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Roane County Clerk Barbara Anthony has served the county for 42 years. She was first elected in 2006 after three decades as a deputy clerk.

Roane County Clerk Barbara Anthony is stepping down at the end of her term.

It’ll be a big change. Though Anthony was elected in 2006, she has been employed with the office for 42 years.

“I was in an accident in May. That really did make me decide to retire, because I’ve been here since 1976. I wanted to get out of here and spend some time with family and travel and do those sorts of things,” said Anthony.

“My last day will be Aug. 31.”

She was a deputy clerk prior to seeking the office herself.