Obituaries for 8-27-20

Arneda R. Combs, 98; David Woodrow Epling, 77; Jim H. Fields, 72; Debbie Jett, 60; Stevie Allen Kyer, 62; Eleanor V. Miller, 88

Spikers start

Volleyball practice is underway at Roane County High School as second-year head coach Alli Peery puts her Lady Raiders through their paces to get ready for the 2020 campaign.

St. Marys matchup turns into scrimmage

Roane County’s football team will host St. Marys this Friday.

Praying for prey

Buddy Downey has noticed something unusual when he arrives at work in Spencer lately.

Roane 11th in state virus rate

The number of COVID-19 cases here continues to increase, putting Roane 11th among the state’s 55 counties in the latest figures.

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Editorial cartoon 8-27-20



No reason for most not to do it in person

Liberals consistently follow a credo that reminds them to “never let a good crisis go to waste” when it comes to advancing their cause. A current target is COVID-19 and in-person voting this November.

Permit delays put bypass work on hold

Construction on the U.S. 33 bypass of Scott Miller Hill has taken longer to get started than first thought, but still should be finished on time.