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Greenbrier Road Sections Temporarily Closed for Bridge Replacement

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Ramsey Prong Road and Greenbrier Road, past the Greenbrier Picnic Area, will be temporarily closed to all motorists and pedestrians beginning Monday, January 11 through Friday, March 26. The picnic area will remain open and accessible throughout the closure period.   Ramsey …

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Ron Woody Updates Vaccination Information

Hello, this is Ron Woody, Roane County Executive, with a Covid vaccination update. The Health Department has informed us that vaccinations are by appointment only. A few walk-ins were accepted over the weekend, but as of now, the vaccine supply is only enough to provide for those who have a …

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MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Celebrate National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month. MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have critically low inventory for these blood types:                         O Negative                         A Negative                         MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have low inventory for:                         O Positive                         A Positive National Blood Donor Month: January 1 – 31 …

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Roane County Pursuit on New Years Eve lands one in Jail

A vehicle pursuit in Rockwood late Thursday evening (New Years Eve) ended of Dunn Street, at the railroad tracks. The suspect was chased by the Rockwood Police and other law enforcement agencies including Roane County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The vehicle crashed into the barriers at the …

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ABSTON ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN ROANE COUNTY

Roane County authorities took 46-year-old Arthur Alan Abston into custody early Sunday morning (Jan 3, 2021) for attempted murder and especially aggravated kidnapping. He was processed into the jail with an initial bond set at $450,000. Sheriff Jack Stockton tells us the incident took place Friday afternoon at a home …

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