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Fallen firefighter has hero’s welcome

Mark Horwich came home to a hero’s welcome Monday evening.

Police response

Officers from around area respond to call that ends in suicide

Around 20 police officers from around the region responded to a Spencer neighborhood Friday night after shots were fired in what authorities said began as a domestic dispute.

Walton PSD seeks loan to ease financial woes

Walton Public Service District is banking on a loan to help get out of current financial difficulties.

Assistant prosecutor files for magistrate

Races for sheriff and magistrate each drew multiple entries when filing for the 2020 election opened this week.

The top 10 stories of the decade

From hallelujah to heartbreak, the news that impacts our daily lives swings like a pendulum.

Water customers to get 25% rate increase

Reedy Town Council is rolling out a significant water rate hike this month.

Shamblin back to lead commission

Legal advertising proposal sparks concern

A familiar face will lead the Roane County Commission in 2020.

Some races will have no incumbents

The filing period for several offices opens Monday, and while most officeholders in Roane County will be seeking re-election, there will be at least one race without any incumbents.

The Top 10

The biggest news stories of the year

Another year has come and gone, and 2019 certainly made its mark with memorable moments, both tragedies and triumphs.

Salvage owner avoids jail… barely

The owner of an illegal salvage yard outside Spencer avoided spending Christmas in jail, but just barely.


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