Police officers, commission sued by inmate

Four police officers and the Roane County Commission are defendants in a lawsuit filed by a man who claims the officers used excessive force when they arrested him a week after a car chase.

More funding allocated for security officers

The county will hire an additional courthouse security officer to keep from using deputies to screen people entering the building.

Big dreams

RCHS grad has hopes set on career in acting

Renee Simpson is a small town girl who feels called to a life in the big city.

Man gets 10-to-50 years for sex abuse

A man who admitted having sex with his nine-year-old niece got the maximum sentence.

Sub teachers worried about policy change

Several substitute teachers are raising concerns about a new policy enacted by the Roane Board of Education.

Local groups get boost from energy company

The Reedy Senior Citizens Center and the Reedy Volunteer Fire Department have both received large influxes of money through the energy company TransCanada.

Summer PATCH programs still going strong

Summer PATCH is going strong: we are averaging 40 to 50 kids per day in Summer PATCH Programs and they are loving every minute of it. They are busy with swimming, hiking, math, reading, and art classes. We are thrilled to have Ms. Elaine Ashman, SMS art teacher, back again with PATCH. Ms. Elaine has been employed with PATCH since […]

Man gets probation for Amma truck theft

A Spencer man was placed on probation for the theft of a truck from an Amma business, while a woman was put on probation for signing her daughter’s name when she posted the same man’s bond.

Roane FFA attends state convention

The Roane County High School FFA chapter attended the State FFA Convention July 10-13 where members took part in activities from public speaking to tractor driving.

Carryover nets county more than $200,000

County coffers are over $200,000 richer from funds unspent in the previous budget.

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