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Tax collections boost new budget

Roane County’s budget for the coming fiscal year will include a healthy infusion of revenue from taxes.

Roof concerns leak into sprinkler plan

Roane County Commissioners hope their plan to install sprinklers in the courthouse will fare better than their problematic roof replacement for the building.

Newton man sentenced to prison

A Newton man arrested on drug charges was sent to prison Monday.

Legislature ends session with budget and tax

With the controversial campus carry bill shot down in Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, with passage Thursday of the Senate’s keynote bill to provide free tuition to community colleges, and passage of the 2019-20 state budget bill a day later, the last night of the 60-day 2019 regular session of the Legislature Saturday lacked the typical drama and fast pace.

Judge’s office adapts to leaky roof

When Bobbi McEndree went to work Friday, she stepped into a puddle.

Copper stolen from Amma storage area

Someone cut a hole in a fence surrounding an American Electric Power storage yard near Amma and left with a roll of copper valued at $17,000.

Salvage yard owner misses court again

A man convicted of operating an illegal salvage yard was not in court Friday, but that didn’t stop the judge from giving Johnny Bowman’s lawyer an earful.

WVU Extension pruning workshop March 16

WVU Extension Service in Roane County along with the West Central Extension Master Gardener Association is offering a tree pruning workshop at the Roane County Courthouse on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 1-4 p.m., beginning in the commission meeting room with an overview of pruning techniques by Brandy Brabham, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent from West Virginia University serving […]

Man convicted in shooting at officers in all-night standoff

An Egypt Ridge man could be facing more than 40 years in prison after he was convicted of shooting at officers in an all-night standoff with police last year.

Man who tried to outrun police sent to prison

Two people who appeared in Roane Circuit Court Monday were sentenced to prison, including a man who tried to outrun police, first in his car and then on foot.


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