A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed former state Rep. Richard Montgomery to the Board of Parole.
Montgomery, a Sevierville Republican who chaired the House Education Committee last year, lost the August primary by 78 votes to Dale Carr in District 71.
Montgomery's term on the seven-member board will be for six years. He will be paid $93,700.
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