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Officials warned about deputy before shootings

At least four officials in Roane County wrote letters against reinstating a Roane sheriff’s deputy who would later fatally shoot two men in separate incidents, according to documents filed in connection with wrongful death lawsuits regarding the shootings.

Daughter arrested after mom calls police

A Spencer woman has been arrested on a felony child neglect charge after her mother allegedly found syringes in her bedroom and called police.

Soup & socks

Monetary donations surpass last year

What goes well with some soup and socks?

Artificial turf at County Stadium moving forward

Parking concerns addressed

Roane Board of Education members took the first step toward installing artificial turf at County Stadium at their meeting last Thursday.

Case against deputy settled for $700,000

Two more lawsuits against a Roane sheriff’s deputy have been settled without going to trial, including one resulting in payment of $700,000 to the family of a man fatally shot after his vehicle allegedly spun gravel onto a neighbor’s house.

Season’s Readings

Bridge work ahead of schedule despite delays

Project manager for the new Col. Ruby Bradley Bridge can explain the recent delays in construction in one word.

County approves new text system

Local residents will be getting a new method of contacting county government.

Contract awarded for annex project

Commissioners hear funding requests, grant COVID bonuses

Work should start soon on renovating the courthouse annex to house magistrate court offices.

Buck bonanza

Roane County harvest up 34% over last season

It turned out to be a banner buck season for hunters in Roane County.

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