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Roane Co. property tax hike fails, school system looks for cuts outside classroom
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:26:03 -0700

A proposal to raise the property tax in Roane County has failed, commissioners voting 12 to 3 against it Tuesday night. If it had been approved more than $1 million would have gone to the Roane County School System helping them meet their budget.

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.

Governor's Books From Birth Launches 10th Anniversary Month Long Statewide Bus Tour Today
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:05:13 -0700

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) is launching its "Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour" today at the Johnson County Library in Mountain City from 4:30 ...

Roane Co. orders 'In God We Trust' signs for courthouse
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:25:56 -0700

Enough money has been raised to post "In God We Trust" on the Roane County courthouse.

Democratic nominee Charlie Brown kicks off Tennessee gubernatorial campaign
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:40:42 -0700

 The recent primary election left some Tennessee Democrats asking who is Charlie Brown? Brown is the Democratic nominee running against Gov. Bill Haslam in November, but several members of his own party said they don't know much about him.

House damaged by fire in Halls Friday morning
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:55:42 -0700

A house was heavily damaged by fire in Halls Friday morning, but no injuries were reported.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:43:50 -0700

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West Virginians headed to world's largest climate march
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:10:36 -0700

By David Gutman If you've watched even 20 minutes of TV in the last month or so, you've almost certainly seen an ad from some congressional candidate promising to fight against the "war on coal." What you have certainly not seen is any West Virginia politician promising to fight a war on climate change. But that's a fight that an awful lot of people, including some West Virginians, are ...

Federal judge upholds Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:59:17 -0700

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman is the first federal judge to uphold a same-sex marriage ban since June 2013.