Roane County Volunteer Firefighters of the Year were recognized at the Dec. 10 County Commission meeting. Taking the awards this year were Lucas Neal of Midtown, Jeff Lawson of Blair, David Thompson of East Roane County, Jerry Goodman of South Roane County and Ray Butler of West Roane County. On hand for the honors are, from left, West Roane County Chief Charlie Redwine, Goodman, South Roane County Chief Sam Wolfe, Thompson, Butler, East Roane County Chief David Maupin, Lawson, Blair Chief Clarence Nelson, Commission Chairman James Brummett, Neal and Jonathan Gary.
Mitch Grigsby, center, is the 2012 Deputy of the Year for the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. Tim Hawn, left, and Sheriff Jack Stockton present Grigsby with a plaque recognizing the honor. The sheriff’s office said Grigsby was selected based on his duty performance, knowledge, skills, leadership and service to the citizens of Roane County.