2021-02-11

Editorial cartoon 2-11-21

Woman who assaulted stepmother enters plea

A Spencer woman who allegedly tried to escape from jail after being arrested for assaulting her stepmother entered into a plea agreement Monday.

Special prosecutor sought in case against official’s daughter

The county’s assistant prosecuting attorney has asked that a special prosecutor be appointed to handle a case involving the Roane County Commission president’s daughter.

County’s deer kill off 11% in 2020-21

The total deer kill in Roane County took another dive during the 2020-21 hunting seasons.

Obituaries for 2-11-21

Frank ‘Bill’ Craddock, 69; Eric F. deGruyter, 67; Joshua Wayne Given, 32; Charles ‘Pooch’ Greathouse, 74; Goldie Kathern Holland, 92; Craig L. Marlow, 80; Junior Connell Moss, 92; Mary E. Webb, 91

Only 11 new cases reported for week

Cases of the coronavirus are on the wane in Roane County.

What did we do to deserve this?

I think it all started with a man in his sock feet standing by the road in handcuffs.

Contractor calls for mayor’s resignation

Allegations concern fire damage repairs

A contractor is fired up about how Spencer Mayor Terry Williams handled repairs to a building he owns that was damaged in a fire last fall.

Lawsuits against deputy, Sheriff’s Dept. pile up

New wrongful death claim makes four cases pending

Another lawsuit has been filed against Roane Deputy Mike King, bringing the total number of wrongful death or excessive force claims pending against the local sheriff’s department to four, with three of those involving King.

Conditioning week marks start of delayed winter sports seasons

There are some familiar faces in familiar places this week.