculously tired last night or what, but when i saw his picture on the news...i fell off the couch laughing. my dog attacked me but it was worth the humor of the whole situation.
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I've read an article about moonshine and Popcorn Sutton before. He's a famous hillbilly.
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there's a guy from nebo(walland) that has been on springer around four times. he's a hometown celebrity. the story line was that he slept in a box in his front yard 'cause his wife wouldnt let him in.
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Are you kidding me... the History of Hillbillies? What next... the History of Coonasses (Nick Saban reference)?
its actually a very interesting program. the hillbillies of old were some pretty wild characters. the History of Moonshine is also a great program to catch.
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its actually a very interesting program. the hillbillies of old were some pretty wild characters. the History of Moonshine is also a great program to catch.
The building of the railroad was insane, pretty amazing how much you can do with your back and a boatload of sweat.
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