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Meeting will be set for ‘Slum and Blight’

Participants will soon receive more information about a program to tear down dilapidated structures.

Rain drop in the bucket for drought

Rainfall earlier this week was welcome but will only amount to a drop in the bucket in combating drought conditions.

Sites for new school ranked

Sites for a new Spencer Middle School were ranked by members of the Roane Board of Education Tuesday, with a location next to the Roane County High School gymnasium coming out on top.

Big turnout expected for festival events

Spencer hosting 65th annual BWF

People from near and far will descend on Spencer this weekend for the 65th annual W.V. Black Walnut Festival.

Reedy Racer

Racer Darin Seevers of Spencer creates clouds of smoke and dirt Saturday afternoon as he competes in ATV races that were part of Reedy’s annual homecoming celebration.

Salvage yard owner denied lawyer, but gets more time

A man convicted of operating a salvage yard without a license was denied a court-appointed lawyer, but Roane Circuit Judge Anita Ashley did give him more time to clean up the property.

BOE has $1.6 million budget surplus

The Roane Board of Education ended up with a little extra cash at the end of the fiscal year.

New charge adds to mother’s problems

Grand jury indicts 30

A Looneyville mother already on probation for child abuse was one of 30 people named in 31 felony indictments handed up by a Roane grand jury last week.

Sweet celebration

Young and old alike can join in the fun as Arnoldsburg hosts the W.Va. Molasses Festival today (Thursday) through Saturday at West Fork Park.

Area had 16 straight days with no rain

Drought impacts farmers, prompts ban on burning

Few and scattered light rain showers earlier this week failed to put a dent in a recent dry spell.


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