County has new 4-H agent

The first day on the job for Roane County’s new 4-H agent wasn’t what she had hoped it would be, or where she hoped it would be.

Students will get kits to grow their own food

Roane students out of school during a statewide closure for the coronavirus (COVID-19) will get something extra when they pick up their school meals next week.

Making masks

Social media, 3D printing help in COVID-19 crisis

Social media has helped keep people connected while COVID-19 is keeping them apart.

COVID-19 topic as officials meet in person

One of the few local governing bodies to still meet in person during the COVID-19 crisis discussed some issues associated with the virus.

Fire claims home of retired firefighter

Firefighters said no one was injured when flames destroyed a home early Thursday.

New city budget grows by $130,000

It took Spencer City Council only 15 minutes to approve a nearly $1.34 million budget for the coming fiscal year.

Courthouse locked during coronavirus crisis

Doors to the Roane County Courthouse will be locked and access limited in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but that wasn’t enough for one county commissioner.

From Walton to Hollywood

Idol winner gets ticket to big time

How will a teenager from the tiny community of Procious in Clay County go from performing on a small stage in Walton to the bright lights of Hollywood?

Deputy raises a possibility in new budget

Roane County Commissioners are considering raises for law enforcement officers above what other county employees will receive in the new budget.

Funding sought for vast broadband effort

Roane would get 38 miles of fiber

A large part of Roane County would be included in a new broadband construction project currently awaiting funding.

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