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Father still missing after over a week

Tom Wilson was looking forward to spending Christmas with his two sons.

The top 10 stories of the year

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic made 2020 one of the most challenging years on record, and Roane County was no exception.

County adds 21 more virus cases

Most of total positives from people under 50

Roane County recorded 21 cases of COVID-19 during the past seven days, down by one from the previous week.

Local nursing home residents and staff getting vaccinated

Local long-term care facility residents and staff were getting their first vaccinations this week for the COVID-19 virus.

Body cam use not mandatory for deputies

Use of cameras left to officer discretion

With three lawsuits pending against the Roane sheriff’s department in federal court regarding wrongful death or excessive force, and a fourth expected to be filed, it remains up to officers as to when to turn on their body-worn camera.

Distance learning students failing at higher rate

Roane Board of Education members concerned about an increase in failing grades by students in distance learning took a deeper dive into the numbers at their meeting Thursday.

RGH gives out first vaccines

Roane General Hospital officials called it a historic day.

Virus responsible for another county death

COVID-19 has been identified as the cause of death for another Roane County resident.

Special prosecutor appointed to review shooting by deputy

The Jackson County prosecuting attorney’s office has been appointed to determine if charges should be pursued in the fatal shooting of a Walton area man by a Roane sheriff’s deputy.

County buck harvest down 6% from 2019

Roane County bucked the state trend this year when it came to the deer harvest.


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