‘In God We Trust’ issue to come to commission vote

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“If it’s not politics, then what’s the rush?” asks Commissioner Ron Berry

By Damon Lawrence

The “In God We Trust” resolution appears headed for a vote at the July 14 Roane County Commission meeting.

Sponsor Randy Ellis didn’t indicate a willingness to pull the resolution until the Aug. 11 meeting, which is after the election.

“I don’t think we need to,” Ellis contended. “It’s not a political issue, so there’s no use to pull it.”

Election Day is Aug. 7.

Early voting is from July 18 to Aug. 2.

Ellis was elected to one of District 2’s three commission seats in 2010.

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