Roane Schools chief steps down; Aytes named to interim post

In an emergency meeting on Saturday the Roane County Board of Education accepted the letter of resignation of the director of schools, Dr. Leah Rice Watkins, who is stepping down to become the director of schools in Obion County in West Tennessee.

The board elected Gary Aytes as the interim director of schools.

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