Hundreds of absentee ballots already cast

Election Day isn’t until June 9, but hundreds of people in Roane County have already voted.

One killed, RCHS principal injured in U.S. 33 collision

One man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 33 west of Spencer Tuesday.

End of baseball season a hard hit for hard hitting Bush

When it was first announced last month that school in West Virginia was being called off for an indefinite period due to COVID-19, it was a high hard one that Danny Bush couldn’t handle.

Ready to return

Small business owners struggle with shutdown

Jeremy and Michelle Eastman were living out their dream after opening Legacy Market in the summer of 2018.

School board candidates vying for two seats

Three candidates are in the running for two seats on the Roane Board of Education.

Roane ‘hero pay’ distribution on hold

Roane County has received money to distribute as “hero pay” for front line personnel and first responders.

Obituaries for 4-30-20

Charles Edwin Bradley, 89; Mattie Ellen Burch, 86; Mary Ethel Conner, 92; Ralph ‘Sonny’ Dimmick, 83; Robert D. “Tex” Flint, 75; Travis Lee Fouty, 41; Bruce E. Hockensmith Sr., 55; Earlene V. West, 82

Editorial cartoon 4-30-20


U.S. needs happy medium to defeat virus

People are understandably frustrated that America has not yet fully “opened up” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed life as we know it – in some aspects, probably well beyond the life of the deadly virus.

State official offers help with airport

A state official has offered assistance in seeking grants that would be used to purchase Boggs Field.