Bradley bridge start delayed

The start of construction on a new Col. Ruby Bradley bridge will be pushed back a month or two.

Cases seem to skyrocket after erroneous report

COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Roane County although a reporting mistake last week made it look like they were skyrocketing.

Roane seeks waiver for distance learning

In light of a mandate schools be open for in-person learning five days a week, Roane County will request a waiver from the state superintendent to continue “distance learning Wednesdays” for middle and high school students.

Several enter pleas to avoid jury trials

Ten persons scheduled to go on trial in Roane Circuit Court Tuesday decided to enter pleas instead, while charges against a Spencer man ended up being dismissed.

State board decision won’t affect Roane

Students in Roane County should not see any charges as a result of a state board of education decision to require schools to offer in-person instruction.

Controversial bill leads to petition

A bill seeking to end “divisive” discussions on topics including racial and sexual discrimination in schools and the workplace has drawn some opposition from students and others in the sponsor’s home county.

Roane lags behind state in vaccination rate

Twenty percent of Roane County residents have received at least one vaccination for the COVID-19 virus, which is below the state average of 24.3% but ahead of the national average of 17%.

Too much risk, expense for proposed road project

A proposed project to widen part of Spring Creek Road in Spencer is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Appointments available for virtual tax assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will not be preparing tax returns at the Roane County Library this year. All returns will be prepared off site, with the drop-off of tax documents and pickup of finished returns arranged by appointment only.

Walton PSD still awaiting IRS settlement amount

Officials with the Walton Public Service District are still waiting to find out how much the system owes the IRS.

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