Paper 12-5-19

Newsworthy notes from the old sports desk

As visions of sugar plums and an undefeated basketball season for WVU dance in your heads, here are a few newsworthy notes from the old sports desk…

The Old Perdictor

Like purt neer everyone else ‘n there granny, i been a doin’ a li’l deer huntin’ lately.

Four Raiders on LKC first team

Six players from Roane County have been named to the 2019 Class AA all-LKC football team.

On a break

Lexi Wright starts a fast break as teammate Faith Mason gives chase during a practice session at Roane County High. The Lady Raiders tip off their basketball season today (Thursday) at home against Ravenswood. More info is in a special section published as part of this week’s newspaper.

Driver flees after head-on collision with tree

First responders dispatched after a car struck a tree head-on arrived to fi nd the driver had already left the scene.

Special prosecutor not commenting on probe

A special prosecutor appointed to review a fatal shooting that involved a Roane sheriff’s deputy is not commenting on the case.

Class act

First Lady teaches Baltimore kids a lesson

If you are looking for an example of class in the rough-and-tumble world of politics, look to Melania Trump.

‘Tis the season for sappy movies, music

Sign I saw recently: “Don’t blame it on the holidays. You were fat in August.”

Meeting room gets a facelift

After 50 years, it was time for a facelift.