Paper 8-15-19

It’s summer, but fall is fast approaching

School is back in session for the youngsters, and as a former teacher, I want all of you to keep your eyes on your own paper (or computer screen) and read the following sports shorts. There may be a quiz later.

Generals first scrimmage test

Local high school football fans will have a chance to see their favorite team in action this weekend.

LKC Scramble title highlights busy week

Roane County’s golf team moved to 43-46 for the season after a busy week of tournament action.

Getting their kicks

Members of the Roane County High School varsity soccer team have been practicing at the Spencer Middle field to prepare for their season opener Sept. 5 when they host Braxton County in an LKC match.


It has been said that getting to the top is sometimes easier than the struggle to stay on top. If that’s true, then your local newspaper has certainly been up to the difficult task of striving for, and maintaining, excellence.

Conversations with an old man

He was a widower, I believe. He’s been dead several years now, but I still recall our conversations when we would cross paths.

Editorial cartoon 8-15-19

Judge says man can’t live with grandmother he tried to strangle

A man who pled guilty to trying to strangle his grandmother is prohibited from living with her while he serves a sentence on home confinement and probation.

Recycling center has ‘difficult’ year

After a trying year, the Roane Solid Waste Authority is looking to the future.