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Severe Storms Possible Saturday

Severe Storms Possible Saturday

The potential exists for strong and severe thunderstorms to develop Saturday afternoon and evening. Primary threats look to be large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. The time frame for severe potential looks to be from around noon until 8 PM or so.


All Votes Counted Despite Issues

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While last week's elections brought many surprises, for Rutherford County voters, the biggest surprise may have been the length of time it took to count the votes. Not only did it take longer than expected to county absentee ballots, but technical problems caused about 15 precincts to be counted using paper tally cards. But despite that, Nicole Lester, Rutherford County Election Administrator, says all votes were counted. The electronic cards from voting machines would not read. But Lester says there are several backup procedures in place to ensure the votes that were cast can be counted. The technical difficulties forced the finals results from voting in Rutherford County to be delayed to about 1:45 Wednesday morning.
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