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Roane election results

In Roane County, Molly Leggins Hartup downed three opponents, including incumbent Property Assessor David Morgan, to win Thursday’s election. Hartup received 2966 votes, while runner-up Sammy Sams received 2235 votes, the incumbent Morgan who received 1353 votes and Danny Holloway with 1244 votes. Incumbent Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson easily beat …

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Roane jury finds Smoot guilty in 2011 Morris murder

UPDATE:  A judge Thursday morning sentenced 44-year-old Shawn Smoot to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Roane County jury has found Shawn Smoot guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of his former mistress and employee, 23-year-old Brooke Morris.  Morris’s …

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Grant clears way for 8th OR rowing lane

(Oak Ridge Today) An eighth lane could be added to the Oak Ridge rowing course by March, officials said Tuesday. The work is made possible with help from a $40,000 state Tourism Enhancement Grant announced Tuesday by Randy Boyd, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Officials …

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State offers voting info, resources

The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans how to make voting in the August 4 state primary and county general election go as smoothly as possible. 281,269 voters cast early or absentee ballots ahead of Election Day. Use the App While Casting Your Ballot The easiest way for …

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UTMC earns high marks in annual report

For the fifth consecutive year, The University of Tennessee Medical Center earned recognition in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report. The 2016-2017 report ranks the medical center No. 2 in the state of Tennessee and as best regional hospital in the Eastern Tennessee region, based on …

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