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Campaign Notebook: Dr. Headrick speaks in Roane
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:03:37 -0700

Dr. Mary Headrick will be the keynote speaker today at the Roane County Democratic Party's Labor Day picnic, according to a news release.

District Attorney General says police were justified in shooting Harriman woman
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:10:35 -0700

District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a news release Wednesday that after reviewing the events leading up to the incident, officers in Harriman were justified in shooting and killing a woman Tuesday. Johnson's news release also reveals more details about what happened.

Eastbound I-40 reopens in Roane County after crash
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:10:09 -0700

Eastbound traffic is being diverted off Interstate 40 in Roane County due to an accident involving a tractor trailer and four other vehicles.

Blount County recovery center celebrates 25 years
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:25:42 -0700

An East Tennessee rehabilitation center is celebrating 25 years of helping people get sober. Hundreds of people are gathering at Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville this weekend for the alumni reunion.

Anderson county ATV accident kills 1
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:40:53 -0700

A deadly ATV accident in Anderson County. Anderson County Sheriff's Deputies said Lindon Lightsey of Georgia and his granddaughter were riding with friends Saturday afternoon on Windrock Mountain.

Tennessee Court Becomes First to Rule in Favor of a Gay Marriage Ban
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:14:10 -0700

Of course Tennessee would be the state to break the winning streak for the pro-equality movement. Yesterday, Roane County Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons became the first judge to rule that a state's gay marriage ban was constitutional since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Roane County election officials recount all ballots due to 1,300 uncounted votes, one race affected
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:43:45 -0700

Roane County election officials were forced to recount every ballot in Thursday's election due to around 1,300 early votes that were mistakenly left out of the count. The recount ended up changing the results in one race.

First Judge Upholds State’s Ban on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:42:44 -0700

KINGSTON, Tenn. – For the first time since the courts began ruling on challenges against state marriage amendments enshrining the institution as being between a man and a woman, a judge in Tennessee has upheld the state’s same-sex “marriage” ban as constitutional. Roane County Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons, Jr. ruled on a matter surrounding […]

4 Tennessee fire departments, 2 local given national awards
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:55:42 -0700

Four Tennessee fire departments have been named to a list of Fire Safety National Awards, and two of them are right here in East Tennessee.

Roane County man injured, charged with DUI after truck hit by train
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:06:39 -0700

A Roane County man was injured and charged with DUI after his pickup truck was hit by a train after getting stuck on the tracks Thursday morning.