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Nearly 1,300 early votes were left out in Roane County’s election, prompting a recount of every ballot from Thursday's election. Roane County Election Administrator Charles Holiway says the error occurred when a ballot card was mistakenly left in a voting unit in Harriman. Candidates and the media were invited to watch the recount, which affected the outcome of one race. Candidate Sarah Stewart had been declared the winner in a close circuit county clerk race. The recount tally showed that Stewart actually had lost by 340 votes to Ann Goldston. Officials with the Election Commission say they are planning to make changes to insure this type of human error does not happen again
A man being sought in a 2010 slaying has been arrested at a Crossville motel. The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, Nashville police and Crossville police found 27-year-old Juan Diego Vargas on Wednesday night at a Motel 6 on U.S. Highway 127. Officials say he had been working construction jobs in the area. Officers say Vargas is wanted in the March 2010 slaying of 27-year-old Santos Cordova Reyes. Vargas is being held in the Nashville jail in lieu of $2.75 million bond.
Officials in Overton County say they believe remains found in a wooded area may be those of 67 year old Loretta Fonzie Bowmer. Family members say Bowmer was in regular contact with them before her disappearance in February. While work begins to positively identify the remains, officials say this case is ongoing, and ask anyone with information to contact the Livingston Police Department at 931-823-6496.
The annual District 6 Triple A coaches poll has Cookeville and Rhea County tied for first place in district action. White County was ranked 3rd, followed by Stone Memorial, Warren County and Cumberland County. Last year, Rhea County was first in the district with a 10-2 record. Both teams kick off their season August 22nd on the road. The Panthers face Livingston, while the Jets head to Bledsoe County. You can check out the Panther squad tonight (Friday) as they host Scott County for a scrimmage at 5:30 at Panther Stadium.
Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais survived a scare from Jim Tracy in the Republican primary to move on to the November election. Tracy had already indicated he had won earlier in the evening, but late numbers from Grundy County apparently pushed the incumbent over the top as DesJarlais won by a mere 35 votes, according to unofficial totals. If the numbers hold up, DesJarlais will face Democratic candidate Lenda Sherrell in November. DesJarlais had served Cumberland County before the Fourth District was significantly altered as a result of redistricting in 2012. The Congressman has faced a series of scandals regarding past relationships during his time in office. Last month, he announced that he was battling early stage cancer in his neck.