Student numbers continue to fall

Midway through the last school year, the number of students enrolled in Roane County schools fell below 2,000 for the first time.

Cases in Roane continue to climb

Five new cases of COVID-19 have been added in Roane County in the past week, according to the W.Va. Dept. of Health and Human Resources, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases since March to 42.

Bradley bridge bids opened

A contractor based in Roane County is the apparent low bidder to replace the Col. Ruby Bradley Bridge in downtown Spencer.

Obituaries for 9-17-20

Ewell Gay Coon, 82; William Robert Robinson, 80; Romie Elton White, 86; David ‘Dave’ Williams, 75

Life lessons from the comic strips

It was probably a decade ago I decided I didn’t have time to read the funny papers anymore.

Editorial cartoon 9-17-20


Woodward's book on Trump full of old news

Bob Woodward’s latest book about President Trump unleashed the expected “bombshell” revelations routinely spouted by the left-wing media in an attempt to gain political points.

Late fumble dooms Raiders in narrow loss to Panthers

When two teams are evenly matched, it often comes down to a few plays.

COVID-19 could expand high school football playoffs

Don’t be surprised if Roane County High’s football team makes the playoffs this season.

The Old Perdictor

Now I don’t ritely no ‘bout you all out their in newsypaperland, but li’l ol’ me hear is plum bumfuzzled bye all these football games a-gittin’ canseled, pestponed, callt off or switched ‘round, or all three of them thangs, ‘cause of the cornyvarus.