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State, county virus cases continue to climb

At his COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, Governor Jim Justice announced the state’s rolling average of daily cases of the coronavirus per 100,000 population was 6.02.

Home rule breezes by on first reading

A proposal that includes a consumer sales tax paired with cuts for small businesses is on the fast track for approval.

Students returning to school Tuesday

Students in Roane County and the rest of the state will return to school Tuesday for the first time in nearly six months.

Virus cases continue to climb here

COVID-19 cases in Roane County continue to climb, while some counties in the state are seeing a decline.

First home rule hearing Thursday

The first of two readings of an ordinance that would bring home rule to Spencer is scheduled to take place today (Thursday).

Masks mandatory for students, teachers

County policy even stricter than state

Students and teachers in every Roane County School will have to wear masks when classes resume Tuesday.

Praying for prey

Buddy Downey has noticed something unusual when he arrives at work in Spencer lately.

Roane 11th in state virus rate

The number of COVID-19 cases here continues to increase, putting Roane 11th among the state’s 55 counties in the latest figures.

Permit delays put bypass work on hold

Construction on the U.S. 33 bypass of Scott Miller Hill has taken longer to get started than first thought, but still should be finished on time.

Teachers will return to work Friday

Teachers in Roane County are scheduled to return to work Friday to prepare for a year that will be different than any other.


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