BOE rejects mask mandate

Masks still required on school buses

As students were preparing to return to school amidst a rapidly increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Roane Board of Education rejected a proposal to require masks in the classroom.

New teachers

New teachers in Roane County Schools for 2021-22 include, front (from left): Sarabeth Monk (Marshall University), 5th grade, Walton Elementary/Middle School; Jessica Oliver (Wheeling University), special education, Spencer Elementary School; Joy Proctor (Marshall University), career literacy, Spencer Middle School; Alicia Harper (Glenville State College) to be determined, Spencer Middle and Spencer Elementary; Michelle Stelatto (Underwood University), principal, Spencer Elementary; back: […]

Delta variant reported here

Roane County has its first known case of the COVID-19 delta variant.

Editorial cartoon 8-19-21

Commissioners updated on opioid lawsuit

Announcements about a national settlement in an opioid lawsuit involving local governments are premature, according to an attorney representing the Roane County Commission.

Obituaries for 8-19-21

Jimmy Grant Brabham, 85; Phillip Harry Kee, 59; Barbara Schoyen, 78

RCHS test scores top state average

Standardized test scores at Roane County High School topped the state average in all three subject areas tested.

School board earns an F

The first responsibility of any elected body is to protect the safety of those it represents.

Experienced runners ready to hit the trails

Seven experienced runners will form the core of Roane County High’s 2021 cross country team.

Guess who’s coming back for another season

I hadn’t received a good, old-fashioned letter in the mail for weeks until the other day.