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Today's News

  • Election 2014 Reporter's Notebook: ‘Just Mike’ off to judge school; city official wants TBI in on recount

    The Roane County Election Commission plans to certify the results of the election on Aug. 15, during a meeting at the courthouse.

    “All your totals are unofficial until they are certified,” Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

    Holiway said any candidate wishing to contest the results has to do so within five days after the results are certified.

    The meeting will start at 10 a.m.

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  • Election 2014: 4 more years for sheriff, county exec

    Incumbent Sheriff Jack Stockton easily beat his opponent, Jared Hall, in Thursday’s election.

    Stockton garnered 9,167 votes to Hall’s 3,183, according to unofficial returns.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody earned a second term, picking up 6,895 votes compared to 4,996 for Mike Farmer.

    Woody first won the seat in 2010, when he defeated Farmer, who was the incumbent county executive at that time.

    “I want to thank all my supporters, my family, friends and church members that helped us in this campaign,” Woody said.

  • Election 2014: Roane snags judgeship for Pemberton

    Despite losing three of the four counties, Mike Pemberton was still able to defeat Tom McFarland in the race for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

    Roane, the biggest county in the district, went for Pemberton by 1,118 votes — enough to carry him to victory.

    “We did it,” Pemberton told his supporters gathered at Jake’s Tavern and Grill Thursday night.

    “We did it the right way and, at least in this four-county race, you can do it the right way and you can be successful.”

  • Election 2014: Recount swings clerk's race

    Two fortunes were changed by Friday’s unexpected election recount.

    Ann Goldston went from apparent loser in the race for Roane County circuit court clerk to winner.

    It was vice versa for Sarah Stewart, who appeared to win the race by 197 votes when unofficial returns were totaled Thursday night.

    However, an anomaly uncovered by Roane County Commissioner Randy Ellis caused election officials to investigate if votes were missing.

    They discovered a mobile ballot card was left in a machine and wasn’t counted due to human error.

  • Roane teams compete in three-way scrimmage

     

    The Midway/Wartburg scrimmage set for Friday turned into a three-way affair when Kingston joined the mix after York Institute canceled a date with the Jackets. 

    All three teams looked fair on offense on the day, but all three teams defenses played well as one might expect early in the year.

  • Offense explodes for Bobcats

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats participated in their first scrimmage of the fall Friday evening and the results were good for Wiley Brackett's squad as they found the end zone a total of seven times against visiting Sweetwater at Arrowhead Park.

  • Tigers pick up steam in scrimmage

     

    Rockwood head coach John Webb wasn't too happy with his team's performance in their first fall scrimmage on Aug. 1 at Cookeville, but the same couldn't be said Thursday evening as the Tigers showed much improvement in rolling to a 5-2 TD advantage over Sunbright at Civitan Field.

  • Goldston wins clerk's race in recount; Pemberton still tops McFarland
  • Vote recount underway; could affect judge, clerk, commission races

    Approximately 1,300 votes from the Harriman early voting site were not included in Thursday night's unofficial election returns.

    That has the potential to impact the outcome of multiple races, including 9th Judicial District circuit court judge, Roane County circuit court clerk, Roane County Commission Districts 2 and 6 and Harriman City Council.

  • Pay Roane State fees by Aug. 11 to keep schedules

    Registration is underway for the fall 2014 semester at Roane State Community College.

    Students need to be aware when they register that the college has an Aug. 11 fee deadline.

    Students who have registered must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 11 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.