Paper 1-16-20

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Freshman fall to Eagles, Vikings

The Roane County freshmen dropped to 0-7 on the campaign with a 57-23 home loss to Ripley on Tuesday.

Some news and notes from the local sports scene

Here’s some news and notes from the local sports scene…

The Old Perdictor

If’n you smellt somethin’ like a burnin’ tar far, it wuz only li’l ol’ me havin’ one o’ my thinkin’ spells agin.

Panthers pull away late to take down Raiders

A fourth-quarter flurry by the home team lifted Clay County past Roane County 72-61 Friday in an LKC East boys basketball game.

Schools looking at new bus schedules

Roane County school officials are looking at ways to reduce the amount of times kids are spending on the school bus.

Commissioners back legal ad changes

Running legal ads in the community newspaper could become optional if a request from county commissioners becomes law.

Brush fires keep VFDs hopping Saturday

Richard Carpenter saw part of Roane County Saturday he’d never seen before.

An ill wind

Gusts up to 60 mph result in damages all around county

Wind gusts of up to 60 mph left their mark all over Roane County Saturday.

Editorial cartoon 1-16-20