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Tree school

Family uses treehouse for distance learning

You could say they went out on a limb when they signed their kids up for the distance learning program as schools reopened following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roane sees second death from virus

Roane County recorded its second death attributed to the coronavirus last week.

Home rule waiting for state approval

Ordinancy passes on final reading

Infrastructure improvements, police department funding, eliminating eyesore properties and establishing a municipal court are among the features of a home rule ordinance approved last week by Spencer City Council.

Man with no mask arrested following outburst

A man not wearing a mask who was refused service at a local fast food restaurant was arrested after he allegedly did thousands of dollars in damage to a door at the business.

Student numbers continue to fall

Midway through the last school year, the number of students enrolled in Roane County schools fell below 2,000 for the first time.

Bradley bridge bids opened

A contractor based in Roane County is the apparent low bidder to replace the Col. Ruby Bradley Bridge in downtown Spencer.

Surprising number choose distance learning

County officials are surprised by how many parents have opted for their children to learn at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Magistrate, family courts could move

A committee studying how to best use county office space is recommending both magistrate court and family court be moved to a building on Court Street.

Owner pulls burning truck away from barn

Firefighters were unable to save a pickup truck that went up in flames Saturday evening, although the owner was able to keep the fire from destroying his barn by pulling the burning vehicle away from the building.

A new normal

Students return to school for first time since March

Tuesday wasn’t your normal first day of school.


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