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Woman who texted probation officer sent to jail

A woman trying to set up a drug deal who texted her probation officer by mistake is in jail.

Administrator leaving job to work on broadband

A Roane school administrator is leaving her position to join an engineering firm seeking to expand broadband in Roane and other rural counties.

Compromise brings raise for employees

A compromise allowed Roane County Commissioners to agree on a salary increase for employees in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.

Suspect takes plea over trial

A suspect on trial for charges including bringing a stolen vehicle to Roane County decided he might be better off entering a plea.

Clover tower project getting a second look

A project to install a communications tower on Clover Ridge will get a second look with revised specifications.

Humble heroes

None of the four see themselves as heroes.

Pay raise amount still uncertain

Commissioners have one more budget meeting

There is still no county budget for the coming fiscal year as officials have yet to agree on how big a raise employees with receive.

Woman charged with shooting at husband is found incompetent

A Walton woman arrested on Thanksgiving Day for trying to shoot her husband has been found incompetent to stand trial.

EDA planning for building upgrades

Bids will be solicited for two projects involving buildings owned by the Roane Economic Development Authority.

Brush fires keep firefighters busy

There were enough brush fires in Roane County on the same day last week to keep forestry officials and firefighters busy going from one fire to the next.


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