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Virus concerns making impact in area

Events canceled, buildings closed

There might only be one confirmed case of the coronavirus in West Virginia, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t made an impact on the state.

Hospital responding to COVID-19

Roane General Hospital CEO Doug Bentz can see evidence of the coronavirus pandemic as he looks out his office window.

Elected officials getting raises in new budget

Tax collections up $200,000 this year

Raises for elected officials will be part of the county’s budget for the coming fiscal year.

Mayor turns down Miss Roane pageant

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Spencer Mayor Terry Williams doesn’t think much of the Miss Roane County Pageant.

Man who testified in murder case sentenced

A man who testified against another suspect in a murder trial was sentenced Monday for his part in the crime.

Salvage yard owner facing new charges

Seventeen years after the first charges against him were filed, a Roane man has been cited a third time for an illegal salvage yard.

Jury finds man guilty of murder

It didn’t take the jury long to convict Michael John Smith of murder.

Parents learn about proposed bus changes

A proposed overhaul of school bus schedules in Roane County has both pros and cons, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Richard Duncan.

No agreement yet on Newton tower

There has been no change in the ongoing saga of a communications tower in the Newton area.

SMS gym to get new floor

The existing Spencer Middle School may not be a school for too many more years, with plans to build a new facility on the campus of Roane County High School.


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