State grants expand broadband in rural areas

Jay FitzOn the Grow, Roane

Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced $14.9 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand service to support 17,800 unserved Tennesseans …

Services today for veteran lawman

Sandra ClarkObits, Roane

Charles David Laxton, 64, had a 40-year career in law enforcement, serving with the Harriman Police Department, Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Fairfield Glade Police Department. A …

Dr. Pickel was lifelong learner

Sandra ClarkObits, Roane

Kingston has lost a town leader. Dr. Tom Pickel, 93, passed away Jan. 26. He was born in Kingston and returned home to raise his family. He served in the …