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Rose Maxine (Whitfield) Portwood, age 87, of Harriman

Rose Maxine (Whitfield) Portwood, age 87, of Harriman, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Manorhouse Assisted Living and Memory Care in Knoxville, TN.  She was a long-time member of South Harriman Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Elias and Mary Whitfield; husband, Martin Wayne Portwood; son, Gary Portwood; …

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District tourneys almost done, Region looms

High school basketball District tournaments are all but over and this weekend, play begins in the region tournament as area teams try to get to the state tournament in Murfreesboro. At the District 3AAA tournament at Anderson County High School Tuesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats won their first District …

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Early voting done; 370K+ vote in Tennessee

Early voting for the March 1st Presidential primaries wrapped up in Tennessee on Tuesday and statewide 370,448 people have already cast their ballots. In Anderson County, 1432 people voted on Tuesday, bringing the 12-day grand total to 5497. Over the final two days of early voting in Anderson County, 2817 …

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Roane couple indicted on drug charges

A Rockwood couple has been indicted on numerous drug related charges. Gary Merritt faces 22 counts of prescription drug fraud, while his wife, Danielle Merritt, faces 10 counts of prescription drug fraud. The Roane County grand jury indicted the pair last week, charging them obtaining the painkillers Acetaminophen-Codeine Phosphate and …

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RSCC Job Fair March 30th

Employers are invited to participate in a March 30 job fair for Roane State Community College and area TCAT students who are pursuing careers in healthcare and plan to graduate this year. The fair is planned for Wednesday, March 30 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Roane State’s Goff Building …

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First meeting of new Finance Committee March 7th

The newly-formed Anderson County Finance Committee, created by the recent switch to the 1981 Financial Management Statute from the 1957 law, has scheduled an organizational meeting for Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse. The controversy surrounding the switch has led to …

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High school basketball postseason wrap-up

All across Tennessee, high school basketball District tournaments are winding down and teams that have survived are anticipating the start-up of region tournaments later this week. Monday at the District 3AAA Tournament at Anderson County High School was Consolation Game Night. In the girls’ third-place game, Powell beat Anderson County …

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3 indicted in 2 Roane cases

A Roane County couple has been indicted on charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a 5-year-old child. 27-year-old James Wallace was indicted in a charge of aggravated sexual battery of a child and child abuse while Heather Elizabeth Taylor is facing charges of facilitating the abuse as well …

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THP: Clinton man facing charges in fatal wreck

A Clinton man is facing charges in a fatal accident that happened Friday in Campbell County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 56-year-old Ronald Fox of Clinton had been traveling on Highway 25W toward Caryville on Friday afternoon when he ran the red light and Elkins Road and t-boned a …

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