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Friday | Knoxville News Sentinel

New sheriff to take office as lawsuit looms CLEVELAND, Tenn. a " Randy...

Randy White will take office as the new sheriff of Monroe County next week, but whether he will continue to serve won't be decided until a judge rules next month on a lawsuit disputing the August election.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Bradley County, TN, Donald, TN, Sports

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Cleveland Daily Banner

Judges, sheriffs to be sworn in this weekend

The Bradley County Bar Association announced that local judges will be sworn into office Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Bradley County, TN, McMinn County, TN, Polk County, TN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Monroe County residents want to know why tornado sirens didn't go off during Wednesday's storm

While the Lees made it inside their home when the tornado warning went into effect thanks to a weather alert smartphone app, tornado sirens never went off.

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Related Topix: Weather, Vonore, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Randy White sworn in as new Monroe County sheriff despite lawsuit

Cleanup efforts are underway in Monroe County where the National Weather Service says straight line winds were behind Wednesday's storm damage, but some residents say they didn't get the warnings they should have during the storm.

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Related Topix: Weather, Wilson County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

White plans to be sworn in today Monroe County Sheriff-elect Randy...

Monroe County Sheriff-elect Randy White is scheduled to be sworn in today but it's still not clear if he will be able to take office.

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Related Topix: Sports

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Incumbent sheriff sues to contest results Monroe County incumbent...

A day after the certification of the Monroe County election, incumbent Sheriff Bill Bivens has filed suit against the election commission to contest the results.

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Related Topix: Donald, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, Sports

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Monroe sheriff files lawsuit to keep his job

Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of keeping his job.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Special judge appointed to hear Monroe sheriff caseSpecial judge...

The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed a special judge to hear a lawsuit filed against Monroe County sheriff-elect Randy White.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

WTVC

Prison Escapee Gives Up, Just Got Tired of Running

A man who escaped from custody in Monroe County, Tenn. turned himself in because he was "tired of running."

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Related Topix: Polk County, TN

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Second escaped Monroe County inmate turns himself in

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Knoxville, TN, Polk County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County man convicted of raping 7-year-old child

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Lottery, Knoxville, TN

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Questions surround outcome of Monroe County sheriff's office race

Questions surround the outcome of the Monroe County sheriff's race. One of the candidates was singled out by the district attorney, saying he lacked state certification.

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Related Topix: Rockwood, TN, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee, Roane County, TN, Knox County, TN

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

New sheriff elected in Monroe County

Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett has retained his position as Knox County clerk after facing challenger Mike Padgett in the August 7 election.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

White wins sheriff race in Monroe Co, despite controversyWhite wins...

An East Tennessee sheriff's race may have to be settled in court. Thursday night, Monroe County voters chose Randy White over incumbent Bill Bivens.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Monroe County man killed in Monday morning crash

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is set to take up two cases that could determine the future of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Hawkins County, TN, University of Tennessee

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Tennessee WR Blanc out for year with torn Achilles

The University of Tennessee is preparing to roll out changes to a program letting students use their meal plan on the Cumberland Avenue strip.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Wilson County, TN, Knox County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

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A Newport police captain charged in a misconduct case involving drugs and alleged money laundering has entered a plea agreement in his federal case.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Hamblen County, TN, Knoxville, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Woman charged under drug-addicted baby law to appear in court

A mother charged with assault after she and her newborn baby tested positive for drugs is set to appear in court Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Madisonville, TN

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Two groups plan to sue Madisonville over Clean Water Act...

Two groups said they plan on suing the Monroe County town for what they call violations of the Clean Water Act.

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Related Topix: Madisonville, TN

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