Sex abuse suspect fathered victim with his niece

A Spencer man has been charged with incest for having an ongoing relationship with his niece and also for sexual abuse involving one of the three children that came from the relationship.

Reedy planning annual homecoming

Reedy’s town council met last Thursday to finish planning for the annual Coming Home to Reedy festivities.

Flood buyout program progressing

All Front Street houses could be coming down

Every house on Front Street could be demolished if a federal flood program comes to fruition.

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Obituaries for 9-12-19

Betty Gwinn Abott, 83; Mary J. Starcher Bailey, 83; Shara Rae Boggs, 68; Mary Payne McKown, 82; Robert Lee Smith, 40; Carolyn Sue Whited, 79; Imogene Ruth Wolfe, 90; Gerald Lee Woods, 64

County has 17% of residents with higher degrees

Roane County lags behind state and national averages in higher educational attainment.

Goodson replacing Nichols as chief

Spencer is getting a new police chief.

Seven departments respond to city fire

More than 30 firefighters from seven departments inthree counties helped extinguish a burning apartment building in downtown Spencer Saturday night.

Truck crashes into house

Sam McKown was hoping for a restful day at home. Those hopes were dashed after a truck came crashing into his house Friday.