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Kelley's widow to complete husband's Commission term

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Roane County Commission voted Monday to allow the late Steve Kelley's widow to serve the remainder of his District 4 Commission term.

Renee Kelley was sworn in during a 10-minute break and sat with the Commission afterward.

She will serve until Aug. 31 in the seat her late husband held for almost two terms. That's when Steve Kelley's term expires; Renee Kelley is not seeking the seat in the Aug. 2 election.

Steve Kelley died unexpectedly on Feb. 21. He represented the Oak Ridge area on the County Commission, and he had intended to seek re-election at the time of his death.

This is a developing story. Read more in Wednesday's issue of the Roane County News and online at RoaneCounty.com.