ACCUSED KILLER SMOOT GETS APPOINTED FOURTH ATTORNEY, FAMILY FRUSTRATED

Wednesday, July 9, 2014A man accused of murdering his former girlfriend in Roane County returned to court Wednesday, where he was appointed his fourth attorney in the case. Officials charged Shawn Smoot with first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Brook Morris. She was his former employee and girlfriend. Roane County deputies said Ms. Morris…

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GOVERNOR REFUSES TO SPEAK TO COUPLE FORCED TO SEPARATE TO KEEP INSURANCE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014After more than 30 years of marriage, a couple in Maryville decided to separate. Not because they’ve grown apart, or fallen out of love, but because they desperately need health insurance. They’re among more than 150,000 Tennesseans who are caught in a coverage gap. The combination of social security laws and TennCare…

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Big South Fork seeks comments on coal drainage

Tuesday, July 8, 2014Public input is being sought about coal mine drainage mitigation and treatment in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The first meeting will be on July 14 at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in the Interpretation and Education Building at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center….

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MAN STUFFS $300.00 WORTH OF MEAT DOWN HIS PANTS, LEAVES STORE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014A suspected meat thief was caught on camera just before he stuffed hundreds of dollars worth of beef down his pants. The theft happened at the Food Lion store on Highway 72, and according to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, it wasn’t the first time. Managers suspected the man of stealing meat…

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