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ORT: Roane Commissioner from Oak Ridge passes away

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, Roane County Commissioner Steve Kelley, an Oak Ridge resident, died Wednesday February 21st at the age of 63.

Kelley represented District 4 on the Roane County Commission., which includes the Oak Hills, Oliver Springs, and Orchard View voting precincts.

Kelley was elected in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014.

District 4 has two commissioners, with James Brummett of Oliver Springs filling the other seat.

It’s not clear if the Roane County Commission will discuss filling Kelley’s seat at its next meeting. The commission will meet on the third Monday of March, as opposed to the second Monday, at 7 p.m. at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston is handling the arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at Kyker Funeral Home at 350 West Race Street in Kingston. There will be a memorial service later.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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