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Spencer approved for home rule designation

Six years after an initial attempt failed, Spencer has been approved as a home rule city.


Business, residents struggling to rebuild after downtown fire

Businesses and residents impacted by an Oct. 19 fire in downtown Spencer are struggling to get back to the way things were before the tragedy.

Friday the 13th lucky for hunter

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Brandon Marks.

Bang-up buck season expected

Wildlife experts are predicting a banner buck season this year.

Attorney alleges deputy failed to wear body cam

Claims BB gun was only weapon found

An attorney for a man fatally shot on his front porch last month by a Roane sheriff’s deputy says the deputy was not wearing a body camera, in violation of a department requirement.

School quarantines having an impact

Virus closes SMS kitchen

Recent COVID-19 quarantines in Roane County Schools have shut down the kitchen at one school, sidelined a middle school basketball team and forced central office administrators to step in to run Roane County High while the entire administrative team was stuck at home waiting on test results.

Man arrested for murder at Wallback

A Clay County man was charged with first-degree murder following a shooting at a home in the Wallback area last week.

Flood buy-out program approved

Most Front Street houses slated for demolition

Front Street in Spencer could look pretty empty in the future.

Students struggling with online learning

Some students who are supposed to be learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are struggling.

Rate hike planned for Walton PSD fix

A funding plan for emergency repairs to Walton’s public water system would result in a 23.61% rate increase for customers.

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