Paper 12-26-19

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It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice

Legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was said to have told the following story at a Touchdown Club meeting many years before his death in 1983.


Roane's Miller scores school record in romp over Nicholas at IOGA Classic tournament

Brayden Miller was simply unstoppable Saturday afternoon at the Waco Center in Glenville.

Lady Jackets cruise past Lady Panthers

Spencer’s A-team finished its 2019 portion of the schedule unbeaten by stinging Geary 71-9 Thursday at SMS.

The Old Perdictor

If’n every li’l thang ain’t spellt persactly rite this week its ‘cause I’s a-callin’ my artickle in to Ol’ Coop from a truck stop somewhere betwixt hear ‘n New Yak City, ‘n in case you ain’t fi ggered it out yet, Coop, bless his hart, is mor’n a few straws short o’ a haystak.

Editorial cartoon 12-26-19

Resolve away

Embrace change and have a Happy New Year

The calendar we use today is based on the rotation of Earth, slightly more than 365 times during its orbit of the sun. Each day is pretty much like the others, but the Western world designates Jan. 1 to signify the beginning of a year.

Number 80 lives on

After football season ended a year ago the Miller family went on a cruise. Sean and April took their three kids, including daughters Bree, a preschooler, and Abby, who attends Spencer Middle School, and their son, Alex, a student at Roane County High School.

‘Soaps & Socks’ another success

Drive collects food, clothes for the needy

The holiday season was just a little brighter again this year for some in need thanks to the generosity of newspaper readers.

Collection agency boosting city budget

The city of Spencer now has some extra cash in its coffers through the efforts of a collection agency.