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Vacant 4-H agent position under review

Roane County, which used to have three fulltime extension agents, is now down to one, with West Virginia University still trying to decide what to do about a position currently vacant.

Website compares county test scores

Roane slips to 42nd out of 55

Roane County’s performance on the standardized test given to students each spring dropped significantly last year when compared to other counties in the state.

Special prosecutor to review shooting involving deputy

A special prosecutor has been appointed to determine if any criminal charges should be filed in a fatal shooting that involved a Roane Sheriff’s deputy.

A brighter future

RGH breaks ground for expansion project despite stormy weather

As a storm raged outside a large tent set up to host a groundbreaking ceremony at Roane General Hospital, thoughts inside focused on a brighter future.

Participants hear update on ‘Slum and Blight’

A National Guard program that will demolish dozens of dilapidated structures in Roane County at no charge to property owners has come as a godsend for people like Jurlene Thorn.

Woman sent to prison for mother’s death

A woman whose neglect led to her mother’s death was sentenced to prison Monday.

Forecast forces some Trick or Treat changes

A forecast for rain today (Thursday) has forced a change in some Trick or Treat schedules.

Bonus has boosted teacher attendance

An incentive to encourage teachers not to miss work appears to be successful.

Quick response team begins in Roane

Members reach out following overdose

Jill Greathouse knows what it is like to need help.

Chewed up

Decorative crosswalks taken out by road work

Nine decorative crosswalks in downtown Spencer were chewed up as part of an ongoing paving project.


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