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School board okays $33 million budget

State lawmakers have yet to finalize the school funding formula, but the Roane Board of Education still had to approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Family key as woman fights cancer

The bad news came rapidly for Billings resident Jennifer Lawrence.

Smallest RCHS class graduates Friday

Graduation exercises Friday at Roane County High School will see approximately 115 seniors receive their diplomas.

Driving toward a cure

Former bus driver shares cancer fight

During a long career as a school bus driver, Ronnie Seabolt faced his fair share of rowdy passengers and treacherous roads.

Flanders sentenced to life plus 36 years

A Spencer man with three felony convictions was sentenced to life in prison, plus another 36 years.

‘Bring your toothbrush,’ judge warns salvage yard operator

“Bring your toothbrush,” a judge told the operator of an illegal salvage yard she said would either have to remove the junk cars or go to jail.

Program will tear down old homes

No cost to owners who participate

If you have a rundown house or dilapidated building on your property you would like to have torn down, funding is available to do it.

Bridge to be named for community leader, murder victim

A man who always strived to span the gap between community needs and goals will be honored with a bridge in his memory.

Several RCHS grads taking different route

More than 20 percent of the seniors at Roane County High School graduating later this month will have completed their course work outside of the traditional method.

Walton water rates rising, then receding

Walton Public Service District customers will likely see a rate increase, although not nearly as high as water system board members had wanted.


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