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Community mourns death of football player

Services Saturday for Alex Miller

Funeral services will be Saturday for a Roane County High School football player who died after collapsing during a game Friday at Clay County.

Felony charges against county commissioner dismissed

Felony charges against a Roane County Commissioner have been dropped.

County schools to have social media coordinators

Cooks being added at two schools

Each school in Roane County will have a social media coordinator under a proposal approved by Roane Board of Education members last week.

Duncan says more improvement needed

Roane Superintendent of Schools Dr. Richard Duncan is pleased, at least to an extent, with recent standardized test scores that show some areas of improvement.

County has 17% of residents with higher degrees

Roane County lags behind state and national averages in higher educational attainment.

Goodson replacing Nichols as chief

Spencer is getting a new police chief.

Seven departments respond to city fire

More than 30 firefighters from seven departments inthree counties helped extinguish a burning apartment building in downtown Spencer Saturday night.

Truck crashes into house

Sam McKown was hoping for a restful day at home. Those hopes were dashed after a truck came crashing into his house Friday.

Suit blames ‘rogue’ deputy for shooting

Commission, sheriff failed to act, former federal prosecutor says

A Roane sheriff’s deputy who allegedly killed a man with a shotgun was a “rogue” officer with a history of complaints against him, according to a former federal prosecutor who filed suit in federal court last week.

Walton PSD says financial woes being addressed

Members of the Walton Public Service District working to get the water system out of financial problems said they don’t believe the PSD will be placed into receivership.

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