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Schools may avoid cuts in coming year

A combination of savings and increased revenue could allow the county school system to avoid making personnel cuts for the 2020-21 school year.

Roane deer harvest takes 9% drop

Roane County’s total deer kill for the 2019-20 hunting seasons was down by 9.4% when compared to the previous season.

Airport authority has $5 million Boggs Field option

Plans to have a public airport in Roane County appear to finally be taking off.

Deputy feared for his life

Autopsy: Shooting victim was on meth

Roane Sheriff’s Deputy Mike King was in fear for his life, so he pulled the trigger on his shotgun.

Sewage leak, layoff spark controversy

Council backs off water rate hike

Concerns about a possible sewer leak and a discussion about a delay in a water rate hike highlighted a contentious Thursday meeting of Reedy Town Council.

Mayor presents wish list for city projects

An application to become part of the state’s home rule program is still a work in progress, but Spencer city officials are already looking forward to spending some of the extra money the designation and its 1% sales tax would generate.

DUI cited in death of woman, unborn child

Family was returning from baby shower

A Spencer man is facing felony DUI charges after a Saturday afternoon car wreck on W.Va. 36 that claimed the life of a Clover woman and her unborn child as she was returning from her baby shower.

Expansion on track at RGH

A major expansion and renovation effort at Roane General Hospital is moving along.

No charges in fatal shooting involving deputy

A Roane grand jury that heard from the State Police officer who investigated a fatal shooting involving a Roane sheriff’s deputy decided against bringing any charges in the case.

Driver charged with negligent homicide

The driver in a fatal accident last year has been indicted on charges including negligent homicide and DUI resulting in death.


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