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Antique mall taking on a new look

No interest in former Save-A-Lot

One downtown Spencer business location will remain occupied while another will remain vacant.

Learning curve

Education forum identifies priorities

Education is about learning, which is what happened at an education forum at Roane County High School Monday night.

Roane sees second fire death in 15 days

A well tender making his rounds Saturday morning came across what was left of a home that had burned during the night, claiming the life of a Newton widow and her two dogs.

County’s DOH list has over 150 needs

A farmer and retired teacher who has lived on or near Ambler Ridge all his life, Paul Cummings has seen slips in the road before.

Board ordered to rehire bus operator

The Roane Board of Education has been ordered to reinstate a bus operator fired for not disclosing a criminal record that includes several driving violations.

Liquor store clerk arrested for shredding trooper’s license

A clerk at the Spencer liquor store was charged with destruction of property for shredding a state trooper’s driver’s license after she said he was rude to her.

Hitting the trail

Man killed in ATV accident

A Walton man was killed Saturday when his ATV rolled on top of him, firefighters said.

Stroke of bad luck threatens golf course

Owner's health prompting sale of local club

A couple of years ago, the Sandy Brae Golf Course near Amma was purchased and turned into a cattle farm.

Board approves personnel cuts

SMS losing asst. principal, Garner not going to Geary

The Roane Board of Education cut eight professional positions and three service workers out of next year’s budget during a sometimes contentious 4-1/2-hour meeting last week.


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