Retail not only businesses hit hard by virus

While most retail stores have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses that deal with travel and recreation are suffering just as much.

Jesus swiped from nativity scene

Someone stole the Baby Jesus.

EDA updated on broadband expansion

Broadband service that would cover most of Roane County is the goal of a nearly $9 million grant being pursued by the Roane Economic Development Authority.

COVID-19 in Roane increasing rapidly

COVID-19 is increasing rapidly in Roane County, with the number of new cases reported in the past week more than the two previous weeks combined.

Editorial cartoon 12-3-20

Voter fraud

Investigations critical to election integrity

President Trump obviously has his own motives for calling out alleged instances of voter fraud, but that doesn’t mean doing so is the wrong approach.

Paper 12-3-20

Wife arrested for attempted murder

Husband barricades himself in bedroom during Thanksgiving Day shooting spree

A Walton area woman was arrested early Thanksgiving Day for trying to shoot her husband.

Roane General slated to receive COVID vaccine

Roane General Hospital is expecting to receive its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December.

Making sure to have the best seat in the house

Did I tell you about my ancestor the pirate?