Friday, January 13, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated: January 13, 1:59 am)
Who can blame Roane Countians for feeling a bit sold down the river in the latest redistricting effort?
Not only does the plan carved out by the Republican majority split the poor residents of the city of Rockwood into two separate legislative districts, but it also leaves Roane County with two state representatives — neither of whom live in the county.
State Rep. Julia Hurley of Lenoir City, whose 32nd District gained more of Loudon County in the redistricting, has shrugged off any part in the change.
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