Prison ordered for probation violation in child abuse case

A Spencer man on probation for child abuse was sent to prison after he was arrested on other charges in Kanawha County earlier this month.

Guilty verdict given in first trial of COVID-19 era

In the first trial of the coronavirus era, a jury in Roane Circuit Court convicted a Spencer man of failing to update his registration as a sex offender and acquitted him on a related charge.

SWA board gets new leadership

The Roane Solid Waste Authority board has new leadership.

County allocates budget surplus

EMS funding plan sought

Roane County finished the last fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $275,000, although much of that total has already been assigned.

Meth cases lead list of indictments

One-fourth of the indictments returned by a Roane grand jury last week involved methamphetamine.

Fire claims Linden garage, home saved

Three fire departments responded when a garage at Linden caught fire Sunday night.

BOE won’t pave state road that leads to school

Roane Board of Education members won’t pave a state road, even if it does lead to one of their schools.

Line repair after slip big expense for city

A road slip on Oak Drive that impacted a sewer line cost the city of Spencer approximately $70,000, according to Mayor Terry Williams.

Bowman to go on trial a third time

Johnny Bowman is getting ready to go on trial in magistrate court for operating an illegal salvage yard.

Virus cost county extra $12,000 for election

The county is seeking reimbursement of over $12,000 for coronavirus-related expenses associated with the primary election.

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