School calendar for 2020-21 approved

Roane Board of Education members approved a school calendar for next year that looks a lot like the current year’s calendar.

Cuts smaller for next school year

Bus route changes need more study

Cuts in teaching positions will be minimal in the upcoming school year under a plan approved Thursday night.

Firefighters answer several brush fires Sunday

Firefighters from Spencer, Reedy and Walton responded to brush fires Sunday.

Man who choked woman in shower to get counseling

A man charged with strangulation after police said he grabbed his girlfriend by the throat and dragged her out of the shower saw his sentencing deferred for a year while he is enrolled in a counseling program.

Man selling meth said he was trying to help friends

A man arrested for selling methamphetamine out of his home told police he was just trying to help his friends.

Alex Miller bill becomes law

AEDs ot be at all school athletic events

A legislative proposal named after a Roane County High School student who died after collapsing on the football field will become law, although it will not go into effect for another year.

Spring fire season laws now in effect

Spring fire season began March 1 with restrictions on outdoor burning that will remain in effect through May 31.

Major legislation crashes and burns

For the second week in a row at the Capitol, a major piece of legislative agenda crashed and burned, as the Senate failed to advance a joint resolution to amend the state Constitution in order to phase out personal property taxes on manufacturing equipment, machinery and inventory, and on motor vehicles.

Murder weapon followed an unusual route

Gun confiscated in earlier case

A gun used to kill a Spencer man was confiscated in a previous arrest before it was sold to another suspect who pled guilty to being an accessory to the murder.

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