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2 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Plans underway for first Renaissance festival in Roane Co.Plans...

After years of work and research, there will soon be a blast from the past in Harriman, stressing the word "past."

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Related Topix: Harriman, TN, Knoxville, TN

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTVC

Courthouse Controversy Over "In God We Trust"

The plan to inscribe "In God We Trust" on the Roane County, Tennessee courthouse is moving forward, but not without a fight.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

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The Knox County Sheriff's Office Wednesday released a surveillance photo of the man suspected of robbing a North Knox County store Tuesday.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Lois Johnson, East Tennessee country star passes away

Country singer and East Tennessee native Lois Johnson passed away after a long illness Monday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Only, TN, Knoxville, TN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Bond forfeitures in Roane County go uncollected for decades

For decades, Roane County's court system failed to collect money it was supposed to be taking in for bond forfeitures.

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Roane County News

Vacation Bible School 2014

New Mountain View Baptist "Gone Fishing: 'Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men' " is the theme of vacation Bible school at New Mountain View Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

East TN officer sued again after 2nd fatal shooting

Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee. He's worked at three departments in six years, shot two people dead and been East TN officer sued again after 2nd fatal shooting Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Cumberland County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

State authorities to step up enforcement during holiday weekend

To promote safety and reduce crashes during the holiday weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a high visibility enforcement campaign beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight Sunday, according to THP.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sevier County, TN, Loudon County, TN, Loudon, TN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Roane County News

Marty Miles: Didn't know about $9,250 fine

An Oct. 27, 2009, order issued by the Tennessee Ethics Commission says that Marty Miles was fined $9,250 for failing to timely file a disclosure of interest statement when he was a Kingston city councilman.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Elderly woman dies in chain reaction car crash in Roane County

A Cocke County man is behind bars Tuesday for a number of charges including aggravated arson.

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Related Topix: Newport, TN, Cocke County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Elderly woman killed in Roane County crash

An 83-year-old woman was killed in a three-vehicle traffic collision in Roane County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Kingston, TN

The Elizabethton Star

David Wendell Jones Sr.

David Wendell Jones Sr., 58, of Watauga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Proton Power expanding, lining up commercial clients

Since setting up shop in a vintage home in Roane County about six years ago, entrepreneurs Sam Weaver and Dan Hensley now oversee a renewable energy business with 100 workers at three locations in East Tennessee.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Family of Roane County man killed in 2010 hit-and-run still search for justice

Four years ago Monday, a Harriman man was the victim of a hit-and-run in Roane County.

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Related Topix: Harriman, TN, Oliver Springs, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Car spins out of control and into home in East Knoxville

Four years ago Monday a Harriman man was the victim of a hit-and-run in Roane County.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Roane County judge to rule on same sex divorce

A European yarn company announced Friday it is planning a manufacturing facility in Dandridge that is expected to bring 32 jobs and millions of dollars to the community.

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Related Topix: Dandridge, TN, Sevier County, TN, Seymour, TN, Death Penalty

Knoxville News Sentinel

Judge takes same-sex divorce case under advisement

After hearing 45 minutes of arguments in a high-profile divorce case involving two men who married in Iowa and want to divorce in Tennessee, a Roane County Circuit Court judge announced Friday he's taking the issue under advisement and will render a written opinion.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Rocky Houston sentenced to 9 years in prison on gun charge

Rocky Joe Houston, one of two Roane County brothers widely known for disputes with government, was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Same-sex divorce not recognized in Tennessee

Two men who married in Iowa are trying to get a divorce in Tennessee, a state that does not recognize same-sex marriages.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Accountant hit with numerous charges after chase in Roane County

For an East Tennessee accountant those numbers added up to a roster of woes following a high-speed chase in Roane County.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sports

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