Roane County Commissioner Jerry Goddard and his wife, Sherron, have decided to rebuild instead of relocate.
The Goddards’ home on Cemetery Lane burned in December. Jerry Goddard said they are rebuilding on the site.
“We’re pretty much on the same lot,” he said. “We just moved it over a little bit. Had to have a lot of excavating done.”
Goddard said they lost everything in the Dec. 18 fire.
“For me, it was an easy decision to rebuild,” he said. “It was tough for my wife, though.”