WECO News: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The 9th Judicial District Drug Task Force seized in excess of 100 marijuana plants on Monday, July 31st and Tuesday, August 1st, 2012. The plants were taken from multiple locations in Roane County. The Task Force was working in cooperation with the Tennessee Governor’s Marijuana Eradication Task Force, Tennessee National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Alcohol and Beverage Commission

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The street value of the plants was estimated at over $100,000. District Attorney General Russell Johnson stated, “Our DTF always appreciates the opportunity to cooperate with these other state agencies in removing illicit drugs from our community.” If investigators involved in the operation can develop sufficient evidence to charge the person(s) responsible for growing the marijuana, they will be prosecuted, according to Johnson.

Citizens First Bank has introduced a new way of banking. President Billy Rice shares the news:

Rice 1: “We’re now offering to where you can bank with your smart phone, either an iPhone or an Android phone.”

Rice goes on to explain how customers of Citizens First Bank can get the application needed to bank by phone.

Rice 2: “You can go and download an app and do Internet banking just like you do on a computer.”

For more information on this new service, you may stop by any Citizens First Bank location or log onto mycitizensfirstbank.com.

Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge is planning a special month-long event to celebrate Terrific Tuesday and Homecoming at the church located on Jefferson Circle in Oak Ridge. Minister of Music Bruce Gouge talks about four big events planned during the month.

Gouge: “We have on Tuesday, Aug. 7 a concert with Linda Randall and then Tuesday. Aug. 14 . Their pastor Dwight Singleton and their choir will be singing. Then on Tuesday, Aug. 21 evangelist Junior Hill from Decatur, Ala. will be with us and the Bread of Life Quartet. Then our homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 26 with Gordon Moat. The service begins at 10:15 on Sunday and on the Tuesdays at 7:00.”

Today is Election Day all across the State of Tennessee. In Morgan and surrounding counties voters will be going to the polls for both local races and state primaries. Morgan County Election Administrator Tim Sweat shares hours for polls here:

Sweat: “For all of Morgan County, the polls will open at 9 a.m. and they will be open through 9 p.m.” Sweat goes on to explain what will happen if you get a precinct and they don’t have your registration.

Sweat: “We’ve emphasized fail safe voting for those voters who may show up somewhere where they’ve always voted and then they actually find out they should be voting in another precinct.”

Aaron Harvey and Judy Byrge will bring you election results for Morgan, Roane and Scott counties beginning at 8 p.m. this evening. Be sure to tune into WECO FM 101.3, AM 940 or join us on the world wide web at wecoradio.com.


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