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Heavy rain causes headaches in Roane County
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:28:59 -0700

While there hasn't been much major flooding in East Tennessee, that doesn't mean the rain isn't causing headaches.

Renaissance festival expands tourism in Roane County
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:10:45 -0700

The East Tennessee Renaissance Festival had a preview this weekend before the grand opening in May.                

Roane Co. Election Commission changing procedure after primary recount
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:28:54 -0700

With one day left of early voting, people in Roane County are hoping things go smoother this election. An election night mistake in August forced all of the votes to be recounted. The Election Commission has changed the way it keeps track of voting machine cards to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Knoxville area hospitals, health departments holding community forum on Ebola
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:10:45 -0700

The hospital systems and facilities in the Knoxville area have joined forces with the county health departments to sponsor a community forum on Ebola.

Drug incinerator helps Roane County's drug take-back program
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:10:42 -0700

The Roane County Sheriff's Office has stepped up its efforts to safely dispose of prescription drugs. The agency recently got a drug incinerator to help out with their drug take-back program.

Oliver Springs H.S. parents, students concerned over school's future
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:06:43 -0700

East Tennessee parents and students are voicing concerns that budget restraints could force Roane County to shut down a high school.                

Official: Mom leaves mentally disabled daughter at bar, refuses to retrieve her
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:05:24 -0700

(CNN) -- An Illinois woman who left her mentally disabled daughter outside a Tennessee bar cannot be charged with a crime, police said Tuesday.

Roane County man charged with impersonating a police officer
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:25:42 -0700

A Roane County man was arrested after being accused of impersonating a police officer early Thursday morning.

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosts industrial job fair
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:11:08 -0700

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Roane State Community College to host an industrial job fair.

Deer mating season can make for dangerous driving situations
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:13:45 -0700

Deer aren't usually seen as dangerous animals but during this time of the year they can be.