Eagle donates drinking water

Jay FitzOur Town Heroes, Roane, Sevier, Union

A local company has donated 12,000 cans of clean drinking water to area firefighters. Eagle Distributing Company, in partnership with Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council, donated water to …

Death of a drummer

Sandra ClarkObits, Roane

Charles Furman “Buster” Phillips Jr. passed away May 29, 2021, at age 74. According to his obituary, here, he was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of one. He was a …

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 …