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Laid Back

School planning underway

From recess to water fountains, everything could be different

When schools in West Virginia were shut down in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Roane County, like many school systems, was caught off guard.

Mace to lead board again

After four years as president of the Roane Board of Education, Jeff Mace will serve two more years in the position.

Molasses Festival cancels for 2020

Officials say BWF still a go

One local fall festival is off and another one is on, at least for now.

COVID Commencement

Stepping Down

Roger Simons signs off after 44 years

Roger Simons was driving a truck, delivering groceries to country stores, when Roane Sheriff Robey Knight asked if he wanted to put down the produce and pick up a badge.

Speed Road residents evacuated for gas leak

Several homes on Speed Road were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after what was described as a gas line leak.

Funding EMS still a question

There appears to be consensus that maintaining the current level of local ambulance service is essential.

Better late than never

All but one flood victim now in homes

And then there was one.

Downtown getting back to business

You could say Spencer is back in business, or at least headed in that direction.

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